Golf in Lisbon
There are 11 golf clubs in the Lisbon area. One of the best golf courses in the Lisbon area is Oitavos Dunes Natural Links Golf. This golf club in Lisbon has 18 holes and was designed by golf course architect Arthur Hills. Oitavos Dunes enjoys international fame and can be characterized as a links-style golf course thanks to its proximity to the sea. The golf course owes its name to the natural dunes, the ocean view and above all the links experience when playing the course.
Next to this golf course is the 5-star hotel The Oitavos. This hotel features swimming pools, sports facilities and a luxury spa. The hotel is less than half an hour from Lisbon city. With all the facilities that this hotel has to offer is qualifies as a golf resort. If you want to go on a golfing holiday in Lisbon, this hotel could be an excellent base.
Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club is also close to the city of Lisbon. This golf club has one of the best golf courses in the Lisbon area. The combination of beauty, quality and challenge make this golf course in Lisbon a great golf experience. Golfers from different European countries choose this golf course to prepare for the golf competition.
Lisbon has many sights and is an ideal city to visit when you are on a golfing holiday in Portugal. A ride with tram 28 is one of the most popular sights. With this old-fashioned tram you can see the city in a fun way.
The Alfama district is one of the oldest and best-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 and where you can 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.
Alfama is also known for the many places where you can listen to fado. 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 a selection of excellent food bars and restaurants, Lisbon is known for the Pastéis de nata, delicious custard cakes. These cakes are also known as Pastéis de Belém, named after the famous bakery in the Belém district that has the only original recipe of the cakes. A visit to Lisbon is not complete without having eaten a Pastel de Nata.
Lisbon is the ideal city to stay for a cultural trip combined with golf. The atmosphere, the beautiful golf courses and cultural highlights are a golden combination for a golfing holiday in Lisbon.