famous for its location near the luxurious beach resort of Estoril,
the course was designed by Mackenzie Ross. However a number of alterations
have been made to its original layout.
The architect has made excellent use of the pine trees and eucalyptuses,
which together with the uneven terrain make this course challenging
in terms of accuracy rather than distance.
It is a short course, covering 5,200 metres for a Par 69, providing
an engrossing challenge. Its hole number 16 is internationally well
known; a Par 3 of 184 metres. The Estoril course hosted the Portuguese
Open Championship between 1953 and 1972, and also in 1977 and 1987,
as well as several non-Pro international Championships. For that reason
famous golfers of the calibre of Ramon Sota, Max Faulkner, Seve Ballesteros,
Bernard Gallacher, Peter Aliss and many others have played here.
For less experienced golfers there is another nine holes.
Pica Pau, Penha Longa Hotel, Hotel
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