Estoril and Cascais are the main golfing hotspots in Lisbon and located an only 20-minute drive from Lisbon airport. In Estoril, there is an extensive portfolio of quality hotels, notably the 5 star Palacio Estoril property which for the best part of a century has seen royalty from all over the world visit, politicians and even a James Bond movie production. The hotel features a classical design, attentive service and Europe’s largest casino next door which is open 24 hours a day. Estoril golf club 1.5 km from the hotel is a tree-lined course which requires thoughtful positional play rather than distance off the tee likened by many to Augusta. Hotel concierge provides a free shuttle to the golf course which is a must-play for any Lisbon golf tour.
A hugely popular destination for golfers in Cascais is the 4 star Vila Gale Hotel located just a short walk from the Cascais marina and the vibrant town centre. Alternatively, if you are looking for a resort in Cascais with its own golf course on-site, then look no further than the Quinta da Marinha resort, featuring a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course.
Oitavos Dunes is adjacent to both Quinta da Marinha and also the famous Guincho Beach with fantastic views to the Sierra de Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean. Oitavos Dunes is an award-winning links golf course ranked 55th in the world and man liken the layout to Royal Birkdale and Hillside in the UK.
Penha Atlantic golf course is just a short 15-minute commute from the Estoril coastline and at just under 7,000 yards from the back tees this impressive championship golf course featuring photographic par 3’s and even castle ruins. The course has fantastic views over the countryside to the foothills of the Sierra de Sintra and Autodromo do Estoril rated amongst the best courses to play in Portugal.