The original 9-hole Philip Mackenzie Ross golf course at Vidago Palace was remodeled by the Cameron Powell design company during the refit of the hotel and opened for play in 2010.
Located between the town of Belas and Vale de Lobo – a short drive (by car) from Lisbon city centre – is the pretty golf course of Belas Clube de Campo.
The Ocean course at Vale do Lobo is perhaps the understudy to the Royal layout, but nevertheless it’s a solid sandy course and it stands up on its own two feet.
Designed by UK architect Terry Murray, the original course at Castro Marim Golf & Country Club (comprising the Atlantic and Guadiana nines) first opened for play in 2001...
Donald Steel created the course at the Vila Sol Golf Resort without the need for excessive contouring or the creation of unnatural hazards.
The championship course at Quinta da Marinha is set within a luxury 5-star resort close to Cascais, a former fishing village on the Estoril coast that’s now a modern day affluent suburb of the Portuguese capital.
American Ron Fream originally laid out nine holes in the early 1970s before the Gramacho course was subsequently doubled in size to a full 18-hole layout.
The Pinhal is one of the older courses at the sprawling Vilamoura golf complex, opening as a Frank Pennink-designed layout in the mid-1970s.
The future is bright for the Christy O'Connor Jnr. course at the Amendoeira Resort, which opened in October 2008, in fact, the architect “wanted one hole where it was just oranges”…
Pinheiros Altos is a course in two parts. The front nine is routed across an umbrella pine clad sandy hillside and the back nine, in complete contrast, is routed across comparatively open flatter parkland...