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Quinta da Ria Golf Course

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The Quinta da Ria course was designed by Rocky Roquemore and is set in a spectacular location, the Ria Formosa Natural Park, in eastern Algarve.  Quinta de Ria Golf Course, Vila Nova de Cacela, Tavira, Algarve Text provided by ICEP

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, comprising two loops of 9 holes and each loop with 2 PAR 5, five PAR 4 and two PAR 3 holes. Its total length is about 6.016 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 nr. 17 is limited by one of these lakes where an island with varied bird-fauna may be found. 

Besides the beauty the lakes render to the course, they are also used as water reservoirs for the irrigation and are nourished by a stream. Most of the night irrigation water is recovered through drainage, reaching the through an intelligent modulation of the ground. 

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. There will be no real estate construction in the Ria Course. More than 300 trees, such as olive and carob trees have been transplanted in order to maintain the ancient border of the course and the typical features of the region landscape. It also looks like as if the course is of the same age as its centenary trees. 

From any place of the site, one can see both the mountains and the sea. The surrounding orange trees and vineyards give their contribution to make the course country landscape even more beautiful.


 
Architect
Rocky Roquemore
Number of Holes
18
Length
White 6,016 m - Yellow 5.872 m - Blue 5,332 m - Red 4,980 m
Par
72
Address
Apartado 161,  8901-907 V.N. de Cacela
Telephone
(+ 351)  281 950 580
Fax
(+ 351)  281 950 589
Facilities
Driving Range - Putting Green  - Pro Shop - Resident Professional - Golf Academy - Snack Bar
Handicap required
Men - 28 Ladies - 36
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Ria Formosa Natural Park

 

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