Why Oceanico-Faldo Is One of the Most Exciting Golf Courses in Portugal
You don’t have to play adventure golf in order to play adventurous golf. Oceanico-Faldo is the perfect example of a course that was designed for the die-hard, challenge-seeking golfer. If you’re looking to up your game and take on something you won’t forget, then booking a golfing holiday to Oceanico-Faldo is highly recommended.
Steep playing terrain offers a pleasant challenge
Get your pitching in order because if your ball doesn’t land right, you’re likely to watch in despair as it rolls down a hill or two. Inclines aren’t limited to the green, but can be found on many fairways too. Accuracy is demanded when aiming for the fairway—especially if you happen to land in a bunker on your way there.
The 7th hole
There are a number of remote greens (island greens) on Oceanico-Faldo that pose even more of a challenge. The seventh is one such hole with multiple remote greens, so accuracy in your shots is a must. But even if you do miss your target once in a while, the stunning scenery on your way to your lost ball is bound to make up for it.
Large fairways call for precision in your short play
Many of the fairways are wide open and allow a lot of room for error when you finally get close to the hole. Watch out for the slopes though. Many of the holes pose some strategic inclines which will challenge and frustrate you if you let them.
Bunkers are out to get you!
Many of the bunkers (and there are many bunkers) are strategically placed to challenge your aiming. Not only that, but most of them are also shaped in such a way that it’s even more of a challenge trying to miss them. The outsides of the bunkers are circular and wavy—some of them have been likened to a clover-like shape. Good luck keeping your score low with these around.
A healthy mixture of forest, desert, and large bodies of water, make for one of the most adventurous courses in all of Portugal. The scenery is gorgeous so don’t just go to focus on your game. Take in the natural water areas and enjoy the patches of lush forest. Add a combination of large gravel areas and desert sand and you really do have one of the most adventurous courses Europe has to offer.