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Opened in 1990, Pine Cliffs was designed by Martin Hawtree. The spectacular cliff top Pine Cliffs 9-hole layout is set against a glorious backdrop of the Atlantic. Only 2,324m long and with one par-5 hole, it is a pleasant holiday course set amongst umbrella pines, although narrow, undulating fairways demand accurate placing of shots, presenting an interesting challenge for the golfer, regardless of handicap.
The piece de resistance is the last hole, a par-3 aptly named ‘Devils Parlour’, where a long shot from the cliff top tee must carry a deep chasm in the reddish cliffs in order to reach the green located close to the hotel grounds.
Another memorable hole is the short par-4 2nd where one is tempted to thread the drive between two tall pine trees not far short of the well-guarded green. An ideal course for the casual golfer or beginner.