Aroeira 1 is perhaps my favourite course in the Lisbon area (and Lisbon had stacks of great courses). There's a vrey English feel to this layout which is perhaps no surprise as it was a great English architect that laid it out. There are no weak holes on No.1, just good hole after good hole. Perhaps the back nine is the best for me as there is a little more elevation change here but the front is good too. The first three of the one-shot holes on the card are exceptional too... perhaps the best collection of par threes in Portugal are resident here at Aroeira.
Date: September 29, 2008