|This is one of the four courses to be found in the luxurious and exclusive area of Quinta do Lago, marked by the evident contrast between its different holes and its excellent practice area.
Bordered by the beautiful Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, which provides a natural habitat for many species of migratory birds, Pinheiros Altos is an original and unusual course, in that it is composed of two sets of nine holes with completely opposing characteristics: the first nine holes are built on rolling sandy terrain with stone pines; the shorter second half runs through gentle hills dotted with several lakes.
Hole number 17 has a green in the form of an island, just like the famous seventeenth hole at the TPC course in Sawgrass, in the United States.
Since its inauguration, the course has gained a reputation as the favourite pre-season practice ground for many of today´s top professional golfers. They are drawn to the large practice area, which includes three putting greens, bunker and chipping areas and many practice greens. There are also comprehensive tuition programmes available for golfers of all levels.