Oporto Golf Club
This course is located 17 kilometers to the south of Oporto beside the beautiful beaches of Espinho. It is, after Pan, in France, the second oldest course in Continental Europe. It was established in 1890, when British residents in Porto created the club. The course is a par 71, 5,668 metres long, beginning with a par 4 against the famous nortada, the prevailing north wind, which makes it rather difficult. The approach to the green, which is narrow and doubletiered, turns this first hole into an excellent test for any player. The famous Espinho Golf Week, during which the famous Skeffington, Kendell and Dockery cups are played, is an ex-libris of Portuguese golf.

Golf Course
18 holes, Par 71
Length: 5,553m
Architect: Unknow
Facilities: Restaurant and Bar, Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Pro-Shop.

Address
Oporto Golf Club
Paramos
4500 Espinho
Tel. :+351 227 342 008
Fax :+351 227 346 895

Directions
Take the Oporto-Lisbon motorway, then follow the EN 109 to Espinho. The course is a little south of this town.

Ponte de Lima Golf Course
Located over the skirts of Madalena Hill, Ponte de Lima course is a typical mountain course, covering six kilometers adorned with luxurious vegetation and well-restored, historical mansions, which supply infrastructure for golfing activity. Here, the challenge is constant. And golf is a pleasure. Although there are almost two chances to play each hole, even the most gifted players will have difficulties if they don’t get those trick shots right. Created by Daniel and David Silva, the Ponte de Lima Golf Course is designed as two rounds of nine holes convenient for tournaments. Harmonious and seductive, it is an inspiration for golf lovers.

Golf Course
18 holes, Par 71
Length: 6,005m
Architect: David Silva and Daniel Silva
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping and Bunker practice area, Pro-Shop, Saunas, Tennis.

Address
Quinta de Pias
Fornelos
4990 Ponte de Lima
Tel. :+351 258 743 414
Fax :+351 258 743 424

Directions
If you’re coming from Oporto on the IP1 highway, turn to Braga and then proceed through the national road E-201 in direction to Ponte de Lima. After 1 km you will find the golf course on your right hand side.

Amarante Golf Course
This golf course is located within the Quinta da Deveza, near Amarante, where tradition and magnificent landscapes and scenery abound, in particular, the River Tamega and the Mountain of Marão. Despite rising to 600 meters above sea level, most of the 18 holes offer players a gentle game, because the architect managed to limit the climbs to a minimum. It is a narrow, winding hilly course, calling for great accuracy, particularly at the bunkers protecting the greens and at the lakes that are brought into play at holes number 3, 8, 12 and 17. The course cannot be classified as difficult although it does have excellent and fast greens, the majority of which are short in length.

Golf Course
18 holes, Par 68
Length: 5,030m
Architect: Jorge Santana da Silva
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Pitching Area, Pro-shop, Clubhouse, Restaurant.

Address
Quinta da Deveza – Louredo
4600 Amarante
Tel. :+351 255 44 60 60
Fax :+351 255 44 62 02

Directions
Following Oporto by the A4, with destiny to Vila Real, leave at Amarante west where you will find the sign of Celorico de Basto following to Fregim. You will find signs of the course.

Miramar Golf Course
Situated on the northern coast of the country, Miramar is one of the oldest Portuguese golf courses and one of the most traditional in the country. Along its fairways the golfer will discover wonderful panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches, for some of its tees are placed atop sand dunes. The course was designed by Frank Gordon and Artur Mariani Jr. It is a par 70 – 35 for each of the two nine-hole rounds and it has some holes that deserve a special reference. For example, the par 3 second with its split-level green and hole number 9, a par 4 of exceptional class for its length, the difficulty of the out-of-bounds to the right and wood to the left, as well as a fast green defended by a bunker in front and another one behind.

Golf Course
9 holes, Par 35

Length: 2,655m
Architect: Frank Gordon & Howard Swan
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Trolleys, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Golf Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pools.

Address
Avenida Sacadura Cabral
Praia de Miramar
4405-013 Arcozelo NVG
Tel. :+351 227 622 067
Fax :+351 227 627 859

Directions
Take the Oporto – Lisbon motorway, then take the EN109 to Miramar and turn right when you see a yellow sign indicating the course.

Estela Golf Course
The Estela Golf course is a true links, located in a magnificent area with 1st class commodities and with a climate cooled by the Atlantic breeze in summer and warmed by the Gulf stream in winter. The type of grass used, “Tifton Bermuda” in the fairways and “Penncross Bent” in the greens, contributes to create excellent game conditions with good fairways and greens that are both firm and fast. Since the back tees, the Estela stretches over almost 6,300 meters (7,000 yards), with a par of 72, a 72.7 Course Rating and a 131 Slope Rating. Judging from these tees, this is not a course for those who have difficulties with the driver! With narrow fairways in the landing areas, all pressure is placed in the tee shot. There are few fairway bunkers in the course, simply because they are not needed. If you fail a fairway at Estela, the dunes will welcome you.

Golf Course
18 holes, Par 72

Length: 6,148m
Architect: Duarte Sotto-Mayor
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping & Bunker, Club Rental, Trolleys, Buggies, Non-metal Spikes only, Golf shop, Restaurant, Bar.

Address
Estela Golf Club
Lugar Rio Alto
Estela – 4490 Póvoa de Varzim
Phone: +351 252 601 814/567
Fax: +351 252 612 701

Directions
The Estela Golf Course is located in Póvoa de Varzim. If you are arriving from Porto via IC1, take a right turn towards Estela after the Póvoa de Varzim exit. Afterwards, just follow the signs and you will easily find us after approximately 3 Km.

Golf Quinta da Barca
Quinta de Barca is a nine hole course, five holes are par 3s and the other four are par 4s. It is a small but very picturesque course with a beautiful view of the river Cavado. Its outstanding features are undulating greens, strategically placed bunkers, and three lakes that not only enhance the natural beauty of the course but also make the game more challenging.

Golf Course
9 holes (with different tees for second nine), Par 31

Length: 1,927m
Architect: Jorge Santana da Silva
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Bunker & Chipping Green, River Marina, Pro-Shop, Tennis, swimming pool, Restaurant, Bar.

Address
Quinta da Barca
Gemeses
Barca do Lago
4740 Esposende
Tel. :+351 253 966 723
Fax :+351 253 969 068

Directions
Coming from Oporto through IC1 following Viana do Castelo direction, leave leading Esposende. On the first roundabout you start finding the signs of the course.

Vidago Palace Golf Course
The nine hole Vidago course was inaugurated in 1936 and forms part of the beautiful Parque das Termas de Vidago – the ideal spot for a complete rest. Although it is only nine holes, the historic Vidago course should not disappoint the golfer, for its layout is both technically correct and quite beautiful. Surrounded by the varied flora of Northern Portugal, notably the pine trees, cedars and oaks, the area itself is a refreshing tonic. The most beautiful holes are numbers 4 and 5, laid out along the slopes of the mountain. The first one offers a panoramic view over much of the course, while the second affords an unforgettable view of the village of Vidago.

Golf Course
9 holes, Par 33
Length: 2,730m
Architect: Mackenzie Ross
Facilities: Putting Green, Trolleys and club and ball rental, Buggy rental, Golf-shop, Practical lessons, on the course or in nets with the course professional,

Address
Vidago Palace Resort
Parque de Vidago, Apartado 16 – Pavilhão de Golfe
5425-307 Vidago
276 990 900
276 907 359

Directions
Coming from Porto, take the motorway A4 until Amarante. Then take the IP4 unti Vila Real. Arriving in Vila Real turn on your left and take the road EN2 in direction to Chaves. Vidago is located 15 km before Chaves town on your left side.