Pinhal Golf Course was the second golf course built in Vilamoura. Several refinements were incorporated over the years. It is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous umbrella and Atlantic pines that line many of the fairways and a few even stand out on fairways or near greens.|Ponds and a stream come into play on five holes but are not serious threats to above-average golfers. To keep up with modern technical advances in clubs and balls, several holes have recently been lengthened. The clubhouse was completely renovated and modernised at the turn of the millennium and from the large verandah one can enjoy a panoramic view over the excellent driving range and practice facilities.
Great course, beautiful weather, wonderfull villas and nice play company. What a geat time for New Year Eve!!!
Very enjoyable day
This is a tough course. Many of the courses here are tree lined, but this one has strategically placed fairway and green based trees which makes you go to the other side, where you find a strategically placed bunker! The fairways were green and well maintained as were the greens. An enjoyable test of golf, particularly if playing from the back tees (which I wasn’t). Value for money too.
Lovely corse in great condition, would definitely recommend as a 1st course to play when playing in Portugal before the real challenges come!
Great course although it would be a hard course to play for a high handicapper. A lot of trees overhanging the fairways.
Golf course 7/10 Difficulty 8/10 (course guide recommended) Service 8/10 Food at clubhouse 6/10
Très beau parcours bien entretenu. Le prix est cette fois-ci plus en relation avec une réalité, me semble-t-il
The third of our 3 round package. All went well again. The course was in good condition and we played without any major holdup to finish inside 4 hours as a four ball. Thanks to TeeTimes who organised our package. I would definitely use the them again.
Pinhal golf course. Is in excellent condition. Yesterday the greens were fantastic. Soft enough to take a good shot in and leave a generous pitch mark. But smooth and accurate for good putting. The fairways were in good shape too. This is a very tight course with tree lined fairways so good accurate driving is the order of the day. One to play.
Great course and in good condition, it wasn't too busy either
Had another great day with lovely friends, thank you so much
Enjoyable day on a nice course, not to hard, and a fairly easy walk
Great course, helpful staff, third course we played and most people’s favourite, only downside was paying €5 for 10 French Fries in a tin container after our round stopped us staying longer shame but everything else was superb
Pinhal although not my favourite course is well worth a visit .. Enjoyed the course and clubhouse.
Place in good condition. Staff friendly. ???????????? Unfortunately, some golfers on the course are by no means playing HCP 28/35 and thus slowing down the round ??????
All the staff were very helpful and always greeted us with a smile.
Excellent as always.
Brilliant as always, easy to book, all transfers were on time, golf courses in great condition, staying at don Pedro was really good a close to all the bars & restaurants, will definitely book for next year
Played to rounds at Pinhal both days very windy. Good test of golf and thoroughly enjoyed the experience Found Jorge at tee times very helpful and he ensured we had a good Trip Ian Walton
Very enjoyable. No complaints.
Great course but tight, team in bar area not the best from our weekend experience.
Good course, friendly staff. Pretty quiet
Course is in great condition. Very much enjoyed our round today
course great to play
a reasonable course and value for money at the cost but not up to the quality of other courses in the area.
Course was in lovely condition and the breakfast was great. Great value.
Great course in good condition
Cheng Li Seng2019-01-07
Nothing lesser than Old Course. Well-designed course with great greens. Similiar design concept like Old course with treeline along the fairways. The course was beyond my expectation and definitely worth a try.
Hello when we arrived with our voucher The Pinhal didn’t Have our booking from Teetimes....we waited for a moment before to be sure to play . We hope you made the necessary for our following booking. Regards Régis Delahaye
Lovely course, good condition
Dominik L. Zuhorn 2018-12-23
Pinhal ist ein schöner Platz. Leiter wurden die Grüns aerifiziert, so dass die Puts nicht gelingen können.
Gerry O Connor2018-12-10
No fault with the Course but it was not kind to me the day I played it.
Hans Ulrich Erne2018-11-20
Pinhal is in good condition. Better than the Years before. Fun to play there.
Course well presented, staff pleasant and courteous.
A very good course a lot of trees we was behind a competition very slow dark when we finished must play again in daylight Brian
very nice course for the first day in Portugal
Excelllent service booked with ease from us all was as expected Thank you to Katie
Some slowi play leading to hold ups. Course good.
Good condition friendly staff enjoyed the round there , greens putted nicely overall condition of this course very good .
Course lovely, but overcrowded. Waited to play every shot on every hole. Over 5 hours for a round. There did not seem to be marshals speeding up players ahead.
Golf course & driving range was excellent. Staff on first tee & pro shop were very pleasant. No electric trolleys were available to rent.
Très beau parcours mais toujours les mêmes remarques. Entretiens des greens pas à la hauteur du prix à payer, pas assez de marshal pour contrôler le parcours et éviter de jouer en plus 5 heures J’ai ke sentiment que la société Don Pedro ne pensexqu’à faire de l’argent sans s’occuper des client Comme la plupart des clients viennent avec des packages, ils ne voient rien, et ne disent rien...
Appalling set up at Pinhal. Its a pretty course but very badly overplayed. Every tee time was booked on 8 minute slots, the course was full of groups many of whom could not play but just gradually chopped the course up in front of us. We were paired with two complete beginners and struggled to play in just over 5 hours. Like alot of the Vilamoura courses they are more associated with stag parties and groups of non golfers than anyone wanting a decent game of golf. Greens were running at 8.5 (same as UK courses in about April) , tees badly hacked up, fairways not too bad. Definitely worth avoiding.
An enjoyable golf course but was very busy, we stated on the first and were first out, when we came round to the 10th we had to wait for 2 groups to go out before we could carry on with the back nine. Courtesy bus from the hotel worked well.
Eddie concannon 2018-10-13
Again another excellent day. Enjoyed Pinhal more than millennium. Definitely coming back to play here again.
Silke Vojel 2018-10-09
Fair golf course, accuracy from the tee is needed. Maintenance is good.
Very interesting and pleasant course Always difficulty with shuttle for our group (24)
Très bien, parcours très varié, bien entretenu, et très bon accueil au desk. Le restaurant eggkement très bien
Nice course, no problem with booking, nice staff.
Little hectic at the first hole. Confirmed tee time was 9.00am. Club booked the tee time 8.42(?) Other than that super nice golf day. Course in good shape.
Brilliant course staff where brilliant.
Very enjoyable and what made it more enjoyable was that my Son and I got out earlier than booked and there was no one in front of us or behind us and we were round Pinhal in 3 and 1/2 hours.
Slow play throughout the round and ended up finishing on the 16th. Too slow and round taking too long. Bunkers not in great condition which maybe from being over played and too many stones in the sand. Overall disappointing
Very busy ,to many people playing.
The course is in great condition and staff were very friendly. Only criticism is that the holes were quite similar all the way around but overall a great afternoon spent on a super track.
Outstanding condition! Fairways, greens, tee boxes where all immaculate, great golf course and great price
Nice course and reasonable value for money. The front 9 are not dissimilar to the Old Course.
Sean Nolan 2018-09-10
Very enjoyable day.excellent condition of course.
Great course, love the clubhouse, buggies prices are extortionate though
I thought the course was in good condition. The staff were friendly and helpful. My only comment would be regarding the halfway house closing at 12 noon. Though to be fair we were informed it would close at 12 but unfortunately we ran out of water and there is not a buggy bar so no means of getting refreshments after 12.
Very good green keepers ! Two much houses surrounding the fairways.....
Magnificent course Very well-maintained golf course We missed being offered club cleaning service
Slow play due to players coming late for their tee off, no course Marshall to speed up play and no tee off at the 10th
Good pro shop staff course ok and good price for buggy
Course was in good order, needs some TLC, too many doglegs, not an enjoyable course to play, met some lovely people from South Africa, so enjoyed the round.
In great condition but I thought it was playing longer than it should
The course was great and the condition very good. The receptionist was not as friendly as the other courses we played. The other staff were fine.
Course in great condition pity it was closing the day after we played it .,,,!!, I know maintenance is necessary but I have never played this course in such good condition
Great course well maintained Helpful staff. However when I booked on line for twilight golf it allowed me to book from 14:30 onwards but the golf course states that twilight starts from 16:21
course was in very good condition - greens superb - as with the Old Course, price for food and drink let it down
Andrew Winterburn 2018-05-22
Lovely course with some challenging holes especially the dog leg ones... staff very friendly and responsive
Sadly we are low handicap players and we were paired up with a 28 hcap man and his 48 hcap wife, was a disaster
loved the course - but starter had me playing on my own following a 4 ball! Also, one of the ground staff picked my ball up and ignored my waving to retrieve my ball. Reported the matter to the club reception - unbelieveable
Great facilities and a lovely course. Really enjoyed Pinhal
Course is very well maintained and greens in particular are good. A bell system should be used on 10, as it is not possible to see if group in front are out of range. Changing rooms need to be updated, surprisingly basic.
A great course, love it.
Kevin Maguire 2018-05-04
Very playable will include it on our next visit in October.
Mr William Ryan2018-05-03
overall a very good golf course but can be difficult if you do not respect it. nice greens and fairways.
Very enjoyable Friendly staff
Course was in good condition, staff helpful in pro shop and Carr area. Possibly more expensive for its quality.
It rained very heavily, so had to get a rain voucher
Lovely Course and great facilities
The Course of Penihal is in my opion greater than the Old Course. In good shape and a litte bit tricky. The greens were harder to read. A lot of english players. If they are in a group it is not so nice- loud and a bit drunken!
Absolutely brilliant time apart from the rain , the club and course in great condition with a great friendly atmosphere
Course was in good condition. Joined with 2 good players and enjoyed their company.
Everything was perfect
Fast response and everything went smooth. Thank you
Pinhal is very good value for money and we will play it again. The greens were in great condition.
Jeroen Broek 2018-03-22
lovely course but course too crowded with very high handicap players (36 and more)
One of the best in Algarve for me.
Thos course was in a good condition.
A fantastic golf-course. I played it the first time, but we will come back surely.
breite Fairways, viele viele viele Bäume gut zu laufen auch die Wege zwischen den Löchern.
A very nice golf cours. Perfect conditions..
The place was for the season in a very good condition, good driving range, friendly and helpful staff, the game on this course gave us a lot of pleasure, we will come back. The terrace of the club restaurant is just the right place to finish a nice round.
Great facilities. Interesting course layout and good condition.
Lovely course as ever, good challenge for all grades of golfers
Course was in excellent condition when we played in February. Enjoyed playing there
Lovely course, played it many times
I’ve played here last year, as well and I found this was the BEST, then. I have to say everything is mostly in the same situation, just the greenfees paid I felt more expensive, despite were aerated fairways. Overall, a good experience, for a little bit too overrated price.
Course in good condition I love the challenge that Pinhal presents.
As in Laguna, although this GC is a little bit more difficult ( BUT I LIKE IT MORE ! ), I would say : everything was today EXACTLY I have expected. Here everything was good even on Oceanico period, the changes are not so dramatically. Everything is just fine, you CAN COUNT ON THAT ! Golf course design is ROBERT TRENT JONES, No words anymore. The restaurant, although more expensive than last year still have the same quality, the Pro SHOP TEAM and facilities are very Ok. The GC hasn’t buggy bar on Wheels, but has a fix one at hole 14, as far as I remember. Yes, I am sure I will play with the same pleasure tomorrow as well, despite the weather !
Not so fast greens
Really enjoyed the course. Not very difficult with nice wide fairways and not too much water. Carts were 30 euros and were nice but No gps. Snack at/toilet accessible from 3 holes. Ham and cheese sandwich ok at 4.50 E. Only complaint was pace of play. Started at 13:57 and we just made 18 holes before dark (mid Feb)
Every Thinge was ok.
Good round of golf. Course not busy so got round in 3 and a quarter hours. Course well looked after and fast greens.
Val Smith 2018-01-28
Great course. Tricky greens. Really enjoyed the challenge.
Great golf course in very good condition, lived up completely to my expectations. Not too crowded, very green grass for January, fast greens/nice fairways and nice atmosphere in the clubhouse & at tee off.
Great course. We loved to play it. Only minus is in front nine that toilet is tooo far away.
Der Platz macht seinem Namen alle Ehre. Pinien säumen an fast allen Bahnen die Fairways. Akkurates Spiel ist vonnöten, sonst stoppen die dichten Pinien den Ballflug abrupt. Longhitter sind nicht gefragt, um einen guten Score zu spielen. Das präzise Spiel ist gefragt. Die 4 Par-3- Löcher sind gut zu erreichen.
Quick and efficient and easy to book
Very good. In better condition than the last time we played this course
Very enjoyable and very good condition
IT was a Nice course, greens were good ander enjoyed it.
Coursebis nice... the Area of the tees is not in so nice condition. Fairways and Greens are ok. PIN positions were strange Today.
Exellent course, Nice staff.
Overall top quality service for all the locations booked through teetimes. Many thanks for your assistance.
pinhal was as always good
In great condition and having played in numerous times its one of my favourites. Narrowish fairways and strategically placed cork trees only add to the enjoyment.
Good as always. Friendly team at the course. Course very good condition considering how much use it gets.
Nice course, well maintained, and friendly service. A pleasant experience. best regards, marc
Golf course was in great shape, very well managed. Enjoyed that we were not rushed.
Great game at Pinhal, Filipia at teetimes.pt has been very helpful, booked us another course at very short notice, will deffo use this company again.
Per Lokken 2017-10-20
Outstanding golf course.
Very nice course and clubhouse. The only issue we had was the difference in time taken to complete each 9. The overall time for 18 was ok but the time taken to complete the 2nd 9 was nearly an hr longer than the 1st 9.
Maldwyn Hughes 2017-10-18
Slow 4 ball infront. Course marshalls didnt say anything to them. They lost 3 holes of ones infront
Course was busy, but the buggies were available and the buggy master was very helpful. Starter was in fine form and seemed happier than we have ever seen him! Course was in lovely condition and was a pleasure to play. Food in the clubhouse again was very good.
Average course with again poor tees and fairways not as good as in the past.
Good layout. Great condition. Very enjoyable.
It was great, no problem at all, thank you very much
Course in good condition and provided a good challenge.
Again our group enjoyed this course. The beauty of staying in Villamoura is that there are so many golf courses in the vicinity.
This course was very busy and took a long time to get around
Absolutely loved this course, well maintained, played with a fabulous couple and wanted to go round again we had enjoyed it so much
Very enjoyable experience even if the golf was slow
Lovely course, really enjoyable
great golf course
Neil Turner 2017-09-18
Played Pinhal a long time ago and condition wasn't good - but much improved and would play it again.
No halfway house or refreshment buggy. Course in good condition.
Course much better than expected
Apart from the very unwelcoming staff in the shop/check in area this we had a great experience and the course was in super condition, the greens were excellent, quickest of all that we played and probably the fairest in terms of true reads/breaks. We will definitely play Pinhal again but the course doesn't have any real memorable holes and at times feels very very long, and is a bit ''up and down'' in places...we played off the Yellow tees and there were a good number of holes over 450 yds, par 4, which felt even longer with tight fairways!
Great golf course!
Very enjoyable , course in good condition- on course staff excellent
Usual good condition
Pinhal is lovely a great test some fantastic holes, well worth the money for a buggy as there are a few hills and you have to leave the course a few times crossing local residential roads, I have walked it in the past but its a bit of a stretch
One complaint though was Pinhal. The day was extremely hot. At no pint did any drink carts come round, the half way hut was closed before 5pm and when we got to the bar they refused to sell us drinks as it was too late. We were very dehydrated as a result.
A difficult day for most, with temps in the high 30's. But the course was in very good condition and the greens were in fine form. A true test of golf with tight tree lined fairways and some interesting holes.
Like this course, bit of a challenge but good layout and some really testing holes
Again another great course, plenty of trees to make you think about what shot to play rather than just smashing it as hard as you can
Our first visit, will definitely play it again and recommend to others
Tight and tree lined fairways. Better for the lower handicap players
John Munn and Hugh Hegan2017-06-04
Second best rated by our party.
Enjoyed the course my least favourite of the four but non the less very enjoyable.
Love this course, have played it many times and will play it again and again.
Very nice course excellent greens
Well laid out and maintained course, very good staff especially Bruno in buggy shed
This course is always a hard challenge even if you are playing well. Driving accuracy is key but also keeping your longer shots straight.
Great condition, extremely helpful.
OK - overpriced services
Well presented tight course.
Pinhal is a beautiful and very challenging golf course. However this is where we were most affected by over booking and pace of play. Having afforded 6 hours to fit golf in before flying home in the afternoon, time shouldn't have been a problem. However after playing only 16 holes in 5 hours and 30 minutes, we had to abandon our round and missed out on 2 holes. Would recommend anybody booking here to get the earliest possible tee time before the course becomes too busy. I believe this would have been our favourite course in the Algarve had it not been for the above problems, which is a shame
Ian Fisher 2017-05-08
Superb course & facilities!
Played twilight & managed to get started ahead of the booked tee time, so always worth arriving early & asking if you can play before you're booked time. Course in decent condition, but the bar was shut by the time we arrived back to the clubhouse and they're missing out on business ?!
Course in very good condition, enjoyed the round and company of other Chez Carlos members. Concerned initally that a buggy would not be available, they were waiting for buggies to come in from earlier in the day.
As always a magnificent course
Probably the easiest of the courses we played and a great choice for my wife's first game of golf in Portugal
Pinhal again was a lovely course to play we arrived a little earlier than needed but played the driving range to fill in time we started on time and this golf course didn't disappoint great tees and fast greens with wonderful fairways in pristine condition again my pet hate was please include buggies with green fees to avoid slow play
Good course, we played that three times and it was nice
Would not Player again
a bit expensive for the quality...good acceptable 5.5 out of 10
course great weather rotten
? Tim Amor2017-03-26
We only managed 9 holes because we got rained off. A much better course than I had remembered it to be. Good value.
Nice course with similar characteristics than the Old Course but less memorable.
Very good value for money.
Another good course
Good. Twilight round start at 14.00 hrs just gave us enough light to finish. Course very fair.
reasonable quality for money, perhaps somewhat improved compare to earlier years
Pinhal was the we played on the day that we arrived. The greens were slow and in need of a cut, it was hard to get to pace of them right as they all seemed to be different. There was a lot of work taking place around the course and this will only enhance the experience. Of the 4 courses we played this was the one I would have to consider revisiting it again.
Fantastic course great condition and nice staff
Ian Fisher 2017-02-07
Very good all round service
This was the most pleasant experience, even they don't have proper pitching/chipping green facilities.
Disappointed here fairways not the best and layout for the first 7holes was like ground hog day. It did get better on the back nine.
The pine trees require acurrate shots.
Liked the course although it was busy. We liked the clubhouse and the service very much. Practice facilities good.
Good as always. Staff excellent.
Although, only some waterhazards in course, Pinhal was interresting with rather narrow fairways ! Also in good condition.
Good course, not as challenging as the other Oceanico courses. Should be cheaper to play here.
My personal favourite as it is quite picturesque and similar to an English golf course. The facilities were again excellent.
Course in better condition than Laguna and Millenium however for me not as interesting. Greens at Pinhal better than all the other courses.
Tee areas a bit rough but otherwise enjoyable
Excellent day on Pinhal once again.
Very busy. Too busy. Had 40 delay teeing off. Greens were very average.
Loved Pinhal. Course was in great shape and very challening. People very nice.
Great in expensive course
Nice course greens ran true despite the obvious heavy usage.
Course not in great condition and staff in restauranct and shop a bit rude.
Steve Brunton 2016-09-22
Good condition and better than when we played it last time, about 4 years ago. The guys want to return.
Not played this for a year or two and was great to be back and see the course back in top condition
Nice course with, good layout and test, greens slow
we used the clubhouse on a number of occasions for meals as we were staying nearby, the staff were absolutely superb.
Marshals too attentive always checking up actually felt intimidated.
Adrian Fraser Jones2016-08-28
Good course and in very good condition
Good condition, enjoyable course
Excellent - exceeded expectations
Very Good. Greens were not the best we had played on.
A more open course than the old course but works its way through some lovely villa properties adding plenty of out of bounds fences. Was in great condition and even hollow tining on 2 or 3 greens did not spoil the experience. Again not much water but plenty of other hazards to keep it interesting.
We enjoyed this course very much probably due to the lack of sand traps and would certainly play it again.
As the name suggests there are lots of tree-lined fairways some narrow but a lovely course to play.
My favourite course, not the most difficult but a good test of golf for a medium to high handicap.
Good condition, no issues
Kristiane Peuten 2016-06-19
the course was well, but the service in the restaurant could be better.
Nice course - good condition and good value
Premier parcours effectué, donc, bonne appréciation: qualité fairways et greens comme les autres: excellente.
Steve White 2016-06-07
Jorge was fantastic and very quick to respond.
Had not played here before and ended up playing 2 rounds. All very enjoyable
David Brookes 2016-05-31
Condition of the course was ok. The only negative comment I have is about the rudeness of some of the on course staff. My party was ''told off'' by one individual for starting the back 9 too early. There was no good reason for this, we were not playing exceptionally fast and we did not interfere with other players. I would be reluctant to use Pinhal in future.
Balz Riesterer 2016-05-24
Ok, a little bit slow but after 9 holes much better.
I recommend it.
Lovely course and a really enjoyable round. Plenty of trees to mean you need to keep it straight off the tee. Fairways and greens in good shape - great time had by all.
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2016-05-03
good service at course
Save for the drives between holes and the more built up feel to the course this played as well as as The Old Course.
Really interesting front 9 through pleasant refreshing tree lined areas with some amazing villas to pass by, contrasting back 9 good to develop long shots. Laguna/Millennium share a lovely patio area for relaxing over a long drink as you watch others on the Laguna 9th and Millennium 18th
Starter did great job explaining details not shown in the map on the scorecard - where are road crossings, etc. Nice course - refreshing elevation changes. Worth returning.
John Walsh 2016-03-21
Good clubhouse and facilities more mature course
Rene Olthof 2016-03-17
Golfcourse in poor condition At 3 fairways no grass !!!!
very nice course, fast greens, friedly personal
Normally we play herebecause our accomodation is nearby and the course is a good test.One green out of commission Repairs being carried out We had to start at the tenth due to the course being very busy bECAUSE OF THIS WE STRUGGLED TO COMPLETE OUR ROUND IN DAYLIGHT
Empfang und Starter sehr freundlich. Golfplatz in sehr gutem Zustand.
This being one of the less expensive courses gives a wrong impression. It was a very nice experience and certainly one we will play again.
The best of the 3 at vilamoura that we played......tight but in great condition despite some heavy rain. All staff very nice and pleasant and assisted in making this a great trip.
Great course. We got more than we expected
Golf course and service all good
Best of the three. Staff excellent. Facilities excellent.
Superb condition and some very interesting holes.
similar experience to previous day at Laguna-a slow group tee-ed off in front of us at 10th and again ruined an enjoyable days golf. I asked for an explanation in pro shop and was told they had let group in front thru. - I do not believe this to be the case as it happened on the 10th beside the club house.
Mrs. Mary Stephanie Liddell2015-11-03
Liked the old fashionedness of this course. Tight fairways with loads of cork trees. Once again staff etc. very helpful. Bar etc. very busy so didn't go in for drink/snack so can't comment on that.
Fair, course not in great condition
Very difficult, but wonderful course. Friendly ladies at the reception desk. Come back and play here again.
Good although greens were poor.
better than expected
Second only to The Old Course in the beauty stakes!
great facilities but the course seemed a little unkept to use. A great layout though and a decent test.
The course was in great condition and the staff on and off the course provided a relaxed and friendly service
Course looked a bit tired
Chez Carlos Golf Society2012-04-15
It was high time to return back to Pinhal especially with the Oceanico Easter Special green fee rates in force and buggies at just €15.00. Particular mention has to be made to the course which was in great condition especially when there was some criticism of its awhile ago. Some of the group had not played it for several years - we were all impressed. Blustery and changeable conditions today but at least there is some shelter on this one compared to Laguna. It was a great days golf and we returned back to the spirtual home of the Society the Chez Carlos Bar & Restaurant which had reopened the last week.
Chez Carlos Golf Society2011-12-26
Turkey and trimmings were on hold as an ensemble of x8 players eager to make the best of the fine weather gathered at Pinhal for the Society's Christmas Day Competition. All other Oceanico courses were closed as part of the ongoing winter maintenance programme so it was also an opportunity to find out if the rumours about the poor condition of Pinhal were true. I am pleased to report they were not. Greens were fine though rather slow to what we have been use to recently. New buggy paths have been laid down as well as an extensive prunning of the pines trees thus allowing more light onto the course. All in all it was good condition for winter.
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