Arguably the best golf course in the region and one that will stack up against the very best in Europe, Estela is just 20 minutes from Porto Airport and 30 minutes from Porto city centre. Built over three kilometers of beautiful dunes, the Estela golf course is a typical links course providing breathtaking views over the Atlantic from the Minhos coast. Several big lakes add to the beauty of the course, which can become quite challenging when the wind is blowing. With narrow fairways in the landing areas, the entire focus is placed in the tee shot.
Unlike the south of Portugal where the summer can bring extremely high temperatures, at Estela the temperature rarely rises above 25 degrees, even in the height of summer, and where the average temperature in winter stays between six and fifteen degrees.Just like in the classical traditional links, most shots at the greens are open, thus allowing the ball to enter them rolling. There aren’t many lines and, even after torrential rain in winter, the greens remain in good condition. Some holes have wonderful views over the Atlantic while facing forward and over the mountains while facing backwards, especially in the first nine.
- Year of Opening - 1989
- Designer - Duarte Sotto-Mayor
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6148 Yards