Aroeira 2 - Lisbon & Centre - Portugal

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


  • +351 (0)21 297 91 10

  • Pedro Sáragga Leal

  • Donald Steel

  • Carlos Fonseca


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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.

Aroeira I was designed by Frank Pennink, the master behind the classic Vilamoura Old course. Opened for play in 1973, the course measures 6,122 metres and is a traditional par 72 layout. Aroeira I was an immediate hit and was soon being described as the “Wentworth of Lisbon” by the British press as the course winds its way through a dense pine forest. The course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens.

Aroeira II was only opened in April 2000, but already this Donald Steel creation is highly regarded. The course is a par 72 measuring 6,401 metres and was built to European Tour recommendation standards. Steel used Penn A2 grass on the greens, which can be cut to a height of only 2mm, the 1st course in Portugal to do so. Like Aroeira I, Aroeira II is superbly crafted through heavily wooded, gently undulating terrain. However, unlike its stable mate, Aroeira II also boasts six large lakes around which many of the holes are routed.

The holes are long and cleverly shaped using the natural contours of the land and some of the bunkers have a Scottish pot bunker style. The greens are large and slick. Avoiding the trees, sand and water will be a constant battle. Golfers of all standards should enjoy the course but to play to handicap here is a feat not many will achieve.

May be worth giving the Algarve a miss this summer and take a trip to Lisbon and the surrounding area, the sun still shines and the food just as delicious. Better still though, the courses are quieter and cheaper and you certainly won’t be disappointed, especially if Aroeira is on your itinerary.

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Description: Situated within a preservation area, on the Setubal Peninsula, lies Aroeira Golf Resort. A 900-acre paradise for golfers and non-golfers alike. Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 5

Just returned from a week staying in a villa on the spacious Aroeira resort. We were scheduled to play Aroeira 1 twice but, after playing No. 2, we decided to swap and play it again. Given that there is no clubhouse at No. 2 and the course conditioning is just a bit below No.1, that's an indication of how much fun we had playing No. 2. More elevated tees, more water and more undulations on the greens adds up to a more interesting test. Stand out holes on the front 9 were the intriguing par 5 4th where a large stand of pines about 100 yards short of the green needs to be thoughtfully negotiated, the sweet pitch shot needed to the sloping green of the par 3 8th and the challenging tee shot past the water on No. 9. The back 9 has a picturesque watery section from 12 - 15 which needs a bit of care and a strong finish in the long par 4 17th and the par 5th 18th with water up the right of the fairway and eating in to the left of the large finishing green too. Don't go to Aroeira and only play No. 1 - you'd be missing out!

5 / 6
Aroeira 2
April 11, 2016


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Much tougher test than 1 but like that course in need of decent maintenance. Tees were rough and not very level and the course was really overwatered for the time of the year making mud balls a routine problem, greens were decent but very wet producing pitch marks an inch deep.The course is tough, tight with a number of well placed water hazards and some penal rough beneath the tall pines which line most fairways. A real pity it is not properly looked after.
4 / 6
Aroeira 2
November 24, 2013


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Having the luxury of not living far from the resort I have played both Aroeira courses. Both courses are fantastic and well worth a visit. The greens and fairways are top notch. Aroeira 2 hosts quite a few water hazards. It is beautifully landscaped and should not be missed from around the Lisbon/Cascais area.
5 / 6
Aroeira 2
April 28, 2011


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miguel
November 28, 2011
Genial, gran diseño, bonito entorno. lagos bien cuidados. campo muy visual. llevate la camara de fotos. recomendable.
Lovely lovely course played during Ryder Cup week, wished we had played Aroiera 1 as well as this is a class set up. Very helpful staff and a delight to play. Although you are in a complex it is all so beautifully landscaped that trees protect the eye from the buildings- some of which were stunning architecturally by themselves!Super design-the tree lined fairways look tight but they are fairer than you think as landing areas are deceptively generous. Agree the greens were slow and fluffy and attracted minor criticism. The use of water was a delight, very pretty, very strategic and making you think off the tee, particularly on Par 3s. I wouldnt miss it if staying in Cascais area
6 / 6
Aroeira 2
September 30, 2008


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As organiser of our golf society annual golf outing I was secure that I had two decent courses scheduled and I had a question mark over Aroeira 2 as a client of mine didn't rate it that highly. I had no need to be concerned, it was a great track. If you are being dropped off - just make sure after check in, your driver hangs around to drop you to the 2nd course, as the clubhouse is a long distamce away. Most of the holes are tree lined, with tight enough fairways. If your ball pops off the green stuff you are unlikley to find it in the scrub under the trees. Some lovley holes around a large lake. Only let down were the greens - slow as snails. Maybe it was the time of the year, but they didn't really test your putting. This course is only a 20 minute drive from Lisbon city and is well manicured.
5 / 6
Aroeira 2
September 24, 2008


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