Lisbon Golf Holidays
Think of golfing in Portugal and you’ll probably associate a round with the Algarve, but head two and a half hours north to the capital, Lisbon and you might be surprised by what the city’s courses have to offer.
A city full of charm, Lisbon has everything you could imagine. It’s one of the best city/beach destinations in Europe and to the west it’s blessed with a plethora of beautiful golf courses.
Where to Spend a Golf Break in Lisbon
Most golfers visiting Lisbon want the best of both worlds. There’s the desire to be close to the city centre, to enjoy the bars, restaurants, museums, and the rest, then there’s the need to be just moments away from the first tee.
To the west of Lisbon centre, just a short drive away, are the towns of Cascais and Estoril, which have a wealth of courses combined with beaches, and plenty of history too. You’ll find a number of our top-rated hotels here, as well as a number of Lisbon’s best golf resorts.
Towards the south of the capital Fonte Da Telha offers an element of relaxation with courses on the doorstep, alternatively there’s the option of staying in the city centre itself, although you can expect a 30-40 minute drive out each day to hit any golf resort.
Lisbon Golf Courses
You’ll find some of the best Lisbon golf resorts around Cascais and Estoril. The latter’s Estoril Golf Club is internationally famed and has held the Portuguese Open 20 times throughout its history. If you’re based in the city centre of Lisbon it’s well worth a drive out, especially with so many other courses in the area.
Oitavos Dunes is another regular host of the Portuguese Open and an incredibly flat course set to the backdrop of the Sintra Mountains on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It regularly features in best course rankings and is one of the finest courses on mainland Europe.
To the south of Lisbon, across the 25 de Abril Bridge, you’ll find the likes of Troia Golf, designed by Robert Trent Jones featuring raised greens and aggressive bunkering – an entirely different challenge to those courses towards the west of Lisbon.
You’ll find plenty of variety in Lisbon golf courses, perfect for testing both your short and long game.
Here is a list of the must play golf courses in Lisbon:
- Penha Longa
- Praia D’El Rey Golf Course
- West Cliffs Golf Course
- Quinta Da Marinha Golf
- Oitavos Dunes
- Belas Golf
- Royal Obidos
- Bom Successo Golf
- Troia Golf
- Riba Golf
- CampoReal Golf
- Aroeira 1
- Aroeira 2
- Montado Golf
- Quinta Do Peru
What Else To Do in Lisbon
Of course, with the city centre on your doorstep it’s worth leaving the clubhouse and exploring what’s on offer.
For the culture vultures there are plenty of must see attractions from the Belem Tower, sitting on the bank of the Tagus, to the Jeronimos Monastery which is a truly awe-inspiring building.
In terms of food and drink, you’re blessed in Lisbon, no matter what your budget. Seafood is a major part of life in Lisbon, so what better place to get it than at a place nicknamed The Seafood Temple? Cervejaria Ramiro, just moments away from Martim Moniz, has been serving locals and tourists alike for 60 years and is a must for anyone visiting the city.
You really can’t go far wrong in Lisbon when it comes to things to do. Like most capitals, it’s got it all; fine food, great beer, history, art, sport, and plenty of space to kick back and relax.
Book Your Cheap Golf Holiday To Lisbon Now
For a golf holiday that gives you everything, Lisbon is well worth discovering. It’s a city with fabulous resorts aplenty, coupled with the perfect distraction of big city life.
Call out experts to get your Lisbon golf holiday started today on 01904 406550. The Portuguese capital is waiting…