An original lay-out

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course is located in one of the crown jewels of the Algarve, Quinta do Lago, in Portugal. Pinheiros Altos Golf Course is known as providing a mental challenge due to well placed hazards.

The Pinheiros Altos golf course is bordering the Natural Park of Ria Formosa which provides an haven for rare nesting and migrating birds.

A combination of three 9-holes

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course is a combination of 3 nine holes format, named with trees of Portugal, (Olives), Pinheiros (Pines) and Sobreiros (Corks), respectively. The highly original Pinheiros Altos golf course offers a design with opposing characteristics.

A variety of contrasting situations

The original 18-hole course of Pinheiros Altos, Algarve, designed by architect Ronald Fream, provides a nice contrast between the nines. Jorge Santana da Silva, a disciple of Robert Trent Jones, was selected to design the 3rd loop of 9-holes. All three loops start and end conveniently near the clubhouse area.

The Pines (red course) is named after the abundance of pine trees which define the golf course. The Pines signature hole is the 9th, a beautiful Par 3 over a valley to a split level green.

The Corks (Yellow course) is the longest of the three nine holes and generally considered the most demanding. Like the Pines, a mixture of the original front nine and new holes with spectacular views over the valley to the hills beyond. The 1st Tee shot when playing this golf course is one of the most demanding in the Algarve but the view is some consolation.

The Olives (Blue course) was the original back 9 and unchanged since the island green 8th hole was constructed in 1995 and which has become the signature hole of Pinheiros Altos and a “must play” hole when visiting the Algarve.

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Par

72 - 18 holes
Olives + Pines - 72 / 6028m Corks + Olives - 72 / 6137m Pines + Corks - 72 / 6199m

Difficulty Medium

Terrain

slightly hilly

Architect

Ronald Fream & Jorge Santana da Silva

Year

1992

Max. Handicap

-28 for men / -36 for ladies

Services

Driving range - 3 putting greens - 2 chipping and bunker practice areas - Golf Shop
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
Quinta do Lago
8135 Almancil
Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 2'52'' / W 8º 0'28''
Nearest Airport
Faro
Golf Course
Hotel
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