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The Troia Golf Championship Course is located on the Troia Peninsula, some 40 kms south of Lisbon (Portugal), a long flat and sandy stretch of land across the Sado Estuary, which separates the Setubal lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. In this scenic location at the tip of the peninsula, lies one of the most fascinating and challenging golf courses in Portugal.
This links course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the architect’s signature can be seen on the greens, which are small, narrow and always well protected, sometimes by huge bunkers. One of the principal obstacles of Troia Golf Course is sand which borders the whole course, where pine trees and wild plants are also found in abundance. But wait, there’s more
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Lisbon Sports Club is definitely a must play course if you are looking for a challenge while enjoying your golf holiday in Lisbon. The golf course set in one of the most picturesque and naturally beautiful areas of Lisbon; the golf course is surrounded by the “Serra da Carregueirra”, an area of beautiful, dense woodland.
The wild flowers, the many species of trees and small wild animals all contribute towards making the hours spent on the course even more agreeable. Along most of the course runs a winding water ditch, and although the course is fairly short in length, every hole offers a different challenge. The fact that the course is irrigated by its own natural springs means that fairways and greens are always in top condition. But wait, there’s more
Seve Ballesteros, designer of the Royal Óbidos golf course promised golfers “a great and wonderful place” and indeed he kept his promise. Set in a beautiful location next to the ocean and surrounded by the green landscape of the Silver Coast, Royal Óbidos is a Par 72 Championship (6400mts in length) course with long fairways and stunning seaside views making this magnificent layout not only an wonderful course to play but also a true test of golf for players of all levels.
The first hole, a difficult right handed dogleg, heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos). 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. (more…)