Experience outstanding courses & year-round sunshine

With some of the best courses in Europe, the perfect playing climate, and a host of first-class golf destinations. Portugal golf trips offer a multitude of experiences no matter your preference, budget, or group size. Famous worldwide for its fantastic variety of courses and the iconic city center of Lisbon provides visitors with a unique and quality golf trip overseas in the Portuguese capital.

Why book a golf trip to Portugal?

  • Play European Tour and Championship courses across the country
  • Stay in beautiful five-star hotels & resorts
  • Easily accessible, with excellent flight access to Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
  • Experience the perfect golfing climate, all year round
  • Explore new & exciting destinations
  • Indulge in the famous Portuguese culture - food, art, history & more

Discover the best golf courses in Portugal

In Portugal, you'll find some of the best golf in Europe, and with such a high quantity and quality of layouts on offer, no two golf trips to Portugal are the same!

Lisbon provides a complete contrast to most places around the world. Not only are you situated around one of the world's leading cities, but the golf courses provides excellent variety as well, from classic resort golf to some of the world's best new links courses.

Some of Portugal’s best golf courses include:

  • Oitavos Dunes (Lisbon) – set within the picturesque Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Oitavos Dunes Golf Course offers a breathtaking landscape of pinewoods and reforested dunes. Nestled by the sea, it provides uninterrupted ocean views, with glimpses of Cabo da Roca, continental Europe's westernmost point, visible from several holes. Meticulously designed to harmonize with its environment, this stunning course offers a must-play experience for golfers seeking beauty and challenge.

  • West Cliffs (Lisbon) – the newest edition to golf in Portugal, West Cliffs is a classy links course with Atlantic views on every hole. Opened in June 2017, the Cynthia Dye-designed course is located at the Praia D’El Rey Golf & Country Club. Its pure links layout seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape and has the look and feel of a course that has been there for years. The newly constructed clubhouse boasts excellent amenities and restaurant, providing the perfect finish to a memorable round on this championship course.

  • Troia Golf (Lisbon) – one of the best courses in Europe, let alone Portugal, Troia is ranked as the 19th best golf course in continental Europe and it’s not difficult to see why. Idyllically situated on a peninsula in Setubal, Troia is a little out of the way but certainly worth the journey. It was designed by Robert Trent-Jones Sr. who has utilised the natural terrain with tight fairways and audacious bunkering. A challenging yet unforgettable experience for all levels of golfer, this one-off experience will make you think about why you haven’t played it sooner.

  • Terras da Comporta Dunas Golf Course (Lisbon) – located near the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, is the inaugural championship golf course at Terras da Comporta, spanning 200 acres of sandy landscape. Designed by David McLay-Kidd, it's his premier project on the European mainland, featuring a distinctive links-style layout with Festuca grass fairways and six tee options per hole, catering to all abilities.

Stay in top resorts on your Portugal golf trip

From luxury golf resorts to budget-friendly city center hotels when it comes to accommodation, the choices in Portugal are endless.

Praia d’el Rey is, without a doubt, one of the best two-course resorts in Europe, as is Penha Longa which is set in the beautiful National Park of the Sinatra Mountains. Each one boasts superb leisure facilities, sumptuous cuisine, and of course amazing golf courses on-site.

Some of the best Portugal golf resorts include:

  • Praia d’el Rey (Lisbon) – with two of the country's best golf courses on-site and two different accommodation options, Praia d’el Rey provides both luxury and value. There are two separate styles of accommodation at Praia D'El Rey, the 5-star Marriott Hotel and the luxurious self-catered apartments. Marriott Praia D'El Rey is a superb 5-star luxury complex located just North of Lisbon on the Atlantic coast. There are 179 bedrooms (including nine luxurious suites) with great views of the ocean and the golf course.

  • Penha Longa (Lisbon) – this resort provides 194 rooms equipped with essential amenities like TVs, Wi-Fi, and private balconies offering stunning views. The resort offers three accommodation options: standard suites and rooms with panoramic views of the Sintra Mountains and Penha Longa Atlantic Golf Course, and luxurious villas in an exclusive area. Situated just 15 miles from Lisbon within the Sintra Mountains National Park, the 545-acre Cascais landscape offers a historical retreat with luxurious standards. Penha Longa's prestige is highlighted by its history of hosting even the Portuguese Royal Family.

  • Troia Design Hotel (Lisbon) – located on Portugal's stunning Atlantic coastline, Troia Design Hotel offers 61 modern rooms, along with 144 apartments and residential suites featuring a sleek contemporary design. With balcony views of Arrábida Mountains and pristine beaches, it's an ideal spot for golfers seeking a nature-filled family getaway. Guests can enjoy 24/7 room service or dine at the B&G hotel restaurant for fresh local or international cuisine, while the lively bar offers refreshing drinks and light bites with music.

  • The Oitavos (Lisbon) – each of the 142 guest rooms here has a private balcony with views of the ocean and/or golf course. Situated just outside Lisbon amidst sand dunes and umbrella pines, The Oitavos Hotel offers easy access to the capital and boasts a renowned golf course on-site, making it perfect for your next golf trip to Portugal. Oitavos Dunes is an award-winning golf course recognized as one of the world's finest natural links, ranked best in Portugal by Golf Magazine US and listed among the Top 100 Courses worldwide.

Experience the Portuguese capital

Browse our map and find an ideal golf destination in Lisbon. We know you will be spoilt for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Post-round adventures

There is so much to see and do in Portugal, from the great beaches, mountains, and lively cities. Explore Lisbon and experience the capital city’s unique history and thriving cultural scene or discover crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine.

Picturesque Portugal When organizing your golf trip to Portugal, reserve at least a day or half a day to explore the city's attractions.

Strolling through the charming and historic town of Cascais on a sunny afternoon with a gentle breeze is incredibly peaceful and definitely worth capturing in photos to make your loved ones envious back home.

Plus, don't miss the breathtaking views of Lisbon from Castelo de Sao Jorge, where you can admire the city's iconic red rooftops from high above the city center.

Mesmerizing Mediterranean cuisine Lisbon offers a tantalizing array of fresh Mediterranean cuisine, with its seafood being particularly renowned. But don't overlook the traditional meat and vegetarian dishes. Staying in Lisbon presents the perfect chance to delve into Portuguese delicacies, with the Time Out Market being a standout recommendation. Curated by experienced journalists, it offers an unmatched selection of food and drink options, making it a fantastic destination for group dining experiences throughout the day.

Party in the Capital Most hotels and resorts feature great bars nearby, perfect for enjoying an evening cocktail or some entertainment. But if you're in the city center and seeking livelier vibes, you can't miss Pink Street. Easily recognizable by its bright pink paint, it's the place where unforgettable memories are made!

Golf travel tips for Portugal

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March & October

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May & September

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April & October
Our experts say...

Very few locations in Europe can match Portugal. Not only are you guaranteed sun, but the choice of courses and resorts for such a small country is staggering. Plus, it is incredibly easy to get to and provides great value.

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