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This is one of the country's most original golf courses, built in a pine wood at the edge of spectacular cliffs, overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Algarve and the Atlantic beyond.

Opened in 1990, Pine Cliffs was de-signed by Martin Hawtree. The nine hole course is not very long - only two holes run to more than 360 metres - yet, despite this, it presents an interesting challenge for the golfer, regardless of handicap. As well as concerning himself with the playing area, Hawtree was careful to leave the surrounding land undisturbed and largely as it was before the course was built.

The perfectly-kept course opens with two undemanding holes, but the challenge gets tougher from the third hole.
For several years, the president of the club was the British motor racing star Nigel Mansell.

Nearest Accommodation: Hotel Sheraton I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Balaia Golf Club, Laguna, Millenium, Old Course, Pinhal




Pro's Playing Tips
The opening hole is a par 4 with a drive through an avenue of trees to a generous fairway. Thapproach is a mid-iron to a large, undulating green protected by bunkers. From there onwards, the holes follow a path through the estate. The finishing two skirt the clifftop with the hotel providing a backdrop. The famous par-3 ninth - 155 meters to the green, but you are playing over a cavenous ravine. The hole is known as "The Devil's Parlou". It is extremely daunting. Reaching the green safety gives great satisfaction. As Martin Hawtree, the course architect said of his progeny: "This is not a course to ply in a hurry. It is necessary to take time to savour the peace and magnitude of the place".

 

Course Data
Architect:
Martin Hawtree
Opened: 1991
Holes: 9
Par: 33
Length: 2,051 meters
Pro's: Manuel Baptista & Norman Wharton
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate.
Max. 36 for men and ladies
Dress Code: Strict - tailored shorts, collared shirts
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Trolleys, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Restaurant, Bar, Hotel.
 

Score Card:

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

267

245

222

4

13

2

144

135

108

3

11

3

319

301

284

4

3

4

129

113

80

3

17

5

395

385

341

4

1

6

198

143

123

3

5

7

355

315

291

4

7

8

270

245

225

4

9

9

150

143

131

3

15

out

2227

2025

1805

32

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

267

245

222

4

14

11

144

135

108

3

12

12

319

301

284

4

4

13

129

113

80

3

18

14

395

385

341

5

2

15

198

143

123

3

6

16

355

315

291

4

8

17

270

245

225

4

10

18

150

143

131

3

16

in

2227

2025

1805

33

C

M

L

Par

Total

4454

4050

3610

65


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