Because of its excellent location in a protected landscape, its mixture of both undulating and flat terrain, and its breathtaking views over the hills and the sea, the region of Estoril / Sintra is an ideal place for golf lovers.
The Estoril Coast still retains much of its past charm as the famous 19th-century seaside resort that was chosen as the preferred place of exile for European royalty during the Second World War. The Golfe do Estoril course was the first to be opened in the country, in 1836, based on a design by Mackenzie Ross.
Here, you’ll find one of the most spectacular settings for playing golf at Quinta da Marinha, where the highlight is most definitely the 13th hole, which slopes gently down towards the sea. The Oitavos course was the first in Europe and the second in the world to be awarded the "Certified Signature Sanctuary/Gold".
Set in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified as world heritage, the courses of Penha Longa, Mosteiro and Atlântico form a loop that presents a real challenge to all types of golfers.
The Palácio da Pena, which can be seen on the top of the surrounding hills, and the ruins in the middle of the course set the tone for your discovery of the romantic spirit of this region of great beauty, chosen by the Portuguese kings and queens as their summer residence from the 15th century onwards.
Also affording an excellent view over the Serra de Sintra is Quinta da Beloura, a flat course set amidst 40,000 trees of various species, and with lakes dotted all along the course. It is the ideal place to enjoy a few peaceful and relaxing days playing golf.
Come and do what you most enjoy. Play some golf and let yourself succumb to the fascinating charms of Estoril and Sintra.