Our first view of the course at Rilhades was from the cycle path, which goes alongside the boundary of the course. When we arrived at the almost Alpine style clubhouse we were met by club coach Hugo Espírito Santo.
The facility has a nine holes Golf course, driving range, short game areas along with a nine holes pitch and putt course. The course was laid out by José Lencastre and was opened for play in 2009. Hugo and I played the 1st hole which is a short dog-leg par 4, which features a very small green.
We received a very warm welcome and great hospitality from Manuela Costa, who served up a superb lunch, which we enjoyed in the company of the Vice President of the North Golf Association Antonio Vasconcelos and his wife.