Quinta da Ria Reviews

Edith from United States
on Mon, 13th May 2024
Beautiful golf course. Friendly course. Nice view on the ocean!
jacques from Canada
on Sun, 21st Apr 2024
Quinta del Ria: perfection
Fantastique. Everything is perfect.
Uta from Germany
on Sun, 31st Dec 2023
Very good Greens
The course was in very good condition, best greens so far this month from the courses we played
Ian from Russian Federation
on Tue, 29th Aug 2023
Had a great day. Wind made it a tough day but great course. Staff were very nice.
James from United Kingdom
on Sun, 13th Aug 2023
Recommend playing. Decent holes especially on back nine (the nine by the ocean). It’s a good experience and its fine for the more socially focussed members of the tour.
Jan from Portugal
on Tue, 27th Jun 2023
Great course, slow playing
Pros: Good maintenance, solid fairways & fast greens. Great natural surroundings. Cons: lots of waiting due to slow playing threesomes in front of us. Not only on one day, but on both rounds we played last week. A marshal with authority could help … but no one in sight
Steve from Portugal
on Mon, 8th May 2023
Spectacular scenery
Really enjoyed Quinta da Ria and will certainly be going back. The views are spectacular and the course is particularly well bunkered. Clubhouse just a little way from the car park.
Erwin from Austria
on Fri, 27th Jan 2023
Golfen am Atlantik!
Sehr schöner Platz in einem ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Einige Löcher reichen bis zum Meer und eröffnen tolle Ausblicke. Keine Verbauung der Landschaft, wie oft üblich. Schnelle Grüns und gepflegte Fairways.
Timothy from United Kingdom
on Tue, 10th Jan 2023
Great course, poor management of those on it.
This course was in fantastic condition and would be recommended all the time, however, the huge downside is that it took nearly FIVE hours to play for two if us in a buggy. Unacceptable, two groups of younger golfers held up the course. Why no course Marshall particularly as they state on their cards four-ball should only take four hours.
Francisco Samuel from Portugal
on Thu, 17th Nov 2022
loved the course
excellent course. had a great time. will return in the future.
John from United Kingdom
on Fri, 11th Nov 2022
A very pleasant experience
A great golfing experience. The course was immaculate with a generous layout. We had a very warm welcome and the clubhouse is great. We had no holdups.
Walter Schärer from Switzerland
on Mon, 24th Oct 2022
Great golf experience
Great golf course with spectacular views of the beach. Not many hazards, well suited for higher handicaps.
Richard from Portugal
on Mon, 24th Oct 2022
Great course and facilities
Really nice course with a nice clubhouse and staff. Round took a little over 4hrs which was good as the course did look busy but we never really waited for play a shot. Lovely views along the coast. Greens and fairways were in good condition. Although being a 40min drive from my house in Almancil I will make the effort to go back soon. Practice areas were outstanding.
David from United Kingdom
on Sat, 15th Oct 2022
Lovely well-maintained course, fairly flat, beautiful views over the coastline. Very good staff.
Dave from Italy
on Fri, 7th Oct 2022
Great golfing course
Very fun course that’s fun to play and quite forgiving on many holes. Beautiful course to play with your golf buddies on holiday.
Thierry from Belgium
on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Beautiful place and very nice and friendly people ! We enjoy a lot, the fairway and the green where perfect. Too bad the bar was close
Andrea from Switzerland
on Thu, 11th Aug 2022
Nice course good quality
Nice course next to the Robinson club, well maintained close to the sea. Friendly people, positive experience
Christopher from United Kingdom
on Tue, 19th Jul 2022
Golfing by the sea
Really nice course - fairways maybe a tad dry - lots of sand which I seemed to find ☹️ Strong finishing holes which you’ll need to play well to keep your card going.

Really nice people too - shame there was no buggy bar going round the course

William from United Kingdom
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
A Gem Must Play
A first class course. Well run pro shop which provided all the info we needed as first time users. Nice touch the buggy we hired was park right by the pro shop and water fir each of us was provided. The course itself is first class and provides a real challenge with a multitude of bunkers and water to navigate around as well as trees ! The condition of the whole course we could not fault with the greens being superb and quick. The clubhouse again was super with friendly staff throughout the resort. Will be going back 👍
Geert from Netherlands
on Tue, 31st May 2022
Quinta da Ria review
Great course! Beautiful views, special the holes at the seaside! Maintenance excellent! One of my favorites! Signage poor and buggy rate very high!
Ian from United Kingdom
on Sat, 21st May 2022
Great course good mixture of water trees and bunkers greens and coirse in fantastic condition, we would walk the course next time as the buggys are expensive.
Matthias from Germany
on Tue, 1st Mar 2022
Great course. Opening times at the bar should be
Great course in good conditions. Unfortunately the bar/restaurant was already closed after our play. It is quite disappointing, if you can’t have a drink after spending much money.
Jens from Portugal
on Tue, 16th Nov 2021
Nice Course on the east cost
Well maintained. Great views. Medium challenge
Mike from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th Nov 2021
This was one of the best courses we played in the Algarve. The layout is dramatic with great care being requiredtoavoidwater. The greensand fairways were excellent and although a bit of a drive from vilamoura it is well worth it and good value
Annette from Germany
on Fri, 5th Nov 2021
Ria… 🧡
Fantastic course, very nice staff, beautiful surrounding
David from Portugal
on Tue, 21st Sep 2021
Excellent Quinta da Ria
First time playing the course and it was excellent. Some great views on the coastal part of the course and some interesting and challenging holes. Great condition, pleasant staff and nice lunch on the clubhouse patio. Well worth a visit. Will look to play the sister course, Quinta da Cima next visit.
Kristina Debusschere from Belgium
on Sat, 18th Sep 2021
Wonderful golfcourse. Fairways and greens manicured. Nice views. Some very interesting holes. Unfortunately clubhouse closed at 6pm.
Jeroen from Portugal
on Mon, 4th Jan 2021
very enjoyable, scenic and in great condition
played Quinta da Ria at 8 in the morning with due to the cold night white fairways. That disappeared as soon as the sun warmed. Started at the long 10th so had the most scenic holes in my first nine holes (12, 13). What a nice views over the Ria Formosa from there! Greens where superb, bunkers great, Fairways also. Enjoyed the course very much. Apart from the 10th: stroke index 1: 422 m par 4 and water in front right of green (played the white tees) and 13 (188 m par 3) the holes are not long but still challenging. With good short game a course where good scoring is possible. Very friendly reception and caddy masters.

So a course to revisit!

Aad from Netherlands
on Sun, 6th Dec 2020
Very pretty course but so many people on it that the fun evaporated. We stopped after twelve holes as we had enough of watching swings that reassembled the moves of an octopus falling out of a tree.
Nin Rösth from Sweden
on Sun, 17th Nov 2019
Very nice golfcourse, fantastic view.
Gilbert from Belgium
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
Nice new clubhouse
Onno from Netherlands
on Mon, 14th Oct 2019
Great course but not enough buggy’s available
Norbert from Portugal
on Sat, 7th Sep 2019
Guter Platz⛳️
Interessanter, beherrschbarer Course. Viele Bunker, die leicht zu treffen sind. 😁
Giorgio Rutishauser from Switzerland
on Fri, 23rd Aug 2019
Scenic seaside tours
Splendid seaside course very well maintained.

The greens have many slopes, but these are straightforward.

John from United Kingdom
on Sat, 6th Jul 2019
July 2019
Lovely course with panoramic views over Ria Formosa. Well worth the higher green fees. Pity we chose today to play poorly!
Allan from United Kingdom
on Mon, 27th May 2019
Course, location and facilities much appreciated.
Course was in really nice condition, and the scenery looking out over the shoreline is excellent. The course facilities are good. The clubhouse staff were very welcoming and the food we had after our round was excellent. It was our second visit here, and no doubt we will be back next year.
Andrew from United Kingdom
on Thu, 23rd May 2019
Have played here previously so had a good what awaited us. But disappointed that we were initially made into a three ball without any prior notice but this was swiftly resolved. Only let down for us was an arrogant two ball pairing behind us who represented everything that is wrong with golf but that’s golfings problem not the course. We did point out the error of their ways and I hope they didn’t spoil the games of the other polite groups we encountered along the way
Neil from United Kingdom
on Wed, 8th May 2019
Excellent course well presented
Paul from Belgium
on Sun, 5th May 2019
Nice course good greens sometimes it gets a little bit congested greens and following tee off
Marc Mommen from Portugal
on Wed, 10th Apr 2019
Fantastische zichten over de oceaan
Baan is perfect in orde.

Uitdagende holes.

Nicole from Germany
on Tue, 26th Mar 2019
Very nice course
Very nice course. Beautyful scenery. Fairways and greens in a very good condition. Well organized.
Sandor from Germany
on Tue, 1st Jan 2019
Quinta, allways to play!
Golfcours as allways in top condition. Fairways and greens as they should be. The team in Quinta allways friendly and professional regarding organisation around teetimes. The restaurant in new cool but friendly design, food fine!
Bernard from United Kingdom
on Wed, 3rd Oct 2018
Quinta da Ria
Very good quality course, first time at Ria and a pleasant surprise - better than the sister course Quinta da Cima.
Nicola from Portugal
on Fri, 24th Aug 2018
Stunning course
This is an absolutely stunning course - and one we can't wait to play again. My husband and I played here in August. We were both very impressed with the course. It's so nice to play off grass fairways where you can get a divot, and not the tightly knotted spongey grass that we have experienced on some other golf courses here in Portugal. It's very challenging in parts, with plenty of hazards to keep you on your toes. It's a very picturesque course with beautiful shrubs, trees and amazing bird life. We were grateful for a couple of extra shots as a result of the handicap adjustment. We were disappointed that the club house was out of action as it's undergoing a refurbishment - due to be completed mid October. We're looking forward to returning to play again in early October with a crowd of friends - and we're hoping you can get the clubhouse finished by then!!
on Mon, 16th Jul 2018
Peaceful round at Tia.
Some great holes and greens improving after hollow tyning.

Sign posting to next holes could be improved.

Vishal Puri from Portugal
on Fri, 29th Jun 2018
Great course - little easy but well maintained
on Mon, 4th Jun 2018
Some beautiful holes..particularly along the beach.

Serious attention needed on direction markers to next tee.

Par 5s require careful negotiation with water and reeds encroaching all around. Although just top dressed the greens were remarkably true.

William Hanna from Portugal
on Fri, 1st Dec 2017
Challenging. Beautiful opening hole and superb no 10. Greens tricky and a few blind holes. Nice and open and fair. Good amount of water challenges. If the wind had blown it would have been really hard. Stunning kingfisher on hole 16.
ALAN from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Nov 2017
Delayed start from 19th, finished in dusk at six pm

Handicap not requested

Partners off 27 and 34 (?) plays off the yellow tees

All about the money

Ian from United Kingdom
on Thu, 26th Oct 2017
Down hill since 2007
When I last played this course in 2007 it was in better condition than it is now. The greens were good but soft which meant a lot of footprints so maybe dont play this course at 2pm. The fairways were terrible, very patchy, lush in some places and bare on others, we needed to play preferred lies. The tees were in good condition. Its a pity about the condition because the layout is great, very varied with some great holes. 5,10, 13 and the last 3 holes are nice and a tough finish. Went down hill since 2007 but still a good layout.
Jeremy from United States
on Fri, 20th Oct 2017
I have played golf for 30 years and that is the worst conditioned course for 100 e that I have ever played. The fairways were like cow pastures . Maybe 25 e. Never go back
andrew from United Kingdom
on Fri, 20th Oct 2017
Shabby fairways
Disappointed with Ria main concern was shabby fairways looked like the course was over played and need ed a rest...
Jacky from France
on Tue, 22nd Aug 2017
Nice golf, palm trees, lakes, close to the sea.

But some fairways are not so good, what a pity.

Graham from United Kingdom
on Tue, 15th Aug 2017
Definitely worth playing
The first course that I have played in Portugal and I was impressed with the layout with a mix of relatively straightforward holes and some really tough ones usually involving water. The greens were very good and if I was being picky, they could have been slightly quicker. A really nice touch at the beginning when my son and I were given a cold bottle of water each when we were given the buggy.
Roberto from Portugal
on Fri, 21st Jul 2017
In the nature of the ocean
Very natural course, beatiful the point in wich you can se the laguna on the ocean!!
on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017
Value for money!
I have played this course many many times over the years but never have I played it in better condition than last week. The wind was blowing too so it really was a tough but fair test. As usual we were made to feel welcome in the clubhouse. Hands down the best value for money golf course in the Algarve in my opinion.
Michael from Portugal
on Thu, 29th Jun 2017
The course was in excellent condition - tee to greens. Spectacular sea views from every hole. One of the best courses in the Algarve!
Rob De Vries from Netherlands
on Fri, 12th May 2017
nicely maintained, driving range with practice off grass. some magnificent views of ocean. worth a visit, can be quite busy.
Gitte from Portugal
on Wed, 12th Apr 2017
Very good experience
Simply the most beautiful and exciting course i have played in east Portugal. The fairways and the greens were absolutely in fine conditions. The view over the atlantic is off course great.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Sun, 20th Nov 2016
Tight drives - good greens
Enjoyed course, a bit scruffy in places. Majority of holes quite tight off tee, some of water hazards a bit naff. Good greens.

Clubhouse staff very offhand and disinterested.

Jackie from Switzerland
on Sat, 5th Nov 2016
Must play
Great course, nice condition. Friendly staff and a fabulous breakfast. Thx QdR

Jackie and Caroline

Shaun from United Kingdom
on Sat, 10th Sep 2016
Course management
Really good course, you have to be accurate off the tee, plenty of bunkers on the fairways and around the green, a good test of course management at times
on Mon, 20th Jun 2016
Always a treat to play Ria although I have to say the greens really let it down this time. They have obviously just done work on them but it would have been nice to be made aware of this before we played.
Neil from United Kingdom
on Fri, 6th May 2016
Enjoyable first round at Quinta da Ria
Fairways and tees in very good shape. Rough was lush and thick.

Greens a little grainy but running true. All in all a good test of golf. Higher handicappers would be better suited to the black tees and not yellows.

Kathleen from Switzerland
on Sun, 3rd Apr 2016
Attractive course
Nice course to play, with ocean views on several holes. Layout on the first 9 compact at times - we heard 'fore' a lot. Fairways were in pretty good shape. Greens were in good condition, but the areas just outside the greens alternated between clumps of long grass and rock hard dry spots. This is not terrible, but could be better. With the course fully booked, we had 5 hours to finish.

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