Los Naranjos Golf Course recognised as one the of the top golf courses on the Costa del Sol.

World famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. created the Los Naranjos golf course, the coursewhich is considered to be one of his finest European designs and it is indeed a true Championship course on the Costa del Sol.

Los Naranjos Golf Course

Costa del Sol

Located only 5 minutes from Puerto Banus and with its pleasant staff the course is a pleasure to play and considered one of the friendliest courses on the coast.

Los Naranjos has a strong membership who enjoy privileged tee times throughout the year so it is always advisable to book tee times well in advance to avoid disappointment if your thinking of playing here with green fees at Costa del Sol.

A stunning course with a good mixture of holes and challenges that will always keep you fascinated. With its wide fairways this is a great one for golfers of all levels. However, this by no means makes it an easy course as one needs to be aware of the strategically placed fairway bunkers and water hazards designed to catch out the unwary! Not to mention the water holes to test you just when you think you are scoring well! In many ways playing this course is like playing a set of 9 holes from two different courses. The front 9 are wide and open, whereas the back nine are very tight, and as the name suggests, played through several orange groves at Naranjos Golf Course.

The intimidating par 5 18th hole finishes in American style towards an elevated green protected by a water hazard at the front of it and the impressive clubhouse behind adds to the atmosphere with the entire clubhouse watching from the large terrace!

The club has hosted many international tournaments at Naranjos Golf Course and has recently renovated its new club house. All in all the facilities at the club are second to none including  large and modern  changing rooms, a beautiful club house, practice and teaching areas and a large well stocked pro shop.

Los Naranjos Golf Course Club is extremely proud of it’s restaurant, open from early morning until dark every day of the year. Here you can enjoy breakfast in the morning, a full meal between 12 and 16 from an impressive menu, have a beer (or two) in the bar after the game – or, if you are visiting the Club a Sunday – why don’t go for the Grand Open Sunday Buffet, well-known all over Costa del Sol! As already mentioned, the restaurant terrace overlooks the green of the 18th hole – a beautiful place to enjoy a good meal and excellent service!

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Portugal voted the best golf destination in the world for the third time

Portugal voted the best golf destination in the world for the third time
Portugal was chosen on Saturday as the best golf destination in the world for the third time in a row, receiving the prize awarded by the World Golf Awards, which awards the ‘Oscars’ of the sport.
Portugal best golf destination

In a ceremony held at the Conrad Algarve Hotel at Quinta do Lago, Portugal once again was selected ahead of destinations such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey or Italy that competed in the same category.
World’s Best!
“Portugal will continue to work on attracting new segments [golf course professionals, corporate golf, women and young people] and supporting the flagship event: Portugal Masters, already scheduled for September 21 to 24 2017″, emphasized Turismo de Portugal, President, Luís Araújo.

There are currently 91 golf courses in Portugal (of which 66 are 18 or 27 holes). The Algarve is the region with the largest number of golf courses (44%), followed by the region of Lisbon (17.58%).

According to the organization, the World Golf Award “aims to stimulate the golf tourism industry and results from the online voting of professionals related to the sector, specialized tour operators and the media dedicated to golf, but also the public in general.”


Ricardo Melo Gouveia set New Record at Portugal Master

Portugal Masters

Ricardo Melo Gouveia

Portuguese star golfer recorded the best al-time performance of a Portuguese golfer with 15 below par as the Irish equaled the best tournament result on 23 under.

Ricardo Melo Gouveia failed the ambitious goal of becoming the first Portuguese to finish the Portugal Masters in the top-10, but has every reason to feel proud as he leaves Vilamoura with a new national record in the most important Portuguese tournament integrated on the European Tour, with a prize money over 2 million euros.

The other national record that the Portuguese # 1 aimed, the best result so far is that was not achieved and will continue in the hands of Ricardo Santos with its 16th place in 2012.

Nevertheless, Ricardo Melo Gouveia 22nd place (tied) is the third best ever result of a Portuguese after such 16th place of Ricardo Santos and 21st reached by Filipe Lima in 2007.

The 28,800 euros he pocketed converted into points, allowing him to climb from 95th to 92nd place in the Race to Dubai, but only the top-70 will qualify for the Turkish Airlines Open, two weeks from now. “Ricky” must now dream of many dropouts to enter into the Turkish millionaire event.

Ricardo Melo Gouveia marked the 10th Portugal Masters and was also marked by it, because for many years, played for Vilamoura Golf Club: “The reception on the 18th hole was the greatest I’ve had since I play the Portugal Masters, was great feel this unconditional support, feel the affection of the public. This year I was in a lot of tournaments that always appeared two or three Portuguese. In the Middle East and in places where you did not expect, but this week is very different. We are in Portugal and it is great to feel all this support. “

Who is not Portuguese but also has represented once the Oceânico Golf, received a huge support of most of the 9,484 spectators who came today through the gates of the Victoria Golf Club was Padraig Harrington, as to say in the press conference that he felt playing “at home away from home.”

“Paddy” has played the Open de Portugal in several courses, and the World Cup in this same course designed by Arnold Palmer and this was his sixth participation in the Portugal Masters, where he had been 3rd in 2009. It was therefore time to win in Portugal, a country that suits you and where you come to play “from the amateur days in 1999 ‘.

It was a last exciting journey, with several changes in the lead and everything was decided only in the last putt on the last hole of the last group. Andy Sullivan, last year’s champion watching on television what was happening, waiting for a slip of Harrington to reach the play-off, but eventually witnessing a final fantastic chip and putt of his rival.