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Oitavos Dunes Golf Links

Quinta da Marinha,

Cascais, Lisbon Region 2750-004

  • Office

    +351 21 486 0600
  • Pro shop

    +351 21 486 0600
  • Fax

    +351 21 486 0609
  • Golf pro

    António Barros
  • Academy

    Oitavos Dunes Golf School

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and duneland.

  • Designer:

    Arthur Hills

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6303
5809
4620
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
73.8
70.7
69.2

Location

Latitude:

38.700491

Longitude:

-9.464673

How to get there:

25 km W of Lisbon

Take the A5 heading west from Lisbon. At exit 12 follow signs into Cascais and then head west on the sea-front road for 2 km. Turn right at second Quinta da Marinha golf sign. At the "girl and dog" roundabout continue straight across and follow road to golf entrance.

Oitavos Dunes Golf Links

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2001

Oitavos Dunes Golf Links: Originally starting out as Oitavos, now Oitavos Dunes, this relatively recent layout in the Algarve is now rated amongst the best courses in continental Europe. It is also the continent's most westerly golf course, one that provides a top-quality and challenging mix of woodland and links golf holes.

After a tree-lined and testing opening four holes, the next 12 are played in a more open undulating and linksy environment. From the middle section of this out-and-back layout you are afforded wonderful views onto the Atlantic Ocean. If the wind is blowing, this is where your golfing skills will be tested the most.

Three par-3s in four holes on the back-nine is unusual, but among them is the 14th - the signature hole and a truly world-class par-3. In keeping with the best links courses, the greens here are firm and fast, with slopes and borrows designed to outwit the best of putters. The course itself, built on sandy soil, can absorb any amount of water and still remains playable.

Although the green fee is among the more expensive in this area, its well worth digging a little deeper in your pocket and not missing out on the excellent links layout of Oitavos Dunes.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March-May and Sept/Oct): weekdays €125; weekends €150.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available of booked in advance.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Oitavos Dunes is an Audobon International Gold Signature course, which recognises the Club's committment to developing and enhancing the outstanding array of flora & fauna that thrives in and around the course. Oitavos Dunes has hosted many top level professional Tour events. For more details see: Top Golf Tournaments at Oitavos Dunes Golf Links.

Published ranking

World: formerly ranked world's 55th best course (GOLF magazine, 2017; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
Europe: 56th best course in continental Europe (Golf World, 2019).
Portugal: 2nd best course in Portugal (Golf Digest, 2020).

Where2Stay

  • The Oitavos5-star

    Rua de Oitavos, Quinta da Marinha, Cascais 2750-374.

    +351 21 486 0020

    Visit website

    The Oitavos is a five-star luxury hotel located on the Estoril coast, near to the town of Cascais and just 30 minutes drive from Lisbon airport. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Oitavos Dunes golf course, and is surrounded by a splendid natural landscape. All 142 guest rooms, including 16 deluxe suites, have an area of at least 64 square meters. All guest rooms have their own balcony and views over the ocean and the golf course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Oitavos Dunes

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Quinta da Marinha

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Estoril; Penha Longa; Beloura; Belas; Lisbon Sports Club.

  • Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort5-star

    Quinta de Marinha, 2750 Cascais

    +351 214 86 98 81

    Visit website

    Between the Estoril coast and the inland mountains, the Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort is located in the Cascais/Sintra area 25 km from Lisbon. This 5-star resort hotel is located close to two 18-hole championship golf courses (Quinta da Marinha and Oitavos Dunes), with many other excellent courses nearby. An ideal place to play golf, while enjoying luxury accommodation and a wide array of other activities and amenities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Quinta da Marinha

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Oitavos Dunes

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Estoril; Penha Longa; Beloura; Belas; Lisbon Sports Club.

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