AWARDED BEST EUROPEAN DESTINATION AND HAS ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE PERFECT GOLF BREAK
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal located in the northwest of the country. The weather is generally mild and is cooler than Lisbon and the Algarve, however, in the dry summer months temperatures can easily reach 30 degrees. Split in two by the Douro River, downtown Porto has a faded sophistication, while the seaside suburbs have witnessed a renaissance in recent years. Porto has been awarded best European destination on numerous occasions. It is famous for its Port Wine and Sao Joao (one of the largest street parties in Europe). In terms of golf, the courses are of excellent standard and ideal for both beginners and veterans. Oporto Golf Club is the oldest in Portugal and another great destination to visit is Vidago Palace. This coastal city really does have all the ingredients for the perfect golf break.
VIDAGO PALACE GOLF COURSE
18 Holes / Par 72
Vidago Palace golf course presents a tricky track with well-placed and strategic bunkers, combined with elevated tee’s and greens. The course provides stunning views across the local countryside, though requires your full attention and pinpoint accuracy. The last three holes, in particular, the 17th are signature holes which will stick with you for a long time, where magnificent views across local villages and the Oura Valley can be seen.
AMARANTE GOLF COURSE
18 Holes / Par 68
Opened in 1997, Amarante Golf was designed by the Portuguese architect, Jorge Santana da Silva, who successfully combined the necessary ingredients on the Amarantine route: Nature in the splendor of all its calm and beauty with 18 holes of pure challenge.
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ESTELA GOLF CLUB
18 Holes / Par 72
Estela Golf course is a true links, located in a magnificent area with 1st class facilities and with a climate cooled by the Atlantic breeze in summer and warmed by the Gulf stream in winter. With is narrow fairways, good tee shots are the key to a good score. The sound of the ocean is a constant throughout the game, and most greens are elevated and very exposed to the sea breeze. Estela golf course can definitely provide a great golf experience.