Portugal Golf – Portuguese Vítor Lopes equals the world record for eagles in one golf round

Palmares Golf Course. Vitor Lopes equals world record with 4 eagles in one round.

Vitor Lopes equalled world record at Palmares

There are very few golfers who have ever recorded four eagles in a single round, and Vitor Lopes will go down in history as one of them, after a remarkable golf round at Palmares. Additionally, he had one eagle that was also a hole-in-one.

The 26-year-old Portuguese golfer from Vilamoura shot 61 (-11) on the outstanding Palmares golf course, in the Algarve, his best professional golf round. Vítor Lopes made eagles on holes 6 (Par-5), 11 (Par-5), 17 (Par-3), and 18 (Par-5).

As a result, he took over the Palmares Classic international tournament, with 10,000 euros in prize money, as part of the PT Tour, which brings together 74 players in Lagos.

Speaking to PT Tour organiser José Correia about his hole-in-one on the 17th hole, the Challenge Tour player stated, “It was my second hole-in-one, but in official tournaments, as a professional golfer, it was my first and I’m really thrilled”.

Vítor Lopes, the seventh best Portuguese in the world golf ranking, showed once again that he is not intimidated by the wind.

The record for most eagles in a single round of golf is 4, according to Guinness World Records, however there are many different regional golfing circuits across the world. In comparison, 4 is the most you’ll see on the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, or the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Palmares golf course is a popular golf holiday destination in Portugal and ranked 38th in the top 100 best European golf courses in 2022.

Book your golf holidays in the Algarve with Tee Times Golf Agency and enjoy some of the finest golf courses in Europe.

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Golf courses represent safety for all animals, whether they are “residents” or just passing through during migratory seasons.

There are golf courses that are authentic “reserves” due to the diversity and quantity of animals that visitors may observe while playing.

In the lakes of the S. Lourenço golf course (Quinta do Lago), next to the Ria Formosa, hundreds of birds can be seen all year round, and during the migration period, thousands of them stop off there, like at an airport… (the observation posts around the course are always very popular).

At Castro Marim Golf the diversity of birds is abundant, but the majority are rabbits and partridges, as on many other courses in the Algarve.

At this time of year, the golf courses with many fig trees (Palmares, Vale do Lobo, Vale da Pinta, Benamor, Quinta da Ria, among others) are a permanent habitat for birds.

Morgado do Reguengo e Álamos (Monchique) is the preferred resort for storks, the dominant species, but there are also frequent encounters with rabbits and partridges. Yesterday afternoon, around the lake bordering Holes 1 and 2 at Álamos, hundreds of storks sought the cool waters.

On all the golf courses, the only species that is not well received, but unfortunately “visits” many, is the wild boar, because of the huge damage it causes.

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