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Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

Cabeço da Serra-Óbidos,

Vau, Costa Prata (Silver Coast) 2510-665

  • Office

    +351 262 965 220
  • Pro shop

    +351 262 965 220
  • Fax

    +351 262 960 106
  • Golf pro

    Eduardo Johnston da Silva (Golf Director) / David Ashington (PGA, Golf Professional)..
  • Academy

    Royal Obidos Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland/heathland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Seve Ballesteros

SSS or slope






How to get there:

7 km N of Vau / 16 km NW of Obidos / 93 km N of Lisbon.

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2012

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort is home to a well-rated Seve Ballesteros design, which opened the year following the tragic death of the legendary Spanish golfer and course architect. Needless to say, it was one of his last design projects to come to fruition.

This relatively open "heathland" layout should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. With nearly half the holes seriously threatened by water, especially alongside the greens, Seve has once again thrown down a tough golfing challenge.

Several stretches of the back-nine overlook the Atlantic Ocean, which lies a kilometre or so to the west. The highlight of the closing nine comes at the risk-reward par-5 18th, which provides a panoramic view back across the holes you've just played, with the clubhouse beckoning, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Pick of the holes: the signature hole on the front-nine loop is the par-3 3rd, played to a water-surrounded island green. The Óbidos lagoon provides a stunning backdrop to the hole.

Stay&Play at Royal Óbidos: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Lisbon
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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap: 36 men & women.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' June; Sept/Oct): €125.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

15 km to the southeast is the historic and walled city of Óbidos ... a walk around the top of the wall is possible, but with several open-sided sections, it is not recommended for anyone with even the slightest touch of vertigo!

Directly bordering Royal Óbidos to the north are the more recently opened golf facilities of West Cliffs Golf Links, with a layout designed by Cynthia Dye McGarey.

Published ranking

Portugal's 13th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 92nd best course (Golf World, 2023).


  • Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort4-star

    Cabeço da Serra, Óbidos, 2510-665 Vau.

    +351 262 965 220

    Visit website

    The Royal Obidos Golf & Spa Resort is home to the 40-suite Evolutee hotel, spa and conference facility. The hotel offers views of the golf course and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a relaxing Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and conference facilities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Royal Obidos

    • Golf within 10 km:

      West Cliffs; Bom Sucesso; Praia d'El Rey.

    • Golf within 30 km:


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