Quinta do Peru is the newest golf course to be built in the Azeitão region between the castles of Sesimbra and Setúbal, which is well-known for its palaces, its wines, and its cheeses.
The North American architect Rocky Roquemore was responsible for the project, and has designed a course for amateur golfers. However, it also represents a challenge for professional players.
The course, with its many trees and wild flowers, offers a varied start, for the first three holes are a par 5; then a par 3 over 160 metres; and a par 4 over 316 metres. Still on the first half of the course, hole number 7, a 178-metre par 3 with a lake in front of its green.
The next nine holes are even more difficult. Take, for example, hole number 14, a par 5 that, despite not being very long, has to be played by the left side of the fairway. Then comes what is probably the most difficult test on the course, hole 17, a par 3 over 197 metres, where one needs to get over a lake to reach the green.
After eighteen holes there is a number of golf-related activities available and also a clubhouse providing excellent views over the surrounding landscape, with the imposing and beautiful Arrábida mountain range in the background.