Monte Rei Golf & Country Club rated the best golf club of Portugal
The rankings of the best golf clubs and courses in Portugal according to golfers, the Golfers' Choice Awards 2014, are known!
13 FEBRUARY 2014, AMSTERDAM
SummaryGolfers have awarded Monte Rei Golf & Country Club with the title of best golf club of Portugal, with an average rating of 9.2. Oceânico O'Connor Jnr Course is the runner up, followed by Furnas Golf Club. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 175,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com. It's the first time that Leadingcourses.com publishes a ranking for Portugal.
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club the best of Portugal
The rankings for best club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money. The only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Portugal is quite expensive, but worth the money. When you play at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, you will not see any other flight during your round due to the layout of the course and the 12 minutes intervals between tee-times. Golfers especially praise the excellent service. Surprisingly golfers award Royal Óbidos with a 4th place overall. This club, with a Severiano Ballesteros designed course, opened just recently in 2012.
Oceânico courses highly appreciated
When golfers only rate the course itself - so without looking at other elements, such as the appreciation for the clubhouse and practice facilities - golfers again favor Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. Their Championship Course receives a rating of 9.1. The golf course of San Lorenzo is runner up, with a 8.9. Oceânico has three courses in the top 10, the Faldo Course (5th), the Old Course (7th) and the Victoria Course (8th). The number 2 overall, the O'Connor Jnr Course, did not receive enough reviews for its course and was not included in this overview.
Royal Óbidos offers best value for money
If you are price conscious golfer, then Royal Óbidos is the best choice. If only the price-quality ratio is taken into account, then Royal Óbidos scores a 8.4. Clube Golf Oceânico Faldo and San Lorenzo Golf Club are the numbers 2 and 3. This top three is quite remarkable, as the green fee for all three golf clubs is pretty steep. At Royal Óbidos expect to pay 100 euro, San Lorenzo asks 180 euro for 18 holes (high season rate). Golfers must be convinced that the price for these golf courses is just right.
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