Golf Courses on the Lisbon Coast
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
(like Lawrence's Hotel, Sintra) 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.
Most of these golf courses, together with Lisbon's beaches, can be seen on this map.
LISBONClub de Golfe Belavista - Av. Avelino Teixeira Mota, Tel: 21 8310860, http://www.clubdegolfebelavista.pt
Located in the centre of Lisbon, just 5 minutes from the airport
Length: 1965 metres
WEST OF LISBONAcademia International de Golfe Estoril Sol (Sintra) - Quinta do Outeiro, Linhó, Tel: 21 9240444, http://www.quintadamarinha.com
On the Estoril/Sintra road, you take the left turn sign-posted Lagoa Azul after passing the Estoril Autodrome.
Length: 1805 metres
Belas Clube de Campo (Belas) - Alameda do Aqueduto, Tel: 21 9626640, http://www.belasgolf.com
Follow the EN 117 towards Belas. The golf course is on your right, about 4km after leaving Belas.
Length: 6380 metres
Golfe do Estoril (Estoril) - Av. da Republica, Tel: 21 4680054, http://www.golfestoril.com
Leave the Lisboa/Cascais road towards Estoril and turn right at the roundabout. The golf course is 200 metres up the road on your left.
Length: 6380 metres
Length: 2379 metres
Lisboa Sports Club (Belas) - Casal da Carreguiera, Belas, Tel: 21 4310077, http://www.lisbonclub.com
Take the EN 117 towards Belas. The golf course is on your left about 5km after passing through Belas.
Length: 5278 metres
Penha Longa Golf Resort (Sintra) - Quinta da Penha Longa, Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Tel: 21 9249031, http://www.penhalonha.com
Leaving Cascais on the EN 9 road to Sintra, turn left for Lagoa Azul. The golf course is on your left.
Length: 6290 metres
Length: 2588 metres
Quinta da Beloura (Sintra) - Estrada de Albarraque, Tel: 21 9106350, http://www.pestana.com
Take the EN 9 Estoril to Sintra road and turn right for Albarraque. The golf course is about 55 metres ahead to your left.
Length: 5817 metres
Quinta da Marinha (Cascais) - R. do Clube, Casa 36, Quinta da Marinha, Tel: 21 4860180, http://www.quintadamarinha.com
Leave Cascais on the EN 247 towards Guincho beach. The golf club is on the right hand side.
Length: 6100 metres
Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golfe (Cascais) - Casa da Quinta, 25, Tel: 21 4860600, http://www.quintadamarinha-oitavosgolfe.pt
Following the A5 from Lisbon to Cascais, at the end of the highway turn towards Birre and then Torre. Follow the signs to Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golf.
Length: 6300 metres
SOUTH OF LISBONClube de Campo da Aroeira (Almada) - Herdade de Aroeira, Tel: 21 2979110, http://www.aroeira.com
Follow the coast road from Costa da Caparica and turn left at Fonte da Telha. The golf course is 200 metres ahead, on the right hand side.
Length: 6044 metres
Length: 6367 metres
Clube de Golf do Montado (Palmela) - Urb. do Golfe do Montado, lote 1, Algeruz, Tel: 26 5708150, http://www.golfdomontado.com.pt
Take the highway to Setubal and turn left on to the EN 10 (Algarve/Spain road). At the traffic lights turn left again onto a gravel road and continue until your see the sign for the golf course.
Length: 6060 metres
Clube Quinta do Perú (Azeitao) - Alameda da Serra, 2, Tel: 21 2134320, http://www.golfquintadoperu.com
Leave Lisbon south on the A2 and take the EN 10 exit. Pass through Quinta do Conde and turn right at the golf course sign.
Length: 6036 metres
Tróia Golf Championship Course (Setubal) - Complexo Turistico de Tróia, Tel: 26 5494112, http://www.troiagolf.com
Follow the A2 or A12 from Lisbon to Setubal. At Setubal head for the Ferry Boat. Once in Troia continue on the EN-253-1 towards Comporta. You will see signs to the golf course about 1.5 km further on.
Length: 6320 metres