Inaugurated in 1976, Pinhal
Golf Course was originally designed by the Briton Frank Pennink. Later,
1985, it was partly redesigned by the North-American Robert Trent
who introduced new challenges into the course.
Trent Jones’ work has
the course a great variety of holes as he brought together two
different architectural concepts, British and American. As a result,
golfer is confronted by very different kinds of play.
Built in the middle
of a beautiful pine wood, with panoramic views over the sea, one of the
main characteristics of this course is the small size of its greens,
great precision from the golfer in terms of approach shots.
Hole number 17, 502 meters
for a Par 5 from a championship tee, offers players the chance of a
or even an eagle for golfers who risk driving off over the
zone to the right, thereby drastically cutting through the fairway