Only 25km from Lisbon and close to the coastal town of Caparica, Aroeira is a unique estate comprising two golf courses and a host of impressive mansions. Designed by Frank Pennink (creator of Vilamoura’s Old Course) and opened in 1973, Aroeira I was affectionately christened the ‘Wentworth of Lisbon’ by the UK press and it is easy to see why. Played through tall avenues of pine forest and surrounded by wildlife and nature, the golf course plays to 6,650 yards and demands accuracy and placement off the tee in order to maximise opportunities to hit the target greens in regulation. The course was the venue for the Portuguese Open in 1996 and 1997 and, in addition to staging several Ladies’ European Tour events, played host to the prestigious European Men’s Club Trophy in 2013. Aroeira is also rated among the Top 100 courses in Continental Europe.