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Alto Golf Course

Alto Golf Course, Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal

Alto Golf Course runs through two valleys, and was the last course to be designed by Sir Henry Cotton.  Hole 16, one of the longest in Europe, is called “The Giant”, it is 604 metres for a Par 5.
 
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    Alto Golf Course, Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal
Alto Golf is situated near the picturesque village of Alvor. Extraordinary white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and fascinating cliffs are part of its charm. This was the last course designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton, the triple winner of the British Open.

It embodies his belief that a golf course should test players with low handicaps, but also provide a pleasant game for golfers of only average ability. After his death, the project was continued by Peter Dobereiner, a well known golf journalist.

The course, with the beautiful Monchique mountains as its backdrop, runs through two valleys and offers winding fairways and gently undulating greens.

On the first nine holes players have the added pleasure of enjoying an excellent view over Lagos Bay. The last nine holes face inland, running through gentle mountain slopes to include hole number 16, which is said to be the longest hole in Europe: 604 metres for a Par 5. Any player who manages a birdie here will receive a certificate and his or her name will be inscribed on the club's roll of honour. All the other holes on the course are named, but this one has a special title: “The Giant”.

Architect
Sir Henry Cotton
Number of Holes
18
Length
6,125 m.
Par
72
Address
Caixa Postal 1, Alvor, 8500 Portimao
Telephone
(+ 351)  282 41 69 13
Fax
(+ 351)  282 40 10 46
Facilities
Driving Range - Putting Green - Practice Bunker - Resident Professional - Restaurant - Bar - Golf Shop 
Directions
Turn off the EN 125 towards Alvor
On the Portimao - Alvor road, turn right at the turn for Praia de Rocha
Handicap required
Men 28 - Women 36
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villas Almancil area Villas Almancil area
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villas Carvoeiro area Villas Carvoeiro area
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villas Loule area Villas Loule area
villas Monchique area Villas Monchique area
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villas Sagres area Villas Sagres area
villas Silves area Villas Silves area
villas Vilamoura area Villas Vilamoura area

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