The course has recently been used for a PGA Challenge Tour event, and despite its youth is a fantastic mature test. Set against the astounding backdrop of the Atlantic Coast, the course measures 6,419 yards from the championship tees, and is a terrific test for every player, be it the professionals or the average golfer.
The par-71 layout is undoubtedly a hidden gem of Europe, where you can enjoy an outstanding round of golf while you gaze over the rugged Atlantic coastline that makes Portugal's Western area so special.
Quinta da Marinha is a great place for some tuition, where the resident PGA professionals use the same technology that Tiger Woods utilises to streamline his swing.
In 2007 Quinta da Marinha hosted the best from the Challenge Tour as the venue of the Estoril Challenge de Portugal which was won by Surrey golfer Ross McGowan. McGowan's -12 total, which included a 66 in the final round, was good enough to claim the title and the 20,800 euro first prize.
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Opened for play: 1984
Previously hosted: Ladies Professional European Circuit (1988), PGA Seniors Tour Championship (2002), Challenge Tour (2007)
Awards: The Lisbon Golf Coast area won the 2007 IAGO Prize - Best Established Golfing Destination in Europe, "Officially Recommended Resort of the Professional Golfers Associations of Europe" - The PGA Europe.
White: 5870 metres (6420 yards), SSS 73
Yellow: 5595 metres (6113 yards), SSS 71
Blue: 5127 metres, (5607 yards), SSS 71
Red: 4798 metres, (5247 yards), SSS 71
Signature Hole: Hole 13, Par 4, 334 yards (White Tees), SI 8
While much of Quinta Da Marinha is threaded with beauty, boasting some stunning scenery of the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the 13th deserves a special mention. The luscious fairway rolls down towards the sea, before you are greeted with a green possessing some spectacular panoramic views. This picturesque par 4 is one of the most famous holes of Portuguese golf and it is to no wonder that the hole was used for many years to promote “golf in Portugal”.