5 Key Features of Pine Cliffs Golf Course
Situated in Albufeira in the Algarve region of Portugal, Pine Cliffs golf resort offers a unique nine-hole experience. Bathed in spectacular Algarve sunshine, the Par 32 course is a testing encounter over 2051m. There are many key features, however, that make Pine Cliffs resort and surrounds a must-visit for golfers and their families holidaying in the region
Perhaps the most impressive aspect about Pine Cliffs is the setting. The course is perched atop a cliff, sitting right on the Atlantic Ocean. A mere 200 feet below you are the world renowned sun-bleached beaches of the Algarve, with blue waves rolling in off the sea. Pine Cliffs is beautifully kept, with each fairway protected by rows of trees. Incredible views will accompany you every step of the way as you play through your round.
Although it is only a nine hole course, Pine Cliffs has a number of challenging holes, designed by golf course architect Martin Hawtree. Perhaps the most impressive, however, is the championship tee known as the ‘Devil’s Parlour’. Situated on the sixth hole, this Par 3 is built over a ravine and sees players needing a 197m shot off the tee, over the surrounding cliffs and into a very narrow green. Making a birdie here is very difficult.
Manned by a team of qualified PGA professionals, the golf academy situated at Pine Cliffs is the perfect place to help hone your game before hitting the course. With a dedicated short game practice area, swing analysis room, and a skills area, the academy is well equipped to help you improve your game.
The Pine Cliffs resort offers a range of accommodation options for the avid golfer. These include self-catering golf suites, townhouses, and villas. For those who prefer more luxury, consider the Pine Cliff Hotel or one of the ocean suites.
Pine Cliffs resort is filled with other attractions for the whole family. From the stunning beaches a few kilometers away to a range of incredible gourmet restaurants, you are surrounded by a range of options. These include:
- A wellness clinic
- Health and fitness club
- Tennis courts
- Porto Pirata (Pirate) children’s playground
- Junior club (for 8 to 13-year-olds)
- A range of on-site stores
Pine Cliffs resort has it all, for both golfers and their families alike.