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Southern Portugal's Paradise


Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Portugal coast at Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Our beachfront hotel is located near Falesia Beach in Albufeira, a golden sand beach with beautiful red cliffs and several dining and leisure options to delight once the sun sets. In addition to the dazzling beachfront, be sure to explore the array of attractions near the hotel, including the Fisherman Village in Albufeira, Moorish Castle of Silves, Ria Formosa Natural Park and many others that make Algarve, Portugal a vibrant and fascinating vacation destination.

Golf at Pine Cliffs

Home to the Pine Cliffs golf course, Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Algarve is the ideal hotel for Portugal golf getaways. Pine Cliffs takes advantage of its privileged location and turns your golf break into a unique and unforgettable experience. Extended across 168 acres of naturally beautiful land along the Portugal coast, our hotel's golf course is set above a stunning cliff top with a golden sand beach and the deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean lying underneath. The dark red of the sandstone cliffs contrasts sharply with the immaculate green of the 9-hole golf course. The Pine Cliffs Golf Course features a pro shop, the Clubhouse restaurant, and a golf academy with driving range and putting and chipping greens. Guests may rent clubs and golf trolleys.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

This is one of the country’s most original golf courses, built in a pinewood setting, with tree lined fairways running parallel along the Atlantic Ocean, giving it's guests breathtaking views along the Algarvian coastline.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course Hole 7
  • Architect: Martin Hawtree
  • Golf Teachers: Monia Bernardo, Manuel Baptista
  • Opening Year: 1990
  • Holes: 9
  • Couple: 33 (2,051 m)
  • Greens: Level Medium
  • Buggies on course: None
  • Setting: Fairways alined by the trees all along the Atlantic Ocean
  • Requirements: n.d.
  • Golf shoes are mandatory / Soft Spikes are allowed.
  • The jewel of this perfectly kept course is the Par 3 sixth hole. The championship tee is built over a ravine that requires a 198 metre carrying shot over the cliffs to a deep but narrow green.
Links (Buraco 1) – 267 m - Par 4
  • The opening hole. It is direct and open, not very long, but be aware of fairway bunkers that are in the landing area.
Arena (Buraco 2) – 144 m - Par 3
  • The first par 3 on the course is well protected by bunkers. In this case, a good club selection is crucial and undulations on the green must be taken into account.
Long Draw (Buraco 3) – 319 m - Par 4
  • A good tee shot is required to reach the fairway, with the pine trees to protect the left side of the fairway and well placed bunkers on the right. With the steep climb from the fairway to the green, make sure you have an extra club for your approach to the green.
Curta (Buraco 4) – 129 m - Par 3
  • The second Par 3 is the shortest hole on the course, but do not be fooled by the length of this hole. There is a small green with bunkers positioned at the front thereof and a slope on the left side. Try to be precise with your tee shot.
Falésia (Buraco 5) – 395 m - Par 4
  • The only Par 5 on field extends parallel to the top of the cliff, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic. The narrow hole requires strength and accuracy to ensure you get a pair of scores.
Devil's Parlour (Buraco 6) – 198 m - Par 3
  • 'The Devils Parlour' is the signature hole of the course, with a challenging tee shot long over the top of the cliff to a large undulating green. With breathtaking views, do not forget to take your camera with you!
The Descent (Buraco 7) – 355 m - Par 4
  • The 7th hole has the widest fairway of the field, allowing you to open the shoulders and focus on the distance between the tee and the hole. The entire fairway is downhill to the green. Be careful with your approach, as the sizeable green has many slopes, which makes this a couple with a good result!
Stymeid (Buraco 8) – 270 m - Par 4
  • In the fairway center are two well-placed pines that will make you decide to jump your tee shot or keep well back, so that your second shot can be played from the top. The green is located on a plateau and is well protected from both front and back. For this reason, make sure that the selection of your putter is accurate
Oasis (Buraco 9) – 150 m - Par 3
  • The final hole measures 150 meters with 5 bunkers protect the largest green field. The 2 levels green features a putting challenge. For this reason, make sure to select the correct length of the shot, according to the pin position.
  • Superbly equipped with the latest technology in teaching systems the Golf Academy is manned by a team of Internationally Qualified PGA Professionals with a combined experience of over 20 years of teaching.

  • The Pine Cliffs Golf Academy team offers a tuition service second to none for all parts of the game. The dedicated short game practice area is specifically designed to aid the beginner, improver or experienced golfers to long lasting enjoyment of the game of golf.
Range of Activities

Private classes must be booked in advance through our attentive team at Pine Cliffs Goes Active health club.


On-Site Outlets
Serenity Spa Ai shower and sauna

Serenity Spa

Find a revitalization of mind, body and soul with our resort's luxurious wellness services at Serenity Spa in Albufeira. Choose from our affordable hotel spa packages, individual services or couples treatment options for a special day with your partner.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

Enjoy tree-lined fairways running alongside the Atlantic Ocean as you tee off on our delightful 9-hole golf course in Albufeira. Perfect for beginners and experienced golfers alike, our course provides breathtaking views of the Algarve coastal region.

Fitness Center

Active by Serenity

Located at Pine Cliffs Hotel, features the lastest cardiovascular training machines.

Fitness Center

Active by Serenity - Pine Cliffs Residence

Located at Pine Cliffs Residence, is equipped with Precor and Nessfit brand technology.

Pool view


Indoor Heated Pool

Mon-Sun: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM



Children's Pool


Outdoor Pools



Annabel Croft Tennis Academy

Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Pine Cliffs Hotel, the ATP standard courts are managed by our two full-time tennis pros along with a friendly staff happy to arrange matches for solo players as well as fun clinics to guests of all ages and skill levels. The courts are walking distance from the hotel's main building; although a hotel tram is also available. Court time must be pre-booked with The Luxury Collection Concierge. Racket and balls are also available for hire. The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is open daily from 9am to 5pm (this may vary depending on season and weather).

  • Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Pine Cliffs Resort, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy features 5 full size ATP floodlit courts consisting of 2 red clay and 3 acrylic courts, ideal for play in the day or night and the perfect base for all your tennis activities.
  • The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy team is on and to offer players a range of tennis services from court hire and racquet rental to coaching courses and tournaments. The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is one of Europe’s premier tennis coaching programmes.
  • Headed by the former British No.1 and current sports TV presenter, the academy specializes in delivering energetic, high quality coaching and professional levels of service at each of its tennis academies.
  • Services and Facilities Include:
  • Tennis Academy
  • Tennis Pros
  • Equipment Hire
  • Tournaments
  • Player Matching
  • Kids Lessons
  • Leisure Shop with Equipment & Apparel

  • Coaching and Tennis Clinics
  • Players wishing to play tennis at Pine Cliffs can choose from a range of coaching organised and conducted by the qualified team of coaches at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy. The academy programme has a wide selection of coaching courses available for both adults and children which cover all aspects of the game and are a great way to improve your tennis.

  • Coaching and Tennis Clinics
  • Each session is delivered using a selection of specifically designed drills and exercises that are challenging but ultimately rewarding and each group is carefully managed, with low numbers of players in each group to maximise your coaching experience.
  • The weekly coaching programme is supported by a range of seasonal tournaments and events that give players of all ages a chance to test their skills and take home a trophy!

  • Our Tennis Pros
  • João Marques
  • João was born on the 5th of December, 1964 and he is from Faro - Portugal.
  • Playing History: João started palying tennis at the age of 9. He has been working with ACTA for two years.  
  • Tennis Highlights: Former competition player (vet), coached at Jim Stewart Academy, Algarve Tennis Federation and Champs Academy. Coached young juniors toward success.
  • Coaching Qualifications: Portuguese Tennis Federation Level 1
  • Favourite Tennis Player: Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl and David Ferrer
  • Favourite Quote: Must give something to keep the essential going beyond expectations.  

  • Our Tennis Pros
  • Michael Weyman (BSc, PGCert, CSCS)
  • Michael was born on the 5th of August, 1977 and he is from Middlesex, London - England.
  • Playing History: Middlesex University High Level Tennis Centre, Competed Futures Tournaments in Europe and USA  
  • Tennis Highlights: Michael coached all levels from Junior to Pro. Strength and Conditioning - Pro Level.
  • Coaching Qualifications: LTA 4 Licensed / PTR Instructor
  • Favourite Tennis Player: Pete Sampras - Cool, calm and collected!
  • Favourite Quote: Heart in the oven, head in the fridge - Owen Farrell
Sports & Leisure

Water Sports

During the summer we provide several water sports activities at Falesia Beach. From jet-ski, kayak, stand up paddle, banana ride, pedal boat and many others. Fun is guaranteed during the summer at Pine Cliffs Resort.

Weekly Tournaments & Winner's Cup

Golf and tennis practitioners will find the right place to practice their skills and engage in a healthy competition with other guests and fellow players on our Weekly Tournaments that takes place every Tuesday and Thursday. The winners of each week gains access to the Winner's Cup when they will compete with each other to become the great champion of Pine Cliffs' golf and tennis.

Estima Sports Football Academy

During the year, children can learn the best soccer techniques and improve their game with Estima Sports. The daily sessions focus on the children improving their technical skills, their game and their approach in a fun and safe environment on-site at the resort.

Bike & Segway Rental

Explore the Resort and the surrounding area at your own pace by bike or segway by Europcar.

Mini Golf

Our 18-holes mini-golf course is located at Porto Pirata Kid's club and will cenrtainly engage the entire family in the game.

Mimo Algarve Cooking School

Mimo Algarve is a cooking school located at Pine Cliffs Resort and offers an array of indigenous culinary experiences that will enrich your stay at the Resort as well as gourmet shop where guests can take home the best luxurious ingredients for its recipes. The school features cooking classes with hands-on experiences and show-cooking experiences where guests can enjoy a live dinner made with the most refined and selected fresh ingredients.

Mimo Cooking School Algarve

Experiences Curated by our Concierge

Destination Discoveries

Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites embraces what the natural and cultural heritage of Portugal and transformed it into two Destination Discoveries moments designed by our Head of Concierge. The discoveries happen weekly and are personally handled by Hugo Viegas who will take you through the Tiles Tour and the Botanical Tour.

Sea Square

Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Algarve