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Escape to Central Portugal

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Why you should play golf in the Centre of Portugal?

Portugal is Europe’s No 1 golfing destination. With high-quality golf courses and hotels, this credential is thoroughly deserved.

Portugal offers everything that both a golfer and non-golfer would want for a golf holiday. As well as an abundance of high-quality golf courses and many 4 and 5 star hotels, this area of Portugal offers a rich cultural and gastronomy experience, as well as beautiful towns, beaches and friendly locals – all with year-round easy access from all major UK airports.

Central Portugal is home to some superb golf courses like West Cliffs Golf Links, Portugal’s number 2 ranked course. As well as West Cliffs, some of the golf courses in Central Portugal include Praia d’el Rey, Royal Obidos, Guardian Bom Sucesso and Campo Real, all of which provide a high-quality golf experience for all levels of handicaps.

West Cliffs Golf Links
Royal Obidos

What type of accommodation can I find when visiting the Centre of Portugal?

As well as superb golf courses, Central Portugal offers visitors a wide range of accommodation, from 4 and 5-star luxury resorts to high-quality villas and boutique hotels, thereby offering something for every taste and budget.

Some of our favourite accommodation options in this part of Portugal for golfers and non-golfers alike include Praia d’el Rey Marriott, Evolutee Royal Obidos, Bom Sucesso Resort and Dolce Campo Real.

Bom Sucesso Resort
Evolutee Royal Obidos
Praia d’el Rey Marriott

What towns should you visit when travelling to the Centre of Portugal?

Central Portugal has a vast number of beautiful towns and villages rich in culture, and gastronomy that you just shouldn’t miss when visiting the area. Two of our favourite towns are Viseu and Óbidos.


The hilltop city of Viseu has been distinguished three times so far as the best city to live in Portugal. A truly noble city, made of granite and flowers, it is located in the inland area of Central Portugal. Viseu is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage and architecture with its imposing houses, and outstanding monuments.

There are many stories to unveil with testimonies of a deeply inspiring past. The museums of Viseu are unique places that testify to the city’s historical grandeur. Viseu is also the perfect destination for foodies and wine enthusiasts. There are countless restaurants where you can have truly delicious meals, paired with a range of outstanding Dão wines.


Most of these golf courses are very close to Óbidos, a romantic town that is a book lover ́s dream. Once a medieval fortress surrounded by a 12th-century wall, Óbidos invites you to wander and explore the cheerful ambiance of winding streets and old whitewashed houses where the sunset takes on a golden hue.

And it is in the Óbidos region where the best beaches on the West Coast are located: between two surf meccas, Ericeira and Peniche, where there is a set of outstanding, yet quiet, sandy beaches with wild cliffs shaping the Atlantic coastline.

Heavenly places celebrate the waves and the ocean, and the West Region of Central Portugal is also the perfect place for wine lovers – from centuries-old wine estates to the most modern wine tourism locations.

Why visit Centre of Portugal?

Central Portugal is a surprising destination where you can enjoy so many lifetime experiences….

Find out more about golf holidays to Central Portugal. Get in touch HERE or call us on 01342 811777.


About the Author

Matt Standley

Role: Marketing Executive - Handicap: 15 - Home course: Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club - Favourite courses: Palmares, Aphrodite Hills, Quinta do Lago North, Monte Rei & La Manga Club South

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