Amongst several locations applying in Portugal, Herdade da Comporta with its project Comporta Dunes in the Setúbal region was chosen to host the Ryder Cup in 2018.
An invitation to submit an application was addressed to the Portuguese Golf Federation for over a year, and Comporta will be competing with Spain, France, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The European Tour and the final decision will be taken in the first quarter of 2011.
The Ryder Cup is the third largest sports event worldwide media coverage, with 1.1 billion (tele) spectators, after the Olympic Games 3.7 and 3.4 of the World Cup.
Just for 2018, the Ryder Cup Europe has embarked on a process of applying highly professional and demanding, like other big events like the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup or America.
This is a wonderful event for this region since Golf is one of its main attractions and this comes to emphasize the professional and high level of Golf courses in the Setúbal region.
The good news is you don't have to wait until 2018 to enjoy it. Many other Golf events take place in this region, so why not come and play as well?
Take a look at the video below with stunning Golf images of the region: