Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve


Praia Da Falesia, P.O. Box 644, Albufeira, 8200-909, Portugal  

Local Time Phone (351) 289 500100




Perched 200 feet above the golden sands and blue water of the Atlantic Ocean lies the immaculate Pine Cliffs Golf Course.
The location of the resort is unique. It extends across 168 acres of naturally beautiful land set above a stunning cliff top, beneath lies an expanse of golden sand beach and the deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. The dark red of the sandstone cliffs contrasts sharply with the immaculate green of the golf course above and the sparkling blue ocean below.

This is one of the country’s most original golf courses, built in a pinewood setting, with tree lined fairways running parallel along the Atlantic Ocean, giving it's guests breathtaking views along the Algarvian coastline. Architect Martin Hawtree’s main concern was to keep the natural surroundings as it was before the course was built.


Architect: Martin Hawtree
Golf Teachers: Monia Bernardo, Manuel Baptista
Opening Year: 1990
Holes: 9
Couple: 33 (2,051 m)
Greens: Level Medium
Buggies on course: None
Setting: Fairways alined by the trees all along the Atlantic Ocean
Requirements: n.d.
Golf shoes are mandatory / Soft Spikes are allowed.


The jewel of this perfectly kept course is the Par 3 sixth hole. The championship tee is built over a ravine that requires a 198 metre carrying shot over the cliffs to a deep but narrow green.

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Telephone: +351 289 500 113



Links (Buraco 1) – 267 m - Par 4

The opening hole. It is direct and open, not very long, but be aware of fairway bunkers that are in the landing area.

Arena (Buraco 2) – 144 m - Par 3

The first par 3 on the course is well protected by bunkers. In this case, a good club selection is crucial and undulations on the green must be taken into account.

Long Draw (Buraco 3) – 319 m - Par 4

A good tee shot is required to reach the fairway, with the pine trees to protect the left side of the fairway and well placed bunkers on the right. With the steep climb from the fairway to the green, make sure you have an extra club for your approach to the green.

Curta (Buraco 4) – 129 m - Par 3

The second Par 3 is the shortest hole on the course, but do not be fooled by the length of this hole. There is a small green with bunkers positioned at the front thereof and a slope on the left side. Try to be precise with your tee shot.

Falésia (Buraco 5) – 395 m - Par 4

The only Par 5 on field extends parallel to the top of the cliff, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic. The narrow hole requires strength and accuracy to ensure you get a pair of scores.

Devil's Parlour (Buraco 6) – 198 m - Par 3

'The Devils Parlour' is the signature hole of the course, with a challenging tee shot long over the top of the cliff to a large undulating green. With breathtaking views, do not forget to take your camera with you!

The Descent (Buraco 7) – 355 m - Par 4

The 7th hole has the widest fairway of the field, allowing you to open the shoulders and focus on the distance between the tee and the hole. The entire fairway is downhill to the green. Be careful with your approach, as the sizeable green has many slopes, which makes this a couple with a good result!

Stymeid (Buraco 8) – 270 m - Par 4

In the fairway center are two well-placed pines that will make you decide to jump your tee shot or keep well back, so that your second shot can be played from the top. The green is located on a plateau and is well protected from both front and back. For this reason, make sure that the selection of your putter is accurate.

Oasis (Buraco 9) – 150 m - Par 3

The final hole measures 150 meters with 5 bunkers protect the largest green field. The 2 levels green features a putting challenge. For this reason, make sure to select the correct length of the shot, according to the pin position.


Superbly equipped with the latest technology in teaching systems the Golf Academy is manned by a team of Internationally Qualified PGA Professionals with a combined experience of over 20 years of teaching. The Pine Cliffs Golf Academy team offers a tuition service second to none for all parts of the game. The dedicated short game practice area is specifically designed to aid the beginner, improver or experienced golfers to long lasting enjoyment of the game of golf.
Sharpening individual game skills such as putting, bunker play, chip shots and tee shots is one of The Golf Academy's specialties - using expressly patented and enjoyable exercises to hone the player's technique to get more fun and enjoyment from the game.