Troia Resort has cemented its reputation as a venue for high-quality golfing experiences with the hosting of several significant golf events over the coming months, plus the focus of a new amateur golf tour.
Just an hour south of Lisbon, Troia is hosting two prestigious European amateur events in October, including the European Men’s Club Trophy which includes a team from Roganstown in North Dublin and the 4th Portuguese International Mid-Amateur Championship.
Ranked as Portugal’s second-best course in 2020 by Golf World magazine, Troia is well renowned for its championship links, designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Snr. The par-72 course makes use of its natural environment by weaving through indigenous plants and pine trees, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean throughout and testing players with a combination of tight greens and tactical bunker layout.
This week (October 21-23), Troia is hosting the European Men’s Club Trophy, drawing in teams of top amateur players from all across the continent who have qualified as the sole representative of each European Golf Association Member Authority.
The final event in the 2021-22 EGA calendar, the tournament was last won by the City of Newcastle Golf Club, England, and is a hugely prestigious event in the world of European club golf, which Troia is delighted to have been selected to host.
Just a week later, the best of Europe’s amateur players will head to the Troia peninsula to take part in the 4th Portuguese International Mid-Amateur Championship.
The tournament, which takes place from October 30 to November 1, will pit 63 men and 21 women against each other in an attempt to determine the best amateur, with World Golf Amateur Ranking points to be gained, as well as a significant feather in the cap ofthese aspiring golfers.
Following the double-header, Troia will also play host to four events of the five vent, inaugural Edge Golf Championships between November and April.
The tour has been curated to benefit the students at the new Edge Golf College that opened earlier this year and will feature a total of five events, punctuated by trips to Troia between November and April, and with a place in the 2022 Portugal Masters up for grabs for the eventual winner. Also included in the tour calendar is a trip to Quinta do Peru or Pinheirinho from December 8-11.
A total of 50 amateur golfers will take part in the Edge Golf Championships, with six major European golf federations such as Portugal, France and Germany, all sending prospects to participate.
Alexandre Barosso, Troia’s golf director, said: “We are delighted to be hosting so many significant events in the coming months and are excited to welcome in all of the players that will be attending the course, we wish them all the best of luck.
“While the downtime caused by COVID over the last 18 months has been welcome, it has also left the course in a fantastic condition, and we think that the competitors will get to really understand what makes Troia such a special test of golf.”
In addition to Troia’s growth as an elite tournament venue, the resort has also continued to develop as a place for leisure golfers to enjoy a more relaxed round.
Green fee prices start at €70 for visitors, giving players the chance to experience the stunning views and challenging layout of the Troia course, but without the pressure of competition.
With its exclusive location, Troia’s vast range of accommodations make for a sensational golf break, whether guests prefer a five-star hotel room or a more independent beachfront house.
Packages at Troia start at just €248 per person for a three-night, two-round package when sharing a twin or double room.