Ribagolfe (Herdade da Vargem Fresca)

Vargem Fresca (EN 119 Km 23), Infantado,

Santo Estevao, Santarém Region 2135-407

  • Office

    +351 263 930 040
  • Pro shop

    +351 961 718 725
  • Fax

    +351 263 930 049
  • Golf pro

    Alfredo Castilho da Cunha
  • Academy

    Ribagolfe Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open woodland

  • Designer:

    Michael King (European Golf Design)
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6214
5750
4998
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.4
70
71.2

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Ribagolfe I (6707 metres)

Location

Latitude:

38.836933

Longitude:

-8.734796

How to get there:

41 km E of Lisbon

FROM THE A13 motorway take exit 3 (Montijo/N119). After toll booth, at main road turn left onto the N119 direction Montijo/Alcochet. After o.3 km go straight over at roundabout, direction Montijo N119. After o.5 km golf entrance is on your left. Turn left inside gates and follow road for o.7 km to clubhouse. | FROM THE A12 motorway take exit 1 onto IC3 direction Alcochete and continue on the N119 direction Infantado/Coruche. After 21.4 km (o.5 km before the roundabout with the N10) turn right at Golfe sign.

Ribagolfe (No. II or Green Course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2004

Ribagolfe (No. II or Green Course): Don't think that just because it is called Ribagolfe II (alias the Green course) it plays second fiddle to Ribagolfe I (alias the Blue course). Although not as long as the Blue, this is both a delightfully natural course and a tough cookie at the same time. Cork-oaks (and occasionally eucalyptus trees) create some quite tight fairways, where flailing away with the driver may not be your best strategy. Water is only a concern on the par-4 6th and par-5 13th holes, but staying on the short grass and out of the rough will be your main preoccupation - unless that is you are into gathering wild flowers, which you can do in abundance beyond the tightish fairways. Defensive bunkering in front of most greens will often require high-flighted approach play, rather than running the ball in low. Although the surrounding "open" woodland scenery remains constant throughout, every hole is individually sculpted, ensuring a thoroughly interesting and absorbing round from start to finish. There is no question, any first time visit to Ribagolfe should involve playing both courses.
List of courses: Around Lisbon

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: €90 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Located in the Herdade da Vargem Fresca, at the heart of the Charneca Ribatejana region in the Tagus valley, Ribagolfe is one of Portugal's newest additions, offering 36-holes of championship golf.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Al Foz3-star

    Avenida Dom Manuel 1, 2890-014 Alcochete.

    +351 212 341 179

    Visit website
    Located in the town of Alcochete, just a short drive from Lisbon, this 32-room modern hotel offers views overlooking the River Tagus Estuary.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Ribagolfe I & II; Santo Estevao.

  • Monte Dos DuquesB&B

    Estrada de Santo Estevão km 9.4, Santo Estevão, 2130 Benavente.

    +351 932 551 049

    Visit website
    Located close to the Santo Estêvão Golf Course, this equestrian sports farm offers 10 air-conditioned rooms, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Santo Estevao; Ribagolfe I & II.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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