A Detailed Overview Of Pine Cliffs Golf Course In Portugal
An often made comment by golfers who’ve had the pleasure of playing on the Pine Cliffs Golf Course is that they’ve never seen such a spectacular course like it. It’s no surprise, as the name suggests, the Pine Cliffs Course is designed on top of a stunningly beautiful mountain cliff overlooking the golden sandy beaches of Algarve. Not just the location, the course is set in the middle of pine woodland. The resort and golf course is set in 168-acres of beautiful natural terrain, surrounded by pine woodland. The architect of the course, Martin Hawtree was very particular about not altering too much of the natural terrain to create the golf course.
Golfers who’ve previously played on this course would back our view that the sight of the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the golden sand of the beaches, the green golf course, and dark stones of the cliff combine to offer the most breathtaking view.
The Devil’s Parlor
Without a doubt, the Pine Cliffs is the best 9-hole golf course is Portugal. The fifth is the only par-5 hole in the course. The signature hole of the course is the sixth, which is a par-3 and more than 200 meters in length. You might have heard golfers speak about the Devil’s Parlor at Pine Cliffs. This is it; the tee of the sixth is set over the ravine and players are required to hit over the cliff to reach the green.
The entire golf course isn’t that big. Of the nine holes, only a couple of them measure over 360 meters in length. The size of the course and the location, both make it a joy as well as a challenge to the golfers. Regardless of your skill level and the handicap score, players will have an enjoyable time playing at the Pine Cliffs.
Those expecting to have a jolly easy time on the Pine Cliffs Course are in for a surprise. The first two holes don’t pose much of a challenge, but it gets tougher from the third. To reach the elevated green on the third, players have to accurately hit through a narrow path that’s bordered on either side by pine trees. This hole has an up slope approach, so take an extra club with you.
Pine Cliffs Golf Academy
The Golf Academy at Pine Cliffs uses the most advanced teaching systems and indoor swing analyses technology to improve the skills of beginners and experienced golfers. The Pine Cliffs Golf Academy is one of the best and most modern in Europe.