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Golf is one of the most popular sports in the Cascais region, with several of its seven golf courses considered among the very best in Europe, all set in prime locations with the most modern facilities and infra-structure. Cascais is only a 30-min drive from Lisbon International Airport and part of the Lisbon Golf Coast, an area with more than 20 golf courses, twice awarded by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) as the best golf destination in Europe.
Ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe and top 10 in Portugal, the 27-hole course at Penha Longa Resort designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is escapist golf at its best. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal's most inspiring landscapes. Exciting at every turn, this championship challenge and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master test of variety and thrills. Penha Longa Golf course presents two circuits: Atlantic Championship and Monastery, providing completely different experiences throughout the amazing hills of Sintra. The Penha Longa Golf Club, founded in 1992 hosts today more than 100 golf members, extend the five stars service of Penha Longa Resort to members and visitors, offering tailoring activities such as, competitions with other golf clubs and several social events.
As a pioneer of Footgolf in the region, Penha Longa Resort is proud to present this innovative activity in Portugal. Footgolf is the ideal way to stimulate spirit of teamwork in a natural, healthy and fun environment. Give it a try while you’re here!
Penha Longa golf course is surrounded by a 5 star luxury hotel from The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. The hotel serves as a reminder that true beauty withstands time. It’s located within a natural park, and seamlessly incorporates a 14th century monastery and chapel within its luxurious setting. The 27-hole championship golf course here is to be both played and admired. Fact; three of nine dining experiences hold coveted Michelin stars.
The Quinta da Marinha Golf Course, in Cascais, is an 18 hole course with 5.870 meters of absolutely beautiful landscapes and plenty of challenges. This par 71, was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones and offers fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains.
Here at Quinta da Marinha you can really see the style of Robert Trent Jones in the elevated greens & tees, many bunkers in play and, as
expected, some tricky water hazards.
Every hole is different, and you will no doubt have to use all the clubs in your bag and play with strategy in order to notch a good score.
Hole 4, Par 3, is played over a natural ravine to a quite demanding green.
Hole 18 is a beautiful Par 5, with two lakes. All shots have to be well thought to make sure you are not penalized by the water.
The Onyria Quinta da Marinha Villas are the perfect symbiosis of traditional Portuguese authenticity combined with a contemporary feel. Villas feature one or two bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, kitchenette and a large terrace for you to enjoy the outdoors. These elegant lodgings represent the ultimate in sophistication and privacy. They make for a wonderful stay and play European golfing experience.
Designed in 2001, Oitavos Dunes is the number one golf course in Portugal and ranked 55th place in the prestigious Top 100 by Golf Magazine 2017.
There are few golf thrills like teeing up for the first time on Oitavos Dunes, whether you are skirting the scenic sand dunes, threading the umbrella pines, or challenging the wind. Oitavos offers three distinct landscape forms: forested area, dunes land, and the more open coastal transition areas. The Oitavos Dunes golf course has been carefully routed to take advantage of all three zones, featuring all of their distinct characteristics. The routing is a continuous loop of holes, nine out and nine in, similar to links land courses in Scotland. Be sure to discover the wonders of this spectacular 18 hole Arthur Hills-designed course when visiting Cascais.
Who doesn’t love a world class golf course within walking distance of an excellent 5 star hotel? Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on a private balcony while overlooking the Oitavos Dunes fairways, the Atlantic Ocean and mountains where Roman Gods have walked. With sanctuaries of space, the superior lofts are amongst the largest rooms in all of Portugal. Luxury wellness experiences include an incredible spa and specialized Balneotherapy facilities with an interior jet pool, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, ice fountain and shower.
Cascais is well located for those who have come to play golf and also appreciate some of Portugal’s historic sites. Mafra, Óbidos, Batalha, Excursions to Tomar, Fátima and Évora are just a few examples of the exhilarating tours you can take in a single day, with the coast of Cascais as a starting point and a comforting return. You’re destined to become enchanted with the many cultural landmarks, phenomenal food fare and stunning scenic drives that Portugal has to show you.
Visitors to Cascais would be wise to aquire a special golf passport that entitles golfers to play on a selection of 3, 4 or 5 golf courses. The golf passport invites golfers to play (1 x green fee per course, as many rounds as possible) at any of these following courses: Belas Clube de Campo, Estoril Golf, Lisbon Sports Club, Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longa, Quinta da Marinha and Pestana Beloura Golf Resort.
For further info about a golf holiday to Cascais and their unique golf passport; www.visitcascais.com/en