A Guide to Golf in Lisbon

A golfing holiday in Lisbon presents the perfect combination of stunning landscapes, cultural wealth, and fantastic golf courses. Lisbon and its surrounding areas provide an excellent destination for golf enthusiasts. Explore Lisbon as we guide you through the fairways that offer breathtaking views of the Sinta Hills and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Beyond the courses you’ll find our selection of hotels cater to diverse preferences, from budget-friendly hotels, ideal for groups and opulent five-star hotels, we have something for everyone. With our wealth of experience derived from years of personal exploration and the knowledge gained from facilitating the journeys of countless clients, we guarantee that your golf holiday to Lisbon isn’t just a golf holiday but a memorable experience.

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More Information For Your Lisbon Golf Break

  •         Location: Lisbon, with a population of approximately 548,703, it is the capital and largest city In Portugal.

 

  •         Closest Airport: Conveniently situated just 6km from the city centre, Lisbon Airport is located 30km away from Cascais and 92km from The Silver Coast

 

  •         Flight Time: Expect a flight duration ranging from 2 hours and 35 minutes to 3 hours, subject to your departure airport within the UK.

 

  •         Best Time To Travel: For an optimal golfing experience, plan your visit during “high season”, which spans from April to June and then resumes from September to October.

 

  •         Climate: Lisbon treats its visitors to a delightful climate. From April to June, temperatures hover between 14 and 22 degrees Celsius, while September to October offers a slightly warmer range of around 17.5 to 27 degrees Celsius.

 

The Best Golf Holiday Locations In Lisbon

Praia D’el Rey Golf Resort

Fairway of Praia D'El Rey Golf Course overlooking the beach

The Praia D’el Rey resort is just a short drive from Obidos and conveniently located 50 minutes northwest of Lisbon. Sprawled across 22 hectares of coastal cliffs, treating guests to mesmerising vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning five-star haven boasts well-appointed bedrooms featuring flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and private balconies with spectacular views. 

 The resort’s amenities include a lavish spa complete with a soothing hot tub, inviting Turkish baths, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools—ideal for unwinding after a day on the golf course. For those seeking a more active golf break, the resort offers seven tennis courts with expert instruction and a modern gymnasium equipped with cutting-edge cardio and fitness gear. 

The resort boasts one of the finest golf courses in Portugal, the fabulous West Cliffs Golf Course. Revealed in the summer of 2017, with its panoramic views of the Atlantic, Berlengas Islands, and Obidos Lagoon, this awe-inspiring coastal course offers undulating sand dunes and coastal greenery.

Carefully constructed in collaboration with local government agencies, the course ensures minimal environmental disruption, fostering a harmonious and sustainable integration into its native coastal surroundings. West Cliffs stands as a testament to careful planning, creating an alluring and seamlessly blended golfing experience in a location that epitomises coastal beauty.

 

Penha Longa Golf Resort

Penha Longa Atlantico Golf Course

Indulge in luxury at Penha Longa Resort, where each of the 194 rooms sets a new standard with lavish amenities. From espresso makers and customisable pillow menus to Egyptian cotton sheets on premium bedding, the attention to detail is unparalleled. 

Enjoy entertainment with a television offering satellite channels and stay connected with complimentary WiFi. Step onto your private balcony for a breath of fresh air. The resort boasts not just one, but six restaurants, ensuring a culinary journey like no other. A Spa and Wellness Centre with a diverse range of treatments, complemented by indoor and outdoor swimming pools. A 24-hour gymnasium is available onsite for those seeking an active retreat, all within the serene backdrop of the 27-hole Penha Longa Golf Course.

The course is a must-play while on your Lisbon golf break. Ranked among the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, The Atlantic Course, crafted by the renowned Robert Trent Jones JR, delivers escapist golf at its pinnacle. This course is an exhilarating blend of bold drives, daring approaches, and artful greens, offering both an adrenaline rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes. Every hole is a testament to the superlative golf experience awaiting you on your Lisbon golf holiday.

 

The Oitavos Golf Resort

Oitavos Dunes Golf Course

The Oitavos Hotel stands as the epitome of exclusivity in the Greater Lisbon area. Boasting a coveted 5-star status, this luxurious retreat offers 142 rooms featuring expansive balconies with sweeping views of the Atlantic or the renowned Oitavos Dunes golf course. Positioned strategically along the Estoril Coast, it provides easy access to the Estoril-Cascais-Sintra route and is a mere 30-minute drive from Lisbon’s city centre.

Embracing a commitment to excellence, the hotel goes beyond its exceptional accommodations, offering a diverse culinary experience through multiple restaurants and bars. Guests can indulge in a range of amenities, including a well-equipped gym, a rejuvenating SPA with a Turkish bath, sauna, and Jacuzzi, an inviting outdoor heated pool, a Health and Racket club, and even an equestrian centre. The Oitavos Hotel invites travelers to immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury and leisure.

The Oitavos Dunes golf course is part of the Oitavos resort experience. When you stay and play here you can experience a captivating flat golf course renowned for its expansive, undulating greens. Regularly hosting the Portuguese Open, this course offers the perfect blend of generous fairways that appear deceptively easy and the challenge of navigating tight, well-bunkered greens on the second shot.

Considered one of Europe’s top golf courses, Oitavos Dunes earned its accolades by securing the 68th spot on the prestigious GOLF Magazine’s world rankings. Recognised for its excellence in September 2011, the course’s enhancements, including new tees on holes 7 and 9 and strategically placed sand dunes on the 10th hole, contributed to its rise. While it may stretch your budget, playing at Oitavos Dunes promises to elevate your golf holiday in Lisbon to an extraordinary level.

 

Montado Hotel And Golf Resort

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The Montado Hotel And Golf Resort presents a superb blend of stay-and-play opportunities with its onsite 18-hole golf course. Just 30 minutes south of Lisbon, the resort offers 90 contemporary rooms, including 42 Superior Rooms and 48 standard rooms, along with 3 suites. Each room boasts modern furnishings, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and stunning views of the golf course.

The four-star hotel experience extends to amenities expected for a comfortable stay. To unwind away from the greens, the Atributo Zen Spa awaits with a range of treatments, from massages to facial and body treatments.

The resort boasts an excellent on-site course, The Montado Golf Course. The par 72, nearly 7000-yard course, designed by Duarte Sotto–Mayor, underwent significant enhancements, incorporating new tees and greens. Montado Golf offers an easily walkable yet challenging experience with its flat terrain. Surrounded by century-old Muscatel vineyards, the course takes advantage of large oak trees, streams, and lakes, creating a scenic backdrop. The wide fairways, water features, and immaculate greens add to the allure. 

 

Quinta Da Marinha Golf Resort

Stream with bridge over it at Quinta Da Marinha golf course

Quinta Da Marinha Golf resort offers 5* luxury like never before. Each room comes complete with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and 24-hour room service. The resort boasts four restaurants, a heated indoor pool, a spacious outdoor pool with a children’s area, and a comprehensive Spa and Wellness Centre for ultimate relaxation. A free shuttle bus service provides easy access to the beach or Cascais center, just ten minutes away.

The 5* Quinta Da Marinha hotel has a beautiful onsite course comprising of pristine fairways and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra Mountains. A course designed by legendary designer Robert Trent Jones Senior, this par 71 5870 metres course can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. Despite its relative youth, the Quinta da Marinha Golf Course has already played host to a PGA Challenge Tour event, indicating to its maturity as a challenging test for golfers of all levels. Among its standout features are two iconic holes. The Ravine par 3 (Hole 14) is a testament to precision and skill, while the renowned 334-yard par 4 (Hole 13) attracts players and spectators with its picturesque charm. This hole has regularly been used to promote golf in both Portugal and Lisbon thanks to its fascinating design. The recently unveiled clubhouse, strategically positioned with views of the 3rd hole, provides an ideal setting to unwind and savour a refreshing drink after a day on the course.

 

About Glencor Golf

At Glencor Golf, our seasoned team combines extensive experience and expertise to make your Golf Holiday in Lisbon an unforgettable experience for you and your friends. Look no further for a bespoke package that specifically meet your requirements. Our proven track record is reflected in numerous customer testimonials, available for review on our Feefo page, demonstrating the excellence we bring to every golfing getaway we put together.