The Pinhal Golf Course (ex. Vilamoura 2), inaugurated in 1976, is another one of Pennink´s assignments. For urban development reasons Vilamoura 2 was modified in 1985 by Trent Jones, who retained l1 holes of the previous layout.
The different golf design concepts of the English and American schools are easily recognised here. The Americans quietly readjust the terrain at their convenience, while the British have a kind of reserve and sometimes a certain refinement.
Although this is an excellent example, we feel that the Pinhal-Golf Course should have been re-planned by an architect of the same school to maintain the course character.
[In O Golfe em Portugal - Fernando Nunes Pedro - Texto Editora-Andersen Consulting]
This golf course facilities include:
Restaurant and Bar (Club House)
Trolleys: Manual and Electric
Golf Clubs: Callaway Set