The Vilamoura Pinhal Golf Course is another course distinguished by faiways lined with pine trees.par 72 golf course. The Vilamoura Pinhal course opened in 2004 with a total distance of 6353 metres.
Length: Championship: 6353 metres | Mens: 5914 metres | Ladies: 5206 - Par 72
Slope Rating: 132 | Course Rating: 73.7
Requirements: Handicap Certificate. Max: Men - 24, Ladies - 28
Dress Code: Only softspikes are allowed. Tailor shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes
Facilities: Club House, pro-shop, restaurant, bar, buggy bar on the course, putting-green, driving range.
Local Rules: to be read in conjunction with the golf rules and any temporary local rules.
Out of Bounds: White stakes
Course Signage: Players with buggies must follow the paths and course signage at all times, 100 and 150 meters distance posts are in meters measured to the front of the green.
Vilamoura Pinhal golf course Pro's Tips: The first hole is a tricky par 5. The drive is blind, over a gentle rise. The second shot is, in principle, relatively straightforward. The approach must be played with determination to carry the deep bunkers which protect a two tiered green inclined towards the line of play. The 4-par fourth hole (348 metres) is probably the signature hole of Pinhal. There is a small lake which comes into play at the second shot - or possibly with an overly long drive! The green is undulating and torturous, making par a real achievement even if your second shot has found the putting surface. Vilamoura Pinhal golf course there is water too, at the par-3 eighth. Although the elevated tee gives a feeling of confidence by its very height, the green is immediately behind the small lake which protects it. A timid shot may not find the bank and roll back into the water. The green itself is stepped and generous from side to side - not a lot of depth though. On the back nine, the "new" fifteenth has changed from being relatively benign. Only a well judged drive will allow a second shot, which must carry a meandering ditch and a scattering of trees and bushes to fly the green.
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