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Penha Longa Golf Hotel
The Penhaa Longa Hotel

A stunning hillside hideaway, reminiscent of a Moorish palace, halfway between the coast and the mystical hill town of Sintra. The pink edifice of Penha Longa towers above the pines and olives like a sentinel gazing out over its awe-inspiring course.

Totally refurbished to the most exacting standards, the Penha Longa resort is once again ready to welcome you in stylish luxury. The spacious bedrooms contain every modern convenience, the hotel has pools, (indoor & outdoor) a choice of restaurants & bars, tennis courts and health spa; the grounds, rich in history, even boast their own monastery!

Once locked in the peaceful embrace of Penha Longa it is sometimes hard to imagine a world outside.

Penha Longa Golf Hotel
Penha Longa Golf Hotel
Penha Longa Golf Hotel
Penha Longa Golf Hotel
Penha Longa Golf Hotel
Penha Longa Golf Hotel

The Penha Longa Golf Course

Penha Longa - The Atlantic course Penha Longa   Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.   18 holes: 6290m: par 72.

Hand a tract of virgin bush (and a large budget) to Mr. Trent Jones and it is not surprising that he has created another visual masterpiece. Stunning scenes of neatly groomed fairways, closely cropped bunkers and distant Greens.  An absolute must (as is a buggy for most!).


Other courses to play in the area

Oitavos Dunes - Golf Club

Oitavos Dunes
Architect: Arthur Hills.
18 holes: 6303m: par 71.
On the sandy soils of the Cascais hinterland, Oitavos is a smouldering beauty, waiting on the rocky coastline like a Siren to passing golfers. This links style course is undoubtedly one of the finest courses in Portugal, if not Europe.

Praia d’El Rey

An hour or so to the North of Estoril, a truly great course with a back nine that is pure links.
The remotness of the location (although there is now accommodation on site) adds to its wild natural beauty.



Praia d'El Rey golf course
Quinta da Marinha Golf Club

Quinta da Marinha
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
18 holes: 5845m: par 71.
A classical Portuguese design with intricately shaped bunkers, towering pines, glimpses of the Atlantic, some generous water hazards and teasingly borrowed Greens to boot. A reasonably level course for walkers, although buggies are in good supply. Lovely old-style Clubhouse with a vast pool and sunny terrace.

Architect: McKenzie Ross.
18 holes: 5313m: par 69.
Estoril is another member of the Portugese “Old School”. A fine course that swoops through the pine, mimosa and eucalyptus clad hills just behind Estoril. Twenty times host to the Portugese Open, the course has seen its fair share of drama. Although now split into two sections by a road, Estoril retains its peaceful nature and olde worlde charm.

Estoril Golf Club
Quinta da Beloura Golf Club

Quinta da Beloura
Architect: Rocky Roquemore.
18 holes: 5774m: par 73.
A very approachable course, where pars fours are always reachable in two and par fives provide some birdie opportunities. This is a fair course that twists and turns amongst brightly coloured houses that are never intrusive in your game. All in all, smiles all round in the Clubhouse – from both players and staff.

Belas Clube de Campo
Architect: Rocky Roquemore.
18 holes: 6380m: par 72.
The first five holes run through wild open country, then the course takes on a more “residential” connotation. Length is not paramount off the Tee: position vital. Quite a few long walks between Greens and Tees over hilly terrain, however there are plenty of buggies available.

Belas Clube de Campo
Lisbon Golf Club

Lisbon Sports Club
Architect: Hawtree & Son.
18 holes: 5233m: par 69.
A step back in time to the first Golf Club to be created in Portugal. As one might imagine, a course of this vintage is fairly short by today’s standards, but a great fun course, where the hills and valleys have dictated the layout of these fairly tightly knit holes. Please note that buggies are not available.

Other courses to consider:

Aroeira I & II: two very respectable pine lined courses away to the South of Lisbon over the Tagus.
Troia: really want to put your game under the microscope? Then we suggest the long drive and short ferry across the mouth of the (appropriately named!) Sado: but don’t say we didn’t warn you...


Special Offer

Seclude yourself away this Autumn at the Penha Longa hotel.  Stay here for three nights before the end of September and play their course twice for just £515.00, including a hire-car between two (or we can arrange a driver for you if you prefer?).


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