Vila Nova de Cacela,
nr Tavira, Algarve 8900-057
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Above distances are for the Quinta da Cima course. Also at this location are the 18-hole Quinta de Ria course (par-72; 6016 metres 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 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. 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.
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.
Portugal's 17th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 119th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve 8900-057.
+351 281 950 580Visit 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.
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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