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Pinheiros Altos Golf CourseBordering the 18,300 hectare Natural Park of Ria Formosa - which provides a habitat for many species of birds and has much interesting vegetation - Pinheiros Altos was designed by Ronald Fream of the USA. Later the course was redeveloped by Peter McEvoy and Howard Swan.

This is a highly original and distinctive course, with two sets of nine holes that possess completely opposing characteristics.

While the first nine holes are over rolling sandy underground with gentle pine trees, the shorter second half runs through hills dotted with lakes that present the main obstacles for the golfers on this course.

Since its inauguration in June 92, the course has gained a reputation as the favourite pre-season practice ground for several of today's top professional golfers. They are drawn to the large practice ground which includes three putting-greens, areas for bunker, chip shots and several greens. There are also comprehensive programmes of tuition for golfers of all levels. Weekly programs with individual lessons include video analysis of golfers' swings.
Nearest Accommodation: Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago South, San Lorenzo

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pro's Playing Tips
Pinheiros Altos Golf CourseWith two distinctly differing nines, Pinheiros Altos provides a real golfing challenge. The first nine wends its way over and though pine clad rolling countryside. The second nine drops down to a valley bottom, where intrusive lakes provide a test of accuracy.

Of the four par 3's, it is hard to determine which offers the most challenge. Probably this distinction lies with the 159-meter fifth. An accurate tee shot is essential to carry a deep valley into an elevated green, which will throw anything off-line away from it's surface The island green of the 124-meter par -3 seventeenth provides an intimidating perspective, with water all around and with the wind liable to push your tee shot away from the target.

Pinheiros Altos Golf CourseThe stroke index 11 third hole - although not particularly long at 313 meters - is all uphill. Intrusive pines demand an accurate tee shot. The second shot is always from an uphill lie. Finding the right combination of club and flight path is tricky. The twelfth, recently extended from a par 4 to a par 5, has all the ingredients of a great golf hole. The tee shot must be determined and accurate. A draw here would be ideal, for a lake on the left and bunkers extending down the right fervor such a shot. That's not to say the tall eucalyptus at the lakeside doesn't influence the drive. Thereafter this 435 meter hole continues to demand concentration since bunkers and lake also influence the second shot. The approach to a tricky green rewards the bold player. Hesitate here and you are certain to find one of the numerous hazards which lie in wait.


Course Data
Architect
: Ronald Fream
Opened: 1992
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6.236 meters
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate.
Max: Men=28, Ladies=36. Strict dress code.
Facilities: Driving Range, 3 Putting Greens, 2 Pitching areas (with bunkers), Proshot Computers, Trolleys, Buggies, Caddies, Club hire, Pro-shop, Restaurants, Bars. Golf Academy fitted with the A Star 400 Series Golf Teaching System - individual or group tuition, multilingual PGA instructors.
  Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pines Course + Corks Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
   
Score Card - Pines Course Score Card - Corks Course

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

357

328

271

4

5

2

192

166

98

3

2

3

313

289

215

4

8

4

436

416

346

5

3

5

396

389

323

4

1

6

453

435

363

5

4

7

379

345

300

4

7

8

365

341

296

4

9

9

154

144

137

3

6

out

3045

2853

2349

36

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

381

362

313

4

6

2

162

141

116

3

9

3

323

298

263

4

3

4

339

325

277

4

8

5

163

143

102

3

4

6

424

400

336

4

1

7

467

458

407

5

7

8

527

497

443

5

2

9

368

333

295

4

5

out

3154

2957

2552

36

total 6199 5810 4901 72  
Corks Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Corks Course + Olives Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
   
Score Card - Corks Course Score Card - Olives Course

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

381

362

313

4

6

2

162

141

116

3

9

3

323

298

263

4

3

4

339

325

277

4

8

5

163

143

102

3

4

6

424

400

336

4

1

7

467

458

407

5

7

8

527

497

443

5

2

9

368

333

295

4

5

out

3154

2957

2552

36

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

320

300

268

4

6

2

373

355

319

4

2

3

451

423

371

5

4

4

589

542

490

5

1

5

196

185

135

3

7

6

304

282

244

4

8

7

293

289

259

4

3

8

134

116

90

3

9

9

325

298

272

4

5

out

2983

2790

2448

36

total 6137 5747 5000 72  
Olives Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Olives Course + Pines Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
   
Score Card - Olives Course Score Card - Pines Course

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

320

300

268

4

6

2

373

355

319

4

2

3

451

423

371

5

4

4

589

542

490

5

1

5

196

185

135

3

7

6

304

282

244

4

8

7

293

289

259

4

3

8

134

116

90

3

9

9

325

298

272

4

5

out

2983

2790

2448

36

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

357

328

271

4

5

2

192

166

98

3

2

3

313

289

215

4

8

4

436

416

346

5

3

5

396

389

323

4

1

6

453

435

363

5

4

7

379

345

300

4

7

8

365

341

296

4

9

9

154

144

137

3

6

out

3045

2853

2349

36

total 6028 5643 4797 72  
Pines Course
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

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