Portugal Masters 2020

Today marks the start of the 2020 Portugal Masters running from 10-13 September at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, but the event is not as we know it!

This year is the 14th year of the prestigious tournament in the Algarve. But in line with the European Tour’s comprehensive Covid-19 Health Strategy and following the practice of playing behind closed doors since the re-start of the 2020 Race to Dubai, the Tour has confirmed that no general spectators will be permitted at the 2020 Portugal Masters or Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos on 17-20 September.

So, the next best thing, following live on TV, what about the course? The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course was designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer and opened in 2004. It is a championship layout that measures 7,191 yards and plays to a par of 71. One of five courses in Vilamoura, the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course hosted the World Cup of Golf back in 2005 when Stephen Dodd and Bradley Dredge of Wales triumphed.

Enjoying generous fairways and gentle rough, there are plenty of birdies that can be achieved. However, with the presence of several lakes and hazards around the course, there is always a degree of risk for those wishing to take the bold approach to many holes. Great care and attention have been taken to ensure the preservation of the surrounding wetlands and natural vegetation, including carob, olive and almond trees.

It is difficult to find a better place for golfing than Portugal. Voted the World's Best Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards for five years in a row – 2014 to 2018 and Europe’s Best Golf Destination in 2019, Portugal has a wide range of courses with characteristics to suit all levels of difficulty and budgets.

There are more than ninety courses throughout the country, of which 57 are 18-hole and 9 are 27-hole, with a range of layouts and major golfing challenges recognised by the most experienced golf professionals. Golf courses are open and with new safety protocols.

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