Designed by: Peter Townsend (Riba 1) Michael King (Riba 2)
Course Information: 36-holes
Once described as the ‘Valderrama of Portugal’, Ribagolfe I provides a superb test of golf in a unique and natural setting. Designers Peter Townsend and European Golf Design were blessed with a beautiful piece of virgin cork oak forest and have created a layout which would grace any European Tour event, with superb oversized greens and a length of 7,370 yards from the back tees. Narrow landing areas also play with the mind for long and straight hitters.
A shorter test than its sibling Ribagolfe 1 but still measuring more than 6,800 yards, Ribagolfe 2 was designed by former Ryder Cup player Michael King in colaboration with European Tour Design. Blessed with the same indigenous cork oak canvas, King has 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 here.
Both Ribagolfe courses are set within a forest of cork oak trees and the design makes full use of the sweeping undulations of the site, providing many spectacular golf holes across valleys and lakes.