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This attractive course, completed in 1976, was also designed by Frank Pennink, but was subsequently modified by famed golf architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The 5th, 12th, 15th and 16th holes were redesigned by Martin Hawtree, another well-known architect. Recently the 14th hole was subject to modifications. The existing characteristics of the layout have been retained and these holes were upgraded to improve the overall condition and diversity of the course.

Pinhal is laid out over a mixture of flattish and rolling terrain. Many fairways include narrow necks between ever threatening rows of umbrella pines, but players fortunately also encounter several open holes with pleasant views over Vilamoura and the Atlantic beyond.

The course naturally demands pinpoint positioning from many tees accuracy is also required when playing approaches to the relatively small and well-bunkered greens.

Following the modifications in the course, the clubhouse at Pinhal Golf Course is also being completely renovated and refurbished.

Driving Instructions:

From Faro Airport take the exit to Faro; right after 3km for A22; after 4km right onto N125 for Almancil; 11km past 1st Almancil sliproad Left at lights into Vilamoura estate; straight over 3 roundabouts into avenue turn left onto other side of avenue and take a right turn and after 2 roundabouts into club.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       White 6300 m
       Yellow 5880 m
       Red 5188 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   28 Female -   36
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