Pilar Melo Antunes, Azores Golf sales and marketing director, joins host Ann Liguori to tell the story of the nine-strand Portuguese archipelago — and why it's ideal for golf
Looking for a nice getaway, maybe play some golf and take in some of the local ambiance? Have you ever thought of the stunning Azores, the stretch of nine volcanic islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean that are part of Portugal?
Pilar Melo Antunes, Azores Golf sales and marketing director, joins "Golf Innerview" host Ann Liguori to talk about golf at Batalha Golf Course and Furnas Golf Club on Sao Miguel Island, the scenic beauty of the islands, the volcanic presence, thermal baths, hot springs and a lot more that the islands offer.
[1:08] Where is the Azores — a 4 ½-hour flight from JFK
[3:03] Marina, deep sea fishing and water life
[4:22] A history of the islands' hydrangeas phenomenon
[6:00] Climate on the islands
[6:40] About the tea plantation
[9:54] The hot springs and thermal waters in Furnas Valley
[11:14] About Batalha Golf Course, designed by Cameron Power
[12:36] Why the bunkers have volcanic black sand
[13:40] Furnas Golf Club's original nine designed by Philip Mackenzie Ross
[17:00] Finding good value on the sustainable islands
[18:20] About the Terceira Golf Club on Terceira Island
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