Quinta de Barca is a nine hole course, five holes are par 3s and the other four are par 4s. It is a small but very picturesque course with a beautiful view of the river Cavado. There are a number of small lakes and natural inlets which make it a very demanding course to be played with great precision. Most of the holes are short, except hole 2 which is 329 meters long and is the only hole where a driver can be used. To complete the course successfully however, a well controlled short game and good putting are indispensable.