After Frank Pennink designed the original course in the seventies, Robert Trent Jones Senior added his own touch and character to the course in a later stage. The name Pinhal already indicates that you will encounter a lot of pine trees on your way. The fairways therefore are often very narrow.
Recently some of the trees have been cut, making the course a little more ‘score-friendly’. There are not too many water hazards, but you still have the challenge on the approach of a couple of island greens. Pinhal is a friendly course, whatever your handicap.
Among others, the challenges on this course are reaching the Par 5´s in two strokes, leading to exciting moments especially on the thirteenth hole with two blind shots! Or what to think of shortcutting your way around dog legs? Something that can either get you a result or leave you in complete desolation when you take into account the tall trees!
After your round you can watch others taking on the final hole on the clubhouse terrace and see if your own achievements are exceeded by other players.