Travel and Lifestyle
Feb 26th, 2019
Portugal's Troia resort welcomes the Portugal Pro Golf Tour
78 players vying for big prize
The TROIA Golf Championship Course, one of Europe’s finest courses offering 18 diverse holes and magnificent views, is thrilled to welcome the final stop of the Portugal Pro Golf Tour (PPGT), on 15th – 17th March 2019.
Backed by PGA Portugal, the Portuguese Golf Federation and the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, the Portugal Pro Golf Tour sees over 78 players from around the world compete for 25,000 Euros prize offering, more than double the standard prize money normally seen at such events.
The tournament at TROIA will be the jewel in the crown of the tour. TROIA’s award winning, championship course was designed by renowned American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior. The course blends seamlessly into the natural landscape whilst offering sweeping sea views. TROIA has previously hosted the Open de Portugal of the European Tour, and the European Amateur Championship of the European Golf Association, amongst many other events.
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and Arrábida mountain range, both golfers and fans alike will be thrilled by the beauty of the TROIA Golf Championship Course, an 18-hole and 72 parcourse that stretches 6,317 metres along the beach. The course was elected in 2011 by Rolex as one of the best golf courses in the world, and is listed in The Rolex World’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses guide. The diverse holes present a challenge for players of all ages and skill levels, requiring the ability to play a multitude of shots.
The PPGT is one of the top events in the Portuguese golf calendar. Entry to the tournament is free and golf enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to watch the action.
Alexandre Barroso, TROIA Golf Director, commented, ‘We are thrilled to be welcoming the PPGT to TROIA. Players and guests will discover crystal clear waters and a 47km sandy beach, one of the most extensive in Portugal, on one side, and pine forest on the other. The unique natural environment is a strong test of ability and skill regarded as one of the most fascinating golf challenges in Portugal. We look forward to watching the PPGT unfold against TROIA’s stunning backdrop and wish all the players the best of luck.’
José Correia, the President of PGA Portugal commented, ‘Our aim was to improve the tour and this Tour Championship awards more regular players and raised the quality. The TROIA Golf Championship Course is excellent and challenging, making it the perfect setting for the tournament.’
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