Estela into details
Some holes have wonderful views over the Atlantic while facing forward and over the mountains while facing backwards, especially in the first nine.
The Estela golf course, near Porto, begins smoothly but turns challenging very soon. The 3rd, a par 4 with 411 m., is the most difficult hole in the course and the 4th is the best of the short holes. From the back tee, elevated, it’s 176 m. over a valley to an elevated green with the ocean by the left and a pit by the right.
From the 6th until the end of the first nine, the Estela presents a series of the most difficult driving holes that you can find anywhere. This series of holes is the key to get a good score at Estela.
Facing with the elements
The second nine holes of Estela golf course, near Porto, may not be as difficult as the first nine, but they are filled with danger. For instance, the 10th hole is a par 4, dogleg at the left, with 373 m. but with an elevated green and well protected by bunkers that make it longer and harder.
The 13th, par 5, must be played with the utmost respect. The fairway goes along the beach and turns suddenly to the left and descends near the green. Most player will fall into the sandy dunes by trying to make the dogleg as short as possible with the 2nd shot. The last par 5, the 15th, is even harder with winds from the north, demanding distance in the tee-shot and a great precision in the 2nd and 3rd shots, because the elevated green is too exposed to the wind.
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