on course at Pinheiros AltosBy Alison Hojbjerg • Apr 29th, 2006 • Category: Golf, Quinta Lifestyle
A new era will dawn on the 1st January 2007 when the exciting new nine holes at Pinheiros Altos are officially opened.
The new holes will integrate with the existing first nine holes to form two par 36 front nines. The existing back nine will, for now, remain the same and complete the 27 holes.
Major changes to the existing Pinheiros Algos 6th and 7th holes
Major changes to the existing 6th and 7th holes have already been made to allow the integration of the new and old to take place. These changes have whetted the appetite of members and visitors alike and the newholes are awaited with tremendous anticipation.
The magnificent new course incorporates four large lakes, three of which are connected by a rambling brook, and out of the 9 holes, seven could see the golfer’s ball finding a watery grave! Add to this the ancient existing cork trees, the old Portuguese nora, the picturesque views over the Ludo valley to the Goldra hills beyond, and the several hundred strategically placed pine trees due to be planted this year, and you have a golf course like the best female spies: beautiful but dangerous! The beauty of the design, by today’s most talented Portuguese golf course architect, Jorge Santana da Silva, is not only aesthetic but strategic. It is very much ‘risk and reward’ and it will seem that on each hole the golfer will be faced with the decision to play safe or attack.
No standing still at Pinheiros Altos
Today’s Pinheiros Altos course is a far cry from the course which opened in 1992. Over the years, various improvements and challenging changes have been made to the original 18 holes and no doubt such ongoing attention will be paid to the new 9, ensuring that the 27 hole course will continue to prove testing to even the most regular player as it matures.
Like any good business there will be no standing still at Pinheiros Altos. The resort’s benefits are obvious, and Pinheiros Altos continues to move forward with exciting ongoing projects along with many ideas which will be put into action in the future. In the meantime the renovated 27 hole course will offer consistent enjoyment to all who play it, along with a few pleasant surprises along the way.
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