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Eighteen holes skillfully scattered in an area of 6200.000 m2, the Cima Course shows itself very competitive with doglegs to the right and left, with greens well protected by sand hazards and lakes, particularly holes 16, 17 and 18.

A stream with dams and permanent flowing water crosses holes 4, 5, 6 and 13. The course is bordered to the north by the national road 125 and spreads to the south, where its limits are a municipal road that leads to the Quinta da Ria Golf Course.
The greens have been seeded with Bent Crenshaw. Tees and fairways are covered with Zoysia.

On one of the Driving Ranges, (with its generous dimensions and built in the south/north direction), when hitting from the northern tees, one can appreciate the magnificent view of the mountains as well as the Ocean. Though from any part of the course both the sea and the Algarve mountains are a delight to anyone's eyes,

On the other Driving Range, designed for practice with irons, there is the Robinson Golf Academy. It comprises of 3 greens and 6 tees for the teaching of the different types of game with irons, namely how to get out of a bunker to a green 120 m distant.
Nearest Accommodation: Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim, Benamor




Pro's Playing Tips
There is no gentle introduction. The opening par 5 and the second par 3 put things immediately into perspective. Good club selection and accuracy off the tee are essential. The par-4 third is a severe dog-leg left - while not particularly long at 316 meters, strategic bunkering dictates how to arrive at a tricky green. A pretty par 4 follows, the first to feature the stream, flowing across the fairway in front of the small green. The approach needs to fly high to avoid the trees that also protect the putting surface.

The long par-5 sixth (500 meters) demands a thoughtful second shot. Some 130 meters from the green the stream again bisects the fairway. The 186 meter eighth is the longest par 3 on the course. The green is a tricky shape; you should think carefully about your line in, as well as wind direction, which will play havoc with the shot. Most of the par 4's on this course are relatively long, between 360 and 415 meters. Fifteenth is a 288 meter par 4 and from the tee there are eight bunkers in view, five guarding the fairway, forcing you to play left, No short cuts! So to the sixteenth, a magnificent par 5. The stream crosses the fairway to a lake and you must hit both a good second and a bold third shot for any hope of landing on the green in regulation. While the sixteenth is truly memorable, the finishing hole, from an elevated tee to a slick green with tricky undulations, will entice back time and again.


Course Data
Architect:
Rocky Roquemore
Opening Date: July 2002
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6.256 meters (championship)
Grass Types: Fairways: Bent Crenshaw and Soysia, Tees and Greens: Bent Crenshaw
Requirements: Current Handicap Certificate. Knowledge of golf etiquette.
Dress Code: Only softspikes are allowed
Facilities: Club House, Snack bar, Reception, Pro-Shop, Putting Green, Driving Range (300 x 100 m), Golf Academy, Locker rooms, Buggies, Pull trolleys, Electric Trolleys, Club Hire.
 

Score Card

Hole

C

M

L

L

Par

Stroke

1

485

480

450

395

5

12

2

140

130

120

110

3

18

3

314

308

295

280

4

16

4

335

325

295

265

4

8

5

369

360

315

308

4

2

6

495

490

460

395

5

6

7

379

375

350

310

4

10

8

184

157

147

140

3

14

9

378

378

345

305

4

4

out

3079

3003

2777

2508

36

Hole

C

M

L

L

Par

Stroke

10

379

379

345

335

4

9

11

155

135

114

107

3

17

12

457

450

437

405

5

15

13

358

345

284

275

4

13

14

386

375

360

290

4

3

15

386

355

335

260

4

11

16

470

460

410

405

5

5

17

171

153

120

98

3

7

18

415

390

305

288

4

1

in

3177

3042

2710

2463

36

C

M

L

L

Par

Total

6256

6045

5487

4971

72


 


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