Quinta de Cima - Algarve
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Designed by the well-known Architect - Rocky Roquemore, Quinta de Cima shows itself as a championship course and has hosted several European Tour Events. The opening PAR 5 is a gentle start to the round but the course will become tougher as the round progresses, with dog-legs to the right and to the left and extremely undulating greens which are well protected by white large sandy bunkers and lakes. There are also several natural creeks permanently running through the course that can also be very penalizing if your ball finds one of them.
Through the round you will be able to find many ancient carobs and olive trees which add great character to the layout. Hundreds of orange trees and vineyards border many of the fairways almost making you fell that you are in the middle of an original Portuguese farmhouse.
The 16th hole (517 metres - PAR 4) is the Signature Hole of this championship course: long hitters may be able to reach the green in two strokes setting up good EAGLE opportunities, but it may also lead to trouble as a large lake is lurking on the right hand side of the green. The finishing 18th Hole is your last challenge as it requires an accurate drive and a precise approach shot to the green guarded by water.
The combination of the natural beauty and the challenging features of this golf course will make you eager to come back and play it again...
PGA Europro Tour in 2003 and 2004 / Portugal Algarve Seniors Open 2005
European Seniors Tour Qualifying / School in 2006, 2007 and 2008
Portugal Algarve Ladies Open 2008 / BMW Golf Cup International 2008