Portugal’s Best Golf Hotel Award Nov 15 (World Golf Awards) | Portugal’s Best Luxury Hotel Spa Award 2015 | Most Prestigious Wedding Venue Award 2014 and 2015
Located approximately one hour away from Porto, the magnificent spaces of the Vidago Palace Hotel afford an ambience of art worship and an atmosphere worthy of kings!
Designed last century, during the reign of King Carlos I, the Vidago Palace Hotel was opened for the first time in 1910! With distinction, as one of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hundred-year old Palace now provides a luxury service of excellence and comfort.
Unique and exclusive, the Vidago Palace Hotel is the perfect combination of luxury and the natural beauty of a Centenary Park! Like an enchanted world, the Palace extends an invitation to enjoy unforgettable experiences, in a setting of sophistication and splendour imbued with the charm and romanticism of the Belle Époque. A place of unique attractions, the Vidago Palace Hotel reopened in 2010 with a mission to offer guests an authentic journey back in time. Its magical setting and architectural heritage have made it a living legend! A modern spa, golf course and top-flight restaurant complete an offering of excellence, making the hotel an undeniable point of reference.
Vidago Palace Golf – A World Leading Golf Member
The excellent golf course of the Vidago Palace was redesigned by the firm Cameron and Powell from a Mackenzie Ross original, built in 1936. Currently the course was completely rebuilt according to USGA specifications for tees and greens, has been transformed into a Par 72 course, enhancing the organization of International Championships, keeping the identity of the original design and faithfully reflecting the beauty, the unique qualities for this sport, the spirit and distinctive sign of the place.
A golf course that allows the organisation of championships, set in a picturesque valley, the Vidago Palace Golf Course is sure to be a pleasant experience. Meticulously cared for by golf course maintenance specialists, it consists of 10 par 4 holes, 4 par 5 and 4 par 3, for a total distance of 6.308m. Its characteristics include greens and tees at elevated level, strategic bunker positioning and greens that require a perfect view to assessing their unevenness .
As a result the Vidago Palace golf Course will delight and challenge the most experienced player. On the golf course there are great contrasts that share the special respect for the natural surroundings. A hallmark of this golf course is retaining walls of all tees, built with local stone as well the centennial trees that were preserved almost in its integrity.