- It was very clean but a little tired in places
Published on: 09 September 2016
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Clube Atlantico enjoys a quiet, cliff top location to the east of the former fishing village of Carvoeiro, where you’ll find friendly cafés and bars and a huge selection of restaurants clustered around the little town beach. The delightful beaches of Marinha, Paraíso and Vale de Centeanes are a short drive away while the glorious Praia do Carvalho, is within walking distance of the resort.
Clube Atlantico is ideal for families, with an array of facilities on hand including tennis courts, playground and communal pool. It is also well placed to visit the thrilling waterparks at Lagoa and Alcantarilha and a sea life park at Guia. Those looking for some retail therapy should head to the town of Portimão or the Algarve Shopping mall, both around 15 minutes away by car, while the golf courses along this stretch of coast will exceed the expectations of even the keenest of players.
Just a few minutes’ drive from the resort, the excellent Pestana Golf Club boasts two superb 18-hole courses where James Villa golfers staying at Clube Atlantico are offered year-round discounts on green fees. On the versatile Gramacho course you’ll encounter artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers, while Vale da Pinta is known as one of the most beautifully designed courses in Europe, its undulating terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees. The large golf academy offers first class coaching and excellent practice facilities.
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 Gramacho is recognised as a championship course.
Golf shoes must be worn, players must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits
The Pestana Golf Club offers a range of tuition, from single and group lessons, starting from approximately €30 for adults and €20 for juniors, to beginners and advanced players courses starting from approximately €130. Something for every golfer!
There are two hard tennis courts available to guests staying at Clube Atlantico so bring your racquets and enjoy a friendly knock-about with the family! Guests should bring their own racquets and tennis balls, as no equipment hire is available in resort.
If you are looking for a more active holiday, the resort offers a mini golf course and cycling trails to enjoy. There is also a playground to provide children with plenty of additional entertainment.