Ranked #148 of 250 attractions in Northern Portugal
Category: Golf Courses
Just 45 minutes from Porto and one hour from the Douro valley, surrounded by unspoiled nature and with breathtaking views,...
Just 45 minutes from Porto and one hour from the Douro valley, surrounded by unspoiled nature and with breathtaking views, Amarante Golf Course is, for sure, the best option for those who seek, further to challenging golf, the unique views and wines from the Douro wine region. Located in an extraordinary landscape the Amarante golf course also includes several waterfalls. Hilly & narrow but gentle to play: When driving off from the tees at the start of the holes, the Amarante golf course demands particularly precise shots because of its narrow design, and because of the bunkers protecting greens and lakes, which are decisive ingredients of the game at holes number 3, 8, 12 and 17. Despite being a hilly golf course rising 600 metres above sea level, most of the 18 holes of Amarante Golf offer a gentle game, because the architect, Jorge Santana da Silva has been able to limit the climbs to a minimum. Amarante' signature hole: Hole number 4 of Amarante golf course must be made mention of, being a par 4 for just 306 metres, but nevertheless offering a considerable challenge. Its approach shot must be made onto a green raised 10 metres above the fairway which measures just twenty metres wide and seven metres long. The best players can hope for a birdie if they perform well on the par 5 holes. Points of Interest:Amarante Golf Course is near the famous Relais & Chateaux Casa da Calçada and the famous Largo do Paço Michelin star restaurant.