Troia Golf Club is located on an incredibly tight parcel of land on a sandy spit/peninsula close to Lisbon.
Golfers can journey to the course by catching a ferry from Lisbon.
It's an amazing location for a golf course- surrounded by sand and water and with the skyscrapers of Lisbon as a background
The course was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones (Snr) and opened for play in 1980.
It is a typical RTJ course with elevated greens stoutly defended by a host of bunkers that demand a well flighted approach.
And some of those greens are quite small targets!
Exposed sand and umbrella pines frame most of the fairways- it is only holes 3, 4, & 17 which play in the sandy terrain beachside of the trees.
The remainder thread their way through mature age pines with clusters of bunkers threatening at every turn.
Notable holes include:
- hole 1, a strong par 5 to start with a sensational opening tee shot from the back pegs (see pic top of page)
- hole 3, a short par 4 which demands a decision as to line off the tee
- hole 4, a quality short par 3 in a lovely setting
- hole 11, a medium length par 3 with a green set in the trees
- hole 17, another mid length par 3 adjacent to the beach
- hole 18, a strong closing par 5 featuring a testing tee shot over/through the umbrella pines
Troia Golf Club is a quality course in a unique beach side location
Any golfer travelling to Lisbon should 'pay the ferryman' and 'make a day of it' experiencing Troia Golf Club
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