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Pinhal Golf CourseInaugurated in 1976, it was originally designed by the Briton Frank Pennink. Later, in 1985, it was partly redesigned by the North-American Robert Trent Jones, who introduced new challenges into the course.

Trent Jones' work has given the course a great variety of holes as he brought together two completely different architectural concepts: British and American. As a result, the golfer is confronted by very different kinds of play.

Built in the middle of a beautiful pine wood, with panoramic views over the sea, one of the main characteristics of this course is the small size of its greens, requiring great precision from the golfer in terms of approach shots.

In 1988 this course hosted the Portuguese Ladies' Open, part of the women's professional European circuit. Peggy Conley, an American, was the winner.

Nearest Accommodation:
Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:
Old Course, Laguna, Millenium, Victoria


Pinhal Golf Course   Pinhal Golf Course

Pro's Playing Tips
The first hole is a tricky par 5. The drive is blind, over a gentle rise. The second shot is, in principle, relatively straightforward. The approach must be played with determination to carry the deep bunkers which protect a two tiered green inclined towards the line of play. The 4-par fourth hole (348 meters) is probably the signature hole of Pinhal. There is a small lake which comes into play at the second shot - or possibly with an overly long drive! The green is undulating and torturous, making par a real achievement even if your second shot has found the putting surface.

There is water too, at the par-3 eighth. Although the elevated tee gives a feeling of confidence by its very height, the green is immediately behind the small lakewhich protects it. A timid shot may not find the bankand roll back into the water. The green itself is stepped and generous from side to side - not a lot of depth though. On the back nine, the "new" fifteenth has changed from being relatively benign. Only a well judged drive will allow a second shot, which must carry a meandering ditch and a scattering of trees and bushes to fly the green.


Pinhal Golf Course

Course Data

Holes

Length

PAR

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Opening

18

6.353 meters

72

73,4

129

1976

Grass Varieties

Greens

Tees & Fairways

Roughs

Surroundings

Bentgrass, var. Penncross

Bermuda Tifton 419 and Lollium

mix common Bermuda

mix Lollium and fescues


Architect: Frank Pennink - Remodelled by Robert Trent Jones in 1985
Teeing off times every 8 minutes
Requirements: Handicap Certificate is required. Max: Men=28, Ladies=36
Dress Code: Tailor shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes
Facilities: Club House, Bar, Restaurant, Pro-Shop, Bar on the course, Putting Green, Driving Range, Chipping Area.

Score Card:

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

498

469

393

5

14

2

400

374

337

4

4

3

560

459

422

5

10

4

362

339

275

4

8

5

177

168

122

3

18

6

394

379

323

4

2

7

389

365

319

4

6

8

147

140

114

3

12

9

359

325

302

4

16

out

3286

3054

2607

36

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

348

307

278

4

5

11

333

324

302

4

11

12

168

154

126

3

13

13

522

508

460

5

1

14

130

113

100

3

17

15

319

281

242

4

15

16

339

314

292

4

9

17

496

487

464

5

3

18

412

372

335

4

7

in

3067

2860

2599

36

C

M

L

Par

Total

6353

5914

5206

72

Local Rules: to be read in conjunction with the golf rules and any temporary local rules.
Out of Bounds - 27-1
White stakes
Immovable Obstructions - 24-2
Roads watering system components, marks made by course equipment, artificial walls, bridges and young trees less than 2 meters high
Ground under Repair
Area marked with blue stakes or GUR signs. The ball must be dropped according to rule 24-2.
Course Signage
Players with buggies must follow the paths and course signage at all times, 100 and 150 meters distance posts are in meters measured in front of the green.
Etiquette
Please ensure that your group maintains its position on the course at all times to avoid SLOW PLAY.
If a group loses a clear hole from the group in front, it must give way to the group behind.
Please repair pitch marks, divots and rake bunkers.
It is not permitted to wear jeans, T-shirts vests, shorts, or swimming shorts on the course.

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Hole 8
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Hole 17

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