Pinheiros Altos Golf Course offers 27 holes divided on 3 times 9 holes golf courses : The Corks , the Pines and the Olives . Olives and Pines, golf courses each presenting different characteristics. The Olives , are the old back nine and are more flat, the wind has greater influence and have some holes where the water element come in to play . The eight hole, island par 3, is a good choice for nearest the pin , and is also the golf course signature hole . Pines the original front nine where 4 new holes have been integrated and as its name indicates presents a more parkland course, plenty of pine trees , elevations , dog legs and also 3 lakes that protect 3 very tempting greens . the 4th a short par 5 , the 5th a long par 4 , stroke 1 and the 6th a par 5 reachable in 2 if you had a good tee shot . Signature hole , again a beautiful Par 3 over a valley to a McKenzie green . A great golf course very demanding and if you suceed to finish with 36 points on stabelford you pobrably have played your best golf . Pinheiros Altos Corks Course is the longer and more demanding of the three nine holes.Starting right on the first tee . A narrow line for a dog leg fairway . The eighth hole, is the most dificult PAR 5 in the Algarve , a double dog leg of 580 yards and a narrow gap , 120 mt before a elevated green well protected by bunkers . The Corks Course is also a mixture of the original 4 holes and 5 new holes with spectacular views of the Ludo valley and the Goldra hills beyond.