Golf Courses

LISBOA - Belas Club Campo - Presentation



Belas Country Club, an 18 hole course, was planned with great international and national tournaments in mind.  The  architect responsible was William (Rocky) Roquemore, and his particular  mark is evident in  the fairly small bunkers which  are strategically placed  along the fairways up to the greens.

Holes 2, 3 and 5 are a good example of Roquemore style. He designed the course totally in accordance with the plans of Charles Franzman, where the houses are built on top of the hills, overlooking a golf course winding in and out of the valleys below, thus benefitting from a certain protection from the wind.

A very precise tee off shot is required on hole 9, in order to place the ball in a position whereby the second shot can reach the green, avoiding the ravine and the lake on the right hand side.

 Holes 10,11 and 15 are all difficult in their own way. A good tee  shot is required for hole 10, whereas hole 11, because of the green which has two levels, requires a skilfull approach shot. The final shot for hole 15, a par 5, should be a good high shot to reach the green and avoid the bunkers surrounding it.

The green on the 17th hole, a par 3, has a long bunker on the left and a lake on the right, consequently a very precise tee shot is necessary.

Finally, hole 18, a par 4, has difficult rough all along the fairway and access to the green is complicated  because of the bunkers on the left and the lake on the right.