Ribagolfe 1 & 2

Europe / Michael King / Peter Townsend / Portugal / Signature Design

The Brief

Design two courses on a site 30 minutes drive to the east of Lisbon. Ribagolfe 1 will be a potential tournament venue while Ribagolfe 2 should be designed as a high quality member’s course.

The Course

The courses, set within a cork oak forest, make full use of the sweeping undulations of the site, providing many spectacular golf holes across valleys, lakes and streams.

Ribagolfe1, designed in association with former Walker Cup and Ryder Cup player Peter Townsend, features narrow fairway corridors which put the emphasis on accurate shot making.

Ribagolfe 2 has a different character to its sister course. Designed with another former Walker Cup and Ryder Cup representative, Michael King, the course is shorter and has more generous playing areas.


Ribagolfe opened in 2004 and hosted the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in 2009 and 2010.

Course Stats

  • Designed in association with: Peter Townsend & Michael King
  • Client: Ribagolfe
  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Length: Ribabolge 1 – 6706 metres, Ribagolfe2 – 6214 metres, Par: Both 72

Contact Details

EN10 KM93
Ribagolfe, Santo Estevao
2130 Benavente, Portugal
T: +351 263 93 00 40
F: +351 263 93 00 49
E: geral@ribagolfe.pt
W: www.ribagolfe.pt