Pine Cliffs Resort – Leisure & Sports

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

The sensational Pine Cliffs Golf Course lies perched 200 feet above the golden sands and blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. The Pine Cliffs Resort is unique, it extends across 168 acres of naturally beautiful land set around a cliff top setting contrasting the immaculate green of the golf course above and the sparkling blue ocean below.

This is one of the Algarve’s most exclusive golf courses, built in a pinewood setting, with tree lined fairways running parallel along the Atlantic Ocean, giving Pine Cliff  Resort guests breathtaking views along the Algarvian coastline.

The jewel of this fabulous golf course is the Par 3 sixth hole. The championship tee, known as the Devil’s Parlour, is built over a ravine that requires a 198 metre carrying shot over the cliffs to a deep but narrow green.

Pine Cliffs Golf Academy

Superbly equipped with the latest technology in teaching systems the Pine Cliffs Golf Academy is run by a qualified team of PGA Professionals with a combined experience of over 20 years of teaching. There is a dedicated short game practice area specifically designed to aid the beginner, improver or experienced golfers alike.

The indoor video swing analysis room at the Pine Cliffs Academy is equipped with the V1 swing analysis software which is ideal and to analyse your faults and get back on the right track quickly and permanently. For beginners this is the perfect golf holiday venue to ingrain good habits, or correct the bad ones before it’s too late!! Hitting from the latest forgiving Astroturf mats is an exceptionally pleasant experience especially when combined with the teaching methods of our PGA golf pro team, placing the emphasis on enjoyment and fun.

Sharpening individual game skills such as putting, bunker play, chip shots and tee shots is one of The Golf Academy’s specialties – using expressly patented and enjoyable exercises to hone the player’s technique to get more fun and enjoyment from the game.

Pine Cliffs Football Academy

Each Summer Pine Cliffs brings in football legends to help with their football academy and this year is no different with 2 ex England stars offering their services to our Design Holidays / Pine Cliffs guests :

Andy Cole (ex Man Utd / England) Mon – Fri 10am – 12 noon 30th July – 3rd August

Joleon Lescott (ex Everton / England) Mon – Fri 10am – 12 noon 23rd – 27th July

Price is €550 payable locally to include daily coaching kit, bag , water bottle, cap and certificate.

To Book : Booking can be made in advance but billing is locally and payable on departure.


Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Pine Cliffs Resort, featuring 5 floodlit courts: 2 clay and 3 all-weather hard courts – ideal for day or night time play. With a team of the finest tennis professionals, and the Pine Cliffs resort’s friendly staff are happy to arrange matches for all tennis players as well as fun clinics to guests of all ages and skill levels.

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs

New for this year is the introduction of one of the UK’s most famous tennis players, tennis commentator and TV celebrity Annabel Croft and her expert team.

Annabel brings with her and her team a wealth of knowledge available to anyone looking for a great week of tennis at Pine Cliffs.

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy Courses at Pine Cliffs

Junior Tennis Camp 5 Day Age 4-6 years 2 hours per day Total 10 hrs from £178 per week
Junior Tennis Camp 5 Day Age 7-12 years 2 hours per day Total 10 hrs from £315 per week
Teenage Tennis Camp 5 day Age 13-17yrs 2 hrs per day Total 10 hrs ( 3-5pm daily) from £185per week
Adult tennis Holiday 5 Day Coaching Course 2 hrs per day Total 10 Hrs (5-7pm daily) £222 per week

Key features of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy 

1) The only children’s group tennis at Pine Cliffs.
2) UK licensed Tennis Coaches.
3) Tennis programme design by Annabel, specifically for children of all ages and abilities. Using Red Ball/Orange Ball/Yellow Ball depending on ages of children.
4) High Energy, movement based programme.
5) Great way for children at Pine Cliffs to make new friends.

Annabel Croft bio :

Annabel is an ex Wimbledon and Australian Junior Champion, ex number 21 in the World WTA and ex British number 1.  She now enjoys a hands on role in her UK tennis academy and is a regular visitor to Pine Cliffs, you may also see Annabel on TV whilst covering Wimbledon , Davis Cup and other prominent world tennis tournaments as she is widely regarded as one of the foremost tennis commentators.

How do I book the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs? 

Please ask your Design Holidays Pine Cliffs holiday agent on 01444 87 2200 or add it to your online booking that you wish to add your selected Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs on your booking and we will confirm this on your invoice.

Only at Pine Cliffs will you get a chance to play against the very biggest names in tennis.

Coaching & Tennis Clinics

Players wishing to play tennis at the Pine Cliffs tennis centre 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. 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.

Quick Tennis Facts

Pine Cliffs Resort has 5 tennis courts (floodlit), 2 of which are clay courts. Qualified professionals are available for tennis lessons for guests of all ages and levels of play.

Tennis courts, individual or group lessons and even find a match partner can all be booked locally.

Beach & Sports

Pine Cliffs Resort’s private beach is fully equipped with sunshades, sun loungers and towels for Pine Cliffs Resort guests. The beach bar offers an appetising choice of sandwiches, snacks, grilled fresh fish, ice creams and drinks.

For the more active, a number of water sports are available during the warmer months of the year.

  • Jet Ski
  • Water-ski (lessons and rental)
  • Wakeboard (lessons and rental)
  • Couch / Wing Ride
  • Banana Ride
  • Kayak / Pedal Boats
  • Padel Board (lessons and rental)

Kids Club – Porto Pirata

Perfect holidays for children at the Pine Cliffs Resort start here…… exploring a playground filled with 2 life-size wooden pirate ships – complete with an endless view of the Atlantic Ocean from their perch high atop the cliffs of the Algarve.

The multi-functional ships anchor the incredibly spacious Porto Pirata, the Pine Cliffs Resort 7000 square metre on-site Kids Club for children ages 6 months to 8 years. Supervised by an experienced and well-qualified staff, children enjoy their own adventures complete with a bouncing castle, basketball court, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family.

Daily activities are organised by age and include finger painting, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, water games, face painting and various sporting activities. The program and outdoor facilities is offered to all guests, with some activities within the program, incurring a nominal charge.

The Porto Pirata Kids Club is open from April through October, and during selected dates throughout festive seasons, between 09:30h and 17:00h. It is recommended that you pre-book to secure a place for your child during your stay.

Junior Club

The ‘teen’ set, ages 6 to 12 years old, will love our Junior’s Club at the Pine Cliffs Resort with supervised activities designed just for them. Kids enjoy mini-golf, football, crossbow and aim shooting, water ball, darts and disc bowls and much more.

A weekly programme is available during the festive and summer months and features a selection of activities including tennis, basketball and more. Many of these may be enjoyed with parents as well, creating special family moments to last a lifetime.

The Junior Club is located just outside the Pine Cliffs Resort Hotel, next to the Corda Cafe.

Pine Cliffs Spa

The Pine Cliffs Spa has been created to provide a unique service of tranquility and relaxation.

This is the place where the organic earth meets the vibrant sea in perfect harmony using the most refined local resources, such as, seaweeds, sea salt and unique aromas as orange blossom and jasmine, engaging unforgettable moments and timeless experiences.

Health & Fitness

Guests of the Pine Cliffs Resort Hotel are welcome to use the facilities of the Health and Fitness Club during their stay. The 125 square metre on-site facility features the latest Technogym equipment including treadmills and elliptical machines complete with television and radio. Special exercise classes such as water aerobics are offered and may be pre-booked in advance subject to availability. A personal trainer is also available for a nominal fee to customise an exercise programme just for you.

The Health and Fitness Club also features a sauna and Jacuzzi as well as an indoor swimming pool, ideal for laps and other water exercises. To guarantee the well-being and comfort of all guests, the use of swimming cap is mandatory at the indoor pool.

3 massage rooms are havens of tranquility with a variety of massages, body treatments and exotic rituals dispensed at the hands of specialised therapists. The Beauty Salon offers a full range of services, from manicures and pedicures to hair styling and coloring.

The Health and Fitness Club is just under a one minute walk from the hotel´s main reception desk. Children must be at least 12 years old to use the facility. Lockers rooms are available.

Water Sports

The longest stretch of golden sand beach in Portugal let alone the Algarve, Praia da Falésia is renowned for its stunning amber-red sandstone cliffs above the blue Atlantic waters. With a pine tree forest crowning magnificent cliff-tops serving as a backdrop, guests relax on complimentary sun beds along Pine Cliffs very own private beach from April through October.

Beach service from the Pine Cliff Resort Hotel’s Beach Club restaurant offers a variety of fresh salads and seafood dishes, as well as refreshing drinks and a delicious selection of ice creams. Live entertainment is offered on select evenings throughout the summer.

The Pine Cliffs Resort Water Sports Centre offers sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing among other activities.