Please accept the use of cookies. They are harmless and will improve your experience on this site. About cookies
Portugal, Algarve, Almancil GRD Rating 8.7

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort

Golf breaks at Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort, Portugal. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort in Quinta do Lago is one of the most prestigious and successful premier golf and leisure resorts in Europe. With numerous activities including three nine hole golf courses, enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the prestigious Algarve.

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort is located in the heart the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a nationally protected area known for its outstanding splendor 15 minutes from Faro International Airport and 5 minutes from extensive unspoilt beaches. The resort also offers a serene base for a wide range of recreational pursuits supported by first class amenities and services. The primary attraction is the magnificent Pinheiros Altos Golf Course flanked by lush gardens and luxurious colonial style villas.

Pinheiros Altos holds the prime position in Quinta do Lago, and holds the most prestigious location in the 'Golden Triangle' (Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura). Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort was designed with one simple aim in mind... to create the perfect environment for those with a love of the Algarve and a passion for golf. Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort features a 27 hole championship golf course, a spectacular clubhouse with bar, restaurant and luxurious guest lounge, the state-of-the-art Pinheiros Altos Golf Academy and Pro Shop offering golfers a range of the most prestigious brands in the game of golf.

Golf Courses

The Pines
9 holes
Par 36
Designed by Ronald Fream
The Pines Course (Pinheiros) is named after the abundance of pine trees which flourish the course this nine includes four of the new holes opened in January 2007 and five of the original front nine. One thousand additional pine trees have been planted to blend the new with old.

The Pines signature hole is the ninth, a beautiful par 3 over a valley to a McKenzie green while the par 5 fourth hole is the epitome of 'risk and reward' golf course design.

The view of the green over the water, within reach for many golfers, is just too much of a temptation to resist and often results in a watery grave for a new Titleist golf ball!
The Corks
9 holes
Par 36
Designed by Ronald Fream
The Corks Course (Sobreiros) is the longest of the three nine holes at Pinheiros Altos and regarded the most demanding.

Like the Pines Course, the Corks Course is a mixture of the original and new holes with spectacular views of the Ludo valley and the Goldra hills beyond.

The first tee shot when playing the Corks Course is one of the most demanding in the Algarve but the view is unquestionably a form of consolation.

Many regard the eighth hole, a par 5 double dog leg of 580 yards (530m) as the most dangerous on the course and responsible for the destruction of many medal rounds.
The Olives
9 holes
Par 36
Designed by Ronald Fream
The Olives Course was the original back nine and has remained unchanged since the island green eighth hole was constructed in 1995.

The eighth hole has become the signature hole of Pinheiros Altos and a must play hole when visiting the Algarve.

Much of the bird life associated with Pinheiros Altos is visible on this nine. The gentle rolling landscape of the Olives course and the way the holes meander between lakes make for a most tranquil if demanding golfing setting.


If you are traveling to the Algarve to play the Pinheiros Altos Golf Course, we recommend reserving your golf break accommodation at either the Formosa Park Hotel Apartment or the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort.

- Formosa Park Apartment Hotel, Ancao Beach, Almancil

Formosa Park is a JJW Hotels & Resorts 4 star deluxe suite apartment hotel situated in a perfect location in the pine forest and sand dunes of Ancao Beach at the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, south of Almancil. This resort provides everything you will need for your enjoyable golfing break, with warm sun and modern facilities throughout the hotel.

- Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort, Vale do Lobo

Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort, JJW Hotels & Resort's 5 star deluxe golf hotel in Vale do Lobo offers the serious golfer the opportunity to play both the Pinheiros Altos Golf Course and the exclusive San Lorenzo Golf Course. Dona Filipa Hotel is an attractive and magnificently located Algarve golfer's hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and within easy reach of the best golf courses in Central Algarve. This hotel offers the most prestigious stay in the Algarve, prepare for a relaxing golfing break with everything taken care for you.

Food and Drink

The Pinheiros Altos Clubhouse is a sumptuously decorated, welcoming venue for golf and social events. With stunning views across the golf course and lakes.

The Clubhouse has a bar and a restaurant which offers a lavish range of European cuisine, where one can sit on the large terrace overlooking admirable views and atmosphere. With additional cuisine from around the world, including seasonal specialties. In the evenings, subtle lighting and a fireplace create a cosy ambience to relax with a drink in the warmth of the beautiful lounge in winter, or cool terrace in the summer.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Inaugurated in 2003, by Lee Westwood, Pinheiros Altos Resort currently has the leading golf academy in southern Europe, being fully equipped with state of the art computerised coaching systems.

Beginners and established golfers are coached by multi-lingual golf professionals using the most technologically advanced techniques. Visit the Pinheiros Altos Golf Academy and experience the excellent facilities for golf lessons, whether it be a video lesson, short game lesson, a 30 minute quick fix or a playing lesson on the course. All with use of the well manicured training facilities including long game area, short game area with putting and chipping greens.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10309
Email Resort

Tel: +351 289 359 900

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort
Sitio Dos Pinheiros
Quinta Do Lago

Getting there

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort in Quinta do Lago is one of the most prestigious and successful premier private golf and leisure resorts in Europe. Pinheiros Altos is located in the Ria Formosa National Park, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal.
Nearest airport: Faro Airport
Travel options: Traveling from Faro Airport- 14.1km (19 minutes) South East

Google Map: Click Here for a map

Resort facilities

  • Beach Bar
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Automated Tees
  • Covered Bays
  • Video training

Site by Ocean