Quinta da Ria Golf Course
This spectacular 18 hole golf course is in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and spreads along an almost flat surface of 660.000 m2 down to the Ria Formosa itself, hanging over it and with a stunning view of the sea.
It is a PAR 72, with a total length of 6.053 metres. Five lakes were strategically built along the course, specifically near greens 5, 10 and 14. Hole 16, PAR 5, is played between the two biggest lakes. The green of the PAR 3 - 17th Hole is limited by one of these lakes where an island with varied bird-fauna may be found. The greens, smoothly undulating, are well protected by bunkers. Greens, tees and fairways are covered with Bent Crenshaw and the roughs with Poa Pretensis with Fescuas.
Opening date: March 2002
Architect: Rocky Roquemore
Length: 6.053 m
Grass type: Bent Crenshaw (Fairways, Tees e Greens)
Course Rating: 71,6 70,9 69,1 73,9 71,6
Slope Rating: 131 130 126 129 125
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
Michelin/Peugeot Golf Guide 2008/2009 Ratings: Ria 17 & Cima 18 (Max. 20)