Aroeira 1 - Lisbon & Centre - Portugal

Aroeira Golf Resort,
Herdade da Aroeira,
2820-567 Charneca da Caparica,
Lisbon,
Portugal


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Aroeira Golf Resort is a 900-acre paradise for golfers and non-golfers alike. It's situated on the Setubal Peninsula within a glorious preservation area. Lisbon is a mere 20 kilometres to the north, so naturally Aroeira benefits from a temperate microclimate that allows all-year-round golf, which is fortunate as the resort boasts two top quality golf courses.

Frank Pennink, the master architect, designed Aroeira 1 and it opened for play in 1972. The course measures 6,122 metres and is a traditional par 72 layout that wends its way through a dense pine forest. Aroeira 1 was an immediate hit and was described as the “Wentworth of Lisbon” by the British press. The course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens.

“Aroeira is another example of the legacy of Frank Pennink, English-born creator of the Old course at Vilamoura and Palmares in the Algarve, whose talent and concept of letting nature dictate course strategy wherever possible has stood the test of time.” Wrote Michael Gedye in his Golfer’s Guide Portugal. “The holes wind through tall avenues of pine, with lush Bermuda fairways enlivened by birdsong and a colourful carpet of wild flowers. Each hole presents a different challenge; each is separate from the rest and all are notable for the complete absence of fairway bunkers. It is easy to remove trees to form a golf course; Pennink’s skill lay in knowing which to leave, and it is these which ordain play, rendering additional hazards unnecessary.”

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Description: Frank Pennink, the master architect, designed Aroeira 1 in 1972 and the course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens. Rating: 6.4 out of 10 Reviews: 12
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Morton Rennick
Played this course in Sept 2009 on our annual society golf trip. Nice track, with dog legs featuring on many holes. Main danger was off the fairways, go wrong and your ball was probably lost or best a short punch back in play. Greens were decent and overall the course was in good condition. The course lacked some feature holes and I would say it's sister course A II is bit more interesting. Beware the clubhouse closes early enough, you might just miss the kitchen if you tee of in the afternoon.
December 03, 2009
6 / 10
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John
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.
September 30, 2008
8 / 10
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