The Oporto Golf Course is located 17 kms to the south of Porto city beside the beautiful beaches of Espinho. Oporto Golf Club, after Pau, in France, the second oldest course in Continental Europe. It was established in 1890, when British residents in Porto created the club.
Take a breath
The Oporto golf course, north of Portugal, an authentic links (at the sea side) is relatively short. Its narrow fairways, together with the north wind, are the main obstacles, starting out with a difficult Par 4. Two memorable and challenging holes are Nr. 11, a Par 5 of 497 metres and hole Nr. 4, which is considered to be the most difficult of Oporto golf course.
As if to balance the difficulties of these earlier holes, each of Oporto course's two halves concludes with a very accessible Par 5 hole, providing some exciting endings for competitions.
The Skeffington Cup, which since 1891 has been played annually in the club, is the oldest competition in the sport to have been played without interruption. This competition is played during the "Espinho Golf Week" when the members compete for the three famous cups, the Skeffington, the Kendell and the Dockery. They are considered to be the "ex-libris" of Portuguese golf.
Download the scorecard and coursemap of Oporto Golf Club, Portugal.
Points of Interest:
Closest golf courses to Oporto: the 9-hole of Miramar (7km), the 6-holes of Citygolf and of Quinta do Fojo.
The Clubhouse of Oporto Golf Course
Oporto Golf Club, Portugal
Oporto Golf in Espinho, Portugal
Architect: Francisco Javier Olazabal
Opened in: 1890
Par: 71 - 18 holes
Lengths: White 5640m / Yellow 5408m / Blue 5408m / Red 4969m
Max. handicap: -36 for ladies / -28 for men.
Additional 6-holes pitch and putt course for beginners.
Oporto Golf Club
Tel: +351 227342008