Golf Courses - Portugal Lisbon

Troia Golf Course

Saturday, April 23, 2022
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Troia Golf Course

Lisbon is an extremely fortunate golf destination. Not only is it a fascinating riverside city, it’s also within spitting distance of beautiful beaches, natural parks, distinct wine regions, medieval towns and of course home to some of the championship golf courses in the country that make Lisbon a great golf destination.

Troia Golf Course is an hour away from Lisbon centre and after a lovely short ferry crossing from Setubal to the Peninsula of Troia, next to the Sado River estuary and Tourism is the peninsula’s main activity due to its long beaches facing the Atlantic. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior the Troia Golf Course is rated by many as the top golf course in Portugal but slips under the radar for many.

Almost surrounded by water with the accompanying sea breezes, this is a course with many links-like attributes. The greens are small with naturally shaped defensive bunkers and hummocks, The fairways run fast and rather than running off to rough you will likely have a few yards of sandy ground before reaching heavier vegetation.

It’s also a very pleasant walk, unlike other courses there are no long walks from green to tee, rather you will step from one green pretty much always onto the next tee which makes for a lovely rhythm to your round.

From the back tee, the Tróia Golf Course opens with a drive over a sizeable lake and the green is so closely bunkered that even big-hitters will have difficulty in getting home in two. Then comes, hole Nr. 2, a stunning par three with the green nestling on the edge of the beach, some 200 m. distant. The 3rd hole of Tróia golf is such a beauty that it will enter immediately among the 18 holes of Trent Jones’ dream eclectic course. The 4th, played along the edge of the shore is another par tree, much shorter than the second; it is very tightly protected with a cavernous bunker waiting for the tee shot which drifts away on the sea breeze.

The start of the second nine of Tróia Golf Course is relatively gentle, but then the finish comes out of the pine trees and grabs you by the throat. There are two Par fives out of reach of normal mortals, three long par fours and a par three with an extremely narrow green. Try Tróia golf course of the forward’s tees first and move back when you feel you can handle a little tougher challenge.

Troia Golf Course offers you a comfortable and welcoming Clubhouse, constructed in a rustic style, with a set of first-class facilities services: golf reception, pro-shop, bar, restaurant and a large balcony to the 18th Green and also an excellent Driving Range with two putting-greens and one chipping and bunker practice area.

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