Having hosted the Portuguese Open seven times the course feels it has earnt its reputation for a fine game. Many of the tees require that most elusive of skills; distance with accuracy and for those who can afford it this course will bring them back time after time.
The club apparently operates a policy of offering discount to members of other Portuguese clubs. One would have hoped that this kind of nationalistic differentiation would have dissapeared in the modern Europe. Anyway, for those it offends, there are plenty of other courses.
This mature course dates from 1974 and enjoys the mature trees and water that are so much a part of the game. The course has been chosen 7 times to host the Portuguese Open and, as you would expect, is considered to be demanding. A good distance at 6488m. which carries par 72.
The course is set on the lower land adjoining the marshlands of the estuary of the Ria Formosa now a National Park . The character of the course is markedly different to that of the Old Course as it occupies links type terrain. At 6205m. the course has a par 72.