Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - April 2014

April 7th, 2014

Introduction from the Captain...

Mr. Graeme Thomson

Dear Fellow Members,

I'm delighted to inform you that your committee, along with the assistance of the Club management, have begun the process of creating an interactive website for members. Please note, it's still in its infancy and will undoubtedly have the odd teething issue while we seek to broaden its functionality.

At present it can be accessed at, and allows you to register for forthcoming competitions.

Longer term, we envisage having a secure members access within the Pinheiros Altos corporate website and hope to make this a proactive members tool for the benefit of all.

It will certainly improve from active use and I would encourage all members to review and provide feedback to the golf office so we can understand what improvements and refinements are appropriate to our membership.

Our AGM is rapidly approaching and accordingly my year as your Captain is nearing its end. I will of course summarise my year at the AGM, but as this newsletter will be my last, and in the certain knowledge that not all members are able to attend, I would like to record my appreciation to the membership for their generous support throughout my year. I consider the community spirit to be alive and well within PA and as your captain I've been privileged to be a beneficiary during the 2013/14 season.

Read more of Graeme's report here...

Ladies Section

Rie Cherubini

This is my last report for the year 2013-2014.

A year ago Therese handed the captaincy over to me together with a pressure to be the Lady Captain for the first time in my life, right after such an experienced Captain. The first 2 months seemed forever and the last 10 months passed with super turbo engine. I repeat the same sentence over and over; I enjoyed every single moment of the last 12 months.

It is all thanks to people around me: Christophe, Cristina, all the golf staff, Jorge and his team, the Club Committee. At this opportunity I would like to especially thank Graeme for his tremendous support throughout the year, and to congratulate him not only for his successful captaincy, but also for his miraculous achievement to win two championships in his year (he must like having partners though...), and let's not forget, he even managed to win the Wooden Spoon!

Read Rie's full report, and the rest of the newsletter here...


Contact Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort
Sitio dos Pinheiros, Quinta do Lago, 8135-863 Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Tel: +351 289 359 900
Fax: +351 289 398 195
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Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort, located in the Ria Formosa National Park in Quinta do Lago, is one of the most prestigious and successful premier private golf and leisure resorts in Europe... and features a 27 hole championship course, offering exciting challenges and varying degrees of difficulty.

Each of the nine holes; The Pines, The Corks and The Olives are a par 36, all of which have their starting and finishing points close to the impressive clubhouse.


Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - March 2015

With the A.G.M fast approaching, the Captain has taken the opportunity to share his thanks, while the Ladies' Section is full of congratulations, providing a positive start to the month!

There are a few decisions and actions to be taken by the Greens Committee in order to maintain the course going forward, all of which are listed in this issue, while Kenny Fairbairn offers his pro-tip on starting the downswing.

The St. Valentine's event was a great success and March is set to be busy with Social Golf, St Patrick's Day Medal, the first Interclub fixture and many more competitions and events to look forward to.