PINE CLIFFS, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve, Portugal is set against a spectacular Atlantic backdrop and offers golf aficionados the perfect spot to tee off with its 168 acre, nine-hole course, right, perched on a cliff top 200ft above the shore.
Whilst enjoying pinewood tree-lined fairways and breathtaking views, golfers can challenge themselves with the championship ‘Devil’s Parlour’ tee. Built over a ravine, this par-3 sixth hole requires a 215-yard carry over cliffs to a deep, narrow green. The Golf Academy and Pro Shop offer everything the casual or mildly obsessed player might need, from a practice area with a landscaped driving range offering nine flag positions, short game area, and a large putting green to equipment retail and rental.
Resident golf pros include Mónia Bernardo, Portugal’s top female player for the past decade, and Manuel Baptista, a PGA professional for over 30 years and head of Pine Cliffs Golf Academy since 1997.
After a round, guests can relax with dinner at one of the resort’s 12 restaurants and lounges or a pampering wellness experience at Serenity – The Art of Well Being spa. The spa offers a dedicated Localised Back Massage (€60), ideal for soothing sore muscles after a round. Golfers booking this treatment also have free access to the spa’s other world-class experiences. Absolute bliss.
To book, visit serenity-spa.com.