Type of course? A loooong championship course meandering up and down the Sintra foothills with some water features

Pleasant staff? Immaculately welcoming and relaxed

Best hole? 6th par 5 with its green framed by the remains of a medieval arched wall and castle tower

Après golf? Mega posh clubhouse with a lovely balcony and a very nice, if expensive, menu

Nice round? Difficult to get on any of the greens in regulation, but millionaire golf on a top 100 course in Europe is never to be sniffed at

Special memory? The magnificent backdrop of the Sintra mountains, slightly marred by the constant droning coming from the nearby Estoril race track

Must play again? No