Golf Clubs in Portugal
Portugal is famous for its golf courses, and there are twelve highly rated examples in the Lisbon area. Many of the best ones are between Estoril and Sintra, and many of the better local hotels can organize golfing packages on request. Larger hotels and the golf courses themselves can supply golf passes, at around €200 for five rounds. This works out cheaper than paying for individual rounds, which start at around €50, though if you play during the week or late afternoon prices are often reduced.
Late October or early November welcomes golfers to Estoril's major courses for its International Golf Week. Perhaps the most famous course is at the upmarket Penha Longa Golf Club in a former monastic estate, designed by Robert Trent Jones and that has hosted the Portuguese Open.
The Estoril Golf Club, right on the A5 motorway from Lisbon to Cascais, has 27 holes designed by McKenzie Ross. This also hosts the Portuguese Open and international competitions. Quinta da Marinha, just outside Cascais on the Guincho road, was also designed by Robert Trent Jones and is part of a holiday complex, featuring a driving range, six tennis courts and a hotel. Another option is Campo de Golfe de Belas, near Queluz-Belas train station, a Championship-standard golf course designed by William Rocky Roquemore.
The Lisbon Sports Club is one of the seven golf courses that are part of the Estoril Golf Coast. located in Serra da Carregueira, Belas, circa 20 kilometres from Lisbon. The 18 hole circuit is one of the most original in the whole country: it is nested in a valley, making the most of the plains situated on the north side of the mountains. Since 1992 the LSC it prides itself on 18 holes, PAR 69, over 5,261 meters, with an extremely rich and beautiful forest biodiversity and a striking brook which runs throughout the entire course.
In the heart of Lisbon, just a step from the centre, the Golf Club Paço do Lumiar has everything you need to practice your favourite sport. Founded in 2003 Paço do Lumiar is now the 5th biggest golf club in Portugal with a total of 600 members and 350 pupils from the Academy. There is always a friendly welcome for our guests at Paço do Lumiar.