The Pinhal is the second-oldest course in the Vilamoura resort, and like the Old Course was designed by the esteemed Frank Pennink. Since its inception in 1976, the Pinhal has been revised slightly, most notably by Robert Trent Jones Sr.…
The Pinhal is the second-oldest course in the Vilamoura resort, and like the Old Course was designed by the esteemed Frank Pennink. Since its inception in 1976, the Pinhal has been revised slightly, most notably by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985.
The predominant character of the course comes as a result of the rolling landscape that is heavily populated by Umbrella and Atlantic Pines. These trees are frequently obstacles to the visiting golfer, while there are also streams and a lake that can be decidedly tricky.
To keep up with the advancements in golf technology, the Pinhal recently lengthened a number of holes, and the resultant 6,947 yards is a genuine pleasure to play during a golf escape in the popular resort town.
This venue has 4 reviews,
with an average rating of 5 out of 5
I'd like to thank you for organising the Portugal trip, it was amazing !!! Both the Dom Pedro Golf Hotel and the golf courses were extremely good, everyone was really friendly and Vilamoura itself is a great place to go out in the evening, the food was brilliant as was the entertainment.... We will be going back there next year without doubt, maybe even again this year funds permitting !!!!
The Vila Sol hotel was very good and their staff were first class, especially Edgar who looked after all our transport to the courses and from our apartment to Villamoura town on a night.The apartments were excellent with every possible piece of apparatus to aid our comfort within.
Vila Sol 1-18 was very good and next time we visit we would like to play the 1-18 straight, we played 19-27 & 1-9 then 9-18 & 19-27 again.Pinhal, everyone enjoyed the course layout Laguna, another nice course where a number of balls were lost in the many lakes and good scores broken by the many bunkers, but again we all enjoyed it. Many thanks for arranging our trip, Kind Regards,
Just a short note to say the holiday went very well. All the arrangements you made were spot on. The accommodation & the cousres were terrific. (I hope to use your services in early April next year for a similar trip with more golfers). Cheers,
The golf courses we played were all in excellent condition even accounting for the fact that some had been top-dressed. The courses at Victoria and the Old course I would single out for particular praise, Pinhal and Millennium were also a good test and required distance and accuracy but very enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in playing these again, many thanks,