Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
The mild climate and the beauty of its coastal landscapes makes Lisbon a very much appreciated golf region by golfers from around the world. Courses in the area include those designed by architects known for challenging courses, such as Robert Trent Jones, Rocky Roquemore, Donald Steel, Frank Pennink, Severiano Ballesteros and Jorge Santana da Silva.
Flight time from the UK to lisbon is around 2 1/2 hours
As you would perhaps expect golf courses around Lisbon, as a Capital city, tend to be outside of the city.
Closest to the city centre you will find the golf resorts of Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longha, and Estoril. Each represent a true golf resort with hotel and course on site.
The best value option close to Lisbon would be staying at the Pestana Cascais and playing Pestana Beloura golf course – about a 20 minute transfer by taxi.
Further afield up the Atlantic Coastline are the resorts of Praia D’el Rey and Royal Obidos, both are golf resorts and packages often include golf at the stunning West Cliffs – probably the best new course in Portugal. In this part of Portugal Bom Successo Resort – with self catering villa’s and apartments and a Seve designed 18 hole golf course.
To the South of the city centre sits Herdade da Aroeira, the largest residential and golf complex in the Greater Lisbon area. Guests here enjoy a wide choice of golf courses including Aroeira I and II, Ribagolfe, Quinta do Peru and Santa Estevao.
Nearby is what in our opinion is one of the best courses in the whole of Portugal – Troia – rated #2 after Monte Rei the course sits on a peninsula easiest to reach by ferry.