• Overview

    With an excellent hotel, located overlooking one of the best beaches in the Algarve, the wonderful old fishing town of Alvor a stroll from the hotel and some super golf courses to play, the week provides a great opportunity for some warm weather winter golf.  As with all of our escorted tours we provide the opportunity to play some fine courses, whilst staying in excellent hotels, but also to provide a thoroughly enjoyable week for clients, with good company and good humour throughout.

    To book your place(s) on the ‘Algarve Golf Week,’ please contact us and we will send you your confirmation details.

    David Short


    The Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the Algarve when it comes to quality, refinement and comfort.  On top of the cliff overlooking Três Irmãos beach, the hotel is equipped with modern facilities, is surrounded with extensive landscape gardens and has a direct elevator to one of the best beaches in Algarve, with white sands, quiet and clear waters. The bedrooms are well decorated and comfortable, with most rooms having private balconies with dazzling views over the ocean.  The hotel’s Almofariz restaurant provides Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a great variety of theme buffets.  The Restaurant has a fantastic view overlooking the garden.  The hotel is also an ideal base for us from which to travel to the Pestana golf courses.


    Pinta Golf Club     

    Host on eight consecutive occasions to the European Seniors Tour qualifying final, the Vale de Pinta golf course is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout, but also for its outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment.  Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992, the Vale de Pinta course has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.   Fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers, and greens clad in Pen Cross Bent grass, all await us, together with ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees, one of which is over 1200 years old!

    Gramacho Golf Club

    After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to create the unique design of Gramacho.  With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with slightly different challenges.  Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions Pestana Gramacho is recognised as a championship course enjoyable and playable by players of all standards.  Apart from the fantastic golf design, Ronald Fream and Nick Price managed to incorporate the traditional landscape by utilising the natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and existing ancient trees with some artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers. The effect is a wonderful journey through the countryside.

    Silves Golf Club

    Silves is a serene course at the foot of the Monchique Mountain.  Serene, but still quite a challenge!  For the opening hole for example, one has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks.  Most holes offer spectacular mountain views with overlooking palm trees and olive groves.  The surrounding cork and citrus farms also generate a true feeling of authentic Portuguese golf.

    Alto Golf Club

    The Alto Golf Club is a wonderful golf course, and indeed the last designed by the legendry architect Sir Henry Cotton.  The course features the 600 metre par 5 known as the ‘Sir Henry challenge’, and what a challenge it is!  The Pestana Alto course is synonymous with design and play; in many respects the layout is in an old classical style and what a joy it is to play.  Located on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Alvor, the rolling fairways and elevated greens test all and reward anyone who enjoys thinking about their game.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 22nd November:

    • ~ Arrive Faro Airport
    • ~ Meet & Greet
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel
    • ~ Check in to the Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel, Alvor
    • ~ Introduction to the Golf Week by Barney Puttick

    Sunday 23rd November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Transfer to the Golf Club
    • ~ 18 holes Pestana Golf Club – Pinta Course
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel

    Monday 24th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Transfer to the Golf Club
    • ~ 18 holes Pestana Golf Club – Gramacho Course
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel

    Tuesday 25th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Transfer to the Golf Club
    • ~ 18 holes Pestana Golf Club – Silves Course
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel

    Wednesday 26th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Non Golfing Day

    Thursday 27th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Transfer to the Golf Club
    • ~ 18 holes Pestana Golf Club – Pinta Course
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel

    Friday 28th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Transfer to the Golf Club
    • ~ 18 holes Pestana Golf Club – Alto Course
    • ~ Transfer to the Hotel
    • ~ Presentation of prizes

    Saturday 29th November:

    • ~ Breakfast
    • ~ Check out of the hotel
    • ~ Transfers to the airport
    • ~ Departures
  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price Per Golfer: £ 995.00

Single Room Supplement(per night): £20.00


Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes:

  • – Services of your Tour Host, Barney Puttick
  • – Daily transfers
  • – Accommodation
  • – Daily breakfast
  • – Five rounds of golf

Price Excludes:

  • – International and internal airfares
  • – Meals unless stated
  • – Drinks