Oporto: Golf Courses
Unforgettable golf holidays in the Oporto Region on the estuary mouth of the river Douro in Northern Portugal
Golf Region Oporto
The river Douro is one of the three large streams in the Iberian Peninsula raising in the highlands of Spain and watering in Portugal into the Atlantic Ocean. The Oporto region has four world heritage sites and much more to discover with a taste of Oporto 's and Northern Portugal 's unique hospitality, a lot of options of hotels in Oporto. There are a thousand years of History to visit in the old cities with busy streets and local traditions. The busy Oporto commerce in the streets and galleries trembles with the vintage shops, traditional markets, gourmet specialities and urban handicraft. The gastronomy from the north is rich, healthy and inimitable and the wines of the region are unique, aromatic and surprising. Tawny and Ruby ports, grown in the valley of the river Douro in northern Portugal, are world famous.
For your holidays to Oporto, playing golf in this Portugal region can be a tremendous experience as playing with sea or mountains in the background or just playing through the middle of vineyards.
The golf courses in the Oporto region
Oporto golf courses have their special history - Oporto Golf Club, founded already in 1890 is the 2nd oldest golf course in continental Europe, known in that time by Oporto Niblicks. The Oporto golf courses in the North of Portugal are carved in breath-taking landscapes and provide unforgettable experiences, where history intersects with modern times, perfect for your Oporto Golf Holidays.
Just a few minutes from Oporto town you can find three golf courses, Golf da Quinta do Fojo, Club Golf Miramar and Oporto Golf Club. Further to the north near the village of Ermesinde, Quinta da Barca and Estela Golf Club courses are located. In the picturesque village of Ponte de Lima, playing Ponte de Lima golf course, you can feel almost travelling back in time. Finally, east of Oporto, the Amarante and Vidado golf courses offer you a different perspective to Portugal with a less touristic ambience and a more relaxed environment.
Getting to Oporto
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, the second largest in Portugal, is a modern airport with plenty direct connections to many international airports and has subway connection and buses to centre of town. It’s less than a one hour away from Lisbon and Faro by plane.