Pine Cliffs - Algarve - Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort,
Pinhal do Concelho,
Apartado 887 8200-912,
Albufeira,
Portugal


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The pretty 9-hole Pine Cliffs hotel course opened in 1991 and it’s one of Portugal’s most original golfing layouts, with fairways routed through a delightful pine forest that sits on cliff tops along the Algarve coastline.

At 2,450 yards from the back tees, Pine Trees is not long – only a couple of its par four holes measure more than 350 yards – yet it presents an engaging round for the many holiday golfers who play here. One of its early members was Nigel Mansell, the 1992 F1 motor racing world champion, who was president of the golf club in its formative years.

The 434-yard 5th is a tough proposition to play here when the wind is up along the edge of the cliffs and it’s followed by the feature hole on the card, the par three “Devil’s Parlour,” where the tee shot must fly all the way to a green that lies 200 yards across an intimidating jagged precipice that drops down sharply to the beach below.
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Description: The pretty 9-hole Pine Cliffs hotel course opened in 1991 and it’s one of Portugal’s most original golfing layouts, with fairways routed through a delightful pine forest that sits on cliff tops along the Algarve coastline. Rating: 2.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Very pretty surroundings, especially the couple of holes along the cliff. Fairways in excellent condition, but greens not. Maybe ok in the morning early buy by 3pm or so when I played, they were decidedly bumpy and untrue. Soft and fragile is how I would describe them. The par 3 cliff hole is indeed fun but the white tee was set at 150m not 190, not nearly so intimidating. Pace of play is an issue as there are many holiday golfers. Hopefully you are paired with pleasant playing partners to have a good chat. Only one hole has any option about how to play it - the 8th, where you can take driver and get through a gap in the trees to the green for longer hitters, or an iron to lay up and hit a wedge over the trees to the green. Have played many courses in Scotland that are more scenic (Shiskine, Rothesay, Esrkine, Vale of Leven, Dunoon, Machrie, Braid Hills, Fereneze, Skelmorlie etc). just not always as warm and sunny.
3 / 6
Pine Cliffs
October 23, 2013


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O G Lloyd
November 01, 2013
Pine Cliffs was a course us 20+ group of golfers would go to for a quick 9 straight after arriving from Faro airport. Very nice course but the strange lack of any changing rooms was a big negative for us. Last we played about 4 years ago, one of our players had his pair of regular shoes stolen in the open close to the practice putting green!
If you are a learner, you may enjoy this short course. If you're a golfer, do not disappoint yourself playing this unchallenging 9 holes when you are in the immediate vicinity of 20 better courses.
2 / 6
Pine Cliffs
May 22, 2011


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Russ
June 21, 2011
I think this is a bit harsh. Yes its not that challenging but has a fantastic finishing hole over a cliff that in my opionion is better than the 17th at the vale do lobo (royal). Well worth staying for a beer afterwards at the cliff bar overlooing the atlantic ocean too!! Admittedly the fairways when we played wasnt that great but the greens were quick and challenging. Overall i thoroughly enjoyed the course and for us personally, fitted in well between playing the Vale do Lobo and Victoria courses over the 3 nights we stayed