This 600-acre Marriott resort about an hour north of Lisbon is developing rapidly. Along the coastline, construction looms at every turn.
For golfers uninterested in resale values and time shares, each "clank" of a crane is the sound of the golf course losing just a little bit more of its natural beauty.
You'll have to be patient to get to the visual money shots that remain. The front nine winds through forest and dunes that open occasionally to offer a teasing peek at the sea. Most holes are lined on one side by housing present and future, the latter marked by white stakes.