Golf in The Azores

By: Golf Shake | Tue 23 Jul 2013 | Comments

Golf can be played in the Azores during the whole year, thanks to the region’s unique weather conditions providing a unique experience. There are no buildings on the horizon – all you see is nature and the Atlantic lurking around you.

There are three courses in the Azores on 2 islands close to the airport and cities and as you walk the courses you are accompanied by an explosion of flowers and the weather allows you to enjoy the three courses during the whole year.

Golf in the Azores

Golf Courses in the Azores

The Furnas - São Miguel Island

Amid mountains at an altitude of about 500 metres, the perfection of the nature can only inspire you to play perfect golf.  The 18 hole Furnas course was designed in 1936 by golf course architects Mackenzie Ross and Cameron Powell.

The course covers a total area of 46 hectares and is considered one of Portugal’s most beautiful. It is just 40 minutes from the city of Ponta Delgada and 50 minutes from the airport.

Batalha - São Miguel Island

The green of the land plays with the blue of the ocean in a combination of a links and woodland course, along 100 hectares overlooking the Atlantic and a green landscape.  Batalha provides golfers with 27 holes allowing from 3 different loops.

Batalha golf course is less than a half hour away from the Ponta Delgada airport.

Terceira Golf Club - Terceira Island

Terceira Island has just the one golf course the Terceira Golf Club which was inherite  from the Americans who made if for the recreation of the military personnel stationed at the Lajes Air Base. 

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