Pine Cliffs Golf & Country Club

Pine Cliffs Resort,

nr Albufeira, Algarve 8200

  • Office

    +351 289 500 113
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 500 113
  • Fax

    +351 289 500 117
  • Golf pro

    Several
  • Academy

    Pine Cliffs Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    9 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, resort villas & oceanside (Atlantic Ocean)

  • Designer:

    Martin Hawtree

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
2226
2019
1805
Par
32
33
33
SSS or slope
31.4
30.3
31.1

Location

Latitude:

37.094505

Longitude:

-8.175146

How to get there:

10 km W of Vilamoura / 32 km W of Faro.

Pine Cliffs Golf & Country Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1991

Pine Cliffs Golf Course: This popular and well-maintained nine-hole course is perched on cliffs above the golden beach and blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternating par-4s and par-3s meander down to the cliffs' edge through a pleasant parkland environment, accentuated by stylish bunkering and a liberal scattering of umbrella pines.

Although many of the holes fall short of modern-day championship length, there are two notable exceptions. The good-length par-4 5th is played directly alongside the red sandstone cliffs. This challenging clifftop hole leads towards the signature par-3 6th, one of the most iconic golf holes on the Algarve.

Pick of the holes: the jewel of Pine Cliffs is the par-3 6th, known as the Devil's Parlour. From the championship tee it demands a dramatic 200-yard carry over a ravine to a deep but narrow green.

Stay&Play at Pine Cliffs: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Algarve, Portugal

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. No handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season in 2024 (Feb thru' May and mid-Sept thru' Oct): €86 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The nearby coastal city of Albufeira was once an important fishing village, before it became a major Algarve holiday destination. In addition to its large sandy beach, Albufeira is home to a large modern marina, which is used as a base for scuba-diving, dolphin-watching and boat trips.

Published ranking

Portugal's 40th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Pine Cliffs Resort5-star

    Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falesia, nr Albufeira, 8200 Algarve.

    +351 (289) 500 100

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    The Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection hotel and resort, features an iconic luxury hotel with six swimming pools, a host of indoor and outdoor activities, the nine-hole Pine Cliffs golf course, Experience wellness centre, Annabel Croft Tennis Academy and a wide array of water sport activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pine Cliffs

    • Golf within 10 km:

      All Vilamoura courses (Old, Victoria, Millennium, Laguna, Pinhal).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Salgados; Amendoeira (Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses); Vila Sol; Vale do Lobo; Quinta do Lago; San Lorenzo; Pinheiros Altos.

  • The Pátio Suite Hotel4-star

    Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falésia, Algave 8200-593.

    +351 289 247 270

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    Located in Açoteias, next to Falésia Beach and close to Vilamoura, The Patio Suite Hotel has an open space lobby that flows to the different areas of the hotel. The roomy apartments, which overlook the pool or the pine grove, boast a décor inspired by nature. In the food court and Patio Bistro, you'll find a tasty variety of cuisine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Pine Cliffs (1 km); all Vilamoura courses (Old, Victoria, Millennium, Laguna, Pinhal).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Salgados; Amendoeira (Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses); Vila Sol; Vale do Lobo; Quinta do Lago; San Lorenzo; Pinheiros Altos.

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