Vidago Palace Hotel Golf Course

"Mature Course with Challenges for Every Level." - Reviewed by Lisa

Portugal Douro Valley

Originally designed and built in 1936 by Mackenzie Ross, the course has recently been remodeled and reconstructed by Cameron and Powell. Great pains were taken to ensure the centuries-old vegetation, undulations, natural, local stone walls and majestic views were all kept intact.

Each hole is a challenge with the last nine being completely different from the one before, giving golfers the opportunity to deploy their full range of shots.

The recently-enlarged course includes a golf academy, a 340 m driving range, a chipping area and two putting greens. Buggies, trolleys and electric trolleys are available to players at the Vidago Palace Hotel Club House; clubs can also be hired.

The course dress code requires shirts with collars and sleeves. Jeans or tracksuits may not be worn on the course. Use of soft spikes is obligatory.

The friendly clubhouse is open for meals during the day.


  • 18-hole golf course
  • 340 m Driving range
  • Golf academy
  • 2 Putting greens
  • Clubhouse
  • Pro-shop
  • Restaurant
  • Majestic views