Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club is a beautifully crafted design by Rocky Roquemore and is rated among the ‘Top 100 courses in Continental Europe’ in the prestigious Golf World magazine ranking. Opened in 1994, the parkland layout meanders through verdant pines and provides a 6,640-yard, par 72 test, with astute bunkering and true-rolling, quick greens that will offer a good examination of any putting stroke. Practice facilities are first-class and, as such, are a popular draw for visiting golf schools from central and northern Europe.
Designed by Frank Pennink and opened in 1973, Aroeira I was affectionately christened the ‘Wentworth of Lisbon’ by the UK press and it is easy to see why. Played through tall avenues of pine forest and surrounded by wildlife and nature, the golf course plays to 6,650 yards and demands accuracy and placement off the tee in order to maximise opportunities to hit the target greens in regulation. The course was the venue for the Portuguese Open in 1996 and 1997 and, in addition to staging several Ladies’ European Tour events, played host to the prestigious European Men’s Club Trophy in 2013.