Thirty minutes from the centre of Lisbon, driving south, the beaches on the coastline open on to a vast Atlantic horizon. Verging on the white sands of the Atlantic coast is Herdade da Aroeira - Aroeira Golf Resort, surely one of the most attractive developments of its kind in Portugal. Herdade da Aroeira is a private residential resort community and integrated hotel, adjacent to the sea and surrounded by the protected landscape of the Fossil Cliff of Caparica's Coast.
This magnificent fenced and secured community brings together the best of two worlds: the cosmopolitan charm of the capital, with the total immersion of a place surrounded by sea, nature and by the fairways of two exceptional golf courses. The two championship layouts at Herdade da Aroeira are easily accessible to golfers from all over Europe and have hosted several European Tour events including the prestigious European Men’s Club Trophy in 2013. The two courses offer players of all levels a stimulating and varied challenge.
More than just great golf attracts golf home buyers to the Herdade da Aroeira - Aroeira Golf Resort community. From architecture to art, there are endless opportunities for cultural visits for those living or holidaying in the community. For those who enjoy getting outdoors the beaches offer white sand and clear blue waters and draw in everyone from horse riders to paragliders.In terms of gastronomy, the southern part of Lisbon is an area with an abundance of sea food that offers only the most freshly caught fish. The customary high quality of the catch means that certain species are often associated with places nearby: whiting, swordfish, sea bass, daurade and clams from Sesimbra and red mullet and crabs from Setúbal. Then there’s the cheese made from ewe's milk in Azeitão and wines produced in the region of Palmela, with special emphasis on Moscatel and Periquita varieties that are internationally renowned for their high quality.
Herdade da Aroeira truly is a unique estate comprising beautiful villas and townhouses, as well as a host of large golf estates and impressive mansions, all complimented by the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel - a luxury resort that’s ideal for romantic getaways and golf therapies. The hotel is the largest golf resort in Lisbon area and provides the perfect environment for the whole family to have a relaxing or action-packed stay. The range of short-stay accommodation for vacationers and holiday makers also include plenty of self-contained golf villas and apartments.
Herdade da Aroeira is in a preserved area, just 600-meters from the beach. The estate covers 350-hectares, has thousands of pines and several lakes to go with a temperate microclimate that allows residents and holiday makers to play golf all year round. If that’s not enough, the community also offers a top golf school, a friendly clubhouse with snack-bar, bar and golf shop, tropical swimming pool, four tennis courts, jogging paths, playground, and a shopping mall.
As well as the community’s two golf courses residents will find there are several other excellent golf courses that are all not far away, including those at Quinta do Peru, Montado, Toia, Ribagolfe, Santo Estevão. Membership options at Herdade da Aroeira include the two courses designed and built by European Golf Design at Ribagolfe, and Oeiras Golf’s nine-hole layout.
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