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Troia Golf Course

Quinta do Peru course

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this is one of the most fascinating golf challenges in Portugal.  The course is laid out across a peninsula close to the sea, with the majestic backdrop of the Arrabida mountain range, and is surrounded by beaches.

Text provided by the Portuguese Tourist Office
Troia Golf Course - plan
Considered to be Portugal's most difficult golf course. Troia is, for this reason, a major challenge to any golfer. It is one of the links designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1982. Its principal obstacle is sand which borders the whole course, where pine trees and wild plants are also found in abundance.

With breathtaking views over the ocean and a welcoming clubhouse set among pine trees, Troia is surely a golfers paradise.

The Trent Jones signature can be seen on the greens, which are small, narrow and always well protected, sometimes by huge bunkers.

All this might give the idea of an almost impossible course. Nonetheless, when at the tee, the fairways seem to be wide and do not show many signs of danger. Only later does one understand that the real challenge of this course is to arrive at the greens in such a way that a respectable score can be obtained. 

The famous architect said he would include hole number 3, running along the beach, as one of the eighteen holes of his 'ideal' golf course.

Troia hosted the Portuguese Open Championship in 1983, when victory smiled on the Scotsman Sam Torrance who averaged just two shots below Par.


 
Architect
Robert Trent Jones
Number of Holes
18
Length
6,337 m.
Par
72
Address
Complexo Turisticon de Troia, 2900 Setubal
Telephone
(+ 351)  265 49 41 12
Fax
(+ 351)  265 49 43 15
Facilities
Driving Range - 2 Putting Greens - Practice area with Bunker and Chipping - Golf Shop
Restaurant - Bar - Tennis
Directions
In Setubal follow the signs for Troia and take the car ferry
Once in Troia, continue to Melides until you find the sign to the golf club
Handicap required
Men 27 - Women 35
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