Quinta do Peru is one of the most challenging golf courses in the Lisbon area. This course was voted one of the top 10 golf courses in Portugal by the European Golf magazine. With its many trees and wildflowers, It opened in 1994. Designed by American architect Rocky Roquemore, the course is located in the Costa Azul region between the castle towns of Sesimbra and Setubal and is easily accessed from the Lisbon area. The course provides a varied start, the first three holes consist of a par 5, a 386-metre par 4 and a 186-metre par 3. Amongst the first nine holes, attention is drawn to the short eighth hole, with a lake in front of its green. The next nine holes are even more difficult. Number 12 is a par 4 which, although is not very long, has a lake running beside the fairway and down to the green. Then comes what is probably the most difficult test on the course: hole 16, a 200-metre par 3, where one needs to play over a lake to reach the green. The course´s recognised quality has led to its hosting several events, including the Grande Finale of the UAP Challenge Tour in 1995 and 1996.