Double Delight as Troia is Voted Portugal's Best

12 November 2019

Portugal’s Troia Resort has been voted the country’s best course by National Club Golfer (NCG) in its ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019’ rankings.

The resort has further established itself among Europe’s elite venues by appearing in yet another top 10 ranking – this time rated number seven by NCG.

The news caps off an impressive year for the stunning Trent Jones Senior links – which also made a sensational nine-place climb up to number eight in Golf World’s prestigious top 100 rankings.

Rated five places above its nearest Portuguese rival, the ranking reaffirms that golfers and industry experts are finally taking notice of the resort after, perhaps, being underappreciated due to the exceptional standard of golf courses across the country.

Assessed over nine different categories – design, condition, consistency, setting, playability, challenge, variety, routing and charm – Troia scored an impressive 79 points out of a possible 100, with the magazine’s judging panel scoring the course highly in all criteria.

The par-72 layout stretches 6,317m along the beach, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Arrábida mountain range throughout the 18 holes.

But it’s not just the picturesque scenery that makes it one of Europe’s best. The challenging and diverse holes test even the top pros, as players are required to play a multitude of shots through a combination of pine trees and indigenous coastal plants, on a course with small, narrow greens and bold bunkering.

When announcing its top 100 rankings, the National Club Golfer judging panel remarked: “Troia offers the feel and look of a classic links and the routing is superb – never losing sight of the sea. And, while it is very difficult, our panel loved the Trent Jones classic. Portugal’s number one.”

Alexandre Barroso, Troia’s golf director, said: “Troia really is a golfing experience like no other and we’re delighted that it’s finally being recognised and rewarded for its special and unique characteristics.

“To appear in our second European top 10 and, of course, be voted the best course in Portugal is a dream come true for everyone involved with the resort, as we all know this is where it deserves to be.

“We invite any golfer from across the world to come and experience it for themselves and discover everything the course and resort has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!”

Located just an hour south of Lisbon on a beautiful sand-skirted peninsula, Troia’s excellent location is just a 15-minute unique ferry ride from Setúbal city centre, which is filled with a wide range of highly regarded and affordable restaurants, and just a short distance from Comporta – one of the trendiest, and most sought-after, destinations for Europe’s travelling cognoscenti.


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Notes to editors:

Troia was voted 17th in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Resorts Continental Europe in 2017 and eighth in its Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019.

The resort is situated on the Tróia Peninsula on the Atlantic coast, less than an hour south of Lisbon, and a unique ferry ride between the up-and-coming town of Setúbal, which is filled with a wide range of highly regarded and affordable restaurants. 

Troia Resort is complete with five and four star hotels, a range of modern apartments, villas and beach houses, a vibrant marina, as well as a casino, restaurants, bars, sporting facilities and many other on-site attractions and amenities. 

Real estate at Troia is something very special. Offering stunning views, contemporary architectural design and high-specification, luxury interiors. Property owners also benefit from 24-hour security and full management and concierge services.

With an unrivalled tourist offering, including excursions to the Roman Ruins of Tróia, boat trips to the Bottlenose dolphin colony and much more, there really is something for every member of the family to make an unforgettable holiday.

Troia has partnered with Elite Golf Academies to bring a resident pro on-site all year round who delivers lessons using the latest technology, including Trackman, to give an unrivalled learning experience to golfers of all abilities. The academy also organises club fitting from a variety of major brands.

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Alexandre Barroso - Golf Director
Troia Resort