The 7 best golf courses on the Estoril Coast

Our online guide to the top golf courses in Estoril has all the info you need to enjoy superb golfing on this renowned stretch of coast between Cascais and Lisbon in Portugal.
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The Estoril Golf Coast is an all year round golfing destination, easily accessible from Lisbon. Sweeping sandy beaches and incomparable sea views make it an extremely attractive place to improve on your handicap. Enjoy our selection of the top 8 golf courses.

1. Penha Longa Atlantic South

This fantastic course, designed by Roberto Trent Jones Jr, is built on the grounds of a former 14th century monastery and is part of the Ritz-Carlton Penha Longa Resort Spa & Golf Resort. It is unique in its setting and enjoys a ranking among the top 30 European mainland courses. The course offers challenging holes that require a bold approach and a forceful drive.

Specification

Built 1992 // Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr
Type: 18 Holes // Par 72
Location: near Sintra
Green Fees: €78-130 (hotel guests-visitors)

2. Penha Longa Atlantic North

This 9-hole course is also the work of Roberto Trent Jones Jr and is the perfect complement to the Atlantic South course. Ideal for a short later afternoon round or to start the golfing career during the holidays, the picturesque setting of the course makes it an extremely attractive choice.

Specification

Built 1995 // Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr
Type: 9 Holes // Par 35
Location: near Sintra
Green Fees: 78-130 (hotel guests-visitors)

3. Quinta da Beloura

Halfway between Cascais and Sintra this long 18-hole course, designed by American Rocky Roquemore, is part of a private condominium. It is a pleasure to play, with excellent views of the Sintra mountain region. Although mostly flat it requires some accuracy and powerful drives, for example for the long Par 4 hole #18, with its green behind a lake.

Specification

Built 1994 // Designer Rocky Roquemore
Type: 18 Holes // Par 73
Location: near Sintra
Signature holes: 7 and 17
Green Fees: €11-72.50 (week days-weekends)

4. Quinta da Marinha

Located in Cascais, this Robert Trent Jones course, opened in 1984, forms part of the Estoril Golf Coast, a region on the Atlantic ocean with a variety of courses to play. Golf Quinta da Marinha has repeatedly been the host of Portuguese golfing events, and is a truly challenging course with a couple of interesting Par-3 holes, like #5 and #14.

Specification

Built 1984 // Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr
Type: 18 Holes // Par 71
Location: Cascais
Green Fees: €45-90 (at 19:30- daytime)

5. Belas Clube de Golfe

Belas Clube de Golfe is located between Lisbon and Sintra, and was built in 1997 by American designer Rocky Roquemore. Its 18 holes are perfectly embedded in nature in a pleasing layout, but still challenging for both the beginner and the advanced player. The Golf Academy, run by British PGA pro Keith Barrett completes the offer of the course.

Specification

Built 1994 // Designer Rocky Roquemore Golf professional: Keith Barrett
Type: 18 Holes // Par 72
Location: near Sintra
Green Fees: €80-95 (week days-weekends and holidays)

6. Oitavo Dunes Course

This outstanding course was built in 2001 by world renowned architect Arthur Hills. It is situated in a natural park between Sintra and Cascais, with sea views and pine forests. Decorated in 2011 again by GOLF Magazine as one of the World’s 100 Best Golf Courses, it is a must for any golf aficionado traveling to Portugal.

Specification

Built 2001 // Designer Arthur Hills
Type: 18 Holes // Par 71
Location: Cascais
Green Fees: €65-105 (low-high season)

7. Lisbon Sports Club

The Lisbon Sports Club is one of the oldest courses in Portugal and originated from the Lisbon Cricket Club. Designed by Hawtree & Sons, the course was opened in 1964, nested in a valley about 20km from Lisbon. The truly challenging signature holes are 169m Par-3 hole #1, another Par-3 – hole #3 – which is considered one of Portugal’s most beautiful holes, and the grand finish, hole #18, a long Par-4 with a meandering fairway and a well-protected green.

Specification

Built 1964 // Designer Hawtree & Sons
Type: 18 Holes // Par 69
Location: Belas
Green Fees: €61-86 (week days-weekends and holidays)

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