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Golf on the west coast

Golf Course da Praia d'El Rey
Place: Óbidos
Photo: José Manuel
Photo: José Manuel

To the north of Lisbon, with good access from the capital, you can enjoy the invigorating Atlantic air while swinging away at one of the Western region’s golf courses.

You can practise your different game strategies by the sea and sand dunes or amid a pine and acacia setting. Praia d’El Rey, by the sea, with a view over the Berlengas Islands, was considered the seventh best European course by Golf World Magazine. It includes two different kinds of landscape: the first holes are located within a pine grove and the rest run along the beach. This is a course where perspectives and challenges change every day, whether because of the changing strength of the wind or the new hues that the landscape adopts.

It combines perfectly with the neighbouring Bom Sucesso and Royal Obidos courses. The Bom Sucesso Golf Course offers a contemporary design and an extremely challenging layout designed by Donald Steel, with a view over the sea and the Óbidos Lagoon. The Royal Obidos provides golfers with a unique game experience on a course designed by Severiano Ballesteros for players of all levels.

In addition to these major challenges, the west coast also boasts the Botado Golf Club, in Peniche, and the Campo Real Course near Torres Vedras.

In between games, there are many attractions in the surroundings that warrant a tour, whether to visit the mediaeval town of Óbidos or to go for a dive at the excellent beaches of Santa Cruz, Porto Novo, Areia Branca and Baleal. And, being so close to the ocean, you must taste the grilled fresh fish, straight from the sea.



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