What To Know About The Quinta Do Vale Golf Course In Algarve

Quinta do Vale is a wonderful course to play and has been reported to be real value for money. The course has some amazing scenery as well as a challenging layout. But this seems to be characteristic of all Seve’s courses, as we will see. Let’s get to know Seve a little better through his course and pay tribute to him as we look at how and why he designed it the way he did.

The scenery

The best part about the Quinta do Vale golf course is that the scenery was mostly untouched during its creation. Designer Seve somehow managed to make the course seem as if it was a natural part of the surroundings which poses a challenge, but also makes for one of the most beautiful courses in Algarve.

The challenge

The doglegs on this course are probably harder to navigate than the bunkers. Due to the fact that this course in situated in a valley, you may find managing the slopes challenging too. Water hazards also feature in the course, but they are predominantly part of the natural surroundings which the course has been integrated into.

The designer

Severiano Ballesteros designed many popular courses to perpetuate his love for golf as a champion player. Although he passed away in 2011, Seve’s legacy lives on in his golf courses, of which Quinta do Vale is one. He always had a motto when it came to his golf courses: “To please everyone regardless of their handicap.” You are sure to experience this promise when you play his course.

Difficult holes to look out for

There are six Par 4 holes on this course and all six of them are tough to navigate. You will need to be at the top of your drive game if you want to get close enough for a birdie and approach shots will make or break you. Watch out for the fairways too, as some have slopes that will test your placement shots.

This course isn’t a champion course for nothing. Seve really knew what he was doing when he created this course in and around such beautiful scenery—without disrupting it one bit. Come and experience this course for yourself and see why so many have it on the top of their “Return to Portugal” lists.