Played West Cliffs twice, the first time it was not easy as the signage and walks from green to tee were not always well signposted. Greens were very fast and grainy which made putting interesting. The second time we played there was an hour delay due to fog and when we did start it was from the tenth and no one told us that they had treated the greens which nothing like the 1st time. They were covered in sand and were very slow.
Set upon Portugal’s stunning Silver Coast, West Cliffs Golf Course rolls between towering sand dunes, creating a golfing experience that will take your breath away. Having only opened in 2017, West Cliffs’ masterful layout has taken the golfing world by storm, becoming one of the top-ranked courses in Europe in a matter of months.
Located on the same site as the famed Praia D’El Rey Resort, only 1 hour North of Lisbon, West Cliffs shares some of Europe’s most impressive golfing real estate. With sweeping ocean vistas on nearly every hole, the course fits effortlessly into its natural surroundings. Rated as one of the best courses in Lisbon, if you get to play one course, make sure it’s this one.
With unobstructed views of the Atlantic, a round at West Cliffs Golf Course is one that few will forget. Spreading out across more than 200-hectares, the course sweeps between impressive sand dunes and natural Portuguese countryside to provide a golfing examination that's perfect for both professionals and golf holiday makers alike.
With a par of 72 matched by a yardage in excess of 7,000 yards from the back tees, the course is enjoys a host of great par-3's with the finishing par-4 17th and 18th holes amongst some of the toughest.
Designed by Cynthia Dye, the niece of legendary golf course architect, Pete Dye, is a course that has utilised the natural environment to create a memorable golfing experience. Cynthia went onto say about West Cliffs Golf Course “With the Atlantic visible from every hole, West Cliffs is the most natural golf course site imaginable. One of the most impressive characteristics of the course is just how anchored it is to the native coastal environment." Praise indeed and no surprise why so many travel here each year.