This popular course in Vilamoura runs through a pine tree forest typical of the area. The first holes wander past the mature holiday villas that line both sides of the fairways. Carefully placed bunkers makes the course very enjoyable to the average player. The Pinhal Course is a good test to the choice of individual clubs and the player's accuracy. The fourth hole which is a par 4 is a demanding to achieve with water hazards waiting for the wayward shot. The par 3 eighth hole which is only 149 metres in length may prove to be more tricky than it appears at first sight. The last nine holes home have generally have a more generous fairways. The fifteenth par 4 often proves more of a problem to reach par then to actually play.
from United Kingdom
A really pleasant and enjoyable introduction to our golf in the Algarve. Despite the hot summer the course played well, greens receptive to a well hit shot and they putted well. A nice snack in the clubhouse, before our round, and a welcome 'no fuss' and efficient attitude by the office staff when we booked in. The starter was welcoming and made sure our round started in a relaxed frame of mind. A really enjoyable round.
Beautiful layout but needs consistent greens
from United States
Gorgeous course with the mushroom pines everywhere. Some fairways are quite narrow. It's all good but two almost unforgivable flaws:
1. The first three greens were bent grass. The remaining 15 were poa something resembling poa. Be consistent please!!
2. The ladies (red tees) distance of 5206 metres is beyond ridiculous for the average female golfer. My wife was extremely frustrated.
Repair your pitchmarks!
Lovely course in great condition, despite numerous unrepaired pitchmarks.
Longish par 4s add to difficulty but for lower handicaps a fairly comfortable test ( I would imagine). I play off 12, birdied the par 5 first but failed to make any more birdies.
No drinks buggy out there which would have been appreciated.
Would definitely play again
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