Lisbon: Golf Courses
Greater Lisbon is a very much appreciated golf region with mild climate, the beauty of its coastal landscapes and amazing golf courses, awarded by IAGTO as as Europe's Best Golf Destination in 2003 and 2017
Golf Region Lisbon
During the last years, Lisbon, the beautiful capital of Portugal on the lower course of the Tagus river, has evolved to one of the most attractive and sought-after metropoles in the world. Greater Lisbon is a very much appreciated golf region - with mild climate, the beauty of its coastal landscapes and amazing golf courses it is all year a perfect destination for golf breaks. Remarkable for their quality and diversity, golfers can find here the perfect symbiosis between the sea and the countryside, in a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere, combined with the comfort and high level of service provided by their golf hotels, golf resorts and clubhouses.
Spending time in Lisbon as golf destination provides the perfect complement to a golfing holiday or a golf break in Lisbon for a few concentrated days of golf with the proximity to several areas of protected nature and to monuments and landscapes classified as World Heritage. A city of contrasts where the antiquity of the Historical Neighbourhoods sits harmoniously with the modern architecture of a contemporary capital. Golf courses near Cascais are very popular, they are golf packages with the best hotels in Lisbon for accommodation.
The golf courses in the Lisbon region
The golf courses in the Greater Lisbon region are spread over three main areas:
- The Blue Coast with Aroeira I & II, Golf do Montado, Quinta do Perú, Ribagolfe I & II, Santo Estevão and Troia
- Estoril & Cascais with Belas Clube Campo, Golf Estoril, Lisbon Sports Club, Oitavos Dunes (rated 15th in the European Top 100), Penha Longa Championship & North, Quinta da Beloura and Quinta da Marinha
- The West Region with Bom Sucesso, Dolce Campo Real, Praia del Rey and Royal Obidos golf courses.
Designed by well-known golf architects such as Robert Trent Jones, Rocky Roquemore, Donald Steel, Frank Pennink, Severiano Ballesteros and Jorge Santana da Silva, these carefully maintained golf courses can be found just outside Lisbon, with Cascais and Sintra being the most prominent golf locations. The twenty golf courses in the Lisbon region, set in breath-taking landscapes, with complex layouts for those ready for a challenge, provide excellent facilities to golfers of all levels.
The golf region of Lisbon was considered as Europe's Best Golf Destination by IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) in 2003 and 2017.
Getting to Lisbon from Faro
The toll motorway A2 will bring you from the Algarve in about two and a half hours. A rapid intercity bus line run by EVA connects the centre of Lisbon with the major cities in the Algarve (3:15 to Faro). In addition, there is a low-cost railway link from Faro central station (about 3 hours).