Situated a good hour away from Oporto Airport in the North of Portugal, the Vidago Palace Golf Course was redesigned in 2010 by Cameron Powell & Associates to match up to the refurbishment of the magnificent 5 Star Vidago Palace Hotel. The original 9-hole short course by Mackenzie Ross had been built in 1936 and was completely remodelled as playground for 6 upgraded holes and perfectly integrated into the 18 holes of today.
The new par 72 course (6308m) was designed according to international championship standards and has hosted the Portugal Senior Open 2014 as part of the European Senior Tour. Despite the extension from 9 to 18 holes, the course still retains the integrity of the original design and faithfully reflects the aesthetics, playability, spirit and character of the site – values the venues’ management are adamant to preserve, since the whole estate is to exude the splendour and sophistication of the Belle Époque.
The first 9 holes are played in a relatively flat area in the Vidago valley, the last 4 finishing holes are literally breathtaking, built on sloping grounds with fantastic views of the natural surroundings of the Vidago Palace and the distant villages. The main features of the golf course are the elevated tees and greens, were the tee boxes are built with stone walls, strategic bunker positioning and greens that demand a sharp eye to read the slopes.
The Vidago Palace Golf course offers a variety of services to enhance and complement the playing experience. These include a driving range for 30 players, putting green, chipping area and practice bunker, pro shop, restaurant and bar. Also available: private lessons as well as buggies, trolleys and clubs to hire.
To enjoy this experience to the fullest, you can opt to stay at the exclusive and enchanted world of the Vidago Palace Hotel, which provides an ambience of elegance and luxury while pampering its guests in the exceptional thermal spa as well as a choice of restaurants and bars to match any ones’ taste.
18-hole course; 24 range tees (8 under cover)
- 18 holes visitors € 75; hotel guests € 60
- 9 holes visitors € 50; hotel guests € 40
- 18 holes visitors € 37,50; hotel guests € 30,-
- 9 holes visitors € 25,-; hotel guests € 20,-
Visitors welcome anytime
Handicap: M 36/W 36