Aroeira Golf Club
Aroeira Golf Club, Aroeira, Portugal
13 reviews of Aroeira Golf Club
- We stayed at an apartment on Aroeira resort which was very nice, no complaints at all 10 out of 10. - The clubhouse is worth a stop after 18 for a drink/lunch. - The golf course is a nice design with some nice holes, but it is looking rather dated. - The tees are terrible without a flat lie, worst than a Pitch and Putt course - The fairways were very patchy in places with no grass or just sand. Bunkers were in great condition. - The greens are left very lush meaning they are hard to read and all different speeds with no true roll. They can't even be bothered with simple dew removal, so if you play early in the morning, hit that putt hard !!!
Played both courses as part of a tour in May 2012 - Others played were Belas, Quinta do Peru, Ribagolfe & Troia. All of our group voted these 2 courses as best of the week with No2 just getting the vote over No1. Both are parkland courses and, at the time we played them, in immaculate condition (apart from the teeing areas which were all slightly scruffy) - Fairways are very good and your ball sits up well and begs to be hit. Greens fast and true with the No 2 course having more in the way of undulations and second tiers. Some of the stroke indices on No 2 were a bit odd (150yd downhill par 3 with a stroke indext of 4 ?) but that didn't detract from our enjoyment. Yes there are some apartments and villas overlooking the course but it didn't seem to affect anyone moreover it was nice to look and dream of what you could do with some money. 1 final telling fact is that these 2 courses were very busy (marshalls kept the pace of play going) whereas most of the rest of the week we had other courses literally to ourselves - That should tell you how good they were. Still no clubhouse at No2 so allow 20 minutes to get from 1 to the other.Would recommend to anybody
Due to previous comments, I played Aroeira II in the end of April. It is a nice parkland course, quite long, and straight, straight, straight. There is hardly any dogleg to be found. Once the hills and lakes come into play it gets a bit more interesting, but the start is like a German Autobahn. Another drawback to me is the housing. Two rows of combined one mile of three-story holiday appartments along four tracks aren't the nicest surroundings, and the other villas are numerous and quite close. This results in OOB areas on both sides of quite a few tracks. I then played nine holes on Aroeira I and I like it better. It has more twists and turns and more character, e.g. some trees in the dogleg of #2. It may be shorter and has less water in play but I was feeling better because of a slightly lower building density. I used a Golf Fee Card and received 30 % off on the first round. The second round is heavily reduced anyway. Be aware to plan some extra transport time for the #II course because the counter (and restaurant) is at #I, 1.5 miles away from #II.
I stayed on-course and played Aroeira I and II for a week at the end of April with a group of friends. Both courses are an absolute joy to play and can be thoroughly recommended. Aroeira I is slightly less challenging than II, which is in better general condition, is slightly tighter, has more water and has much faster greens than I. That said, Aroeira I is still a fine course. The clubhouse (Aroeira I only - there are virtually no facilities at Aroeira II itself) is perfectly adequate and the food was excellent quality and good value. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The appartment we stayed in was excellent - spacious, comfortable with all mod cons (you must have transport - our appartment was about 3 miles from the clubhouse!). Not too much going on in the evenings - you need to go off-site. There are many good restaurants within a few minutes drive - make sure you visit the Brazillian.
Played both 1 and 2 in late march. No. 2 definately wins it for me. 1 lacks fairway bunkers, is relatively wide and straight forward with much of the holes having the same feel. The variety of holes on number 2 is much greater. The par 5 4th is interesting because of a fairway split by a bunch of trees about 100 m from the green. The 2 closing holes are also pretty challenging. But why just a wooden shed for a clubhouse when aroeira 2 is surrounded by some amazing villa's?
We played both 1 & 2 during a week long stay in Lisbon. Both were in superb condition and a joy to play. 1 is tighter whilst 2 is longer. Both equally challenging. Worth noting that 2 has no clubhouse so if you want refreshments before you play make sure you "fill up" at the clubhouse on 1
Aroeira 1 is predominantly a medium to low handicappers golf course high handicappers use your shots wisely. The course is tree lined, long and the greens fast and tricky. Water plays a big part too. The course is an easy walk. Pluses: Complete challenge. Minuses: Changing facilities could be better. Conclusion: Play and enjoy.
Both are nice course..more water on 2,which makes it slightly harder.Fairly wide fairways.When we played the greens and fairways were pretty lush,with hardly any run.Target golf required.Would certainly return.
We played A1 and A2 (twice) in 2001; both excellent courses with generous fairways and consistent greens. A1 requires more careful planning and is a harder walk while A2 seemed more fun. Excellent facilities and very friendly and helpful staff; watch out for the flies if it's humid!
Played 24/3/01: Well laid out tree-lined holes so accuracy required. The water hazards make the course more interesting. If planning to play I & II, leave enough time as the 1st tees are about a mile apart and the club house is next to I. A lot of contruction work and can be noisy.
Well kept, course with some water, but mainly fairly wide pine-tree lined fairways. Some way out of Lisbon - 20 min taxi drive from Costa da Caparica. Staff very friendly. Greens fees v.reasonable, but club hire was half the price of green fees!
After playing several courses in portugal this was my favourite. Wonderful condition even after heavy rain. Fairways are reasonably wide. But anything drifting into the pine trees which lined each hole. Would require a difficult shot through the trees or a simple safety shot back onto the fairway
THIS TRULY IS A HIDDEN GEM.DO NOT MISS IT.NO TRICKS NO HUGE WALKS BETWEEN TEES.GREAT STAFF VERY CHEAP
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