By Doug Farrick
I am going to make it a point to start covering more "world" golf here at the GolfDash blog. There are just so many cool courses, venues and styles of golf – particularly on the European Tour.
One upcoming tournament is the Estoril Open de Portugal which will return to the Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort from April 1-4, one of Europe's most avant-garde golf venues following a 2 million refurbishment program.
The Atlantic course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is typically ranked in the top 30 courses in continental Europe.
To see the beauty of the course take this Photo Tour.
Duarte Nobre Guedes, President of Turismo Estoril, said: "Penha Longa is on the 'jewels in the crown' of the Estoril and Sintra Region, and the natural, magnificent setting is now enhanced by all the impressive refurbishment which the Resort has undertaken in order to raise the bar even higher. We are looking forward eagerly to welcoming back The European Tour professionals to enjoy the facilities."
If you are looking into possibly attending the Portugal Open they currently have a number of inviting golf packages for folks attending the tournament at the Penha Longa Resort. They are worth checking out.
Finally, if you are a wine lover, like me, you might want to explore some of the most underrated (and excellent) Portuguese wines in the world. Wine is one of the most noted Portuguese exports and the country is the seventh largest exporter of the product worldwide, by value.
Golf in Portugal is not often thought of as a first golfing destination but maybe after reading this article, it should be.