golf course is a conversion from the Ronald Fream's original,
designed double-nine layout. Former no. 1 golfer Nick Price, teamed up
with Ronald Fream to create design an 18 hole golf course with 27
varied greens, that enable the golfer to play the same course with
several different challenges.
with its sister golf course Vale da Pinta, Gramacho is
tournament standards all year round and has hosted the Ladies
Portuguese Open back in 2003.
the Nick Price
style, the wonderful characteristics already existing on the site, from
the boulder outcrops and dry stone walling to the fig, carob and olive
trees, have been complemented by artfully positioned lakes and bunkers.
These hazards, combined with the design of the greens and fairways,
result in a challenging but attractive course.
stroke off the tee to the final green, the player must not just play
the ball well but also adopt the best strategy to achieve an optimum
result. At the end of the round, experienced golfers will be able to
confirm that they have played a good course, with a challenging 72 par
over a more-than-sufficient length of 6,107 meters.