Troia Golf Championship Course, designed by the famous American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Senior, is a spectacular links, and one of the most fascinating golf challenges in Portugal. The magazine Golf World elected in 2003, as the 25th best European Golf Course. The usual approach to the Troia Golf Championship Course is straight over the Estuary of the Sado River - a pleasant short ferry ride from Setubal to the Peninsula of Troia, a region of great natural beauty near the Atlantic Ocean. The greens are small with naturally shaped defensive bunkers and hummocks, while the fairways are narrow and hemmed in by sandy dunes and pine trees, providing a genuine test of skill for the lowers handicap golfers together with enjoyment for the more modest players. The front nine has a run of beautiful sea holes and Trent Jones who was never lost for words when asked to praise his own work, select the 3rd hole at Troia, for his dream eclectic course.