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Top 10 Holes You Should Play During A Golf Vacation In Portugal
Planning a golf holiday in Portugal but you have not yet made up your mind on the best courses from where you can tee off? Rest easy; there are so many people who go through the same fate from time to time. In fact, it is only natural that you go through this. Playing in Portugal is incredible. The atmosphere sums up an amazing golf vacation, and you can be sure that by the time you leave and get back to your normal schedule, you will already be plotting another getaway sometime soon,
The following is a list of some of the best holes that you need to consider playing whenever you come for your vacation:
10th Hole Porto Santo
The difficulty in this course comes as a result of the fact that you have to deal not only with the sand obstacles, but also water, and that is just on the first shot of the par 5.
1st Hole, Ponte da Lima
For those who are not yet familiar with the fairways, this one goes one further; it is a raised fairway. The green is surrounded by tall trees, and this is normally considered one of the finest pieces of work by the architects who designed the course.
7th Hole, Golden Eagle
This hole is a par 4 and has a dogleg to the left. It is important to understand the challenge here, considering that the course itself has 8 lakes and 87 bunkers.
2nd Hole Belas
This hole is really popular, to the point where it was nicknamed Augusta, in honor of the US Masters course.
3rd Hole, Troia
One of the finest ever works of Robert Trent Jones Sr., and this is the main reason why it is quite the spectacle.
16th Hole, Penha Longa
The course itself was designed by Robert Trent Sr., and the hole, features raised trees on the amazing par 4
4th Hole, Aroeira II
South of Lisbon, this hole features pine trees, unsighted greens and a bunker, which further makes work complicated.
17th Hole, San Lorenzo
This creation of Joseph Lee has received acclaim all over the world, with a long lake that runs the entire course of the fairway.
17th Hole, Victoria
The par 5 hole is bordered by lakes, which also makes it one of the standout holes in a course designed by Arnold Palmer.
5th Hole Ocean Course
If you come to Vale do Lobo, you must certainly play this hole, particularly because it lies on a championship course.