Pinheiros Altos Campo de Golfe

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18-Hole (Private)
Pinheiros Altos Campo de Golfe
Quinta do Lago
Almancil, Algarve P-8135
Phone: +351-(0)89-39 43 40

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About the Club

Year built: 1991
Designer: Ronald Fream
Club type: Private
Season: Open all year
Guest Policy: Open Handicap Certificate required.
Dress Code: No jeans, shirts with collar and sleeves, tailored and kneelength shorts
Metal Spikes: --
Fivesomes: --
Green Fees:

Not rated

Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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About the course

Situated on the beautiful Portuguese coast and adjoining the famous Quinta do Lago estate, Pinheiros Altos is making its name as the ultimate golf development on the Algarve. Based in the lovely Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is an excellent 18-hole championship golf course, the development is being aimed at the dedicated golfer and has some of the finest golf facilities that the Algarve has to offer. Purchasers of property at Pinheiros Altos have special facilities in the superb clubhouse and preferential access to the Golf Academy which offers instruction to all levels of golfers - from beginners to the accomplished players. Pinheiros Altos is one of the most distinctive courses on the Algarve. The golf course has two contrasting nines of play laid out against a backdrop of the Ria Formosa nature reserve on the Atlantic's edge and the orange groves of the Ludo Valley: holes 1 to 9 "The Pines" are played over undulating terrain and through a forest of umbrella pines. Pine trees indeed line the fairways throughout, often quite tightly, demanding precise tee shots. It is some 400 metres/440 yards longer than the back nine, and most of this difference is held in the extreme changes of elevation as the course swoops down valleys and over hills. The back nine "The Lakes", is truly drastically different from "The Pines. Its flat terrain and lakes, which come into play on seven holes, call up visions of many a Florida course. This side is shorter, easier and less interesting than the front. There is usually ample room to bail out in the fairways, and even into some distinguished rough on the opposite side of the water, to the extent of almost taking these hazards out of play. Still, it is not without its challenges. The key holes at Pinheiros Altos are the 5th, 8th and 11th hole. Hole 5 is a beautiful but dangerous and demanding par 3. Over a pine-filled valley onto a split-level green, this hole requires anything from an 8 iron to an 4 iron depending on the wind and the pin position. Having found the green, two-putts are not a formality and a par is always a relief on this hole. no. 8, worth a stroke index 1, this par 5 is difficult all the way from the tight tee shot, through the dogleg uphill second shot and into the elevated and undulating green. This is definitely a "get past it without a disaster hole". no. 11, a superb par 4 with a slightly uphill tee shot through a valley lined on both sides by pine trees. The second shot is downhill and often from a hanging lie which makes the heavily bunkered green difficult to find. It is a pleasure to play this hole, no matter what you score. Pinheiros Altos has a nicely appointed clubhouse with a lovely dining patio overlooking the course. Nine-hole rounds can be played after 4 PM. Other amenities include: All Water Sports. Riding. Bird-Watching at local Nature Reserve. Plans for a Health Spa with freehold apartments on "The Pines" site are being drawn up. Pinheiros Altos Spa and Country Club will provide a wide range of first class fitness, sports and relaxation facilities and membership will be available to all residents. The Spa will be built to the highest standards and will enable Pinheiros Altos to offer a range of leisure activities unequalled in the Algarve. Courses nearby: Quinta do Lago, São Lourenço.

Fairways:  Bent grass course
Number of Sand Bunkers:  
Water Hazards in Play:  No


Men's Champ. Tees 6624 72.0 0 71
Men's Medal Tees 6139 70.0 0 71
Men's Regular Tees 5627 69.0 0 71
Ladies' Tees 5208 70.0 0 71

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