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Trent Jones Snr designed Troia a Hidden Portugese Gem

Portugal’s Troia Resort has a lovely and stunning Robert Trent Jones Senior links style course right by western Portugal’s Atlantic shore.

The par-72 layout stretches 6,317m along the beach (the 3rd hole pictured above), offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. And has the Arrábida mountain range as a back drop throughout the 18 holes.

The challenging and diverse holes test even the top pros, as players are required to play a multitude of shots through a combination of pine trees and indigenous coastal plants, on a course with small, narrow greens and bold bunkering.

Located just an hour south of Lisbon on a beautiful sand-skirted peninsula, Troia’s excellent location is only a 15-minute unique ferry ride from Setúbal city centre.

Which is filled with a wide range of highly regarded and affordable restaurants. And is also just a short distance from Comporta, one of the trendier, and most sought-after, destinations for Europe’s travelling cognoscenti.

Just recently, Troia was voted number eight in Golf World’s prestigious‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019’ rankings.

Which made Alexandre Barroso, Troia’s golf director proud and happy:

— Everyone at Troia is understandably delighted with our new ranking and all the hard work and sustained investment in maintaining the natural beauty of the course is paying off. 

Troia’s 9th, with the characteristic pine trees that line this part of the course. Both photos: Troia Resort
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