Quinta de Cima Golf Course

Vila Nova de Cacela,

nr Tavira, Algarve 8900-057

  • Office

    +351 281 950 580
  • Pro shop

    +351 281 950 580
  • Fax

    +351 281 950 589
  • Golf pro

    Sebastião Gil (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Quinta da Ria Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Rocky Roquemore
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6586
6045
4971
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.0
71.9
70.9

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Quinta de Ria (6016 metres); 6-hole par-3 Academy course (621 m).

Location

Latitude:

37.157102

Longitude:

-7.566404

How to get there:

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 de Cima Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2002

Quinta de Cima Golf Course and its sister layout Quinta da Ria have many similarities. Their shared characteristics include gently undulating terrain, fast and true greens, excellent shallow bunkering, relatively infrequent use of water hazards and always immaculate presentation. The Cima is the bigger dimension course (used for top level competition), although not quite as scenic as the Ria, being set further back from the sea. Ancient knarled olive and carob trees are liberally dotted around the course, giving definition to the often luxuriously wide fairways - certainly the type of course where professionals will have a field day "bombing it !". The very strong back-nine contains one fabulous hole after another. At the par-4 14th and 15th holes you'll get a brief chance to sample the local oranges (they are delicious), before getting to the excellent closing threesome - all with water dangerously in play. This is a big, impressive championship layout, which absolutely demands to be played; it also underlines the need for golfers to head eastward and not just westward as they leave Faro airport.
List of courses: Algarve, Portugal

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-April and Oct/Nov): €97.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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. | Quinta de Cima has played host to Europan Senior Tour and Ladies European Tour events. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Quinta de Cima.

Published ranking

2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses and 68th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.

Where2Stay

  • Robinson Club Quinta da Ria Hotel4-star

    Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve 8900-057.

    +351 281 950 580

    Visit website
    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.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Benamor; Monte Rei.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Castro Marim; Quinta do Vale.

  • Hotel Vila Gale Albacora4-star

    Quatro Aguas, 8800-901 Tavira, Algarve

    +351 281 380 800

    Visit website
    The Vila Galé Albacora Hotel grew out of the renovation of a typical, old tuna fish market. Thanks to its origins, the Albacora hotel has unique architectural and cultural features set right in the middle of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, in the Algarve.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima; Monte Rei

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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