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Quinta da Ria

Name of course

Quinta da Ria, Vila Nova de Cacela

Type of course

Resort

Number of holes

18 (with a further 18 at the adjacent Quinta de Cima course)

Par

72

Length in metres

White - 6016m

Yellow - 5872m

Red - 4980m

What year was the course opened?

2002

Who was the designer?

Rocky Roquemore

What type of golf club is it?

Membership, but visitors/guest players allowed

Teeing-off times

Booking recommended

Dress code

Smart casual

Golfing facilities

Clubhouse, reception, changing rooms, bar & restaurant, pro-shop, driving range, practice putting green, chipping area and academy course.

Why do you like it?

This is a great holiday course, and although there are a number of water hazards, on the whole it’s very difficult to lose your golf ball. Many holes have soft undulating fairways and gentle doglegs, often lined with carob trees or wonderful olive trees, some of which are hundreds of years old. As you play you will also notice the heavenly views of the Atlantic Ocean to the south, bordered by beautiful sandy white beaches. One of those is Fabrica beach next to the village, Cacela Velha, which is well worth a visit during your stay.

Best hole

The 10th hole, Par 4, 422 metres from the white tees and stroke index 1, requires an accurate tee shot to set you up with a chance of going for the green. However beware - the water hazard on the right inhibits your tee-shot and from there it runs for the remainder of the hole to the green. This is a fine golf hole which is sure to test your golfing ability.

Level of challenge

With large and undulating greens, club selection will determine birdie opportunities. During the winter period, sea breezes increase the challenge.

When to go

All year round, bit I would recommend winter play, when average temperatures range from 10-20° C.

Non-golfing facilities

The complex includes the Robinson Club Quinta da Ria Hotel, a 4-star property with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, tennis courts, football pitch, volley-ball and basketball.

Golf/accommodation packages are available.

Cost

Promotions include two rounds from €99. See the website for further details on green fees and membership.

Opening times

Year-round, 8:00 am - dusk

Location

Address: 
8900-057 Vila Nova de Cacela

GPS:  
Latitude; 37º 9'25.99"N

Longitude; 7º33'59.73"W

From Faro, travel east on the A22 motorway , exit at the Tavira junction 16, and follow the signs for Tavira. At the main roundabout on the EN125, take the 3rd exit towards Vila Real Stº António. Travel along the EN125 for 11 km and turn right at the crossroads, signposted for Golf and Hotel Robinson Quinta da Ria, and then turn right again still following the golf/hotel signs. The entrance and car park is 800m along this road on the left.

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