The Golf Course
Situated between the Sado Estuary and the Serra da Arrábida, the TROIA GOLF Championship Course is an 18-hole, par 72 and 6,317-meter long golf course that stretches along the beach with magnificent views of the sea.
There are two holes that deserve special reference – the 3 and the 18:
Hole 3 - a par 4 with a perfect landscaping and magnificent ocean views considered by Robert Trent Jones Senior himself as one of the best he has ever designed, was chosen by the architect as part of his ideal 18-hole course.
Hole 18 - a par 5 with a dog-leg to the left and a raised green and protected by three front bunkers.
Opened in 1980 and designed by the North American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior, TROIA GOLF was recently rated by The Golf World magazine has the 17th top golf course in Continental Europe, and is listed under the 2017 “Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe”.
Having settled further among Europe’s elite golf courses, it has risen by nine places to number eight in the ranking of Golf World’s top 100 golf courses in Continental Europe 2019.
The stunning Robert Trent Jones Senior links made a sensational ascent up the rankings into Europe’s top 10, as golfers and industry experts finally rightly acknowledge one of Portugal’s best-kept secrets.
Assessed over six different categories – design quality, setting, playability, presentation, memorability and hole consistency – Troia scored an impressive 82.9 points out of a possible 100, with the magazine’s judging panel scoring the course highly in all criteria. Troia’s new ranking puts it among the top two in Portugal.