Golf Course at Bom Sucesso completed.
The golf course at Bom Sucesso is a member of IAGTO (International
Association of Golf Tour Operators), which means high standards
of quality. It was opened with a public presentation on
September 27th 2008 (although actually in use since August).
Designed by the world-renowned architect Donald Steel, it's an
18-hole Championship Golf course that stretches along the length
of the resort with an area of 60 hectares that until recently
was eucalyptus plantation. The first nine holes are played on a
level part of the terrain while the second nine are located on
spectacular and uneven terrain.
This represents the first phase. By 2011 there will be an
investment of 390 million Euros in a project which will employ
6,000 people. Bom Sucesso has the rank of PIN (Project of
National Interest) and had the presence of the Minister of
Economy, Manuel Pinho, at the launch.
Dozens of journalists from the British, Irish and Spanish press
attended in September. The program lasted all day and began with
a morning dedicated to golf, lunch in Rio Cortiço, wine in
Bombarral and an Obidos dinner offered by Oeste Tourism. The
aim was to promote the golf course and the surrounding region
Ricardo Garcia, administrator of SGPS (Bom Sucesso), explained
that in Portugal there are 15 thousand golf players, but in
Sweden alone, with a similar population there are one million
players. There is still a huge potential for the domestic
market, but for now, the goal is to reach the wealthy northern
He continued to explain that the "Oeste" is the best region of
Portugal for golf because of its climate. "In the Algarve in the
summer, you can only play in the morning and the evening, but
here you can usually play all day." Mentioning the access roads,
wine, foods, regional heritage as among the competitive
advantages of this investment. The fact that there is a
neighbouring golf course at Praia del Rey, is an opportunity
because more golf courses is better for everyone because the
golfers like a change.
Those who play golf could stay in the Marriott nearby and from
January Bom Sucesso will have 50 tourism homes. These are houses
that can be used by the owner for six to ten weeks per year and
can be rented during the remaining months. They cost between 345
thousand and 1.5 million euros.
Bom Sucesso - Design, Resort, Golf & Leisure will include a
sailing club, a natural amphitheatre, a five-star hotel, a
tennis club and a total of 400 houses, designed by 36-renowned
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