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Course Overview and Details

Updated information by the golf course professional

Quinta da Ria Golf Course was the first of two 18-hole golf courses extends itself in a spectacular location on the coast of the eastern Algarve, known locally as 'Sotavento'.
Quinta da Ria, situated in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, has already been described by experienced golfers as the most breathtaking golf course in the Region.
In fact, there will be no houses, or villas, or apartments to distract you from your game: just you and a breathtaking nature. A nice open golf course , very thick rought , lower edges bunkers and some water coming in to play on some holes.

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Technical Details
Flat:
yes
Undulated:
Long rolling slopes.
Dog Legs:
Only on Par 5's . Nearly all Par 4's are straight
Tree Lined:
Some Olives lining the Par 4's
Exposed:
Quite exposed especially around the coastline holes.
Buggy Recommended:
Fairly flat course
Water hazards:
Predominate on 5 holes, with lateral ditches on many other holes
Links Course:
Only 2 / 3 holes
Parkland:
Most the course on 15 / 16 holes
Signature Hole:
10th
Comments:
Very thick rough around the greens and flat bunkers
Details
Holes:
18
Par:
72
Whites:
6053 m / 6658 yd
Yellows:
5910 m / 6501 yd
Reds:
4980 m / 5478 yd
Greens:
Bent Crenshaw
Fairways:
Bent Crenshaw
Tees:
Bent Crenshaw
Handicap:
Gents < 36  |  Ladies < 36
Information
Founded:
2002
Architect:
William Roquemore Jr.
Proprietor:
Quinta da Ria - Empreendimentos do Algarve, S.A.
Director:
Rosario Alpalhao
Professional:
Green Keeper:
Paulo Dias
Main events:
PGA Europro Tour in 2003 and 2004Portugal Algarve Seniors Open 2005European Seniors Tour Qualifying School in 2006, 2007 and 2008Portugal Algarve Ladies Open 2008BMW Golf Cup International 2008
Facilities
Reception:
Everyday from 7:00am to 8:00pm
Pro Shop:
Everyday from 7:00am to 8:00pm
Driving Range:
Yes
Putting Green:
Yes
Locker Rooms:
Yes
Club House:
With Restaurant and Snack bar
Buggies:
yes
Trolleys:
Manual and Electric
Golf Clubs:
Men & Ladies - full or half set
Golf Lessons:
On request
Academy:
Yes
Juniors:
Up to 17 years old
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