Golf and tradition go hand in hand, no surprise there! But try guessing where the oldest uninterrupted competition in the world is played. The answer is Portugal, Porto to be more precise. The city renowned for its dessert wine is also the home for one of the most traditional golf clubs in Europe and it’s definitely worth a visit!
When Oporto Golf Club started - in 1890 – Porto’s second most famous export hadn’t even begun. It was only 3 years later that football was introduced to the “Invicta” city. Like in any old golf course, Oporto’s greens are small but challenging and the closest to a links you’ll ever find in Portugal. In general terms you can prepare for a pleasant but competitive ride, not advisable for high handicaps. Particularly interesting are the initial four holes that run alongside the vast sandy beach. Play during the summer and you may be tempted to swap the 19th hole for the beach!
Just 20 mnts from Porto, and following the A1, leave the highway in Espinho and then follow the indications.