With every year that passes,the coastal area surrounding the cosmopolitan and sophisticated city of Lisbon is growing in popularity as a golfing holiday venue, and its not too hard to figure out why. This region of Portugal is studded with an ample number of very fine courses, with some great new ones having opened in recent years.
With flights to Lisbon now available from most regions of the UK, there has never been a better time to enjoy the fabulous courses of this great golfing area.
The big bonus for anyone on a Lisbon golf holiday, however, is that the courses here are much quieter than those of the Algarve and the Costa del Sol, and just as important, the golf in this area offers great value for money. The climate is slightly cooler than the Algarve during the winter months, but in autumn, spring and early-summer the weather is great for golfing and this area really comes into its own.
The resorts in this region truly offer something for everyone. Estoril has miles of picturesque coastline and sophisticated nightlife including a casino. Cascais, once a sleepy fishing village is now a lively holiday resort with a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants, yet still retains much of its original charm.
Further south, Sesimbra on the Costa Azul is a fishing village where fishermen still live and work. On a golf-free day, a trip to historic and cultural Lisbon is a must. Visit Jeronimos Monastry, the Monument of the Discoveries, or savour the atmosphere in Rossio square. Downtown Lisbon has excellent shops and restaurants, as you would expect from a major European capital.
Drive north from Lisbon, and you come upon two of the best golf resorts in Portugal, Praia del Rey Golf Resort and the Royal Obidos Golf Resort. Here in this wonderful landscape bordering the Atlantic, you can enjoy the perfect golfing break in stunning surroundings. Although this area is quiet, the towns of Obidos and Caldas da Rainha have a great selection of bars and restaurants and are perfect for an enjoyable evening out.
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The elegant 5 star Hotel Albatroz is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World and was formerly a royal summer retreat until it was transformed into one of Portugals top boutique hotels. It enjoys a spectacular cliff-top location overlooking the main beach in Cascais, just minutes from theView Lisbon Hotel Baia 3 Nights
FacilitiesBarRestaurantOutdoor poolIndoor poolGymJacuzziTurkish bath Accommodation97 RoomsView Lisbon Sana Sesimbra Hotel 3 Nights
The Beachfront - Praia D'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort possesses accommodations that are perfectly overlooking the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean.View Lisbon The Oitavos 3 Nights
The Village - Praia DEl Rey Golf & Beach Resort provides rather spacious self-catering apartments, townhouses and villas.View Lisbon Troia Design Hotel 3 Nights
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In play since 1973, this amazing 18-hole championship course was designed by architect Frank Pennink. Referred to by golf specialists as one of Europe's best courses, Aroeira 1 hosted the Portugal Open in 1996 and 1997, various Ladies Open and the Qualifying School of the Ladies European Tour.View Lisbon Aroeira 2 Golf Course
Designed by the architect Donald Steel, with 18 long holes that follow the perimeter of 6 large lakes, the Aroeira 2 golf course was inaugurated in April 2000. The course was built to European Tour recommendation standards in order to host major international golf events.View Lisbon Belas Clube de Campo
Visually stunning, and a delight to play, Belas Clube de Campo is one of golf course architect Rocky Roquemore's most inspired designs. The course, which is set amongst the Carregueira mountains, is a true tribute to Roquemore's design genius and provides an exciting challenge for any level of golfeView Lisbon Estoril Palacio Golf Course
18 Holes - Par 69 - 5,844 yardsSet in a mature pine forest and looking over the Estoril coast, the Estoril Palacio golf course may not be the longest, but it provides a challenging and enjoyable round to players of all abilitiesView Lisbon Oitavos Dunes Golf Course
The Oitavos Dunes is set in an area of natural beauty among pine woods and sand dunes. Located alongthe shore, the sea is in view from most holes, and there are also great views of the Sintra mountains, as well as Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe, which can be seen from a few holView Lisbon Penha Longa Atlantic Golf Course
Rated as one of Portugals top five, the championship Penha Long Atlantic course is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. The course which is set in undulating wooded parkland in what was once the grounds of a 14th CenturyMonastery,has hosted the Portuguese Open.View Lisbon Praia d'el Rey Golf Course
Withoutdoubt, Praiad'elRey is one of the finest golf courses in Portugal if not Europe. This is a must play course, not just for golfers staying in the area, but also for those staying in the Cascais and Estoril area.View Lisbon Quinta da Marinha Golf
Best Golf Destination Europe. The Quinta da Marinha Golf Course, in Cascais, has 18 holes with 5.870 meters of pure nature and big challenges. This par 71, designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, offers fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.View Lisbon Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club
QuintadoPeru is set in the Azeito region between Sesimbra and Setubal and is a favourite with UK golfers. American architect Rocky Roquemore was responsible for the project and designed a course for amateur golfers. However, it also represents a challenge for professional players.View Lisbon Riba Golfe 1
18 Holes - Par 72 - 7327 yards - This golfing complex consists of two courses, Ribagolfe I and Ribagolfe II, each an 18-hole par 72, 30 minutes drive east of Lisbon city centreView Lisbon Riba Golfe 2
18 Holes - Par 72 - 6,835 yards - This golfing complex consists of two golf courses, Ribagolfe I and Ribagolfe II, each an 18-hole par 72, 30 minutes drive east of Lisbon city centreView Lisbon Royal Obidos Golf Course
The course layout spanning 6.695m (approx. 7.300 yards) off the back tees, will represent a true test of golf for players of all levels. The first hole, a generousright-handeddogleg, heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de bidos).View Lisbon Santo Estev„o Golf
18 Holes - Par 73 - 7020 yards - Santo Estevo Golf was designed by renowned British golf course architect Donald Steel, who took advantage of the gently undulating landscape to create a course which is a delight to walk and to playView Lisbon West Cliffs Golf Links - Praia del Rey
18 Holes - Par 72 - 7003 yards - Designed by Cinthia Dye, and opened in June 2017 West Cliffs Golf Links is the sister course of the renownd Praia del Rey Course and is sure to become just as famed as its illustrious partnerView Lisbon