Costa Brothers Portuguese sailors, to the conquest of Tokyo
25 March, 2021 / , ,

The Costa brothers, as they are known in sailing, Pedro and Diogo, are 24 and 23 years old, respectively, and achieved the last wave of access to the Olympic Games in the World Championship of the Olympic Class held in Vilamoura. In the same championship, they were also vice world champions.

They are Engineering students from FEUP, born in Porto, and have been sailing since they were 6 years old. They only joined in 2012, and in 2014 they started competing internationally.

They were two-time 420 national champions in 2015 and 2016 and that year they achieved a historic achievement for Portugal, they won the 420 World Championship in San Remo.

After the 420 World title, they started the Campaign for the Tokyo Olympic Games and they achieved this feat in Portugal, Vilamoura, at the last opportunity, having, in the medal race, achieved the silver medal. The whole fleet of this world championship is qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games.

Sugestões de Pedro Costa

Bar : Adega Leonor

Restaurante : Alma do Cachorro

Local: Guindais

Sugestões de Diogo Costa

Bar : Miradouro Ignez

Restaurante : Alma do Cachorro

Local: Serra do Pilar

Axis Golfe Ponte de Lima
28 September, 2020 / ,

The Axis Golfe Ponte de Lima, opened on September 15, 1995.

With 18 holes for a par of 71 with 6005 meters, located 2 km from Ponte de Lima, and about 70 km from Porto, with access by the highway.

In a typical rural area of ​​Minho, the golf course is a mixture of plain and mountain, with the first 9 holes in the hills, and the second in a flat area.

These unique characteristics of northern Portugal delight players with fantastic views of the Lima River valley, as well as contact with the typical Minho life.

Halfway between holes 1, 10, 9 and 18, the Club House is located, where you can find various services, in which we highlight a Golf store, equipment rental, restaurant, bar, terrace, saunas, swimming pool and 2 tennis courts.

In the surrounding area, the accommodation options are attractive and have all the facilities to provide its guests with comfortable and quiet stays. We can advise the Axis Ponte de Lima Golf Resort Hotel

Rua do Sobreiro n.º 533, Fornelos
4990-625 Ponte de Lima

Tel: (+351) 258 743 414

Estela Golf Club
27 September, 2020 / ,

Founded on October 27, 1987, with 6148 meters in length and 18 exciting and challenging holes, playing at the luxurious Estela Golf Club means having as a backdrop three kilometers of coastline in the Atlantic Ocean.

Exclusive access to the beach and refreshed by the Atlantic breeze clime in summer and heated by the Gulf stream in winter complete the dream scenario.

The comfort and beauty of its Club House, with its traditional and authentic cuisine, captivate its countless visitors who, in the year 2018 alone, exceeded ten thousand.

The field:
The fairways of Estela Golf Club are narrow, especially in the landing areas, and are surrounded by dunes, so the pressure is on the tee shot.
There are few fairway bunkers at Estela Golf Club, as the dunes and the various lakes on the course form natural obstacles of rare beauty.
The greens at Estela Golf Club are firm and fast. To get there it takes effort and skill, but once there most shots to the greens are opened allowing the ball to roll.

Lugar do Rio Alto
Estela 4570-242 Póvoa de Varzim

Tel: (+351) 252 601 814

Golf in Porto and North
25 September, 2020 / , , ,

Golf in Portugal also has a history and it is exactly from the beginning that we will start this article.

It all started in 1890, with the opening of the Oporto Golfe Club. By the hand of English aristocrats, linked to the Industry, who lived in the Douro.

Northern Portugal is a region with many diversities and with every reason to believe that it only has qualities. Rain, normally abundant in this region of the country, is an essential characteristic for the creation and maintenance of golf courses.

Without forgetting the warmth of its people and the strong and diverse gastronomy, combining secular traditions and the ‘twist’ of new trends, the North has the production of some of the best wines in the world, of which we cannot fail to highlight the unique and exclusive Port Wine.

The golf has been added to all this, with unique design courses that are combined with beaches and mountains in perfect harmony.

Any golfer from any corner of the world, who has already had the experience of playing on one of these wonderful courses, knows well that it is worth returning.