Portugal – The best golf destinations in Lisbon
Lisbon Golf Courses
This stunning golf course is a challenging par 72 with 18 holes crossing the beautiful scenery of the protected area of the Serra do Socorro and Archeira, in the Oeste region, nominated as one of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world in 2015.Stage of the Ladies Open 2010/2011, our golf course was built on land formerly used by the Portuguese royal family as a hunting reserve. A pleasant course, suitable for any player that winds through the hills, valleys and vineyards that stretch to the horizon. More recently, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa was voted the best golf resort in Portugal in the Brand Awards organised by Brand Magazine.
And after a day of playing golf, there’s nothing better than relaxing on the terrace of the Garden Terrace, while enjoying a glass of wine or one of the delicious dishes on the tapas menu inspired by traditional Portuguese cuisine
This 27 hole complex designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr is set in the sweeping hills overlooking the Estoril coast. The 18 hole Atlantic course hosted the 2010 Portuguese Open and is a test to the best of golfers and ranked in the top 30 courses in Europe, The 9 hole Monastery course is more forgiving but both courses are lined with the local oak and olive trees and enjoy the spectacular local scenery. Atlantic – 18 holes par 72 6313 m Monastery – 9 holes par 35 2588 m
A masterpiece of natural links golf overlooking the Atlantic ocean and set dramatically among sand dunes and umbrella pines. The 18 hole par 71 course which has hosted the Portuguese open on a number of occasions is situated within Quinta de Marinha, one of the most prestigious addresses in Lisbon.
The spectacular Lisbon Coast is a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal.
Offering beautiful beaches that range from sheltered coves to miles of dune-backed sands, visitors can immerse themselves in a variety of quaint villages, unparalleled history, and unspoiled forests.
Cascais is a former small fishing village that was regularly frequented by the Portuguese monarchy during the 19th century. Nowadays Cascais is a lively and cosmopolitan town that still preserves a great deal of its earlier aristocratic atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through its streets, where you will find luxury boutiques and a wide variety of outdoor cafes and restaurants to catch a few moments’ rest. 18 holes, Par 71, 6303 m
The Estoril golf course owned by the hotel Palacio has 27 demanding holes.The first 9 holes were laid out in 1929, The 18 hole course was designed by renowned golf architect Mackenzie Ross in 1945.Estoril Golf is always in immaculate condition, comfortable and friendly clubhouse with restaurant and bar, This famous course has held the Portuguese Mans & Ladies open over 20 times and hosted the Amateur championship’s a staggering 62 times.
27 holes complex, 9 hole blue course & Championship course: 18 holes, Par 69, 5313 m
Belas Clube de Campo
This 18-hole championship course hosted the 2011 Portuguese Seniors Open (won by Wales Mark Mouland with a score of -9 for the 54 hole event) lies to the north-west of Lisbon close to Lisbon Sports Club and is reached by a short drive from either Lisbon city centre or the tourist resorts of Cascais & Estoril. The course winds its way through a number of secluded valleys and makes the most of the natural contours. Raised tee’s make this an inviting driving course but miss the fairway and you will find yourself with some demanding second shots. The courses measures 6681 yards off the white tees, with the front nine being considerably longer than the back nine and water comes into play on 6 of the 18 holes.
Belas is a great test of golf for players of all abilities; the hardest holes allow lay up areas for the higher handicappers or golfers out of position and a good score has to be played to be earned, if you have a good round here you will be pleased but whatever your score it’s a golf course to be enjoyed.
The clubhouse and practice facilities are excellent; we recommend a buggy at this course for golfers who have difficulty walking as there are a number of long uphill walks between holes.
18 holes Par 72 6681 yds 6091 mtrs
The Lisbon Sports Club, founded in 1922, has its origins in the Lisbon Cricket Club, which started in 1873 within the British community resident in the region of Lisbon and mostly linked to the Railway Industry. The club had a number of homes before the current layout was built in 1962 initially as a 9 hole layout being extended to 18 holes in 1992 with a par 69.
Along most of the course runs a winding water ditch, and although the course is fairly short in length, every hole, all of which set in beautiful natural surroundings, offers a different challenge. Perhaps the biggest challenge to players is the final 18th hole, not only because it is a par 4 covering 417 meters, but also because the water ditch, after crossing it twice, continues to run along the right side up to the green, which itself is “protected” by two bunkers.
The fact that the course is irrigated by its own natural spring’s means that fairways and greens are always in top condition, and indeed, in this aspect, the LSC course is considered as being one of the best in the Lisbon Region. Surrounding the course is the “Serra da Carregueirra”, an area of beautiful, dense woodland. The wild flowers, the many species of trees, for example, the eucalyptus, the oak, the laburnum; the small wild animals, rabbits, lizards, birds, partridges, all contribute towards making the hours spent on the course even more agreeable. And finally, the total lack of the normal real estate bordering on the course bestows upon the Lisbon Sports Club Golf Course an exceptional peace and tranquillity hard to encounter in any other course within the region
18 holes, Par 69, 5285 m
Quinta Da Marinha Golf
The carefully maintained par 71 course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It offers stimulating challenges amidst the natural beauty of a variety of landscapes. The course takes you past calm lakes and secret pine woods, with breathtaking views of the hills on one side and the ocean on the other.The course has hosted the PGA Senior Tour championships, The European Challenge Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
18 holes par 71 5870 m
This is one of the two courses making this sprawling resort lying within a native cork oak forest, only a 30 minute drive from Lisbon.
Designed by Peter Townsend (a former European Tour player) this as a championship course as good as any other in the Lisbon region. A long but an easy walking course set in a naturally beautiful gently sloping terrain. 5 tees’ on each hole makes this a course where all golfers can make a score; the greens are huge with only a few contours but a long putt awaits an inaccurate approach shot. It can be tougher for the long-hitters, the course positively discriminates strait and accurate players on narrow landing areas, few but well bunkered greens and a few water hazards the threaten the shot; on the 14th, you will need to know just how far and accurate you can hit to make that short-cut. Once in the course, only a vast area of nature is surrounding you!
Par 72 7,370 yards
Ribagolfe II lis
This course was designed by former “Ryder cup” player, Michael King, with European Golf Design expertise. Each hole on this course features the surrounding natural cork oak tree forest. This course is intended for members, with a more forgiving yardage and wider fairway. The greens again are pretty huge with gentle slopes. Water hazards are in play in holes 6 and 13, which again adds to the cool comfort of a peaceful day spent golfing with friends.
Ribagolfe I & II is a serious piece of golf architecture with excellent green-keeping to match, The 36 hole complex is complimented with first class practice facilities all surrounded by vast areas of nature.
Par 72 6820 yards
Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club
This wonderful 18 hole championship course lies 30 minutes south of Lisbon city centre. Ranked as one of Europe’s top courses by many of the Golf Magazines this course is still relatively unknown to the travelling golfer. Quinta do Peru can defiantly be ranked as a hidden gem with its Pine and Cork Oak lined fairways, numerous well placed bunkers and water that dominate a number of the par 3’s. Tee shots need to be placed on the correct side of the fairway to gain access to the greens on a number of holes, this course will be enjoyed by the shot maker and the driver needs to be left in the bag on a few occasions. Excellent manicuring of the course and quick Pencross greens compliment the course layout. Saturday morning tee times are reserved for club members until 12pm. The club also has a large and inviting clubhouse with bar, restaurant and Pro shop, double ended 300m practice range with 4 target greens, putting green and short game area.
18 holes Par 72 6036 Mtrs
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
Seve Ballesteros final golf course design was Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, The course layout spanning 6400m (+ 7100 yards), represents a true test of golf for players of all levels. The feature hole of the front nine is the 5th, an exciting 520m par 5, with a final approach into a large undulating green surrounded on three sides by water. The second nine holes lie in the central and southern section of the development. Six of the holes meander between an intricate ecosystem of lakes interconnected by cascading streams. The highlight of the back nine is the 12th, a 420m par 4, where the golfer has to negotiate both the drive and the second shot between and over two lakes and the curving stream. The clubhouse, sumptuously appointed with restaurant, spike bar and pro shop, is ideally located and overlooks no fewer than 9 of the 18 holes. Sitting out on the generous terrace, visitors to Royal Óbidos will enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and the cascading lakes and streams, with the Atlantic Ocean “and some truly wonderful sunsets” in the background.
Praia D’El Rey Golf Resort
Praia D’El Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe. It’s set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond. The 18-hole golf course was designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B.Robinson and was inaugurated on 14th June 1997. Deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with the lush fairways, making it the complete golfing challenge. Praia D’El Rey is rated amongst the top golf courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine and is one of Portugal’s major golfing destinations for both private and sponsored events.
The course is a mixture of seaside links and parkland holes with a par of 73, offering the golfer a unique experience. Players are required to have a valid golf handicap certificate. Minimum handicap requirements are men 36, ladies 36.
Bom Sucesso is a superb layout, Designed by Donald Steel one of the worlds top golf architects, thought has been given to the length-challenged player, as well as the low handicapper. From the White Tees, this will be a course difficult enough to test the world’s top players, yet from the forward tees, long carries are eliminated, so that all can enjoy the experience of playing around the variety of well-placed hazards on this course. The well-shaped greens are set to reward the player who positions their ball correctly on the fairway for the approach to the green. The putting surfaces are undulating and will offer putts of varying degrees of difficulty, according to the pin position. The course takes full advantage of a series of spectacular views, many breathtaking! Whether as a visiting player or as a resident, Bom Sucesso will be a pleasurable experience, which all will wish to repeat, time and time again.
Par 72 6,228 m (White) 5,845 m (Yellow) 4,842 m (Red)
Set in a pine wood with several lakes, and benefiting from a microclimate that allows you to play golf all year round, the AROEIRA I and II golf courses offer players of all levels a stimulating and varied challenge. This 18-hole course was designed by architect Frank Pennink and opened in 1973. Specialists say it is one of the best in Europe and it hosted the Portuguese Open in 1996 and 1997 and a number of Ladies Opens.
6044m (white tees) 5148 (red tees) Par 72
Aroeira’s second 18-hole golf course, Aroeira II was opened in April 2000. Its architect, Donald Steel, took care to comply with European Tour recommendations and designed a course with future Portuguese Opens in mind. Its 18 long greens wind round 5 lakes and the various tees for each hole mean it can be played by players of all levels. For a number of years, it has hosted the Qualifying School of Ladies European Tour and several Portuguese Ladies Opens.
6367m (white tees) 4605 (red tees) Par