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Oporto Golf Club is the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula, having just celebrated its 125th anniversary, as well as one of the oldest courses in Continental Europe. It is a delightful links layout with small greens and a comfortable, traditional club house, which is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf. Being right next to the beach, Oporto is normally blessed with a light, heat-relieving breeze, though this can become a powerful card destroying wind at certain times of the year. There are plenty of opportunities for birdies and the breeze is definitely a welcome relieving in the warmer months. It has grown and developed considerably over the years, starting out as a very sandy par 43, before evolving into the impressive par 71 it is now. It also has brilliant practice facilities to warm up before your round. Some practice on your short game would not go a miss while preparing for the small, challenging greens of the course. The historic course was the first-place golf was played in Portugal, making it reminiscent of a traditional British club in all the best ways. While such time-honored courses can sometimes appear quite formal, Oporto is a friendly club with a healthy respect for the game’s traditional aspects.