Initially we had to ask to swap from our allocated apartment as all the furniture including bedding was damp. The revised accommodation whilst further from the clubhouse was better situated and much nicer (and drier). We had one poor experience in the clubhouse bar when our order was forgotten and when it arrived the food was not great (think rushed). Otherwise the experience was very good.
Praia D'El Rey Resort
Located on the stunning shores just North of the Lisbon is the magnificent Prai D'El Rey Resort which opened its' doors to the public in 1997 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Now regarded as one of the best place's to play in Europe, the course is set in an extensive estate of pine forests and undulating dunes, the spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Berlenga Islands will ensure an unforgettable experience. In addition to this, the resort is also renowned for more than just the incredible golf course as those looking to experience 5 star luxury will be more than satisfied at the Prai D'El Rey Resort. The hotel has a fantastic variety of accommodation from beautiful rooms to fully equipped apartments and townhouses that are made to feel like you're own holiday home. The resort also boasts an array of 5 star amenities from a wonderful Spa to a FIFA built football pitch meaning that everyone's needs are catered for even if you aren't a golfer.
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Praia D'El Rey Resort
Course architect Cabell Robinson has designed Praia D'El Rey to be the complete golfing challenge, with bold, deep bunkers, undulating greens, and natural rugged sand border areas which contrast sharply with the lush green fairways. The course was recently rated the 7th best in Europe by Golf World magazine, while the International Association of Golf Tour Operators voted Praia D'El Rey the best on the continent.
There is also a Golf Academy on site, with 24 individual driving range bays. The main putting green is one of the biggest in Europe (900m2) and there is a fairway practice bunker adjacent to driving-range bays, all specifically designed to allow you to hone your skills.
Golf Magazine recently rated Praia D'El Rey as the 13th best golf course in continental Europe.
|Designed by||Cabell B. Robinson|
|Previously hosted||Praia d’El Rey European Cup, BMW Cup – European Amateur Qualifying Event, Portugal International Amateur Championships, International Final – Mercedes Trophy|
|Championship||7,036 yards||SSS 73|
|White||6,734 yards||SSS 72|
|Yellow||6,251 yards||SSS 70|
|Blue||5,607 yards||SSS 73|
|Red||5,247 yards||SSS 71|
Accommodation at Praia D'El Rey Resort
The Praia D'El Rey Resort offers a fantastic variety of accommodation in the most luxurious of surroundings.
Praia D'El Rey's village of townhouses and apartments are sophisticated units, decorated and furnished in a stylish contemporary manner. The self-catered accommodation is ideal for large groups and families, and represents fantastic value as part of a package.
A home away from home, the apartments and townhouses are complete with fully fitted kitchen, climate control, satellite television, and private balconies and terraces, while all guests benefit from shared use of the communal swimming pool.
The Praia D'El Rey Resort is home to a dedicated tennis centre with 7 excellent courts, while there is a football pitch built to FIFA specifications. The leisure complex at the Marriott hotel includes heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzis, a sauna, steam baths, Vichy shower and a well-equipped fitness centre. Meanwhile, the comprehensive spa suite has an extensive list of specialist treatments, including massages, aromatherapy, Thalasso therapy, facials and hydrotherapy, and is an amazing place to simply relax.
The Marriott Hotel has a number of restaurants, ranging from the relaxed Atlantico Bar and Grill to the gourmet Romy fine dining room.
The surrounding area has some spectacular scenery, as well as lovely fishing villages like Peniche, which as late as the 18th century was an island.
- Golf Buggies
- Driving Range
- Pro Shop
- Putting Greens
- Practice Area
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course
- Golf Academy
- Nearby Beaches
- On-Site Parking
We were upgraded from a Garden view to a Beach view two bed villa not the hotel. It was very well appointed and ideal if you want self catering with a fully equiped kitchen. It is a quiet and a short walk to the stunning beaches and overlooking the Praia D'El Rey sea holes. There is an eratic opening hours mini supermarket and fish restaurant, Mare, a short walk away. The restaurant is expensive compared to local places.
This is a review purely about the accommdation we had in the "Village by the garden" apartments. Generally they were fine, although the hot water did not work in one of the two apartments when we arrived (though resolved when we noted it). The location of our apartment within the resort was not ideal as we had to get the shuttle bus everywhere. The shuttle bus was in fact the biggest problem with the resort as it simply wasn't reliable. Biggest issue was when they allowed us to "book" it for the following morning to get to West Cliffs for our 0800 tee times but they simply didn't turn up and clearly hadn't made any record of the booking. Disappointing in that respect.
Wifi not included Pools not heated Transportation was late every morning Miles from anywhere
Golf courses were good and I’d probably rate troia as number 1, then west cliffs and then Praia del Rey. West cliffs has great potential, but needs significant improvements to realise the potential as tee boxes were in terrible condition as well as a lot of the buggy paths/around the edges of the course. If the trait is quiet then it can feel a bit soless, we decided to have supper one night in baleal which is well worth doing. For troia we stayed in central lisbon and I’d strongly advise that as the course has limited options in respect to food and drink, other than nice beaches and beach cafes in nearby comporta at the right time of year. Central Lisbon to troia is 1hr 30mins incl. boat trip from setubal which is worth doing.
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I played this course four times and did not tire of it. It has some spectacular holes by the sea and some delightful holes through pine woods. Many of the tees are elevate and provide beautiful vista. The course was in very good condition, green and lush with any worn patches cleary marked GUR. The clubhouse was very nice, with staff who did their best to help. We found the food expensive but good. In conclusuion I would say that I enjoyed it enough to go again.
Nice course with great views. Played second time in mist, which actually was nice as it was much cooler. Mist, we have been told, is an issue at Praia D'El Rey.
A very good course with stunning holes along the atlantic coast it is testing but fair and can be enjoyed by all handicaps. For the start of October it is in very good condition and appreciably better than those experienced in the Algarve. It is a course, as are most in Portugal, where buggies should be used there are some long distances between greens and tees. It was evident that the slower rounds are predominately caused by those pulling trolleys which is a shame.
A great course
Could tell it was more established that west cliffs, but is less interesting apart from a fun back nine I recall. Also feel it just needs some small tweaks to dramatically change my perception of it from a good to quality course / set up.
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