Douro Valley – Portugal

At sunrise you tee off at Estela, a links course just north of the historic city Porto. Eight holes cling to its Atlantic border, and you play amid the dunes with a front nine designed to awaken your golf senses, and ensure you’ve earned the indulgence that lies ahead. Then, it’s about the main event, a cruise down the iconic Douro River, into the valley famed for its steep wine terraces, stopping at historic towns and private wine estates.

At the quintas [estates], you can sample the rare wines too good to share with the wider world that are, instead, kept back for visitors to sample where and how they were intended, on a terrace overlooking the UNESCO-protected Douro Valley while trying the best local food of this rich, fertile region of Portugal. Then, it’s either Porto, and Michelin-starred eateries along the cobbled streets that tell a thousand stories or to one of the exclusive boutique estates or hotels in the valley region.

Overall Douro has a generally moderate climate. The best time to visit is April to October when the weather is often sunny and warm.


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What is special about Old Course, St Andrews?

The Old Course at St Andrews is renowned as the "Home of Golf" and is one of the oldest and most iconic golf courses in the world. It has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including The Open Championship. Its rich history, unique layout, and challenging holes, such as the famous Road Hole, make it a must-play for any golf enthusiast.

Where is St Andrews located?

St Andrews is located on the east coast of Scotland, in the county of Fife. It is a historic town known for its beautiful beaches, medieval ruins, and prestigious university, as well as its legendary golf courses.

What room options are there in Old Course Hotel?

The Old Course Hotel offers a range of luxurious room options, including Eden Rooms, Old Course Rooms, Fairway Suites, and the sumptuous Royal and Ancient Suite. Each room is elegantly designed, providing stunning views of the Old Course, the town of St Andrews, or the beautiful coastline.

What is included in this trip?

This trip includes accommodation at the Old Course Hotel, guaranteed tee times on the Old Course and other renowned courses in the area, daily breakfast, and access to the hotel’s spa and fitness facilities. Additionally, guests can enjoy personalised concierge services to assist with dining reservations, sightseeing tours, and other activities.

What is the best time of the year to golf at Old Course, St Andrews?

The best time of the year to golf at the Old Course, St Andrews, is from late spring to early autumn, specifically May through September. During these months, the weather is generally more favourable, with milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, providing optimal conditions for golfing.