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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOLFING IN PORTUGAL 2014/2015


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Welcome to Portugal in 2014

I’d like to welcome Irish golfers to Portugal in 2014 First, I would like to thank Destination Golf Media for publishing Destination Golf Portugal once again. I see it as great importance for promoting golf tourism to Portugal. Nature has blessed Portugal with over 3,000 hours of sun per year and over 850 kilometres of coastline. There are numerous white sandy beaches for holiday makers that want to relax on holidays. The vibrant towns are full of quality restaurants and bars where you can try some local delicacies. If you are looking for something different from your holiday to Portugal, why not explore our Nature Parks or experience the warmth of the local people our historic villages, which are among the country’s best kept secrets. If one word could sum up a visit to Portugal, it would be romance. Because wherever you stay in the country, you’ll be sure to enjoy a truly romantic stay. Welcome to Portugal and all it has to offer.

José M. N. Ramos Director Portuguese Trade and Tourism Office


Welcome

EDITORS LETTER

Welcome to Destination Golf Portugal 2014. Destination Golf Portugal was launched to provide a definitive guide to golf in Portugal, educating the thousands of golfers that travel to Portugal each year about where to play, where to stay and where to find the best deals. Since its launch in 2010, Destination Golf Portugal has established itself as the Official voice of Portuguese golf tourism in Ireland. We are delighted to bring you our Edition for 2014/15, published in close association with our friends in the Portuguese Trade and Tourism Office and the various regional tourism offices in Portugal. Over the following 96-pages, we visit nine different golf destinations across the islands of Madeira and the Azores; and the popular mainland destinations of the Algarve, Lisbon and Porto e Norte. There’s no doubt that Portugal has been a magnet for golf tourism over the past three decades. It now is one of the leading golf destinations in the World, with award winning golf courses and golf hotels dotted around the Country. Travelling golfers have over eighty golf courses to choose from, with Championship designs by renowned architects such as Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Robert Trent Jones, who used the natural Portuguese terrain and coastline to create their works of art. Across the last five years Destination Golf representatives have travelled to all four corners of Portugal with their clubs in tow. It is a fascinating country for tourism, and the travelling golfer is spoilt with a wealth of choice. In this publication we will provide a short review of every course, but it’s our “Editors Choice” recommendations that deserve your best attention. Enjoy Portugal and enjoy this golf guide.

Destination Golf Media Ltd 184 Charlesland Wood Greystones Co Wicklow Ireland destinationgolf@live.com www.destinationgolf.ie PUBLISHER Dermot Synnott DIRECTOR Vincent Synnott FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Darren Maguire CREDIT CONTROLLER Mallory Courell OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Helen Duggan INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Albert Ferrer (Spain) Ronald Montesano (USA) Peter Barnes (UK) Gene Oberto (Sweden) Gianni Attanasio (Italy) David Cooney (China) Maarten Hageman (Netherlands) Benjamin Oosterveer (Tunisia & Morocco) Kevin Markham (Ireland) FRONT COVER Oitvos Dunes

Dermot Synnott Publisher Destination Golf Media Ltd.

PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITORIAL Wines from Portugal Turismo de Portugal Associação Turismo do Algarve Visit Lisboa Estoril Golf Coast Madeira Islands Tourism Azores Golf Islands Turismo do Porto e Norte IAGTO Text, photographs and illustrations in this publication are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and accuracy, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors, inconvenience or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, content, advice or advertisements contained herein. We are grateful to the many tourist boards and federations that have helped with certain text and images in this magazine. All rights reserved.


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Destination Golf Portugal 2014

We’ve highlighted a few golf courses and hotels in each Golf Destination, which we recommend for 2014. Keep an eye out for the logo!

FEATURED Golf Courses

PAGE 42 – ALGARVE (EAST)

73 - Golf do Botado

44 - Quinta da Ria

73 - CampoReal

PAGE 10 – ALGARVE (WEST)

46 - Castro Marim

73 - Golden Eagle

12 - Onyria Palmares

46 - Colina Verde

73 - Vimeiro

14 - Penina Resort

46 - Monte Rei

74 - Royal Obidos

14 - Boavista

46 - Quinta de Cima

14 - Parque da Floresta

47 - Benamor

PAGE 76 – PORTO E NORTE

14 - Vale de Milho

47 - Quinta do Vale

78 - Vidago Palace 80 - Estela

16 - Pestana Gramacho 18 - Pestana Vale da Pinta

PAGE 50 – LISBON

82 - Miramar

18 - Pestana Silves

(ESTORIL & SINTRA)

82 - Vale Pisao

18 - Pestana Alto Golf

53 - Oitavos Dunes

82 - Quinta da Barca

18 - Espiche Golf

54 - Belas Clube de Campo

83 - Ponte de Lima

21 - O’Connor Jnr (Oceanico Amendoeira)

54 - Golfe do Estoril

83 - Quinta do Fojo

22 - Faldo (Oceanico Amendoeira)

54 - Lisbon Sports Club

83 - Oporto

22 - Morgado do Reguengo

54 - Belavista

84 - Amarante

22 - Álamos

57 - Monastery Course (Penha Longa)

22 - Pine Cliffs

57 - Paco do Lumiar

PAGE 86 – MADEIRA

57 - Atlantic Course (Penha Longa)

88 - Palheiro

57 - Pestana Beloura

88 - Porto Santo

58 - Quinta da Marinha

88 - Santo da Serra

PAGE 60 – LISBON

PAGE 90 – AZORES

PAGE 24 – ALGARVE (CENTRAL) 26 - San Lorenzo 28 - The Old Course (Oceanico) 30 - Millennium (Oceanico) 30 - Laguna (Oceanico)

(COSTA AZUL)

92 - Batalha

62 - Ribagolfe I

30 - Pinhal (Oceanico)

93 - Terceira

62 - Ribagolfe II

32 - Victoria (Oceanico) 34 - Quinta do Lago North 34 - Quinta do Lago South 34 - Salgados

62 - Santo Estevao Golfe 64 - Quinta do Peru 64 - Aroeira I 64 - Aroeira II

34 - Pine Cliffs 36 - Vale de Lobo (Royal Course) 36 - Pinheiros Altos

31 - Dona Filipa Hotel

66 - Troia 66 - Aldeia dos Capuchos 66 - Golf do Montado

36 - Pestana Vila Sol

FEATURED HOTELS 19 - Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

64 - Oeiras Golf

36 - Balaia

93 - Furnas

35 - Four Seasons Fairways 39 - Prainha Clube 40 - Dom Pedro Golf Resort 52 - The Oitavos Hotel

37 - Vale de Lobo (Ocean Course)

PAGE 68 – LISBON (OESTE)

38 - Quinta do Lago Laranjal

70 - Praia D’ El Rey

67 - Sesimbra Hotel & Spa

72 - Bom Sucesso

85 - Casa Da Calcada Relais & Chateaux

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TOPGOLFER 2014 TopGolfer (www.topgolfer.ie) is Ireland’s community for golfers with a handicap of 9 or better. It exists to feed the competitive spirit of the top golfers playing the game in Ireland through an online community, a nationwide Tour, an Order of Merit, a 1-day PlayOff Finals event and a 2-day season finale Tour Championship. After only four seasons, TopGolfer already has already surpassed 10,000 registered members – who actively play in the TopGolfer Tour events all season long. Destination Golf is a proud media partner to the TopGolfer Tour. For the first time its inauguration in 2010, TopGolfer is bringing its 2-day End of Season TopGolfer Tour Championship Finals to a traditional links course, having previously hosted it at prestigious parkland courses: Carton House (2010), Druids Glen (2011), Fota Island (2012) and The Heritage (2013). Qualifiers from around the country will be battle the North-Dublin winds and links terrain across two days on the championship links course at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, with the title of Irelands TopGolfer Champion 2014 up for grabs.

The winner of each Tour event will receive an invitation to the TopGolfer PlayOffs at New Forest Wood Golf Club on Sunday 28th September 2014. Joining the Tour winners will be the Top35 players from the Order of Merit, who will battle it out for the remaining twelve places at the 2-day TopGolfer Tour Championship Finals in October 2014. Due to the phenomenal success of the TopGolfer Order of Merit, TopGolfer has renewed this exciting Order of Merit format for 2014, with points up for grabs at every Tour event. To participate in this innovative concept, competitors must purchase a personalised Order of Merit Bag Tag. These will be available to buy at the TopGolfer events or online at www.topgolfer.ie. A reasonably price rate becomes extremely good value when a branded Ian Poulter Design polo worth Eur70 gets given out to all members at part of the Eur40 membership deal. TopGolfer is sure to inspire golfers to follow their events throughout the season and enjoy the camaraderie and competitive spirit of life ‘on tour’. Golfers with a handicap of 9 or better can join the TopGolfer golf community for free at www.topgolfer.ie

Designed by World famous golfers Bernhard Langer, the traditional links style course has hosted many top amateur and professional events, including the 2008 & 2009 Ladies Irish Open. The TopGolfer Tour, Ireland’s only amateur golf tour has released its schedule for 2014, which includes six new events across Ireland, a summer pairs event at the K-Club, a 1-Day PlayOffs and a 2-Day Tour Championships. The amateur series which is now in its fifth season will incorporate 35 scratch cups running from March to October at established host venues such as Cork GC, Castle GC, Woodenbridge GC, Galway GC, Dromoland Castle, Grange GC and Rosslare GC. This season the TopGolfer Tour will also visit new venues at Hollystown, Mountrath, The Heritage, Balmoral and New Forest.

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VENUE

EVENT

DATE

FOTA ISLAND

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 16TH MARCH 2014

THE CASTLE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

FRI 11TH APRIL 2014

ROSSLARE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 13TH APRIL 2014

BUNCLODY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SAT 26TH APRIL 2014

BUNCLODY

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SAT 26TH APRIL 2014

GLEN OF THE DOWNS

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 4TH MAY 2014

DELGANY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 11TH MAY 2014

KILCOCK

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SAT 17TH MAY 2014

LEE VALLEY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 25TH MAY 2014

HOLLYSTOWN

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 25TH MAY 2014

HOLLYSTOWN

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 25TH MAY 2014

BEAVERSTOWN

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SAT 31ST MAY 2014

BEAVERSTOWN

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SAT 31ST MAY 2014

K-CLUB (SMURFIT)

SUMMER PAIRS

FRI 20TH JUNE 2014

GLEN OF THE DOWNS

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 22ND JUNE 2014

KNIGHTSBROOK

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 29TH JUNE 2014

ENNISCORTHY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 29TH JUNE 2014

MOUNTRATH

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SAT 12TH JULY 2014

BLAINROE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 13TH JULY 2014

BLAINROE

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 13TH JULY 2014

THE GRANGE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

FRI 18TH JULY 2014

THE GRANGE

Senior Scratch (0-5)

FRI 18TH JULY 2014

BALBRIGGAN

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SAT 19TH JULY 2014

CO. WICKLOW (DELGANY)

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 20TH JULY 2014

CORK

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 20TH JULY 2014

THE HERITAGE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 3RD AUGUST 2014

KNIGHTSBROOK

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

MON 4TH AUGUST 2014

WOODENBRIDGE

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

MON 4TH AUGUST 2014

MT. WOLSELEY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 17TH AUGUST 2014

DROMOLAND

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 17TH AUGUST 2014

DROMOLAND

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 17TH AUGUST 2014

BALMORAL

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 31ST AUGUST 2014

BALMORAL

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SUN 31ST AUGUST 2014

CHARLESLAND

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014

GALWAY

Senior Scratch (0-5)

SAT 13TH SEPTEMBER 2014

GALWAY BAY

JUNIOR SCRATCH (5-9)

SUN 14TH SEPTEMBER 2014

NEW FOREST

PLAYOFFS

SUN 28TH SEPTEMBER 2014

PORTMARNOCK LINKS

TOUR CHAMP

SAT 11TH + SUN 12TH OCTOBER 2014

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28 San Lorenzo 29 Pinheiros Altos 30 Laranjal Golf 31 Benamor Golf 32 Monte Rei 33 Quinta da Ria 34 Quinta de Cima 35 Castro Marim 36 Quinta do Vale

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MAIN – Lighthouse from 1851 of Cabo Sao Vicente, Sagres. 1 – Promontory adjacent to Bordeira Beach, in the western Algarve. 2 – A fishermans old boat at Lagos. 3 – Thatched umbrella and beach chairs on the beach near Lagos.

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ALGARVE (WEST) The Western Algarve is Europe’s most westerly coastline, where the powerful waves beat against the rugged coastline. This part of the Algarve has so much to offer. The sea is warm, the beaches are long, the climate is wonderful and the holiday villages, hotels and luxury resorts are superb places to stay. You will find small fishing villages dotted along the coastline such as Sagres. Another popular tourist attraction is Cape St Vincen, a colourful lighthouse famous for being located at the Westernmost tip of Europe.

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Onyria Palmares The new Palmares Golf Course is a course of great beauty. It recently reopened, with a brand new layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr that perfectly blends mountain and coastal views. The par-71 layout uses a blend of manicured landscapes which boast a mix landscape of white sand and high dunes. New layout has plenty of breathtaking views to Alvor or to the sea mixed with great holes in the dunes. Located close to the historic city of Lagos, Palmares offers a wonderful blend of beach and mountain scenery. Its clubhouse affords a fantastic panoramic view over a 25-km stretch of Atlantic coastline. The Torneio das Amendoeiras em Flor, the oldest amateur tournament in the Algarve, has been played here since 1977.


Boavista

Penina Golf Resort

Boavista

Only a short drive from Portimao is the stunning Penina Golf Resort. Set in a vast 360 acre estate, Penina offers golf enthusiasts a complete golf break. Penina offers three golf courses: an 18-hole par-73 Championship Course, A 9-hole Academy course and a 9-hole Resort Course. The Sir Henry Cotton Championship course, has hosted the Portuguese Open eight times and is a must play on any visit to the Western Algarve. The Academy course and the Resort course both provide a golfer the opportunity to fine-tune one’s short game, while providing gentle training grounds for beginners. The greens are relatively small and therefore accuracy off the tee and for approach shots is required and it also provides players the opportunity to fine tune their short game.

Opened in January 2002, the Boavista golf course is one of the Algarve’s most recent courses and is built in the natural Algarvian landscape. The 18-hole Championship course is a design by Howard Swan. Built on a flat area just 200 metres from the Atlantic, the course is close to Praia da Luz beach. Half the course is located in the National Agricultural Reserve; typical trees of the Algarve (almond and carob) and ancient ruins form the characteristic landscape of this versatile course. One of the most unforgettable holes is the spectacular seventh, a par 4 built with the sea as a backdrop and panoramic views sweeping from the coast at Praia da Luz across to the mountains Serra de Monchique.

Vale de Milho

Parque de Floresta

Vale de Milho is a short nine-hole course located close to the village of Carvoeiro. It uniquely comprises of par-3 holes and only has a total length of 926 metres. That said, many golfers find this course quite challenging and very attractive, thanks to its waterfalls and wonderful views over the sea. So, if you want to practise your short iron shots, spend some time in a beautiful and relaxing landscape and enjoy yourself at the same time, you will not be disappointed by this course.

Situated in the westernmost part of the Algarve, only 15 minutes away from the city of Lagos, this varied course spreads over the slopes of the hills overlooking the ocean. The Parque da Floresta golf course was designed by the Spanish architect Pepe Gancedo, whose general philosophy is to interfere with nature as little as possible. The fairways therefore accompany the natural contours of the terrain, spreading along the valleys and gorges, with their vineyards and eucalyptus groves, bordered by olive-trees, palms and pines. With an enjoyable par-71 course and full resort facilities, Parque da Floresta always proves popular with tourists.

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ONYRIA PALMARES BEACH & GOLF RESORT

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Pestana Gramacho Another of the Pestana Group Courses, this course is the brainchild of Nick Price, the former world No.1 player and renowned golf course architect, Ronald Fream. Together they have created a uniquely designed 18 hole course with 27 varied greens that enable the golfer to play the same course with new challenges several times. This Championship course hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open in 2005 and 2007, and prides itself on maintaining tournament standard conditions all year. The design technique involves well guarded greens with clever bunkering that makes the player think before going directly for the pin. Some times the centre of the green is a better option. The boulder outcrops and dry stone walling to the fig, carob and olive trees, have been complemented by art fully positioned lakes and bunkers.

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Pestana Vale da Pinta

Pestana Vale da Pinta

Pestana Alto Golf

The Vale da Pinta Course is one of the best-designed courses in Europe. Inaugurated in 1992, it is a Championship course with an exceptional layout designed by the famous American golf course architect, Ronald Fream. Since 1992 it has earned a deserved reputation for the outstanding level of maintenance of the course, and its design, which makes it a challenge to golfers of all standards. The Pinta Course was 8 consecutive times host to the Seniors Tour. The fairways are Bermuda grass, while strategically positioned sand bunkers protect the greens, clad in Pen Cross Bent, and two ornamental lakes influence play at four different holes around the course.

Located between the picturesque village of Alvor and the bustling tourist resort of Praia da Rocha, Alto Golf has established itself as one of the most popular golf courses in the Algarve. Designed by the legendary golf course architect Sir Henry Cotton, the rolling fairways and elevated greens make for an enjoyable experience for all levels of player. With the combination of a fantastic golf course, a fully serviced golf clubhouse, state of the art driving range and PGA professional golf academy, Alto will cater to your every golfing need. Located close to numerous stunning beaches and a wide variety of traditional and international restaurants and bars, Alto Golf is the perfect location for that much needed break in the sunshine.

Pestana Silves

Espiche Golf

Pestana Silves is a serene spot, but the course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park. From the very opening tee shot, the golfer is faced with water hazards on both sides, rewarding the brave with an easier approach to the green. Silves encourages and rewards attacking play. The excellent condition, all year round, is ideal for low scoring. A constant text of precision play will be rewarded with birdie chances. Most holes offer a spectacular mountain and valley view, overlooking palm trees and olive groves. This new course is designed by Sir Henry Cotton and is located in an quite part of the Algarve.

Located just outside the popular fishing town of Lagos in the Western Algarve lies the picturesque course of Espice Golf. This challenging 5862 meter par-72 layout offer superb rolling terrain to include lakes, streams and indigenous plants. Unlike a majority of courses in the Algarve, Espiche is set in the countryside with unspoilt views of vineyards and the Monchique Mountains. Its new clubhouse was built on the site of an old Algarvian farm, maintaining its sense of heritage. It boasts stunning terrace views to the countryside. Facilities include bar, restaurant, changing rooms and reception area. There’s also a driving range to sharpen your game.

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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel Situated in a stunning position overlooking Martinhal Beach and set within a protected natural park, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is a 5 star family beach resort that is located close to the historic town of Sagres, in the unspoilt Western Algarve. There is a wide selection of spacious family houses, or the five star hotel itself has 37 rooms, including two duplex Beach Suites, which all have private balconies or terraces that afford impressive ocean views. The essence of the resort is one of affordable, understated luxury and genuine hospitality that offers a stylish contemporary alternative to the more traditional European beach resorts.

Whether you are a group or individual golfer, a short car trip will have you at any of these great courses in no time at all. Maybe your partner will be happier using the hotel facilities or just relaxing in the superb Spa, while you test your skills on one of the championship courses? For further information and T&C’s log onto www.martinhal.com

There’s an exhilarating choice of activities to take part in at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, from a leisurely swim in one of the pools, to a thrilling scuba-dive expedition. Take a leisurely cycle, or grab a mountain bike for a more adrenaline filled ride. The high-spirited can go climbing, or go parasailing, but a more down to earth option is to hike one of the many coastal paths that take in dramatic cliff-top views. And a holiday in the Algarve wouldn’t be the same without teeing off on one of the many superb golf courses that the region is famous for. The Western Algarve always proves popular, boasting top quality golf courses like Penina, Boavista, Parque de Floresta, CS Morgado and Palmares. If you are planning a visit to this area, Destination Golf Portugal recommends Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel as the ideal base to explore these great courses.

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Oceanico O’Connor Perfectly complementing the Faldo Course, whilst taking advantage of the rich valley soil in contrast to the arid hillside, Christy O’Connor Jnr’s course at Amendoeira offers no less of a challenge. Large areas of water demand accurate play and creative shot making, and these lakes and streams are to be maintained as a wildlife sanctuary. Holes 7, 8 and 9 are cleverly guarded by a lake that comes into play on a few occasions. This lake has been stragetically designed so golfers think that it is just there for astetic beauty but they could get caught. Locals call it the Amen Corner of the course. Other large bodies of water with meandering features will challenge golfers throughout the round. The 18th hole brings a fantastic finish, a gentle climb with the river running along the right hand side. Once you get up there and look down on the golf course, you will feel you have been blessed.


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Alamos

Oceanico Faldo

Morguado do Reguengo

Surrounded by rocky outcrops and meandering water features, this Nick Faldo designed golf course is designed to test accuracy. The course is full of character - ancient olive trees, mature trees, cacti, wild herbs and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone. Due to its elevation in some parts, the course boasts stunning views of the Alcantarilha countryside, over the large orange groves to the mountains in the distance. Positional play is key, but there are some great risk and reward holes on offer too, especially on the earlier holes that play close to the clubhouse. After leaving high ground to the west, the eighteenth brings the final chapter to a close with a magnificent par 5. By then, a drink in the stunning clubhouse has been well earned.

Situated in the Barrocal region of the Algarve, many call this a miniature paradise with valleys, lagoons, forests, vegetable gardens, orchards and a variety of wild animals. This championship course ranks as one of the toughest and longest of all courses in the Algarve. The testing 6,399 metres par-73 layout suits the longer hitters. The course consists of five par-5’s, nine pa-3’s and four par-4’s. Big greens and deep bunkers are common place around the course. Two lakes come into play on the front and back nine. Given the challenge on offer, it would be advised to use the practise facilities before taking on this course. On offer is a practise area, driving range, chipping green and putting green.

Alamos

Pine Cliffs

Opened in 2006, the Alamos course is one of the latest courses to be added to the golf portfolio in the Algarve. Lying to the north of Portimao it’s located in close proximity to Morgado do Reguengo golf course. The setting is a large 980 hectare estate through undulating small valleys. This course is designed with big putting surfaces, which places a stronger emphasis on good putting skills. In some parts, the greens are quite undulating with several tiers. Deep bunkers that are deliberately hanging close to the greens require accurate approach shots. This course is full of character and is rapidly growing in stature.

Opened in 1990, Pine Cliffs is a compact 9-hole golf course that is surrounded by magnificent old pine trees. This is not a long course, but it does demand accuracy. No more so than the much pictured devils parlour, a challenging par-3 that crosses the cliffs, with breathtaking views to the Atlantic Ocean. The Pine Cliffs golf course provides a well equipped golf academy that meets the requirements of both the hobby golfer as well as the tournament player. Celebrities are often spotted at Pine Cliffs, as they holiday in the luxurious Sheraton Hotel that is onsite. For several years, the club president was British motor racing star Nigel Mansell.

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MAIN –Fantastic dragon sculpture at FIESA, International Sand Sculpture Festival in Algarve. 1 – Marina in Vilamoura, Algarve. 3 – Quinta Do Lago beach in the Algarve. 3 – A typical seafood cataplana dish.

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ALGARVE (CENTRAL) Situated in the extreme south of Portugal, the central Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular haunts for holiday makers. The region is a delight to visit all year round with the golden sandy beaches on the coast offering a haven for sun seekers whilst the sleepy hillside villages further inland offer peace and tranquillity for those looking to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Resorts including Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, and Vilamoura, are among central Algarve’s main holiday destinations. Vilamoura Marina offers an excellent selection restaurants, bars, entertainment and a variety of nightlife ranging from cabaret shows to casinos.

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San Lorenzo Golf San Lorenzo offers the golfer a rare beauty and unique golfing experience. Situated in the exclusive Quinta do Lago estate, the course runs parallel to the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa which is always oozing with wildlife and alive with chirpy sounds of nature. The course is a very enjoyable 6,238 metre par-72 layout, but one can be forgiven to be distracted by the panoramic beach views and inherent beauty. Designed in 1988 by American golf architect, Joseph Lee and his partner, W. Roquemore, the course is heavily trafficked by club members. It is owned by Hotel Dona Filipa, who run golf packages throughout the year and pre-booking is advised. The layout presents 18 cleverly carved holes that weave their way through lakes, pine wood forests and white sanded beaches that are dotted along the Algarve coastline. The well conditioned course presents a golfer with fast greens, elevated tees, fairways bunkers and a vast array of water hazards.San Lorenzo has won recognition and acclaim by global golfing media and press. Golf World magazine previously voted San Lorenzo as one of the top five courses in Europe.

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Oceanico Old Any golf course with “old” in the name always describes a charm and a layout untouched beauty. Although this course has had a facelift of two since it opened in 1969, no major changes were made to the magnificent layout. Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees which line most of the holes. This is one of the courses in Portugal that will always stay in the memory of visiting golfers. After an enjoyable 18-holes on the Old Course, a fully serviced clubhouse awaits those who feel they’ve earned a nice cold beer.

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Oceanico Laguna

Oceanico Pinhal

This modern course is laid out over low lying coastal terrain. Its many water hazards and few trees makes it considerably different from the other courses in this area and many of its holes convey a links feel. U.S. golf architect Joseph Lee designed this course which has been subject to continual improvements over the years. Measuring 6,121 metres from the white tees, the par 72 course includes several lakes which influence play on a total of 11 holes. Apart from the lakes and an impressive total of 79 bunkers across this design, another hazard is the wind that frequently blows over this somewhat exposed location. Oce창nico Laguna shares a large, welcoming clubhouse with the neighbouring Oce창nico Millennium Course.

Pinhal is the second oldest golf course in the Vilamoura region. Although it was originally designed by Frank Pennink (who also designed the Old Course), several modifications were made by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985. One of the major change was to lengthening the course to 6,353 metres to cater for advances in modern technology. The clubhouse was also completely renovated at the turn of the millennium, to now boast stunning panoramas from the large veranda. A game of golf at Pinhal is chatacterised by gently sloping terrain which is enclosed by numerous umbrella and Atlantic pines that tower over the fairways. There are a few waters features, like well positioned ponds but most are there to catch a very errant shot.

Oceanico Millennium The aspect of this course leads itself to strong winds, which usually comes into play. In general, the course is fairly exposed, although some earlier holes play between pine trees - similar to the neighbouring fairways of the Old Course and Pinhal. In this more wooded area, the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy - while the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes at the 4th, 17th and 18th holes. Major work was put into refurbishing this course by Martin Hawtree, the renowned UK golf architect. The end result is an exciting 18-hole course that makes it one of the main courses in Vilamoura.

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Dona Filipa Hotel The Algarve was recently voted Europe’s top golfing destination by the Global Tourism Company IAGTO. The same company also recognised Dona Filipa Hotel as the finest hotel in Portugal for golfers. Dona Filipa Hotel in Vale do Lobo offers everything that a golfer could possibly require from their golfing holiday. Although the hotel and golf course are not adjacent to each other, both are located in the stylish area of Vale do Lobo. Faro International Airport is located approximately 15 minutes’ drive from both, making it possible to simply get a taxi in preference to renting a car.

Dona Filipa Hotel in Vale do Lobo offers everything that a golfer could possibly require from their golfing holiday.

Attractive and magnificently located 200m from the Vale do Lobo Beach, Dona Filipa Hotel welcomes all with a touch of glamour and the essence of true quality service. The Hotel has recently finished a major renovation, upgrading all public areas – including lobby, lounge and bar – along with all rooms and suites at the beachfront Vale de Lobo property. The new interior design concept both embraces the elegance and charm of the Dona Filipa Hotel, whilst paying homage to its traditional Portuguese style. The hotel offers three types of Golf Packages, namely “The Unlimited Golf Package”, “The Short Break Golf & Spa Package” and “The Golf Spikes & Spa Package”. These packages are designed to offer golfers flexibility and value across one, three or seven nights. They also offer various prices, depending if you would prefer the Classic Twin Room or an Ocean Suite with panoramic views. For further details on their golf packages, log onto www.donafilipahotel.com

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Oceanico Victoria Golf Course Seen by many as the jewel of the golf portfolio in the Algarve, Victoria Golf Course is one of seven courses in the Algarve that are owned and managed by the Oceanico Group. The Championship par-72 course measures over 6,560 metres and occupies a total area of 90 hectares. Designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, this possesses wide undulating fairways, large greens, man made lakes, well positioned bunkers, and typical Portuguese vegetation such as carob, olive and almond trees. The one defining character is the 18 cleverly designed putting greens, which truly test a golfer’s short game. Fantastic practise facilities include a driving range and enormous putting green of 2,500m2. The course has hosted many prestigious tournaments, and been home to the Portuguese Masters on the European Tour for the last few years.

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Quinta Do Lago South Course

Salgados Golf Course

Quinta Do Lago South Course

Situated in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve, to the west of Albufeira, Salgados Golf is already a ‘postcard’ of Portuguese golf. It’s proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills, different from other courses in the Algarve. If you stay in the popular resort of Albufeira, a colourful fishing resort with plenty of après golf, Salgados Golf is practically on your doorstep at only 3km away. The eighteen holes at Salgados Golf are pleasant with a welcoming Club House waiting for you at the end of your round.

Located close to Almancil in the heart of the Algarve lies the two golf courses at Quinta do Lago. The 6,900 par-72 South Course was designed by William Mitchell. Set in a pine forest, with small swelling hills dotting the fairways, it has hosted the Portuguese Open seven times and is a truly magnificent course. Although the course lends itself toward the better golfer, there are different tee positions on offer to cater for all categories, making the course pleasurable for all. The course regularly ranks high in global golf course rankings. It’s clever design will assess ones game, given the strategic bunkering, occasional water hazards and contoured greens.

Quinta Do Lago North Course

Pine Cliffs

In case one designer wasn’t enough, the Quinta do Lago North Course has the boasting rights of requiring two architects. The first was William Mitchell (who designed the South Course) who was responsible for 1 to 5 and 15 to 18 in 1974. The other holes were designed by Joseph Lee, which opened in 1989. The terrain was to inspire many future designs. The umbrella pine trees crop up to catch the errant golf ball, while the creeping bent grass fairways are typical to Mediterranean courses. Regular players here are convinced that a person who draws the ball will succeed best, given the anti-clockwise arrangement of the holes.

Opened in 1990, Pine Cliffs is a compact 9-hole golf course that is surrounded by magnificent old pine trees. This is not a long course, but it does demand accuracy. No more so than the much pictured devils parlour, a challenging par-3 that crosses the cliffs, with breathtaking views to the Atlantic Ocean. The Pine Cliffs golf course provides a well equipped golf academy that meets the requirements of both the hobby golfer as well as the tournament player. Celebrities are often spotted at Pine Cliffs, as they holiday in the luxurious Sheraton Hotel that is onsite. For several years, the club president was British motor racing star Nigel Mansell.

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Four Seasons Fairways Located a short 20-minute drive from Faro Airport in the heart of the Quinta do Lago estate lies the Four Seasons Fairways. An idyllic base for golfers to relax and make friends, the resort is superbly located along the first fairway of Quinta do Lago’s North Course. Quinta do Lago has been a magnet for golfer enthusiasts visiting the Algarve for many years, and is widely regarded as one of the most established tourism destinations in Europe. The area is home to the stunning Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with beautiful sandy beaches, walking circuits, golf courses, shopping centres and a choice of restaurants and bars. Four Seasons Fairways comprising boasts 132 luxury villas and hillside apartments, which are an ideal base for golfers, with villas sleeping up to 8-people with private pools and Jacuzzis. Extensive golf and leisure facilities at the resort include: a members-only clubhouse, 24hr Reception Desk, Restaurant & Bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s Club, Gymnasium with regular classes, Tennis Courts, Mini-market, Beauty salon, sauna & steam rooms. For further information log onto www.fourseasonsfairways.com


Balaia

Balaia

Pinheiros Altos

Just outside the popular region of Albufeira is the popular Balaia golf course. A nine Par 3 hole gem that will test every golfer, irrespective of their handicap. With holes ranging in distance from 67 metres to 160 metres featuring undulating fairways and excellent greens, the course will test your distance control and short game. From the very start, the beauty of this course is apparent as the first hole is surrounded by two lakes that are divided by an old wooden bridge. Full Clubhouse facilities are available after your round.

Pinheiros Altos is an independent 27-hole course designed by Ronald Fream and Jorge Santana. The course has an unusual layout with three nines of contrasting character -- ‘The Pines’, ‘The Corks’ and ‘The Olives’. The Pines, as its name suggests, meanders through typical Algarvian pine woods whereas many water hazards must be negotiated coming home. The rest is much flatter but the holes work their way through a series of lakes requiring accurate driving and precise iron play. The greens have a reputation for being the most difficult to read and to hit because they are small and undulating and usually in very good condition. The course embraces part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, making this another course of beauty and challenge for players of all standards.

Vale de Lobo - Royal Course

Pestana Vila Sol Golf Course

The Royal Golf Course has rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes surrounded by wild flowers. Its features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world, which has become the veritable symbol of golf in the Algarve. But there are many other challenges along its length, in particular numerous narrow fairways, bordered by age-old pine forest, which make the Royal a real test of a golfer’s accuracy and concentration. This course was designed by top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, based on original drawings made by Sir Henry Cotton.

The magnificent 27-hole course at Pestana Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort is surrounded by a vast 150 hectares. The resort is situated in the heart of one of the most highly developed tourist areas in the Algarve. It has stunning natural surroundings with a vast range of fauna, animal and plant life. At Pestana Vila Sol Golf you will find a fabulous Donald Steel design, which stretches along a wide valley, naturally sculpted by Mother Nature and divided into three loops with three different levels of difficulty: Prime, Challenge and Prestige. Pestana Vila Sol Golf has twice played host to the Portuguese Open, in 1992 and 1993. It was honoured by the Green Globe organisation in 1996 with the Green Flag award, certification of meeting their environmental requirements.

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Vale de Lobo - Ocean Course The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th – which treat golfers to some of the most spectacular views in the Algarve – and the Par 3 15th, which runs alongside the beach. Playing to your handicap on The Ocean course is a difficult task, due to the challenging design and distracting beauty that it provides.

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Quinta do lago Laranjal A demonstration in excellence is once more shown by Quinta do Lago, as Laranjal golf course ticks all the boxes. A personalised service blended with the finest in golf refinement. This is the latest of the three courses at Quinta do Lago. This 18-hole championship layout is a true test. Its par-72 6,480 metre length is set amongst umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees, owing to this previous state as an orange grove. The narrow Bermuda grass fairways and well defined Penn A4 greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate this testing route laid out on a rolling and distinctive terrain. Much is expected from this course over the coming years, and it is sure to grown in demand and popularity.


Prainha A paradise by the sea, stretching among the cliffs with astonishing views over Alvor and Lagos bay and direct access to Prainha and Três Irmãos beach, Prainha is a 45ha resort that gathers Prainha Village (apartments and villas from 1 to 4 bedrooms with or without private pool), Prainha Clube (studios to 2 bedrooms apartments), and a wide range of facilities such as 3 outdoor pools for adults and 2 outdoor pools for children, indoor pool, the Atlantic pool on the cliff with breathtaking views over the ocean, the elevator built in the rocks (unique in Algarve) that gives you access to the beach, tennis court, 2 playgrounds, health club with treatments and massages and much more. Besides all this, you can book through reception numerous activities happening all over the Algarve.

The surrounding area is calm, only 2km away from the fishing village Alvor and from Praia da Rocha, two different places but famous by their restaurants, handicraft, bustling life and, of course, by their natural beauty. www.prainha.net

You will find also restaurants: Caniço is a unique beach bar and restaurant built within rocks, specialized in Mediterranean food. For those days when you prefer something lighter you can also choose our Italian restaurante Miss Pasta, Prainha Clube restaurant or snack bar “Piscina”. Close to Alto Golf, Penina, Morgado and many more, our Caniço Prainha Cup that has been happening for 20 years gives us a wide knowledge and great relations with the surrounding golf courses so you can enjoy special rates.

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Dom Pedro Golf Resort Each Dom Pedro hotel is unique, enriched by the charm of its destination, and by the decor, comfort and exceptional service that Dom Pedro Hotels provide. Each hotel is very well located in Portugal, in central Lisbon, the beautiful Algarve’s coast or in Madeira’s Island. In total there are seven hotels as part of the Dom Pedro Hotel Group. Due to its popularity, Dom Pedro Hotels have already launched outside of Portugal. Dom Pedro Laguna, Beach Villas, Golf and Spa resort, will be the first five star hotel of the luxury resort “Aquiraz Riviera” located in Brazil (Fortaleza). Dom Pedro Golf Resort is just 150 meters from the beach and two steps away from the casino. With a privileged location at the cosmopolitan Vilamoura that boasts an international Marina surrounded by superb shops, restaurants and bars with good music set along wide esplanades. Dom Pedro Golf Resort is located only minutes from Europe’s best Golf Courses, heavenly beaches, and Vilamoura’s Marina and Casino, the Dom Pedro Golf is reborn after being refurbishing. The new reception and Lobby’s warm tones convey tranquillity and comfort. The 266 rooms, are now lighter and more comfortable, equipped with LCD, air conditioning, and the Dom Pedro Collection amenities, as well as, of course, round the clock room service. Surrounded by lush gardens, the hotel offers to its guest the most relaxing holidays, with a large variety of facilities and activities. The hotel benefits from grill and buffet restaurants, indoor heated pool and two outdoor pools, the Spa Aquae. Especially for Dom Pedro guests, a golf pro will be happy to arrange golf at any of leading Championship Golf Courses. In house guests have preferential prices, as well as courtesy Shuttle bus.

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The hotel is located by Vilamoura beach (100 yards) and only a few minutes from the best golf courses in the Algarve, the Dom Pedro Golf Resort is surrounded by restaurants, bars, pubs, vibrant nightclubs, and lies directly beside Vilamoura’s Casino and international Marina. With 266 rooms, Swimming pools, Kids Club, Tennis and Volleyball courts, Children’s entertainment programme on Summer, SPA and several restaurants and bars, this is the best All inclusive program for Family holidays. There are 1750m2 of meeting and conference rooms, with 450-people capacity distributed among 20 rooms. algarve.reservations@dompedro.com


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ALGARVE (EAST) Bordering the South West of Spain, the Eastern Algarve is one of the newest tourism destinations in Portugal. Much investment has been put into this region over the last decade, and the fruits of this are now been seen, as it has rapidly grow in popularity to form a great tourism product. This area is rich in history and powerful in its natural beauty. One of the most spectacular Nature Reserves in Europe can be witnessed at the protected Nature Reserve of Ria Formosa, which is alive with indigenous species and offers spectacular scenery. Other popular tourist visits in this region include Tavira, where you can witness the remnants of a bygone era and marvel at the Roman Bridge, or Castro Marim, one of the last stops you before crossing the border to Spain.

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Quinta da Ria Quinta da Ria Golf situated in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve has already been described by experienced golfers as the most beautiful course in the region. The Rocky Roquemore design is perched above the Ria Formosa estuary boasts views down to the sand bellow, with the tidal waters and the ever flowing currents across the Nature Reserve. The back nine holes are particularly impressive as it takes the player close to the beach, providing stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. A game at Quinta da Ria must be accompanied by a good camera.


Monte Rei

Monte Rei

Castro Marim

The Monte Rei golf courses are set in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve, with sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The first of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses - “Monte Rei North” - opened for play in June 2007. This par 72 Championship golf course measuring 6567metres from the Tournament tees is a truly unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes. The golf course’s presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making every hole as remarkable as the next. Monte Rei is truly worth a visit when in the eastern Algarve.

Having only opened in 2000, Castro Marim Country Club has 27 holes being, the Grouse Course, the Atlantic Course and the Guadiana Course. The recently-built courses at Castro Marim are part of a truly exceptional tourist development, designed to provide unforgettable moments of leisure. It has a very special setting in the peaceful atmosphere of the eastern Algarve and was in fact the first course to be built in this region, offering players beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, the River Guadiana and the nearby nature reserve. What makes the Castro Marim Golf & Country Club really special is its unique blend of history, culture, nature, river, sea, beach and sporting facilities in one single setting, together with its exceptional service and quality.

Colina Verde

Quinta de Cima

The 9-hole Executive par 3 golf course is suitable for players of all levels. Straight forward enough to be enjoyable for beginners, but also testing enough for the experienced player wishing to sharpen their iron play and short game. With average playing time of one and a half hours, there is plenty of time if you so wish to take in one of the 18-hole championship courses in the locality the same day.

From Quinta de Cima Golf the views are spectacular and inspiring: from any part of the course, both the sea and the Algarve Mountains are a delight to anyone’s eyes. Old centenary olive and carob trees, together with the surrounding orange trees and vineyards, maintain the originality of the region landscape. It looks like as if the course has been there since centuries ago. This is a protected area and hopefully will remain this way forever!

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Quinta do Vale

Benamor

Quinta do Vale

Officially opened in March 2000, this course is the first golf course to open east of the capital of the Algarve, Faro, and lies just outside of Tavira. The owning Martins Dias family invited the late Sir Henry Cotton make a concept design for an 18-hole course. Sir Henry was inspired by the beautiful church next to the site of the Clubhouse and by its spectacular location. The final result is a delightful par 71 golf course of 5,500metres. Benamor offers all golfers a pleasant test of golf. The course is undulating but not hilly. The views of the mountains to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South are stunning. The greens, tees and fairways are always kept in good condition. Players’ accuracy is particularly called upon by the architects’ retention of as many of the old trees as feasible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge.

Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, Quinta do Vale Golf Resort features an 18-hole Championship layout including 6 Par-5´s, 6 Par-4´s and 6 Par-3´s. The course has Bermuda grass fairways, Bent grass greens and the rough is abundant with Festuca & Ryegrass. Marvellously integrated into the landscape and with a great view over the Guadiana River, Quinta do Vale Golf Club sits in a natural valley and is always overlooked from the Clubhouse. At Quinta do Vale, players will notice Seve´s creativity as well as his promise: To please everyone no matter what their handicap is. Numerous dogleg holes, wide fairways and obstacles enhance the course quality and its breath-taking surroundings…

The course is undulating but not hilly. The views of the mountains to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South are stunning .

The course has Bermuda grass fairways, Bent grass greens and the rough is abundant with Festuca & Ryegrass.

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MAIN – Cascais beach, Lisbon. 1 – Estoril Castle near Lisbon. 2 – Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal (Palacio Nacional da Pena). 3 – The Statue of Dom Carlos I, King of Portugal, overlooking the harbour in Cascais.

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LISBON (ESTORIL & SINTRA) Situated to the West of Lisbon, the Estoril Coast and Sintra region boasts an abundance of tourist attractions and safe, sandy beaches. The world-famous resort of Estoril is well known for it’s beaches, hotels and golf courses. It also boasts a famous Grand Prix racing track and it’s ritzy Casino, attracting celebrities for all over the world. That said, historical landmarks such as the several forts along the coastline still exist. Further north, the Sintra area has been recognised as an Unesco World Heritage site since 1995. Set in a stunning landscape of peaks, gorges and lush forests, it is enriched with castles and palaces. Pena Castle is one of the most recognised Castles in Portugal, and also one of the most visited. This region is also very popular for a range of sporting activities and festivals throughout the year.

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The Oitavos Hotel Amassed by pine trees, sand dunes and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Quinta da Marinha is located in a privileged position in the middle of Estoril – Cascais – Sintra axis, only 20 minutes from Lisbon.

The concept of luxury was redefined, as The Oitavos has already established itself as one of the area’s premier venues for leisure travel, dining, business and incentive meetings and social events. If a luxurious retreat is your thing, don’t look any further than The Oitavos www.theoitavos.com

The Oitavos hotel with its 142 rooms opening late 2010. This luxury hotel is at the pinnacle of contemporary design and innovation, offering a modern outlook of Portugal yet rooted in Portuguese heritage. The Oitavos sets new standards of excellence, both architecturally and functionally. The spacious corridors and modern bedrooms, each with their own balcony, boast stunning sea and/or golf views. Guests have the choice of four different restaurants, including one with a gastronomic signature - the Ipsylon Restaurant. Other dining options are the Ipsylon Bar & Lounge, which is less formal; the Atlantic Pool Bar, located close to the outdoor swimming pool; and the Oitavos Dunes Clubhouse restaurant – Verbasco. The choice is vast from an array of tasty tapas, salads, pasta, meat and fish to locally sourced fresh seafood. No matter your preferred dining option, you are guaranteed a unique culinary experience with carefully selected ingredients. In a contemporary architectonic style, with ten treatment rooms, heated seawater indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi, the modern facilities in the Spa perfectly compliments the hotel.

“TEE OFF AT THE OITAVOS” GOLF PROMOTION Combine the challenge and excitement of playing one of the world’s great golf courses with relaxation and luxury with the three day ‘Tee-off’ package at The Oitavos, a new five-star hotel in Portugal’s Estoril Coast. Just Stay and Play! • Three night stay in a Superior Room • Daily Buffet Breakfast • Two Green fees at the Oitavos Dunes golf course

Rates start at €505 Single occupancy; €695 Double occupancy Handicap certificate is mandatory - 36 Ladies and Gentlemen. Week ends and Bank Holidays - tee times upon availability from 11.10am. For tee time reservations, please contact

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Please Note: This program also includes free wireless Internet. We call special attention to the fact that children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the SPA and Balneotherapy area, including interior pool.


Oitavos Dunes Oitavos Dunes lies within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, only 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport. It is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Being a seaside golf course, the ocean view is present all the time, although some of the more fantastic scenery comes from the Sintra mountains and Cabo da Roca - the Europe’s most western point seen from the holes 9, 10, 11 and 14. The layout has been carefully crafted by the renowned Arthur Hills. The design was to create a 6,303 metre pat-71 course, while maintaining and preserving the unique caracteristics of the land. Oitavos Dunes was the 1st Golf Course in Europe and the 2nd in the Word to be recognized as a Certified Signature Sanctuary Gold. It is already set as one of the best golf courses in Europe and regularly features world rankings.


Belas

Belas

Lisbon Sports Club

Belas is a unique golf course. The layout is extraordinary, with several fairways and greens set in deep valleys, and it affords unforgettable panoramic scenery to golfers and visitors. The course was designed by the renowned golf course architect Rocky Roquemore. It has five lakes throughout its winding layout, fed by various small and picturesque waterfalls. The course measures 6,380 off the back tees, providing a tough par-72 layout. It demands both skill and tactical play, and is acknowledged both locally and internationally as one of Portugal’s best constructed layouts. The course also boasts a driving range and two practice putting greens. The clubhouse offers all the services necessary for a championship course.

Originally Lisbon Sports Club dates back to 1880, when a group of English residents living in the Lisbon area, founded a Sports Club. By 1890 they had built a small six hole golf course in Alges. Then in 1962 the Club moved to Casal de Carregueira, where it remains today situated about 20 km from Cascais and Lisbon. The Martin Hawtree course was inaugurated with nine holes, five more holes were added a few years later and then finally in 1992 its eighteen holes were completed. A 5,278 metre par-69 layout means it is a playable course for all. The narrow fairways lined with beautiful old trees and abundant vegetation blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings. There is a comfortable Club House with its veranda overlooking the magnificent woodland.

Golf do Estoril

Belavista

Golf do Estoril is a championship course with bags of history and fame. One of the oldest golf courses in Portugal, Golf do Estoril offers its visitors spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. The course has been used on numerous occasions for the Portuguese Open, as well as for international amateur championships. It is a short but challenging course, designed by Mackenzie Ross, who made excellent use of the surrounding pine-trees and eucalyptuses – which, coupled with the uneven terrain, make the course more a test of accuracy than of the ability to hit the ball long distances. The course is popular with golfers, so the addition of a second 9-holes is an additional benefit.

Belavista is located within the city of Lisbon, so not quite part of the Oeste region. It was the first Municipal golf course in Portugal and was opened to cater for the business man and social golfers would can only manage 2 hours of golf. This is a short and but difficult course as six artificial lakes come into play. This course is also ideal for a golfer that wants to practise their game before taking on a bigger course, as it has a practise range. It has three par-3’s and six par-4’s.

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Penha Longa (Atlantic Course)

Penha Longa (Monastery Course)

Penha Longa (Atlantic Course)

This nine-hole golf course is part of the Penha Longa golf resort. This is a perfect sister course to the Championship Course (Atlantic Course) - equally pretty but a fraction less demanding. Situated on the site of an ancient monastery, after which it is named, this course now offers golfers a fresh alternative and guaranteed game, should the Atlantic Course be busy. The Monastery Course (also known as Mosteiro course) plays 2,588 meters par-35 and is generally less undulating than the its sister course. Its lakes also provide their own special beauty and difficulty.

Located in the Sintra Natural Park, this course is ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe. The Atlantic Course designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Jnr, is escapist golf at its best. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes. The opening holes and the final flourish share a wooded vale in the shadow of the rocky mountains, while others arc and plunge over scented hillsides. Exciting at every turn, this championship test and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills.

Paco do Lumiar

Pestana Beloura

Located in the heart of Lisbon, this friendly 9-hole course is designed for those who are looking for a leisurely game. Paco Do Lumiar is more than a golf course, as local families would congregate here for social functions and gatherings. The course is located in beautiful surroundings and is always kept in good condition. Golfers come here to make use of the practise facilities, get a lesson of the club pro and perfect their game before taking on the bigger courses.

The verdant foothills of the Sintra Mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop for the Pestana Beloura Golf Course. Here the famous American golf course architect Rocky Roquemore has conceived a course that will stretch both your imagination and ability yet provide an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all levels. Over 40,000 Eucalyptus, Oak, Pine, Magnolia, Palm and other exotic trees and plants have been planted on this gently undulating Par 73, 18 hole course that measures 5,846 metres from the Men’s Tees and 4,952 from the Ladies Tees. Water comes into play on many of the holes as they meander between the various lakes and streams that border the Fairways. The course is irrigated automatically from its own water supplies, guaranteeing crisp lies and holding greens. 59


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Quinta da Marinha Located close to the lively towns of Estoril and Cascais and the majestic beach of Guincho is the Quinta da Marinha golf course. The Quinta da Marinha course forms part of a luxury development, where you can relax for a few days. Besides a great golf course, there also is the possibility to do horse-riding around the thousands of pine-trees or walk along the coast with the Atlantic Ocean as your constant companion. Built by the architect Robert Trent Jones Snr in 1984, the course is 6,100 metres long across generally flat terrain. Only 4 years after opening, it held the Portuguese Ladies Open (1988). This 339-metre hole slopes down towards the sea with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop.

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LISBON (COSTA AZUL) Costa Azul is the name given to the coast south of Lisbon, which joins Alentejo and runs down towards the Algarve. In a sheltered estuary, you find the historic city of SetĂşbal, the third-largest in Portugal. A number of fishing villages like Sesimbra have retained their working atmosphere and charm, while the beaches compare favourably with the big crowds that sunbathe in the Algarve. Apart from golf, there many organised activities that you can do on the Costa, such as diving, balloon flights, cycling excursions.

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Ribagofe I

Ribagolfe I

Ribagolfe II

Once described as the ‘Valderrama of Portugal’, Ribagolfe I provides a superb test of golf in a unique and natural setting 40 minutes from Lisbon, with the experience akin to millionaire’s golf with not a house to be seen and each hole sheltered from the view of the others. Set in a beautiful cork oak forest and boasting superb oversized greens, Ribagolfe measures 7,370 yards from the back tees and has hosted the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School since 2009.

A shorter test than its sibling but still measuring more than 6,800 yards, Ribagolfe II is a great compliment to Ribagolfe I. Blessed with the same indigenous cork oak canvass, the course designers have crafted a more forgiving but equally appealing golf course with wider fairways and landing areas. The huge, moderately contoured greens, however, provide a stiff test if you’re to score well.

Santo Estêvão

With the experience akin to millionaire’s golf with not a house to be seen and each hole sheltered from the view of the others.

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The newest course in the Costa Azul region, Santo Estêvão opened in 2004 and is set in the fertile rolling landscape of the Northern Alentejo region. Designed by Donald Steel, the course plays up to more than 7,000 yards, with well-designed, strategically-placed bunkers and greens offering a layout that will challenge golfers of all abilities and the gently undulating land makes for an easy, pleasant walk.


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Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club

Aroeira I

Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club

Aoeira I is located 20 minutes from Lisbon, to the south of the River Tagus, Aroeira offers golfers the perfect combination of a championship course set amidst exuberant natural surroundings. Frank Pennink designed this course in a pinewood dotted with wild flowers, which is a nature reserve inhabited by many different species of birds. Because of its densely wooded nature, the British press have christened this course the “Lisbon Wentworth”, due to its similarity with the famous golf course near London. In 1996 and 1997, Aroeira hosted the Portuguese Open on the European Tour. Make sure not to leave the area before taking some time to contemplate the vast expanse of sand, sea and sky close to the course at Costa de Caparica, a beach that lies at the foot of a fossile reef (a protected natural area).

With the Arrábida mountains as its backdrop, the Quinta do Peru golf course offers amateurs a pleasant game, whilst also presenting a challenge for professionals. The course’s recognised quality has led to its hosting several events, including the Grande Final of the UAP Challenge Tour in 1995 and 1996. The front nine can be quite tricky, as the many trees and wild flowers need to be avoided. A real feature hole on this course is the par-3 eight. This 200-yard hole requires a precise shot over water to an undulating green. Aside from the great course, tourism is always popular in this region. Don’t forget to enjoy a drive or a walk through the Serra

Aroeira II

Oeiras Golf

A new course in the Lisbon area, this course has a fairly different concept of golf from Aroeira I, consisting of large fast greens. Despite the inviting nature of its greens, the course becomes increasingly difficult as you work your way around the front nine. Unlike its older sister course, the new course has bunkers on the fairways, some of them in the Scottish style of pot bunkers. But the sand traps are not the only obstacle that have to be taken into account as the course also have five large lakes, water is a fairly constant hazard, particularly at the last nine holes.

Oeiras Golf & Residence is located in the municipality of Oeiras, next to the Tagus Park. Its superb location is just minutes from the centre of Oeiras, the city of Lisbon and Cascais and close to main roads such as the A5 highway. A 9-hole golf course, drivingrange and clubhouse form part of a new residential complex that includes Semi-Detached Houses, Townhouses, and Apartments.

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Troia

Troia

Montado

Designed by the famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Troia Golf Championship Course is a real gem. This course is often described as one of the most fascinating in Portugal, and was ranked as high as #25 from a Top 100 course ranking by Golf World. The course is located at just 30 minutes south of Lisbon and about two hours north of the Algarve. Its not overplayed and has a wild but natural beauty. The rustic style clubhouse boasts stunning views from the terrace overlooking several holes of the course and miles of unspoilt sandy beach.

Host to many professional tournament from the European Challenge Tour, Montado has received praise from the best players in Europe. Set in flat terrain, the Montado has been built to the south of Setúbal in a landscape planted with old corkoaks, young olive-trees, chestnuts and pines, whilst all around it wind a series of creeks and natural lakes. A feature hole at Montado is the scenic thirteenth, a par 4 that affords a fine view of Palmela castle and provides an excellent opportunity for a birdie. Surrounded by the famous muscatel vineyards that were first planted here more than a century ago, the Montado course has already hosted international tournaments, such as the Axa Challenge Tour and the Grand Final of the European Challenge Tour (1997). This course is also located close the many famous beaches that spread along the Tróia peninsula.

Aldeia dos Capuchos Idyllically situated close to Lisbon downtown, yet situated in a quiet and beautiful region, Aldeia dos Capuchos offers you the best of both worlds. Declared by the Portuguese State as a project of national interest, this Resort received the Architecture Council Award for its excellence. With ten hectares of green areas, Aldeia dos Capuchos is the magical place to enhance your senses. With 1402m of total length, the golf course of Aldeia dos Capuchos is an excellent course for a quick game. With the sea as background, the golf course allows you to play wonderfully trough 9 holes (7 par-3’s and 2 par 4’s) of beautiful design. Small undulations, a big lake and several bunkers will certainly sharpen up your game.

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Set in flat terrain, the Montado has been built to the south of Setúbal in a landscape planted with old cork-oaks, young olive-trees, chestnuts and pines.


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MAIN – Obidos Medieval Castle. 1 – Rescue Jet in Portuguese Jet Ski Championship on Obidos lagoon, Caldas da Rainha. 2 – Scenes of Medieval Market of Obidos. 3 – Professional surfer during the Rip Curl Pro Tournament in Peniche.

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LISBON (OESTE) This region is fondly known as the ‘land of sea and vineyards’. Located around 1-hour north of Lisbon city, the Oeste region is maginficently picturesque with white houses, maritime coast, green countryside and a very pleasant climate. Powerful wind generators tower above the small villages, maximising the use of strong prevailing winds. The region boasts unique activities not to be missed such as the Thermal Baths, the ‘wine & vineyards route’, the medieval city of Óbidos, and the surfing capital of Peniche. The Castle of Óbidos is now recognised as a Pousada, and often acclaimed to be the most romantic of all the stunning Pousadas in Portugal. Other visits should include the Roman Aqueduct at Obidos and the Fort of St. John the Baptist. There are countless cultural and tourist-oriented events in this region, with the Chocolate Festival being one of the most popular. 71


Praia del Rey Boasting one of the most idyllic natural settings of any golf course, Praia D’El Prey is set between the sea on one side and a patch of green countryside on the other. This golf course stretches over dunes, cliffs and pinewoods, forming a natural backdrop for a game of golf on one of the sunniest stretches of the Portuguese coast. The Praia d’El Rey course is full of surprises: on the 2nd hole, you play with a view towards the nature reserve of the Berlengas Islands; on the 12th, the Atlantic Ocean is your constant companion; while, on the 14th, golfers have to contend with the changing moods of the wind. This is a must play when in the Oeste region, the panoramic views from the clubhouse after your game make it all worth while.


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Bom Sucesso Located on the Silver Coast, this new Donald Steel course opened for play in September 2008. It is a very good test of golf, at 6,228 metres in length. This 18-hole championship golf course stretches along the length of the resort binding, the Hotel & SPA and the other leisure facilities. The par-72 golf course has undulating fairway on the back nine. The greens can be a little undulating too in parts, but the condition is always maintained so players do have a fair chance of a good score. The bunkers have a rugged and intimidating look, forcing golfers to keep away from them. The course benefits from natural beauty and has panoramic views to keep you company for the round.

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Golden Eagle

Golf do Botado

Golden Eagle

Part of the Atlantico Golfe Hotel, the 9-hole course is located 80km north of Lisbon in the quiet fishing port of Peniche. This is a hidden gem, and any who travel to play here are always surprised by its quality. It is a links style course, benefiting from its location beside the sea and natural terrain. There are some well positioned water features on the course as the course demands accuracy from the player. Bunkers are plentiful and wind always plays a factor. When in the area, a 2 hour break to play this course is not a bad idea.

Designed by American course designer Rocky Roquemore, this is a beautifully laid out golf championship course covers a vast area of land, with rolling hills and pine trees as its features. The clever use of over eighty bunkers and water features adds difficulty to this course, while adding a beauty and charm at the same time.

Campo Real

Vimeiro

CampoReal is a luxury 5-star resort in the west countryside of Portugal, just 30 minutes north of Lisbon and 20 minutes from the beaches of the Silver Coast. Set in tranquil rural surroundings, the uniquely charming 18 hole, par 72 golf course was designed by the renowned Donald Steel. Lying in the midst of dramatic rolling hills and wooded valleys, the course will challenge and delight even the most experienced players. The course played host the Portuguese Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour in June 2010. Stunning views greet you on invitingly elevated tees, while the undulating greens test both your judgment and skill.

Another 9-hole resort course, Vimeiro is attached to the Hotel Golf Mar and is part of their facilities. This is a short course and golfers generally have a good chance of beating their handicap. Trouble on this course comes in the form of River Alcabrichel, which runs parallel to one side of this course. Accuracy is key at this course and its enjoyable for all levels of golfer. The feature hold would be the 191 metre par-3 9th, which require an uphill shot to a tight green.

After your game you will find a welcoming clubhouse and restaurant that serves traditional meals with excellent wines, most of which are produced on the property. In the late summer evenings groups of golden eagles regularly soar high in the sky, reminding golfers that this course truly is at one with nature.

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Royal Óbidos Located in the historic town of Óbidos, just a short 45km drive North of Lisbon, is the brand new golf resort of Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort. The opening of this new resort was much anticipated, with 336 acres of stunning natural landscape available overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos).

An exquisite clubhouse, restaurant, spike bar and pro shop compliment the prestige of this resort. Sitting out on the generous terrace, owners and visitors to Royal Óbidos will enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and the cascading lakes and streams, with the Atlantic Ocean “and some truly wonderful sunsets” in the background.

Designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros, Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort covers 7100 yards of Championship standard golf, which is sure to present a good challenge for all levels of golfer. The feature hole of the front nine is the 5th, an exciting 520m par 5, with a final approach into a large undulating green surrounded on three sides by water.

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MAIN – View of the historic city of Porto, with the metro crossing Dom Luiz bridge. 1 – Metro at Porto, Portugal. 2 – City Hall of Porto, Portugal. 3 – Boats on the Douro river in Porto, Portugal.

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PORTO E NORTE Porto e Norte is a region full of history, charm and character. It provides tourists with a unique scenery in a mountainous area, boasting wonderful natural parks, sloping hillsides, and the powerful waterways. The city of Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon. Its core industries are shipping and trade, owing to the Douro River. The ancient city of Porto is a world heritage site, boasting Romanesque chapels, baroque churches, historical monuments and twisting steets. It also is the much celebrated home of Port wine, from which its name is accredited to. Boat trips on the Douro River are very attractive and interesting for tourists, as you observe the vine-filled Douro valley that will eventually be cultivated in world-famous Port wines. The popular dish of “tripe� is also associated with Porto, and chefs here have mastered the art of this appetising dish. 79


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Vidago Palace Introduced in 1936, Vidago Palace is an established golf course that plays an important role in the golf product of Northern Portugal. The new layout was redesigned by Cameron & Powell, often praised for their specialist work in golf course design. They extended the course to a full eighteen hole, par-72 layout, that kept with the overall visual and spiritual charm of its natural smooth terrain. But Vidago Palace saves the best to last, as the final four holes are nothing short of breath taking, boasting fantastic views of its panorama, the Vidago Palace and the remote villages in the distance.

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Estela It’s a simple fact that Irish golfers love a quality links course. At Estela Golf Course, you won’t be disappointed. Excluding the use of Bermuda grass, this is a course that ranks as high as the best links courses in Ireland. Built in 1988, this par-72 Championship course is located at only 20 minutes from Porto’s international airport and located in the lively summer resort of Povoa de Varzim. Owing to its exposed sandy terrain across 3 kilometres, punishing rough, influencing trade winds and quick greens, players that manage to hit their handicap at Estela should feel very pleased.

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Club de Golf Miramar

Vale Pisáo

Quinta da Barca

The Vale Pisão Golf Course has 9 holes (par 37 with 3266 meters) putting green and a practice range. The course layout follows the aesthetics of the terrain, fitting in naturally with the landscape and taking advantage of the slopes, the vegetation and the streams. This gives a varied layout, with interesting and balanced challenges, where shorter holes, of evident beauty and strategy, are mixed with more difficult, complicated holes. Designed to protect environmental values, the features of the Vale Pisão Golf Course, make it ideal for playing golf at the top level in terms of quantity, quality and variety.

In 1997, Quinta da Barca 9-hole course was opened for general play. It’s gentle design but playing at over 3800 metres from the back tees, this is not a simple course by any means. The greens can be quite undulating and cleverly placed bunkers and lakes provide obstacles to achieving a good score. For the second round of nine holes, there are a completely different set of tee boxes. Set in a magnificent setting along a river bank, the course is located at Esposende. The course is supported by a marina, spa, restaurants, shopping malls, and two aparthotels with a swimming-pool and tennis courts.

Club de Golf Miramar This is a 9-hole course, built in 1932 to encourage Portuguese nationals to take up the game of golf. It is a long-established golf course and one of the oldest in Portugal. Recent improvements have been made to its original design by the much celebrated course architect, Howard Swan.. The course can be found in a popular seaside resort along the north coast, running adjacent to the golden beaches of Espinho and Porto. Sand dunes and stunning ocean views are widespread on this exciting 9-hole course. Full catering and clubhouse facilities are available after your round in a friendly and welcoming environment.

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The greens can be quite undulating and cleverly placed bunkers and lakes provide obstacles to achieving a good score.


Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima

Oporto

Ponte De Lima Golf Course is located some distance inland, away from the punishing northerly winds that can be gruelling on the links courses. It is a typically mountainous course that is set in heavily wooded terrain, distinctive to northern Portugal. Built in 1995, this par-71 course is spread across a vast six kilometres terrain, abundant in vegetation and it possesses some restored mansions that serve as service facilities. The two 9’s are dissimilar in design, the first nine set amongst age-old trees that passes though a raving, and the second nine are situated in the valley of Quinta de Pias, enclosed by vineyards, cornfields and apple and pear trees.

Porto’s links course portfolio is boosted by a genuine links course with deeply rooted values and traditions. Inaugurated in 1890, this par-71 course plays to a professional length of 5640 metres. This would be slightly shorter than modern day courses, but what’s lost in length on this old style course, is made up on narrow and undulating fairways, with strong northerly winds. The course is located 17 kilometres south of Porto, close to the wonderful beaches of Espinho. As part of the “Espinho Golf Week”, Oporto Golf Club has been hosting a competition called the “Skeffington Cup” since 1891 without any intermission.

Quinta do Fojo In stark contrast to the bigger courses in the area, Quinta do Fojo is a pleasant 6-hole course that plays to a total of par-60, when played three times. Unveiled in 1997, this enjoyable course is located across the river from Porto, which proves popular for midweek golfers to practise their shots on the shorter holes. Quinta do Fojo is a golf course you visit to sharpen your short game and every golfer could do with that.s it takes its place as one of the top courses along the coast.

The course is located 17 kilometres south of Porto, close to the wonderful beaches of Espinho.

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Amarante Designed by Jorge Santana da Silva, Amarante is an 18-hole par-68 course that opened for play in 1997. Only a short 30-minute drive from Porto City Centre, Amarante Golf and its sister hotel Casa da Calcada are located in the town of Amarante at the Quinta da Deveza estate. Testimony to its design and maturity, the course was quickly chosen to host the National PGA Championships in 1999 and 2000. With the towering mountains of Marao and Aboboreira as its backdrop, the setting of Amarante course is typical of the stunning mountaineous scenery of Northern Portugal. Its waterfalls and lakes provide a pleasant experience for the golfer. Located at 600 metres above sea level, its no surprise that Amarantes blueprint is one of hills, slopes and undulations. Starting at the 1st hole, your tee shot is elevated to a 495 metre par5. Its narrow fairways demand accuracy off the tee, and lakes that are brought into play on 3, 7, 12 and 17 demand respect.


Casa Da Calçada Relais & Chateaux A short 38km drive outside Porto city is the fairy-tale village of Amarante, located halfway from Oporto and the luxurious landscapes from the Douro valley, on the bank of the Rio Tamega. Tourists have been coming to Amarante for many years, wanting to take advantage of the region’s natural beauty and majestic scenery, and ancient creations such as the Roman Bridge over the river Tamega. One of the most visited hotels in the region is a charming hotel called Casa da Calçada, a 16th century palace that was wonderfully restored and converted into a hotel in 2001. The charismatic hotel is a leading rendezvous place for the political and intellectual figures, and widely regarded by the Portuguese Government as a building of high architectonical, historical and cultural relevance, often regarded as one of the most emblematic and representative of Portuguese hospitality. Casa da Calçada is one of the Relais & Chateaux properties, which radiates in luxury and splendour. Its high quality standards, unequalled amenities and warm courteous staff provide a consistently hospital environment and atmosphere. The spacious and comfortable bedrooms and suites feature stunning views out over the river and town square, all with modern furnishings. By night, the award winning Michelin star restaurant is the perfect place to go on a culinary journey of discovery. For golfers, fantastic packages such as the “Gourmet and Golf Package” always prove popular, with golf being provided on the hotels sister course, Amarante Golf and the five 18-hole courses that surround this exciting region. www.casadacalcada.com

Casa da Calçada is one of the Relais & Chateaux properties, which radiates in luxury and splendour.


MAIN – View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira. 1 – Church Nossa Senhora do Monte and flower decorations, Madeira. 2 – Classical triangular small house of the first settlers on island in Madiera. 3 – Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro mountain peaks in Madeira.

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MADEIRA Boasting some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Portugal, Madeira prides itself on the amount of repeat visitors that return each year. The enchanting cluster of Islands that is Madeira, is ideal for the Irish golfer with mild temperatures all year round. It’s year round calender of events, such as ‘Carnival’ and the ‘Wine Festival’ are ‘must sees... do’s’ if you are lucky enough to be there. The island is home to the UNESCO Laurissilva Forest and the breathtaking Levada Water Channels. There is a wide range of activities to cater for all ages, such as diving, canyoning and jeep safaris.

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Palheiro Golf

Club de Golf Santo Da Serra

Porto Santo

Host venue to the Madeira Open European Tour event each year since 1993, this picturesque course is a Robert Trent Jones that opened in 1991. It offers fantastic panoramic views over the ocean and is one of the most breathtaking mountain courses in Europe. Because it is built on very irregular terrain at an altitude of 670 metres above sea level and in an area of profuse vegetation, the fulfilling of this project required a huge effort in every sense. Nonetheless, Trent Jones succeeded in giving the 27 holes, (the third nine-hole loop was opened in October 1998) a logical, interdependent design. One of the most spectacular holes is hole number 4 (on the Machico course), a par 3, where the drive to the green is played over a ravine filled with very dense vegetation. The whole course provides players with most extraordinary views.

Spreading out over the idyllic island of Porto Santo, the layout of the course was planned in such a way as to blend harmoniously with the landscape and to respect the island’s ecosystems, taking advantage of the native plant species and the various lakes already existing there. It is an extensive and demanding course set in a spectacular landscape, one that is capable of attracting not only professional players, but also less experienced golfers, being divided into two different areas. The southern course comes close to the traditional style of the best American courses, with a number of lakes and the island’s long beach as a backdrop. The northern course is a made more difficult by high cliffs and combines the best features of British links courses with spectacular scenery, providing an unrepeatable challenge for golfers.

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Situated close to the famous gardens of Quinta do Palheiro, which date back to the beginning of the nineteenth century that are famous for their wide range of exotic flora, the Palheiro course offers fabulous views over Funchal bay, the sea and the Ilhas Desertas in the distance. The par-72 course was designed by the architect Cabell Robinson, a former assistant of Robert Trent Jones, who had already done work in Portugal and took care to make the most of the hills, mountain peaks and deep valleys that are a typical feature of the Madeira landscape, in order to provide golfers with an exciting and competitive round.


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MAIN – Lakes of Santiago and 7 Cidades in the Azores. 1 – Historic square at Azores. 2 – Street name sign in Pico island, Azores. 3 – Church in Ponta Delgada, Azores.

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AZORES Enjoy the popular island culture on the Azores Islands, set in stunning natural surrounds. The Azores Islands are an archipelago of nine Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The name Azores was derived from a Portuguese word “azures�, which translated is the plural of the word blue. The islands are peaceful, quiet and scenic. The island is full of blue and green lagoons that are shadowed by high peaked mountains. Festivals are popular and tourism attractions are plentiful. But a holiday to the Azores is all about unwinding, grasping a break from a hectic daily life and enjoying nature at its best.

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Batalha Designed by Cameron Powell this 6,435metre course is set on a historic battle site, from which the course name derives. This is the newest golf course in the Azores, a welcome addition to a golf product that is growing in the Azores. It is located on a plain close to Pinta Delgada, and built on volcanic rock. The fact that the course was built on volcanic rock created difficulties in its design and has resulted in a spectacular contrast between the green playing areas and the dry woods standing on rocky soil to the side of these. The holes are long and wide with large undulating greens, flanked by tall trees. The course has been designed to hold major golf events, such as the Azores Open, which takes place here each year.

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Furnas

Clube de Golfe da Ilha Terceira

Furnas

Built in 1954, this Championship course is situated close to Angra do HeroĂ­smo, the capital of Terceira island. Tall pine-trees, brightly-coloured flowers (particularly azaleas and hydrangeas), several natural lakes and a superb level of upkeep, all lend this course much of the natural beauty of the Azores. Several tees for each hole also give the course a championship flavour and make playing here a truly unforgettable experience. The club is run by a tripartite group, consisting of representatives from the Regional Government of the Azores, the Azores Air Zone and the American Command.

Built in 1936, Furnas golf course was updated in 1986 with an additional 9-holes making it up to a 6,232metre 18-hole course. The course has full matured and now it would be impossible to distinguish between the new and old nines. It is located around 40 minutes from Ponta Delgada, in pleasant surroundings with stunning beauty. The greens are small and undulating, while the tree lined fairways are very tight. It hosts an international golfing event each year called the Sata Azores Open - in conjunction with the Batalha course.

Several tees for each hole also give the course a championship flavour and make playing here a truly unforgettable experience.

It is located around 40 minutes from Ponta Delgada, in pleasant surroundings with stunning beauty.


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Campo de Golfe de Amarante  

Norte  

Amarante  

www.golfedeamarante.com

Estela Golf Club  

Norte  

Póvoa do Varzim

www.estelagolf.pt

Club de Golf de Miramar  

Norte  

Miramar  

www.cgm.pt

Oporto Golf Club  

Norte  

Espinho

www.oportogolfclub.com

Campo de Golfe do Aqueduto  

Norte  

Paredes - Aqueduto  

www.paredesgolfeclube.pt

Áxis Golfe de Ponte de Lima  

Norte  

Ponte de Lima  

www.axishoteisegolfe.com

Golfe Quinta da Barca  

Norte  

Esposende

www.golfebarca.com

Golfe da Quinta do Fojo  

Norte  

Vila Nova de Gaia

www.golfojo.com

Campo de Golfe de Rilhadas  

Norte  

Fafe

www.rilhadas.com/golfe

Campo de Golfe Vale de Pisão  

Norte  

Porto

www.valepisao.com

Campo do Clube de Golfe de Vidago  

Norte  

Vidago

www.clubegolfevidago.pt

Vidago Palace Golf Club  

Norte  

Vidago

www.vidagopalace.com

Campo de Golfe da Curia  

Centro  

Curia  

www.curiagolfe.com

Campo de Golfe Montebelo  

Centro  

Viseu

www.golfemontebelo.pt

Royal Óbidos SPA & Golf Resort  

Centro  

Óbidos  

www.royalobidos.com

Golf Aldeia dos Capuchos  

Lisboa  

Caparica

www.golfaldeiadoscapuchos.com

Campo da Aroeira I  

Lisboa  

Caparica

www.aroeira.com

Campo da Aroeira II  

Lisboa  

Caparica

www.aroeira.com

Campo de Golfe do Belas Clube de Campo  

Lisboa  

Belas  

www.belasclubedecampo.pt

Bom Sucesso Golf Course  

Lisboa  

Vau

www.bomsucesso.net

Campo Real  

Lisboa  

Torres Vedras

www.camporeal.pt

Golf Estoril - Championship Course  

Lisboa  

Estoril  

www.palacioestorilhotel.com

Golf Estoril - Blue Course  

Lisboa  

Estoril  

www.palacioestorilhotel.com

Golden Eagle  

Lisboa  

Rio Maior

www.goldeneagle.pt

Lisbon Sports Club  

Lisboa  

Lisboa

www.lisbonclub.com

Campo de Golf do Montado  

Lisboa  

Palmela

www.montadoresort.pt

Oitavos Dunes  

Lisboa  

Cascais

www.oitavosdunes.com

Clube de Golfe do Paço do Lumiar  

Lisboa  

Lisboa

www.golfepacodolumiar.pt

Palmela Village Golf Resort  

Lisboa  

Quinta do Anjo

www.palmelavillagegolfresort.com

Penha Longa Atlantic Championship  

Lisboa  

Sintra

www.penhalonga.com

Penha Longa Hotel SPA & Golf Resort  

Lisboa  

Sintra

www.penhalonga.com

Praia d’ El Rey Golf  

Lisboa  

Obidos

www.praia-del-rey.com

Pestana Beloura Golf  

Lisboa  

Sintra

www.pestanagolf.com

Clube de Golfe da Quinta da Marinha  

Lisboa  

Cascais

www.quintadamarinha.com

Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club  

Lisboa  

Azeitao

www.clubgolfquintadoperu.com

Ribagolfe I  

Lisboa  

Samora Correia

www.ribagolfe.pt

Ribagolfe II  

Lisboa  

Samora Correia

www.ribagolfe.pt

Santo Estêvão Golfe  

Lisboa  

Santo Estevao  

www.santoestevaogolfe.com

Tróia Golf Championship Course  

Lisboa  

Troia  

www.troiaresort.pt

Golfe do Vimeiro  

Lisboa  

Vimeiro  

www.pestanagolf.com

Pestana Alto Golf  

Algarve  

Carvoeiro

www.pestanagolf.com

Benamor Golf  

Algarve  

Tavira

www.golfbenamor.com

Boavista Golf  

Algarve  

Lagos

www.boavistagolf.com

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NAME

REGION

CITY

WEBSITE

Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club  

Algarve  

Castro Marim  

www.castromarimgolfe.com

Colina Verde Golf & Country Club  

Algarve  

Moncarapacho

www.golfcolinaverde.com

Espiche Golf  

Algarve  

Lagos

www.espiche-golf.com

Silves Golf Course  

Algarve  

Silves

www.pestanagolf.com

CS Morgado Golf  

Algarve  

Portimao

www.cshotelsandresorts.com

CS Álamos Golf  

Algarve  

Portimao

www.cshotelsandresorts.com

Gramacho Golf Course  

Algarve  

Carvoeiro

www.pestanagolf.com

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club  

Algarve  

Vila Nova de Cacela

www.monte-rei.com/golf

Oceânico Faldo Course  

Algarve  

Alcantarilha

www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. Golf Course  

Algarve  

Alcantarilha

www.oceanicogolf.com

Onyria Palmares Golf & Beach Resort  

Algarve  

Lagos

www.palmaresgolf.com

Santo António Golf  

Algarve  

Lagos

www.vigiasa.com

Penina Championship Golf Course  

Algarve  

Portimao

www.lemeridien.com/penina

Pine Cliffs Golf & Country Club  

Algarve  

Albufeira

www.sheration-algarve.com/golf

Pinheiros Altos Campo de Golfe  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.pinheirosaltos.pt

Pinta Golf Course  

Algarve  

Carvoeiro

www.pestanagolf.com

Quinta da Ria  

Algarve  

Tavira

www.quintadaria.com

Quinta de Cima  

Algarve  

Tavira

www.quintadaria.com

Laranjal  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.quintadolago.com

Quinta do Lago Norte  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.quintadolago.com

Quinta do Lago Sul  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.quintadolago.com

Quinta do Vale Golf Resort  

Algarve  

Castro Marim  

www.quintadovale.com

CS Salgados Golf  

Algarve  

Albufeira

www.herdadedossalgadosgolf.com

San Lourenzo Golf Course  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.jjwhotels.com

Ocean Golf Course - Vale do Lobo  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.valedolobo.com

Royal Golf Course  

Algarve  

Almancil

www.valedolobo.com

Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.pestanagolf.com

Oceânico Laguna  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceânico Millennium  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceânico Pinhal Golf Course  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceânico Old Course  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceânico Victoria  

Algarve  

Vilamoura

www.oceanicogolf.com

Palheiro Golf  

Madeira

Funchal

www.palheiroestate.com

Porto Santo Golfe  

Madeira

Porto Santo  

www.portosantogolfe.com

Clube de Golf Santo da Serra  

Madeira

Funchal

www.santodaserragolf.com

Campo de Golfe da Ilha Terceira  

Azores

Terceira

www.terceiragolf.com

Campo de Golfe Batalha  

Azores

Sao Miguel

www.azoresgolfisland.com

Campo de Golfe das Furnas  

Azores

Sao Miguel

www.azoresgolfisland.com


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