Pine Cliffs Golf Academy
Golf pros Manuel Baptista and Monia Bernardo lead an experienced team of professionals at the Pine Cliffs Golf Academy. The state-of-the-art facility includes an indoor teaching bay with swing analysis cameras and specialised software to perfect stance, grip and swing. Designed to help beginners to the sport as well as improve the techniques of more experienced players, a practice area features a driving range with nine different flag positions offering ideal conditions to practice short play and putting. The academy also encompasses two putting greens, and a separate area for chipping and bunker practice, and shaded driving bays. Guests will also enjoy preferred greens fees at other area golf courses.
Manuel Baptista began playing professionally in 1983 and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from his international experience. In the 1980s, Manuel competed in Africa’s Sunshine Professional Tour and eventually decided to focus on golf operations and instruction. His ambitions in golf took him to Italy and France, where he taught all levels of players. Manuel can teach lessons in Portuguese, English, Italian, and French.
Monia Bernardo has competed for the last 15 years in many European tournaments and has been the #1 female player in Portugal for the past 10 years. Keeping her game at a high standard has strengthened her reputation not only as a player but also as a coach. Monia is a fully-qualified PGA professional and is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.