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Best Golf Courses in Lisbon

Best of Golf from the experts in Golf Holidays

Lisbon and it's surrounding areas are full of World class golf courses. Established layouts such as Aroeira and Penha Longa have been joined by terrific new developments like West Cliffs & Praia D'El Rey in the North and Oitavos Dunes in the South.

The Lisbon coast now offers a variety of superb golf courses to accompany the genuine taste of Portugal's great culture.

Read on to discover the courses our experts have played and consider the best in Lisbon or check out some of the best golf holiday deals in Lisbon >>.

West Cliffs Golf Course

With spectacular views of the Atlantic from all holes, West Cliffs setting is hard to beat. The newest course within the Lisbon coast's stunning collection, it is already claiming the number 1 spot. If the wind blows, scoring can be made tricky as the wild flora skirts both sides of most fairways, and the small greens are very well protected. Lap up the scenery and enjoy, but don't fret about your score too much!

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Quick facts about West Cliffs

Location: Vau, Lisbon
Length: 7,003 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Cynthia Dye
Established: 2017

Oitavos Dunes

The first 4 holes at Oitavos Dunes provide a more parkland feel, then you experience some of the finest links style holes that Portugal has to offer. At times you'll find the fairways generous, whilst the large, fast, undulating greens and breeze from the Atlantic ocean come to the courses defense. Ranked number 3 in Portugal, Oitavos is a must play for any holiday in the Cascais area.

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Quick facts about Oitavos Dunes

Location: Quinta da Marinha, Cascais
Length: 6,969 yards
Par: 71
Designed by: Arthur Hills
Established: 2001

Troia Golf Course

Considered by some to be in the top 5 golf courses in Portugal, Troia Golf Course has certainly earned plenty of high praise since its opening in 1980. The legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones brought the stunning course to life, producing a variety of outstanding holes throughout a fantastic layout.

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Quick facts about Troia Golf Course

Location: Carvalhal, Lisbon
Length: 6,908 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Senior
Established: 1980

Praia D'El Rey

The beauty of Praia D’El Rey is that each and every hole has its own unique character, combined with the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean there is no question golfers are due an unforgettable experience. The course here is not the only attraction, with the resort offering a fantastic facility for visitors to kick back and relax in either the 5* luxury hotel, fully equipped apartments or beautiful townhouses.

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Quick facts about Praia D'El Rey

Location: Amoreira, Lisbon
Length: 7,100 yards
Par: 73
Designed by: Cabell B.Robinson
Established: 1997

Penha Longa (Atlantic)

The Atlantic Course at Penha Longa is simply stunning. As the resorts main attraction, the tranquil setting of the Atlantic course is a perfect oxymoron for the dramatic holes that cut through the landscape. When you see this masterpiece, a former host of the Portuguese Open, it's easy identifiable as a Robert Trent Jones Junior design, the man responsible for so many of the world's top courses.

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Quick facts about Penha Longa (Atlantic)

Location: Linho Sintra, Lisbon
Length: 6,904 yards
Par: 73
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Jnr.
Established: 1993

Royal Obidos

Designed by the one and only Seve Ballesteros and opening for play in 2012, Royal Obidos offers a modern design whilst boasting views of the Atlantic Ocean. The area here just north of Lisbon is an absolute golfing haven, with a vast selection of premium golf courses and Royal Obidos is most certainly one of the best.

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Quick facts about Royal Obidos

Location: Óbidos, Lisbon
Length: 6,692 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Seve Ballesteros
Established: 2012

Quinta do Peru

Set in amongst a pine forest, with the Arrabida Mountains set in the background, Quinta do Peru is certainly a special course with a demanding layout. From the back tees the huge American style bunkers and various water hazards produce a challenging setup, the conditioning and quality of the course has earnt its spot to host a major tournament on the LPGA, proving its value.

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Quick facts about Quinta do Peru

Location: Quinta do Conde, Lisbon
Length: 6,601 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Rocky Roquemore
Established: 1994

Aroeira 1

Not only have many European Tour events have been held at Aroeira, both it's courses are ranked within Portugals Top 30, proving its outstanding quality and consistent course condition. Pine trees and lakes play a big part in the layout of this course, which is situated right by the coast in Lisbon.

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Quick facts about Aroeira 1

Location: Charneca da Caparica, Lisbon
Length: 6,610 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Frank Pennink
Established: 1973

Belas de Campo

A technical layout which can challenge all levels of golfer, Belas de Campo needs you to bring your A-game. Skill and tactics may help you score well here, that is if you're not distracted by the incredible views of the Carregueira Mountains which surround the course.

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Quick facts about Belas de Campo

Location: Belas Clube de Campo, Lisbon
Length: 6,856 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Rocky Roquemore
Established: 1998

Quinta da Marinha

Another Robert Trent Jones course, which is widely regarded to be one of his best designs in Europe. Built with views of the coastline in mind, you'll be mezmirized by the beuaty of this course and impressed by the golf it has to offer. An interesting test which always leaves you wanting to play again.

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Quick facts about Quinta da Marinha

Location: Cascais, Lisbon
Length: 6,420 yards
Par: 71
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Senior
Established: 1984