Play Like a Pro in Portugal: European Tour Destinations
The European Tour Destinations network is made up of numerous prestigious golf and lifestyle resorts across the continent. Most of these tournaments are strokeplay events contested over four days where the worlds best players can attract great crowds. However, a number of unique events different to traditional competitions now also take place across Europe.
Take on one of the European Tour destinations
yourself and you’ll be able to play either the traditional or the more unique games
in one of many stunning locations. Today’s post focuses on the fabulous courses
of Portugal, a top location for avid golfers.
Portugal’s Premier Golfing Spots
Portugal is an extremely popular holiday destination in its own right, and this will come as no surprise to those who have visited the beautiful southern region of the Algarve or explored the more central western coast area near Lisbon. As well as being hot tourist spots, these areas are also home to some fantastic golf resorts, making Portugal the ideal putting paradise.
Just south of Lisbon, Troia offers a range of outstanding leisure facilities, none more impressive than the 18-hole Championship golf course designed by renowned American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior. The course as a whole is varied and challenging, requiring concentration and dexterity, and the impressive scenery makes for a thoroughly enjoyable outing.
Quinta do Lago, Algarve
Three award-winning Championship courses totalling 54 holes on a resort spanning nearly 2000 acres truly makes for a dream golfing vacation spot here in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region. The tranquil estuary of the Ria Formosa is overlooked by rolling hills and pine woodlands thriving with local wildlife.
The temperate climate means that Quinta do Lago is popular all year round and provides great sporting opportunities aside from its famous golf courses, including tennis, cycling and water sports.
Hotel Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve’s most famous and oozes elegance and
sophistication. Guests can relax here when they are away from the course and
enjoy fine cuisine and wine with fantastic service.
Bom Sucesso, Lisbon
Located just north of Lisbon in Òbidos, Bom Sucesso resort has some striking views both inland and across the sea. The resort is based on the banks of a lagoon and offers luxury accommodation in a unique architectural style, along with a sophisticated Clubhouse complete with a restaurant dining room, sitting room and bar.
The 18-hole Championship course has been masterfully designed by Donald Steel and combines beautiful scenery with challenging golf features.
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