3 of our Favourite Escapes to Lisbon

This week’s blog is a Lisbon special and will give you the details of some of the best hotels and golf courses that you can enjoy if you decide to take your next golf break to Lisbon. Lisbon is the perfect place for an unforgettable golf escape with vibrant culture, rich history, brilliant hotels and superb golf courses. With brilliant weather almost guaranteed between spring and autumn, this is the ideal destination for your next golf break to Portugal…

The Sesimbra Hotel and Spa is a brilliant modern four-star hotel which boasts a fantastic location surrounded by the Arrabida Natural Reserve, situated on the beachfront with direct access to Sesimbra’s beautiful sandy beach and within walking distance of the town of Sesimbra’s bars and restaurants. The hotel was refurbished in 2015 which means that all of the guestrooms boast a stylish and modern décor and are fitted with all of the amenities and facilities that you could possibly need including a flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a private balcony from which you can enjoy views over the stunning surroundings of the hotel and maybe even the Atlantic Ocean. Whilst you are not enjoying a round of golf on one of the excellent local golf courses like the Aroeira courses or Quinta do Peru then you can either venture into town to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a few drinks and a meal or relax at the hotel. The spa within the hotel offers its guests a wide range of health and beauty treatments including a hot stone massage or you can just enjoy the facilities which include a heated swimming pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a Tropical Shower. Besides the spa, the hotel boasts a large outdoor infinity pool for you to relax around and soak up some of the Portuguese sunshine. It is so easy to venture into town to explore the restaurants there but if you prefer to eat within the hotel then the Aquarius Restaurant won’t disappoint with its lovely traditional Portuguese menu featuring some delicious fish dishes. 

If you are looking for a fantastic golf club to visit when you are next taking a golf break to Lisbon then have a look at The Lisbon Sports Club which boasts a brilliant 18-hole parkland course situated in a stunning location just 20 minutes’ drive from the city. As the course is such a short drive from the city and the airport, even if you don’t decide to stay near the course, it is easy to stop at the course and enjoy a superb round if you are on your way to your hotel or the city and is a great way to begin your golf break straight off of the plane. The course was designed by Hawtree and Sons and was founded in 1922 which is brilliant as you can really enjoy playing an excellent course in an untouched location with picturesque surroundings. The course is by no means long at 5,278 metres off the back tees which makes it the ideal holiday course as besides from the stream that comes into play on no fewer than 12 of the holes, the course is not too challenging. Make sure that you make a round here your priority when you are planning your next golf escape to Lisbon…

The four-star SANA Lisboa boasts a central location just 400 yards from the famous Marques de Pombal Square and is a perfect base from which you can easily enjoy some of the best golf courses which surround Lisbon. The hotel is situated in the centre of one of Lisbon’s best nightlife areas and boasts an excellent range of bars and restaurant within a short walking distance from the hotel and many of the best golf courses of the region are within 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Each of the rooms is spacious and modern and boasts incredible views of the Old City, Tagus River or Eduardo VII Park. You can enjoy a large buffet breakfast each morning and if you decide not to venture out to one of the many bars and restaurants in the local area then you can enjoy the hotel’s traditional Portuguese restaurant Contemporaneo for both lunch and dinner. Whilst you are not on one of the local golf courses then you can relax in the hotel’s spa by enjoying a massage or lounging in the hot tub, sauna or steam bath. This is a brilliant hotel which offers excellent value for a hotel situated in the city centre with local bars and restaurants to enjoy and excellent transport links within the city.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will consider one of these fantastic hotels when you are planning your next golf escape and currently, we are offering an exclusive Callaway super-dri Polo Shirt with every booking to the Lisbon area which shouldn’t be missed out on…