Discover all that Portugal's cosmopolitan capital has to offer

The capital of Lisbon is a fantastic choice for a golf vacation in Portugal. The surrounding countryside and suburbs of the capital are teeming with some truly outstanding courses. Plus, with a plentiful choice of luxury hotel and resort accommodations, superb nightlife, excellent transport links, and many bars and restaurants, there is no better choice than a Lisbon golf trip.

Why book a golf vacation to Lisbon?

  • World class resorts on the doorstep of leading golf courses
  • Flights from only 6 hours
  • Ideal for golf & nightlife
  • The perfect vacation destination for groups
  • Eight American cities flying direct to Lisbon everyday
  • Diverse Golfing Experiences: From Parkland to Links

An area brimming with top-quality golf courses

Lisbon is fast becoming an established powerhouse in world golf, attracting more and more golfers every year to its beautiful suburbs and iconic coastline. The capital's diverse landscape is home to a great mix of course types, from resort golf and woodland tracks, to awe-inspiring modern links layouts. Play some of Lisbon's best golf courses on your next bucket list trip, which can be found in our curated list below.

  • West Cliffs Golf Links

The West Cliffs Golf Course, situated at one of the finest golf resorts in Lisbon, is a remarkable course on the Silver Coast, offering captivating views of the Berlengas and Obidos Islands. Crafted by Cynthia Dye, daughter of Roy Anderson Dye, the course features a pristine links design expertly integrated into the surrounding landscape. Stretching over 6,979 yards, it presents a challenging par 72 experience.

  • Troia Golf Course

Troia Golf Course offers a truly enchanting backdrop. This exceptional course features a spectacular par four 3rd hole, one of Portugal's finest, designated by Trent Jones as among his best designs. Ranked 4th in Portugal, Troia is celebrated for its intricate layout featuring elevated tees and undulating greens, making it an essential stop on your golf tour of Lisbon.

  • Praia D'el Rey

Praia D’El Rey was classified as the third-best course in Portugal by Golf World Magazine. Its immaculate greens are skillfully protected by large, imposing bunkers of various shapes and sizes. Particularly noteworthy are holes 12 through 15, which offer breathtaking coastal views as they run alongside the seafront.

The back nine only improves, with the challenging 17th hole standing out as a formidable uphill par 5 spanning over 620 yards. Precision is key on this course, especially when contending with the Atlantic breeze.

  • Oitavos Dunes Golf Course

The meticulously designed Oitavos Dunes Golf Course has seamlessly unified itself into the coastal backdrop since its conception in 2001. The course spans 6526 yards from the back tees, over a dynamic landscape. The front nine resembles a tranquil parkland course, with lush treelines and concealed greens. However, the scenery transforms dramatically on the back nine, where golfers are greeted by the expansive Atlantic Ocean.

Here, the ocean breeze and strategic course design evoke the essence of classic links golf, delivering an unforgettable playing experience across a variety of challenging holes. It truly embodies the vision Arthur Hills had for the course, capturing the essence he intended for every golfer to experience.

We highly recommend you check out our Lisbon Golf Adventure videos which show our Golfbreaks staff on the ground playing the top courses in the area: check them out on YouTube here: PART 1 & PART 2.

  • Dunas Comporta

Dunas Comporta spans over 200 acres of natural sandy terrain, this par-71 course offers a distinctive links experience, unrivaled in Portugal. Crafted by renowned golf architect David McLay-Kidd, it stands as mainland Europe's inaugural links-style layout, alongside his celebrated designs like Bandon Dunes and St. Andrews' Castle Course.

With six optional tees per hole, players of all skill levels are accommodated, whether seeking a leisurely round or a professional challenge. It's Europe's newest must-play course.

Where to play during your golf vacation in Lisbon?

Capture unforgettable memories at Lisbon's best golf resorts

If you seek an ideal combination of excellent golf, breathtaking views, and first-class facilities conveniently situated near one of Europe's liveliest cities, then a resort-based vacation in Lisbon is for you!

Explore our top golf resorts in Lisbon listed below, or connect with our Golf Travel Experts now to begin organizing your next golf getaway.

  • Praia D'El Rey Resort

Praia D’el Rey Resort, one of Portugal's most renowned resorts, boasts two outstanding golf courses, 179 luxurious rooms in the five-star Marriott hotel, stylish apartments, diverse dining options, and a stunning backdrop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The Praia D’el Rey Golf & Country Club was the host of the European Senior Tour, and it features a remarkable course layout. The forested terrain is traversed on the front nine before opening up to coastal dunes on the back nine. It's widely regarded as one of Europe's premier courses, providing an unforgettable experience for guests who love golf.

West Cliffs Golf Links is also located on-site, with a design that seamlessly integrates with the natural scenery, giving the impression of a longstanding course. Complemented by a state-of-the-art clubhouse featuring excellent amenities and a matching restaurant, it adds the final touch to an unforgettable golfing adventure on the championship links.

  • Penha Longa Resort

Nestled in the Sintra Mountains National Park, Penha Longa Resort exudes luxury and tranquillity, earning its prestigious five-star rating. With six onsite restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, and a lavish spa, it offers easy access to the serene beaches of Cascais and Estoril. Renowned for its exceptional quality, the resort receives top reviews across the board.

Let's not forget about the golf courses! With three options available, including the Robert Trent Jones-designed Championship Courses and the Atlantic North and South designs, golfers can enjoy a variety of experiences throughout their stay. Many Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR customers return year after year to experience the unmatched quality of this destination.

  • The Oitavos & Oitavos Dunes

The Oitavos, a five-star resort just 30 minutes from Lisbon, boasts top-notch golf facilities alongside a variety of dining options, including a unique Japanese show cooking bar. Notably, the Chef’s Table offers a culinary journey with the finest Portuguese ingredients crafted by Head Chef Cyrill Devilliers.

While the resort offers exceptional off-course experiences, the true highlight is the Oitavos Dunes Golf Course. Renowned as one of Europe's premier links courses, it hugs the western coastline effortlessly blending into the landscape. Its captivating out-and-back routing ensures an enthralling experience for golfers throughout their rounds.

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Things to see & do in Lisbon

Lisbon is an excellent choice for your next vacation and it's one of our favorite golf destinations in Portugal. Its pristine and peaceful fairways are perfectly complemented by the climate and the fantastic array of activities to do in the city itself.

Lisbon boasts hilly streets, quirky cable cars, and stunning architecture that will capture your heart. It is undeniably one of Europe’s trendiest cities and acts as the ideal hub for top-class courses in nearby Estoril, Cascais, and Sintra.

The charming towns feature opulent palaces, ancient castles, and untouched landscapes. While in Lisbon, we highly recommend exploring the Bairro Alto area, where affordable restaurants offer a variety of culinary delights.

The Torre de Belém is a must-see landmark. Situated on the waterfront in Lisbon Quays, this imposing tower showcases a splendid fusion of architectural styles and is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Hop on the historic Tram 28, which has been scaling the slopes into the old Alfama district for decades. Starting from the picturesque slopes of Graca, the tram winds its way up and concludes its journey outside the magnificent dome of the Estrela Basilica.

A trip to St. George’s Castle is a fantastic day excursion to Lisbon’s historical center. Perched high above the Alfama district, the castle, constructed over 2000 years ago by the Romans, has witnessed the reign of multiple Portuguese rulers who have contributed to its architecture and charm. It’s an outstanding destination, especially for history buffs and architectural enthusiasts.

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