First Impressions Of The Quinta De Cima Golf Course
Enjoy a great game of golf and live entertainment
Located in Tavira, Quinta de Cima is one of the best championship golf courses in Portugal. Rocky Roquemore, a golf architect designed the 6586-metre long golf course that is characterized by a well-defined course layout including undulating greens. Vast lakes and bunkers secure the golf course. Quinta de Cima golf course is neighbored by other golf courses such as Benamor, Quinta da Ria, Quinta do Vale, Castro Marim, and Monta Rei.
The 36-hole golf course is near Rio Formosa Natural Reserve, it is not surrounded by housing projects that may hamper the game of golf. Open and undulating fairways are an important feature of the golf course that are bounded by almond trees, strategic bunkers as well as water hazards.
Tackling the challenges
This golf course presents several challenges for the players. Hazards are characterized by smart placement of bunkers or streams, ditches and lakes especially in the middle of the golf course. In the first two holes, you must focus on club selection as well as drive accuracy.
A stream running along 4th, 5th, and 6th holes poses a great challenge because it bisects the 4th hole from its putting surface. Par-5 at the 16th hole offers another challenge because the stream flows along the fairway diagonally at a distance of 180 yards away from the course and ends at a pond that is located at the right side of the putting region.
A driving range in Quinta de Cima has been built with flexible dimensions and it faces the direction of south to north. Therefore, when you hit from the northern side of the driving range, you will get a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Algarve mountains. The golf course also features another range, in which you can practice using club irons.
Quinta de Cima has hosted several golf tournaments since 2003. The first golf championship to be held was the PGA Europro Tour in the years 2003 and 2004. Next year, in 2005the Algarve Seniors Open was organized, followed by the European Seniors Tour Qualifying School until 2008, Algarve Ladies Open in 2008, and the BMW Golf Cup International in 2008.
When you are enjoying a game of golf, the other family members can enjoy the other recreational activities offered by the Quinta de Cima golf course including golf pro shop, junior academy, clubhouse, snack bar, restaurants, etc.