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Golf de Montebelo

Golf de Montebelo, Viseu, Beiras, Portugal

Golf de Montebelo, the first golf course built in the Beiras region, is a mountain course situated in majestic landscape, with the Serra da Estrela and Serra do Caramulo as it's major landmarks.

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Montebelo Golf Course
Running through 200 hectares, the Golf de Montebelo is set in a unique landscape with exceptional views over Serra da Estrela and Serra do Caramulo. It was designed by Mark Stilwell and Malcolm Kenyon to respect both the terrain's dimensions and its shape, and the result has been to make the best of the course's landscape qualities.

The mountainous course, spotted with gorse and heather, runs through pine and oak trees, over 6,300 metres. It is divided in two parts, named according to their main geographical landmarks: the Caramulo course (first nine holes) and the Estrela course (next nine holes). Dog legs, no less than eight of them, are typical of this course. The final sequence is unforgettable, the last three holes provide astonishing views over valleys, streams, hills, lakes and well protected greens.

The most memorable hole, however, is probably number 12, a long Par 3, running downhill towards its green, with a bunker on the left and a lake behind. This hole is considered to be the "soul of the course" because of its challenging physical characteristics and the unique landscape that surrounds it.



Architects
Mark Stilwell and Malcolm Kenyon
Number of Holes
18
Length
6,317
Par
72
Address
Farminhao, 3510 Viseu
Telephone
(+ 351)  232 85 64 64
Fax
(+ 351)  232 85 64 01
Facilities
Driving Range - Putting Green - Chipping and bunker practice area - Golf Shop
Restaurant - Bar - Swimming pool
Directions
Take the IP 3 to Viseu and exit at the S. M. Outeiro-Sabugosa-P turnoff.
After about 5.5 km. the course is well signalled
Handicap required
Men  - Ladies
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