Vila Nova de Cacela,
nr Tavira, Algarve 8900-057
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Seaside and rural countryside.
Above distances are for the Quinta da Ria course. Also at this location are the 18-hole Quinta de Cima course (par-72; 6586 m from back tees) and six-hole par-3 Academy course (621 m).
40 km NE of Faro
From the A22 (Faro-Espanha motorway) take exit 17 (Monte Gordo) and follow direction Tavira. After 1.8 km at T-junction turn right direction Tavira onto the N125. After 6.7 km turn left, direction golf. After o.7 km turn right, direction golf. After o.2 km golf is on your left.
Quinta da Ria Golf Course: For those who think all the best golf courses on the Algarve are located west of Faro airport, think again. The 36-holes of Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima in the eastern Algarve are right up there with the best. In addition to being wonderfully natural, undeveloped (no housing around these courses) and superbly maintained, they provide an excellent test in great surroundings.
Quinta da Ria is slightly shorter and more compact than its sibling, but is also the more scenic, with stunning Atlantic ocean views, not least at the par-4 12th and par-3 13th which are closest to the sea. The layout starts with a very solid and immaculately maintained front-nine, with ancient olive and carob trees dotted around the wide swathes of short cut grass.
The wonderful back-nine takes you around the front-nine and out into a marvellous stretch of holes where water is a constant threat. The downhill par-3 17th, with one large bunker, an olive tree and plenty of water to the right is an absolute gem. Don't overlook Quinta da Ria, even if everyone tells you the bigger challenge is on Quinta de Cima.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Designed by American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, Quinta de Cima and its sister course Quinta da Ria are located alongside the Ria Formosa nature reserve in the Algarve (the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, and one noted for tourism and related activities). The Ria Formosa salt water lagoon, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by a system of barrier islands, stretches for over 50 km along the coastline of the eastern Algarve.
Portugal's 30th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve 8900-057.
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Located between the the Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima golf courses, the German-owned Robinson Club hotel offers an all inclusive concept, from delicious meals to a wide variety of sport facilities and daily entertainment.
Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima
Benamor; Monte Rei.
Castro Marim; Quinta do Vale.
Rua de Real Village, Praia Verde, 8950 Algarve.
+351 281 530 600Visit website
Surrounded by thick pine forest overlooking the sea, the Octant Praia Verde is a place where Mediterranean inspiration is all about taking your time and enjoying the pure state of nature and the people, the flavours and uniqueness of this region. The hotel is is located 16 km from the town of Tavira and 57 km away from Faro Airport. The Spanish border is just 12 km away.
Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima; Monte Rei; Castro Marim.
Quinta do Vale; Benamor.
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