Av da Republica,
Estoril, Lisbon Region 2765-273
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Residential and woodland.
Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross (known as Mackenzie Ross).
9-hole par-34 Blue Course (2379 metres)
20 km W of Lisbon
From A5 west of Lisbon, take exit 9 and at roundabout follow direction Estoril. After o.4 km turn right at roundabout into Avenida da Republica direction Sintra / Golfe. After o.5 km golf is on your left.
Estoril Golf: Situated in the heart of upmarket residential Estoril, this course conforms to type for city centre golf - dogs yap from nearby gardens (but that's only at the 1st hole), a motorway splits the course in two (but its only a minor distraction for two or three holes) and like the area, some of the hills can be slightly tough going.
But make no mistake, here at Estoril is a Mackenzie Ross masterpiece, which richly deserves to be played. Pleasantly wooded and quite tight in parts, there is often more space off the tee than you at first think. The bowl-like green at the long par-3 8th is just one feature that marks out a succession of truly memorable holes.
Unless you hit as long as Ernie Els, don't worry about this seemingly short par-69 course - there is more than enough challenge to satisfy any amateur golfer.
Resort guests (staying at the Hotel Palacio Estoril) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.
No outside visitor play available.
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
In 1945 the golf course came under the ownership of the Hotel Palacio Estoril, which is where you'll need to stay if you intend playing this course as a visitor. Estoril GC has staged the Portuguese Open championship 20 times, the last of these in 1987.
Portugal's 21st best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 185th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Rua do Parque, 2769-504 Estoril
+351 214 648 000Visit website
The Hotel Palácio Estoril is one of Portugal's great hotels which has been enchanting successive generations of guests since 1930. Now, in the 21st century, the Palácio is still grand but at the same time is a completely renovated, up-to-date hotel with modern facilities that manages to be welcoming and cosy despite its grandeur. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
Beloura; Penha Longa; Quinta da Marinha; Oitavos; Belas; Lisbon Sports Club.
Av. Manuel Julio, Carvalho e Costa, 2754-518 Cascais
+351 214 82 59 00Visit website
Estoril; Quinta da Marinha; Oitavos.
Beloura; Penha Longa; Belas; Lisbon Sports Club.
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