Finding land for a golf course south of Lisbon was an imaginative task and part of the fascination is travelling by ferry from Setubal. Upon arrival, the reasons become clear. Troia is on the tip of a long peninsula. From anywhere on the course, it is possible to view the sea.
Built by Robert Trent Jones, it is a links-style course, although the designer’s American golf resort style also emerges. The position of Troia is vulnerable, but the peninsula is not directly in the Atlantic, so winds are advantageous and not too strong, allowing pines and foliage to grow much more profusely than in the British Isles.
The Troia Golf Championship Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course, 6.317 metres alongside the beach with a magnificent sea view. Robert Trent Jones Senior selected hole 3 of Tróia's golf course as one of the best he has ever designed, and included it in his ideal 18-hole course. Troia Golf was elected one of the best golf courses in world.