Pinheiros Altos Golf Club

Pinheiros Altos Golf Club, Faro is 27 holes Par 72 Private designed by Donald Steel

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Quinta do Lago, Almancil, Faro, 8135 863 Portugal

Tel: +351 289 359910

Website: http://www.pinheirosaltos.pt/golf
 

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27 holes | Par 72 | Private |

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  4.19

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 48
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4.23 ... Overall Rating
4.35 ... The Course
4.09 ... Course Cond.
4.40 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.96 ... VFM
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3.55 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
4.60 ... Prac. Facil.
4.44 ... Food + Drink
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48 ratings & 33 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 958 out of 2122.

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What the club says: Pinheiros Altos was originally designed by the American Ronald Fream and borders the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, which provides a habitat for many species of birds and vegetation. Peter McEvoy and Howard Swan later redeveloped it into a highly original and distinctive course, with two sets of nine holes that possess completely opposing characteristics. Pinheiros Altos provides a real golfing challenge, where brain is infinitely more useful that brawn. The first nine winds its way over and through pine-clad, rolling countryside. The second nine drops down into a valley bottom, where intrusive lakes provide a test of accuracy and skill.


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Reviewed Aug 30 2019 by Rhys H - rated 5 out of 5
Great course, all 3 nines are different and some challenging holes. Greens in good condition. Long hitters can potentially get a good score. 8th and corks is a beast of a hole, a proper par 5. Food and drinks are good, staff are very friendly and accommodating. I go every year and look forward to it. Not as a big a name as some of the other courses in the area but well worth a visit.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 101 Handicap: 16.3)
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Reviewed Jun 13 2019 by Rene J - rated 3 out of 5
Enjoyed the round very much. The course is lovely, set on a great piece of real estate. Greens are fast.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 13.1)
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Reviewed May 12 2019 by Sam M - rated 4 out of 5

nice track

nice track, resonable open and can get away with sprayed tee shots, green grass differant

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Feb 23 2019 by Nick F - rated 5 out of 5

Outstanding and challenging course

A beautiful and well presented golf course. Quite demanding with some fabulous but tricky water hazards. Tight fairways and lightning fast but true greens. Very busy in mid Feb so took 4.5 hrs to complete. Beautiful clubhouse; super views.
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Reviewed Feb 7 2019 by Jacob S - rated 5 out of 5

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One of the best courses in Somerset.
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Reviewed Dec 5 2018 by Simon C - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 13 2018 by Ross B - rated 5 out of 5

cracking course

Great condition and a thoroughly entertaining course. Lots of holes that you will remember! including the famous 8th hole on the olives an island par 3. club house is elevated and overlooks the course a lovely spot to relax before and after the game.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 72 Handicap: 3.2)
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Reviewed May 31 2018 by Philip S - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course and facilities

Played the Olives & Pines, both courses were in great condition - particularly the greens. Great practice area, very friendly staff and good choice of post round food and drink. We will be back to play again.
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Reviewed Dec 27 2017 by Marc R - rated 4 out of 5

A good all round test of golf

A very playable and enjoyable layout and would play again for sure.
One thing: the category in my course ratings: "did the holes follow a continuity?" would be rated down as there seemed to be a bit of a mix within the nines.

(Round played: Dec 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 8.8)
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Reviewed Nov 26 2017 by Craig D - rated 4 out of 5

Pinheiros Altos

Beautiful course, not overly long, greens very fast, reasonable cost for the Algarve

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11.7)
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Reviewed Jun 19 2017 by Andrew G - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 10 2017 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5

Nice course

One of the better courses near Vilamoura. Fair bit a water to negotiate. Good condition, greens true. Nice clubhouse. Worth a round if in part of the world.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 5.5)
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Reviewed Mar 20 2017 by Jay S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 22 2017 by Phil R - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2016 by Graham B - rated 4 out of 5
Nice course, quite a chalange on some holes, not the best in the area but would play again .
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Reviewed Jul 6 2016 by Jay S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 6 2016 by Simon R - rated 3 out of 5
Greens very fast. Tough course. I played terribly.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 8 2016 by Leighton H - rated 2 out of 5

A bit fiddly, not sure I'd play there again. Never like joining various 9s to make an 18.
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 75 Handicap: 5.1)
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Reviewed Nov 28 2015 by Gary Y - rated 4 out of 5

nice course corks part of course tight pines part greens a little rough but still enjoyable
(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 27.7)
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Reviewed Sep 21 2015 by Brian M / Cheltenhamn - rated 4 out of 5
This course is made up of three loops of 9 holes. We played the Corks and the Olives.

In general, the condition of the course was very good. The greens were a little sandy but still quite quick and gave a true roll.

The nature of the two nines are very different. The Corks is extremely heavily tree lined with canopies of the trees narrowing the fairways substantially, although still giving some chance of recovery. The land rolls gently.

The Olives quite flat, but with large expanses of water in play on most holes. The stand-out holes being the 600 yard par 5 with a pond in play on the left for about 400 yards, and the short par 3 to an island green.

Service at the clubhouse was friendly and polite but rather slow. The kitchen was clearly overloaded with the number of orders it was receiving.

Would be very happy to play this course again.
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