Designed by the well-known American Architect – Rocky Roquemore, Quinta de Cima was conceived as the championship course. The opening PAR 5 is a gentle start but the course will become tougher as the round progresses, with dog-legs to the right and left and undulating greens which are well protected by large sandy bunkers and lakes. There are also several natural creeks running through the course that will also increase its difficulty.
Throughout the course you will find many ancient carob and olive trees which add to the character of the layout. Orange groves and vineyards border many of the fairways making you feel that you are in the middle of an old Portuguese farm.
The 16th hole (517 metres – PAR 4) is the Signature Hole of this championship course: long hitters may be able to reach the green in two setting up good EAGLE opportunities, but it may also lead to trouble as a large lake is lurking on the right-hand side of the green. The finishing 18th Hole is your last challenge as it requires an accurate drive and a precise approach shot to the green guarded by water.
The natural beauty and the challenging features of this golf course will make you return time and time again.