Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima - Tavira

Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima - Tavira

Two Golf Mates in Eastern Algarve designed by Architect Rocky Roquemore
  • Par72
  • Par18
  • Par6053 m²

Located in Tavira coast, Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima are two magnificent golf courses that form one Golf Club. Compared to the busier Vilamoura, here the atmosphere of these two is more laid-back and less about getting as many groups as possible.


Designed by the  known architect Rocky Roquemore, and is a traditional par 72 layout and the 16th is probably one of the most difficult holes. The most popular of them is Quinta da Ria, which is definitely more picturesque, with several holes running close to the sea where breathless views may distract some of the golfers. In fact this golf course has the prettier scenery with many holes running close to the water, offering views out over the local harbour Quinta de Cima is the inland area and so it doesn´t have the sea views, however this golf course is a tougher test of golf with more trouble to be found off the Tee in the shape of olives and cork-oaks, plus some lakes and a stream that runs right across the Fairways on several holes. There is a lot of water in play, increasingly so as the round progresses, the 17th (above) is a particularly strong hole with water to navigate around twice. Recommeded beaches in the area are Cabanas in the Formosa Natural Park.


GREAT_QuintaRIA GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37º 09’ 28.07” N – Longitude 7º 34’ 19.17” W

Quinta da Ria Course Rating: Men White – 71,5 Men Yellow – 70,8 Ladies Blue – 73,6 Ladies Red – 71,3 Slope Rating: Men White – 131 Men Yellow – 129 Ladies Blue – 128 Ladies Red – 123

Quinta de Cima Course Rating: Men White – 5 Men Yellow -72,8 Ladies Blue – 75,6 Ladies Red – 72,4 Slope Rating: Men White – 133 Men Yellow- 129 Ladies Blue – 126 Ladies Red – 119

Location: Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima 8900-057 Vila Nova de Cacela

BY: Nuno Caetano