9 Mar 2023

Media Release:

Golfers are being invited to book a tee time at Europe’s most anticipated new golf course design project as the finishing touches are put to The Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal prior to its summer launch.

Ahead of the opening of architect David McLay-Kidd’s first course in mainland Europe one hour south of Lisbon, tee times are available to play the par-71 links-style layout, which will be unveiled to the golfing world at the start of June.

Bookable from June 1, a standard green fee to play the 6,555-metres course will cost €175 per person, while discounted rates are available throughout July, August, December and January 2024 and will cost €125 per person.

All prices include a buggy, driving range balls and a selection of gifts, including a refillable water bottle and engraved bag tag, with golfers promised exceptional customer service from the moment they arrive to the time they leave – including a valet meet-and-greet and club cleaning after their round.

Rodrigo Ulrich, director of golf at Terras da Comporta, said: “What David McLay-Kidd has been able to build here is exceptional and a true example of world-class golf course design.

“We are so excited about the launch and cannot wait for golfers to enjoy the exceptional on and off-course experience on offer at Terras da Comporta from this summer onward.”

Vanguard Properties, the largest real estate developer in Portugal, took ownership of the spectacular Terras da Comporta development in 2019 and the site features two plots: Torre, comprising 365 hectares of land in the Alcácer do Sal municipality, and Dunas, which occupies around 1,011 hectares of land in the Grândola municipality.

Situated in a secluded coastal setting on the edge of the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, The Dunas Course is one of two 18-hole championship layouts that is planned at Terras da Comporta.

Created over 84 hectares of natural, sandy terrain, The Dunas Course – which will measure 6,555 from its back tees – has been built using the highest sustainable practices and is predicted to quickly become of Europe’s must-play golfing venues when it opens.

Complementing The Dunas Course will be a new clubhouse and golf academy. Away from the fairways, an array of lifestyle activities will be available including horseriding, wellness and sailing, with a wide range of plots for hotels, tourist and residential condominiums also on offer.


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Photo: James Hogg



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