We played Europe’s best new golf course


Top 100 Courses editor Chris Bertram joined architect David McLay Kidd for the first round on the brand-new Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal…

“That’s what I want to hear, roars like that. That’s the excitement I think this course will create.”

David McLay Kidd is walking down the 14th of Terras da Comporta’s Dunas course, talking about the reactions in the group to his iron shot moments earlier narrowly failing to clear the front-left bunker of this exquisite par 3 and instead now sitting in the white sand of the front-left bunker.

It is the first time Kidd has played the full 18 holes of his brand-new design and he is having a thrilling match with his construction guru Conor Walsh, so his excitement is hardly a surprise.

But he’s right. The Dunas course is an amusement arcade for golfers. Play it and walk off underwhelmed and unenthused and I’m not sure I will believe you.

I was the third member of the group, privileged to be part of the first tee time at a course I believe will establish itself in the top tier of continental golf the moment it fully opens…

Read Chris’ experience of the course – and why he feels it is destined for greatness – on the Today’s Golfer Members’ Site.

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