Lisbon has many sights and is an ideal city to visit when you want to
combine a city-break with golfing. The city is vibrant with heaps of fun
things to do. A ride with tram 28 is one of the most popular things to
do. With this old-fashioned tram you can see Lisbon in a fun way.
The Alfama district is one of the oldest and most well known
neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Alfama is known for its narrow and cozy
streets (which are very steep) where you can find many bars and
eateries. You can also enjoy a glass of Portuguese wine or port and a
tasty meal. Castelo de São Jorge is one of the sights in the Alfama.
This ancient castle is located on the highest mountain in Lisbon and
gives a fantastic view of the city.
You can listen to fado in Alfama too. Fado is the typical Portuguese
life song that is full of sorrow and melancholy, but can also be very
festive. Dive into a restaurant or bar in Alfama in the evening and
there is a good chance that you can listen to live fado music.
You will also enjoy culinary delights in Lisbon. In addition to the
selection of excellent food bars and restaurants, Lisbon is known for
its Pastéis de nata – delicious custard cakes. These cakes are also
known as Pastéis de Belém, named after the famous bakery in the Belém
district. They have the only original recipe of the cakes. A visit to
Lisbon is not complete without having eaten a Pastel de Nata.
Golf in Lisbon
There are two dozen golf courses in the greater Lisbon area. Some
better than others, but most of them worth a visit. They might be worth a
visit if culture is the main purpose of your trip or if you want to
stay as close to the city as possible. If you want a little bit extra
and you enjoy playing some great golf courses, this is the list for you.
We’ve made a selection of the 6 best golf courses in the area – not
more than 1 hour and 15 minutes from Alfama – with a rating of at least
8.0 on Leadingcourses.com.
*Last updated on the 20th of May 2020.
1. West Cliffs
is a relatively new project, which is located about 80 kilometers from
Lisbon. It will mesmerize and challenge you to tame nature’s elements,
relax and enjoy a different experience. West Cliffs has one of the most
stunning golf courses of the Lisbon region and is the first Dye Design
Designed to fit perfectly into the natural environment, the new golf
course creates one of the most wonderful golf experiences. Nature is in
abundance and from every hole there is a stunning view over the Atlantic
Ocean and Óbidos Lagoon. The varied landscape and natural terrain was
left as undisturbed as possible to create a unique and world class
18-hole golf course alongside the silver coast.
Check out our in depth article on West Cliffs
2. Troia Golf
Troia Golf (8.5)
The beautiful environment at Troia Golf
In the heart of a peninsula on the other side of Setúbal – south of
Lisbon -, you’ll find one of Portugal’s most engaging and challenging
golf courses. Troia Golf
, voted one of Continental Europe’s best 20 resorts by Golf World
magazine in 2018.
Unwind in this 6-hectare, 18-hole par 72 golf course alongside the
beach with a dazzling view of the Arrábida Mountain. Regardless of your
handicap, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. course is ideal for improving your
technique. After a challenging round of golf, relax at the clubhouse
before you head back to Lisbon.
Troia Golf is located only 40 kilometers from Lisbon as the crow
flies. But because you have to drive around a natural reserve the drive
will be 100+ kilometers and takes about 1,5 hours.
3. Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
is superbly located in a region blessed with UNESCO World Heritage
sites. National monuments, and an Atlantic coastal area of breathtaking
natural beauty complements the man-made works of art that together make
the region a jaw-dropping destination for travellers. Royal Obidos is
located approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the centre of Lisbon.
The course layout spans approximately 7.300 yards from the back tees
and represents a true test of golf for players of all levels. The
clubhouse offers a restaurant with a variety of menus available, two
bars, lounge, pro-shop and bags storage area. Sitting out on the
generous terrace, visitors will enjoy spectacular views of the golf
course and the cascading lakes and streams, and some truly wonderful
sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Oitavos Dunes Natural Links Golf
There are few golf thrills like teeing up for the first time on Oitavos Dunes
Whether you are skirting the scenic sand dunes, treading the umbrella
pines, or challenging the wind, a golf trip to Oitavos Dunes is full of
Oitavos Dunes is located near the popular city of Cascais, only 55
kilometers from the Alfama district in Lisbon. This makes it a popular
destination to travel to from the city. The course is a nice mix of
woodland and links
style golf. It provides several holes facing the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra Mountains.
Tee times for Oitavos Dunes will be available on Leadingcourses.com in the near future!
5. Praia d’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
With year-round sunshine, a championship links golf course
and luxury accommodation, Praia D’El Rey
sets a new standard of excellence for Golf & Beach Resorts. The
course is less than one hour from Lisbon and set along a beautiful sandy
beach. Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort is perfectly integrated
in an area of protected natural landscape. It provides lush fairways and
the raw beauty of the stunning sea views over the Portuguese coastline.
Praia D’El Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in
Europe. Set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with
spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.
6. Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club
The course will meet your expectations with its beauty, quality and
challenge. It is located close to the picturesque village of Azeitão and
just 20 minutes south from Lisbon. Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club
offers the finest golfing experience near the city of Lisbon.
The parkland course opened in 1994. It meanders through verdant pines
and provides a 6,640-yard, par 72 test. With astute bunkering and
true-rolling, quick greens, Quinta do Peru offers a good examination of
any putting stroke.
This parkland course has been marvelously integrated in the
landscape with the Arrábida Hills. It is ranked on The Top 100 European
Golf Courses and was the venue for various international golfing events.
Various European countries have chosen Quinta do Peru Golf &
Country Club as a training base in preparation for the competitive
Surf to our site for a list of all golf clubs near Lisbon.