Aroeira II Course
With the inauguration of the second course in the year 2000, Aroiera was confirmed as one of Portugal's premier golfing destinations. Aroeira II was conceived by Donald Steel, the man responsible for so many outstanding projects both in the UK and abroad, and has been earmarked for future Portuguese Opens. The course winds its way around several lakes, and with a variety of tee markers on offer, it remains playable for golfers of all standards.
Aroeira has an excellent golf academy, where you can seek the advice of the expert PGA professionals or simply work on a few of the game's finer points.
Designed by: Donald Steel
Opened for play: 2000
Previously hosted: Qualifying school of ladies European Tours (Several times), Portuguese Ladies Open (Several times)
Awards: ‘Recommended certificate’ by Leading Courses (2015)
White: 6367 metres (6963 yards), SSS 74
Yellow: 5903 metres (6456 yards), SSS 72
Blue: 5339 metres, (6581 yards), SSS 74
Red: 4605 metres, (5036 yards), SSS 71
Signature Hole: Hole 11, Par 5, 190 metres (208 yards) (White Tees), SI 6
The raised tee on the 11th requires a tee shot onto a narrow fairway with trees on both sides and a slight dogleg to the left. A slight draw would suit this hole well. The approach shot gives a quite stunning view onto a green closely protected by water and bunkers to the front and to the left.