This Trent Jones Snr masterpiece is in our view amongst the most challenging courses in Portugal.
The course is set on gently undulating sandy land bordering the sea on the Troia Peninsular south of Lisbon. This is a course where the elements play a huge part.
The fairways are narrow and if you miss them they are lined with sand and shrubs. The small (very!) greens are well protected by deep bunkers and demand high well struck approach shots. There are no easy pars only a succession of interesting and varied challenges.
The Portuguese Open was played at Troia here in 1982 and the only person under par was the winner, Sam Torrance who declared it a great course. This naturally rugged 18 holes is truly a course for the connoisseurs.
"Troia: Ferry ride was fun but ensure that you arrive in good time as the ferries only run once per hour at this time of year. Hospitality and availability of equipment (trolleys, buggies, etc) was good. Useful to have a driving range for a little warm up beforehand. Course is difficult - even with no wind - and most club golfers will struggle. Nonetheless, we enjoyed it and will return."
- Mr. C. Conway -
"My new favorite is Troja Golf! It was amazing to play there. Perfect greens, perfect weather, and the best Club Sandwich on all Courses!!! "
- Mr. M. Richart -
"The greens are small but some of the best we have ever played on, very fast, very smooth. We played from the white tees which may have been a mistake as it is a tough course. Any wayward shot is punished, once off the fairway the ground is like a huge bunker. The fairways are in perfect condition as are the bunkers. Every hole is different, the first off the whites is straight over a lake and is a superb opener, very memorable. We will be back to play this again for sure."
- Mr. A. McEvoy -
"An excellent course, as you know it’s quite remote but worth the journey."
- Mr. S. Day -
"Troia: Superb golf experience looks like a Scottish experience in Portugal, there was a little rain but the course conditions were nice with the greens a little slow."
- Mr. R. Faria -
"We had a fantastic trip - finding Oitavos Dunes and Troia as fantastic courses. Troia was definitely worth the drive."
- Mr. D. Bartlett -
"Troia was a delight. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The course was quiet, in good condition and scenically most attractive amongst the pine trees and beside the sea...The whole design is imaginative with a good variety and no silly holes (difficult just for the sake of it). The fairways are reasonably generous but you must pick the right line, similarly with all shots but there is still a reasonable margin for error...The greens were receptive, true and a joy..."
- Mr. W. Davis -