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GOLF IN PORTO & NORTHERN PORTUGAL

Portugal has been a draw for golfers for decades. Northern Portugal is a fantastic destination for golfers of all abilities. MADABOUTPORTO.COM is your essential guide to the several high-quality courses spread across the region, which includes Portugal's oldest.

AMARANTE GOLF COURSE

Amarante Golf Course

Created in 1997, Amarante's golf course is backdropped by the surrounding natural beauty, two of the highest mountains in Portugal - Marão and Aboboreira, it's hilly topography offers players a challenge. Located in the parish of Fregim four miles (6 Km) from the town of Amarante the course consists of 18 holes for a par of 68 over 40 acres and an altitude of 600 metres. The highlights are the fast but undulated greens, which require special attention by players. It comprises seven par 3 holes, eight par 4 holes and three par 5 holes. The site also contains a golf school offering courses and advice for all ages and abilities.
Minimum handicap requirements: men: 36, women: 36

April - September 07h30 - 20h00, October - March 07h30 - 18h00



Contact Details
Sociedade do Golfe de Amarante, S.A. 4600-593 Amarante, Portugal. | 41° 15' 30.7" N | 08° 06' 55.2" W
+351 255 446 060 | escola@golfedeamarante.com |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

1997

Holes:

18

Par:

68

Distance:

5030 m

Architect:

Jorge Santana da Silva

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Driving Range

Hire:

Clubs, Buggies (without GPS), Trollys

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Shops, Restaurant & Snack

Main Events:

-


ESTELA GOLF CLUB

Estela Golf Club

Located 43km North of Porto Estela Golf Club was established in 1989, has a typical links course with outstanding views over the Atlantic Ocean and first-class facilities. Gentle sea breezes keep the temperature mild throughout the year. It is a par 72, with four par 3 holes, ten par 4 holes and four par 5 holes. The usage of "Penncross Bent” grass, contributes greatly to the fast and firm greens of the course.

Narrow fairways in the landing areas, the pressure is definitely put on the tee shot. There are few fairway bunkers on the course - simply because there’s no need for them. If you miss the fairway in Estela, it will land in the sand dunes. In 2016 Estela Golf Club was voted the 5th best golf course in Portugal.
Minimum handicap requirements: men: 28, women: 36

Weekdays: 08h30 - 18h00, Weekends: 08h00 – 20h00



Contact Details
Lugar Rio Alto, Estela, 4570-242 Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. | 41º 27' 13.03" N | 08º 46' 29.27" W
+351 252 601 814 | geral@estelagolf.pt |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

1989

Holes:

18

Par:

72

Distance:

6148m

Architect:

Duarte Sotto-Mayor

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Club House, Driving range, Chipping, Bunker, Pro Shop, Restaurant and Bar, Gold Academy

Hire:

Clubs, Buggies, Trollys, Electric trolleys

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Shops, Restaurant

Main Events:


MIRAMAR GOLF CLUB

Miramar Golf Club

Established in 1932, Club de Golfe de Miramar is one of Portugal's oldest courses and when opened it was targeted towards the home market. Located in the famous resort of Miramar, Arcozelo, in Vila Nova de Gaia, 10 km south of Porto. It is built on sandy soil close to the “Senhor da Pedra” chapel. The par 35 course is a traditional link with nine holes, allowing for short games or full rounds. It is one of the finest executive courses in the Iberian Peninsula, with views over the Atlantic Ocean and a tricky layout.
Minimum handicap requirements: men: 36, women: 36

Daily: 08h30 – 20h00



Contact Details
Avenida Sacadura Cabral, 4405-013 Arcozelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. | 41º 03' 44.73" N 08º 39' 13.03" W
+351 227 622 067 | cgm@cgm.pt |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

1932

Holes:

18

Par:

70

Distance:

-

Architect:

Frank Gordon

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Area

Hire:

Golf school, clinics, driving range, putting green, swimming-pool, kids’ lounge

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Pro-shop, Restaurant & bar,

Main events:

-

Vidago Palace Hotel

VIDAGO PALACE HOTEL & GOLF COURSE

Vidago's mineral water is key to The Spa's character and is used in exclusive signature treatments. The Spa features 20 treatment rooms including hydrotherapy & couple suites, a 15m indoor swimming pool, outdoor vitality pool, hammam with steam room, sauna & ice fountain, relaxation room, yoga area and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym.

Facilities
18 Hole Championship Course, Bar, Gardens, Indoor pool, Hot tub, Massage (extra charge), Outdoor pool, Restaurant, Spa, Steam bath, Steam room, Turkish Bath

Rooms
Air-conditioning, Bath & seperate rain shower, Direct dial telephone (extra), Pillow menu, Room service, Satellite TV, Slippers, Toiletries, Wi-Fi in rooms.

Vidago Palace Hotel Parque de Vidago, Apartado 16 5425-307 Vidago, Portugal.
42° 01' 58" N | 08° 38' 45" W | +351 276 990 970 | spareservations@vidagopalace.com

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OPORTO GOLF CLUB

Oporto Golf Club

Oporto Golf Club is the oldest golf course in the Iberia Peninsula was founded in 1890. Golf was originally introduced to Portugal by British Port traders and Oporto Golf Club has seen continual redevelopment ever since. Its home to Skeffington, Dockery and Kendall Cup tournaments and is fully equipped with a driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, shop, bars and restaurant. The pitch and putt were introduced in 2004 for family fun. Playing in this course can be more than a simple golf game, enjoying its magnificent landscape with the sun glinting off the shore and the mild Atlantic climate. Enjoy also the hospitality and the high gastronomical quality of the Club House.
A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required. Handicap limit: men 28, women 36

Tuesday - Sunday: 08h00 - 20h00, Monday: CLOSED



Contact Details
Oporto Golf Club, 4500-653 Espinho, Portugal. | 41° 59´ 04.4” N | 8° 38´ 30.7” W
+351 227 342 008 | ogc@portogolfclub.com |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

1890

Holes:

18

Par:

71

Distance:

5638m

Architect:

-

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Driving Range, Putting Green, Practice bunker

Hire:

Clubs, Buggies, Trollies

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Shops, Restaurant

Main Events:

Skeffington Cup Annually

QUINTA DA BARCA GOLF COURSE

Quinta da Barca Golf Course

As part of a holiday complex that includes a marina and Aparthotel, this nine-hole course has many water hazards and strategically placed bunkers which are sufficient enough to improve the skills of most players as well as being suitable for the learner golfer. The holes are sporadically placed over an undulating topography and attractive vistas across the river Cávada. Services include: driving range, putting green, pro shop, lessons, marina, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant and bar. Handicap Certificate: Men 36 - Ladies 36.

Tuesday - Sunday: 08h30 - 20h00, Monday: CLOSED



Contact Details
Lugar da Barca do Lago, Gemeses, 4740-493 Esposende, Portugal. | 41º 31" 01.2' N | 08º 44" 39.3' W
+351 253 966 723 | info@golfebarca.com |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

1997

Holes:

9

Par:

31

Distance:

2,012m

Architect:

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Academy

Hire:

Clubs, Buggies, Trollies

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Shops, Restaurant

Main Events:

QUINTA DO FOJO GOLF

Quinta do Fojo Golf

The Quinta do Fojo Golf club was established in 1997 and is located close to the centre of Vila Nova de Gaia on the grounds of a historical manner house. The six holes par 20 course was built in 2002, offering great flexibility for golfers to play 6, 12 or 18 holes and includes a Pitch & Putt course. Minimum handicap requirements: Men 36 - Ladies 36.

Weekdays: 10h00 - 19h30, Weekends: 09h00 - 19h00



Contact Details
Quinta do Fojo, Canidelo 4400-232, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. | 41º 07" 33.6' N | 08º 38" 09.8' W
+351 227 727 070/80 | geral@golfojo.com |  Website

The Course

Inauguration year:

2002

Holes:

18

Par:

60

Distance:

Architect:

Amenities

Practice Areas:

Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Practice Bunker

Hire:

Clubs, Buggies, Trollies

Lessons:

Individual, Group

Club House:

Shops, Restaurant

Main Events: