An Ultimate Guide On 18-Hole Courses Near Lisbon
Golf tourists around the world have taken a liking to Portugal. Why not? Golf courses in Portugal are highly rated and most of them find a place in the ‘Best 100 Golf Courses in the World’ list. The majority of the popular courses near Lisbon lie between Sintra and Estoril. For those who are planning to visit Lisbon for a golf break can choose one or more of the golf courses mentioned here.
Belas Clube De Campo
The Belas golf course is set in an extraordinary mountain location between Queluz and Belas. The designer of the course, William ‘Rocky’ Roquemore has worked his magic on the land to give many memorable holes with large and wide greens and long fairways, some of which run through valleys and through woods. The course perfectly blends with two different landscapes; one part of the course is surrounded by Country Club’s residential properties and the other part surrounded by natural terrain. From Lisbon, this 18-hole Championship Golf Course is only 20 minutes drive away.
Estoril Golf Course
This fantastic golf course which has a long history has witnessed the skillful display of golf by some of the greats of the game including Bernard Gallacher, Peter Allis, Gene Sarazen, Canizares, Sam Torrance, Montgomerie, and Ballesteros.
The Estoril Golf Course was first opened to the public in 1929 and after seven years, golf architect, Mackenzie Rose was roped in to redesign the course. The Estoril Course is one of the oldest and most popular in Portugal. This 18-hole, par-69 course has hosted two of the most prestigious tournaments – The Portuguese International Championship Amateur and The Portuguese Open – multiple times.
Penha Longa Resort (Sintra) – Atlantico Golf Course
The Atlantico is one of the two world-class courses offered by the Penha Longa Resort. This 18-hole, par-72 course is among the 30 of the best courses in Continental Europe. The second one is a 9-hole course named the Mosteiro Golf Course. Well-known architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed this challenging masterpiece that has hosted many Portuguese Open tournaments.
Running from course to course to book tee times is a waste of time and energy. An easier technique would be to stay at a hotel or resort near Lisbon that books tee times and organizes golf trips for its guests. Take advantage of the passes that most of the hotels provide. You’ll figure out that the multi-course passes are much cheaper than booking individual golf courses.