Golf as a touristic asset!

#Press Trip

Kim Ferrigno Olsen, Ingelise Palne Olsen and Jørgen Mick Vincent Østergaard Nielsen are danish journalists that have something in common – their love for Golf, which made them not only players but also media professionals seeking for the best courses in Europe and in the World.

And that is exactly why they have visited Porto and Northern Portugal – to promote the region as golf destination of excellence! Whether with a view of the sea or of the mountains, there are several places where you can play golf, a relaxing physical activity, and the landscapes of northern Portugal are the finishing touches to make your trip even more stimulating. And if you want to get to know and enjoy the region better, the cuisine is an aspect that cannot be ignored.

During this TV press trip, the cew have visited Oporto Golf Club, founded in 1890 by English living at the Oporto, it is the oldest golf club at

the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in continental Europe, Golfe de Amarante, a traditional "19th hole" of the countryside, with a bar and terrace to relax and relive the best moments of the day. With a relaxing environment and a modern decor, these spaces provide comfortable and pleasant surroundings, whether to enjoy a drink or to taste an excellent meal with panoramic views over the countryside and also Vidago Palace Golf. This excellent golf course was redesigned by the firm Cameron and Powell from a Mackenzie Ross original, built in 1936 and follows USGA specifications for tees and greens, has been transformed into a Par 72 course, enhancing the organization of International Championships, keeping the identity of the original design and faithfully reflecting the beauty, the unique qualities for this sport, the spirit and distinctive sign of the place.

This journey could not be complete without a visit to Ponte de Lima and its Estela Golf Club, as one of the best and most luxurious golf courses, voted 5th best golf in Portugal course by the prestigious Golf Digest.

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