9 of the best on the Lisbon Golf Coast

This week’s blog is a guide to nine of the best golf courses, hotels and resorts located on the Lisbon Golf Coast. With stunning beaches, spectacular golf courses and a great range of accommodation, it comes as no surprise that golfers flock to the Lisbon Golf Coast in huge numbers year after year. In addition to booking themselves the best golf escape they have had to date; golfers can enjoy our new exclusive deal. All golfers that book their golf holiday to the Lisbon Golf Coast will receive a FootJoy polo shirt (while stocks last).

First up is the Aroeira I, one of the Lisbon Golf Coast’s golden members. This superb golf course is widely considered to be among some of the best golf courses in Europe, meaning that it is undoubtedly a must-play golf course on your next golf break to Lisbon. The Aroeira I offers its players the perfect round of golf set on a stunning pine woodland landscape with a new challenge to be found around every corner. While the Aroeira I is considered to be the superior golf course to its more modern twin, the Aroeira II, both golf courses are widely considered to be must-play golf courses for any golfer on the Lisbon Golf Course. The golf course is set 6,080 metres from the back tees, and it consistently demands its players balance the perfect mix of accuracy and skill as they approach the many challenges across the course. The perfect base to enjoy the Aroeira I golf course is the new Aroeira Lisbon Hotel, a fantastic four-star hotel positioned in the heart of the Aroeira Resort, with a beautiful sandy beach set just a few moments away.

Yet another golf course that is widely considered to be among some of the must-play golf courses on the Lisbon Golf Coast includes the Ribagolfe II. While the Ribagolfe II is slightly shorter than its sibling golf course, the Ribagolfe I, it still bears a great challenge that can be appreciated by all those who challenge it. The Ribagolfe II boasts an open landscape dotted with indigenous cork oak trees, sweeping undulations and plenty of water hazards. Even for the more skilled golfer, with contoured greens and a range of hazards, players are kept on their toes throughout their round. This golf course is ideal for a leisurely round of golf amongst friends with its beautiful landscape and unique layout, so it really comes as no surprise that so many golfers return here year after year to challenge its fast greens. Despite the Ribagolfe II being a relatively new addition to the golfing family in Lisbon, it has not failed to establish itself as one of the region’s best golf courses. With the perfect balance of par threes, a beautiful landscape and a great challenge, the Ribagolfe II is undoubtedly a strong contender on your itinerary for your next golf break on the Lisbon Golf Coast.

Located in the heart of the Lisbon Golf Coast is the West Cliffs Golf Links. The West Cliffs Golf Links is easily considered to be one of the region’s most stunning golf courses, and just as the name suggests, it is positioned right on the edge of the Lisbon Golf Coast, meaning golfers could not be in a better position to enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful views across the sea. Throughout their round of golf, players will find themselves mesmerised by the course’s stunning coastal views, however, their attention must remain transfixed by the challenge at hand. The architects of the West Cliffs Golf Links have perfectly incorporated the natural landscape of the area into the superb golf course that currently stands today. Despite the West Cliffs Golf Links only opening in June 2017, it has easily managed to establish itself as one of the most prized members of the Lisbon Golf Coast. The landscape and layout here are very varied across different terrains and undulations, so it is fair to say that golfers do not need to worry about having a dull round of golf here. There are masses of sand dunes dotted across the course, with the landscape’s original fauna acting as unique hazards to trip up golfers.

One of the Lisbon Golf Coast’s best known and most loved resorts is the Bom Sucesso Resort, home to a superb golf course and luxury five-star self-catered accommodation. The resort itself comprises of many modern private villas and apartments, all of which have been individually designed by different architects in contemporary designs with modern décor. All of the spacious villas here have their own private swimming pools, as well as access to the resort’s tennis club. Furthermore, the resort is also home to a large swimming pool for the use of all its guests, as well as sunbeds and parasols. For the perfect luxury golf escape to the Lisbon Golf Coast, the Bom Sucesso Resort is a great choice. Guests here have it all; great facilities, superb accommodation, and most importantly, a spectacular golf course located on-site. Located on-site at the Bom Sucesso Resort is the Guardian Bom Sucesso, a European Tour Destination designed by the world-renowned golf architect, Donald Steel. After having undergone complete renovations in previous years, the golf course is consistently kept in immaculate condition throughout the year. With a new and improved layout, the Guardian Bom Sucesso has challenged and entertained all the golfers that have played its greens.

The Troia Design Hotel is perfect for all those looking for an unforgettable golf escape with the ideal mix of sun, sea and golf. The hotel is set next to one of the Lisbon Golf Coast’s most stunning beaches, meaning that all guests here are never without an opportunity to make the most out of one of the many beautiful beaches that Portugal is known so well for. Just next door to the hotel lies the Setubal Bay, which has even been labelled as one of the ’35 Most Beautiful Bays in the World’, so all guests at the Troia Design Hotel have the perfect spot to catch a tan and soak up the rays while they are taking a break from challenging the greens of the local golf courses. However, the Troia Design Hotel is not just ideally located for its guests to make the most out of one of the region’s beautiful beaches; it is also ideally located for its guests to play one of the region’s best golf courses. Located just next door to the Troia Design Hotel is the Troia golf course, a superb golf course that is responsible for setting the standard of golf in the area so high.

Host to the Portuguese Open and widely considered to be a true gem of the Lisbon Golf Coast, the Penha Longa Atlantic is one of Europe’s most respected golf courses. This golf course is truly not one to be attempted by the faint-hearted; its unruly layout is widely accepted to be a true challenge. While there are several risk and reward elements on offer throughout the round, golfers should proceed with caution and make good use of the course map in order to anticipate any challenge the best they can. Should golfers finish with a steady score, then they are sure to be deserving of a celebratory drink in the clubhouse! The Penha Longa Atlantic is located on-site to the Penha Longa Resort, the perfect base to play this superb golf course. The Penha Longa Resort is truly a five-star resort in every aspect, whether it be in reference to its spectacular golf course, its impeccable service or its modern guest rooms; whatever golfers are looking for out of their next golf break, the Penha Longa Resort is sure to offer the perfect golf escape. The resort is home to eight restaurants to suit every preference, a huge spa facility, and a range of great facilities to keep all guests entertained, whether they play golf or not.

Another superb option for your next luxury golf escape to the Lisbon Golf Coast is the Oitavos Hotel, a fantastic five-star hotel located in Cascais. Cascais is one of the Lisbon region’s most sought-after towns with its great range of bars, shops and restaurants, as well as its great atmosphere. The Oitavos Hotel is very contemporary in its design, and guests here are never without an opportunity to enjoy the stunning views across the neighbouring sea. Guests at this hotel can enjoy the best of both worlds as they are sufficiently set back from all of the hustle and bustle of the centre of Cascais, but they are still just a short drive into the centre of town if they fancy a fun evening out or an evening of exploring. Furthermore, golfers at the Oitavos Hotel can also enjoy easy access to a spectacular golf course; the Oitavos Dunes golf course is positioned just next door to the hotel. The Oitavos Dunes golf course has been consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in Europe, meaning all golfers should anticipate an unforgettable round of golf here. With strong prevailing blowing across from the coast, some tight doglegs and a range of tricky hazards, golfers are set to have every aspect of their game challenged during their round here.

The Praia d’el Rey is yet another superb golf course located on the Lisbon Golf Coast, set just a short drive away from the charming town of Obidos. Designed by the world-renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, golfers here are guaranteed to have a spectacular round of golf. This golf course undeniably poses as an unruly challenge for even the most experienced of golfers, especially when the prevailing coastal winds from across the Atlantic come into play. With its beautiful coastal landscape, the unique layout and its perfect maintenance, it is hardly surprising that the Praia d’el Rey is consistently voted among the best golf courses in the world, and recently, it has been voted 13th place in the Best Golf Courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine. The perfect base to enjoy this fantastic golf course is the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort; as the name suggests, it offers all of its guests the perfect golf escape with access to a stunning sandy beach. Furthermore, if golfers here are looking for a bit more of variety on their golf break on the Lisbon Golf Coast, then the West Cliffs Links is also set just a few minutes away from the hotel, so a great round of golf is never far from reach.

Last but not least is the Royal Obidos golf course, a challenging golf course that is played uphill in the surrounding countryside around the charming town of Obidos. While this golf course has only opened its doors to the public in recent years, it is fair to say that the Royal Obidos has not struggled to make a name for itself among all of the other spectacular golf courses on the Lisbon Golf Coast. The Royal Obidos golf course is truly unique in every aspect, and it is said to differ completely from the Praia d’el Rey, so the Royal Obidos is a great choice for all those golfers looking to mix up their golfing itinerary on their next golf break to the Lisbon Golf Coast. With water hazards dominating every aspect of play on the back nine holes, it is strongly recommended that even the most experienced and skilled of golfers are sure to bring plenty of extra balls; you never know where the coastal wind might take you! The Evolutee Royal Obidos Hotel and Spa offers an unbeatably relaxing stay with its impeccable service, modern guest rooms, and its boutique design. This hotel is the ideal accommodation choice for all golfers that are looking to challenge the greens of the Royal Obidos golf course as it is positioned just next door.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on nine of the best golf courses, hotels and resorts on the Lisbon Golf Course. With spectacular golf courses, beautiful beaches and a great range of accommodation, there is absolutely no reason why the Lisbon Golf Coast should not be your next golf break destination.

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