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5 best golf courses in Center of Portugal: a top-tier list of prestigious golfing destinations

Portugal is a prestigious international golf destination. The golf courses of Center of Portugal are among Europe's best golf courses: West Cliffs, Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf, Praya d’El Rey Golf Course, Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort and Montebelo Golfe.

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Most of these golf courses are close to Óbidos, a romantic village that is a book lover's dream. Once a medieval fortress surrounded by a 12th century wall, Óbidos invites you to wander and explore the cheerful medieval ambience of winding streets and old whitewashed houses where the sunset takes a golden colouring.

And it is in the Óbidos region that the best beaches on the West Coast are located: between two surf meccas, Ericeira and Peniche, there are a set of outstanding, yet quiet, sandy beaches with wild cliffs shaping the Atlantic coast line.

Most of them are great surf spots. Heavenly places celebrating the waves, celebrating the ocean!

And the Oeste Region in Center of Portugal is also the perfect region for Wine Lovers: from centuries-old wine estates to the most modern wine tourism spaces.

Center of Portugal is a surprising destination where you can have lifetime experiences at dazzling accommodations under the stars, Michelin-star restaurants housed in true icons of contemporary architecture or in former train stations. There are innovative brands weaving the future, timeless masterpieces drawn by artists ahead of their time and noble wines, outstanding in their terroir.

Celebrating the greatest luxury of all: Time! No need to hurry.

And Golf is our cup of tee!

Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort

Praia D’El Rey is rated amongst the top golf courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine and is one of Portugal’s major golfing destinations for both private and sponsored events. It is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe. Set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.The course is a mixture of seaside links and parkland holes with a par of 73, offering the golfer a unique experience. Players are required to have a valid golf handicap certificate. Minimum handicap requirements are men 36,...

West Cliffs Ocean and Golf Resort

Less than an hour away from Lisbon, West Cliffs golf course was designed by Cynthia Dye ASGCA, member of the world famous golf course design atelier Dye Designs Group. With excellent views over the sea in all the holes, Par 72 is placed in a 200 ha area by the sea amidst the dunes and the coastline vegetation. West Cliffs the 1st Dye golf course in Portugal and the 4th in Europe and it will surely be one of the most famous golf projects in the world.

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

The course layout spanning 6.695m (approx. 7.300 yards) off the back tees, will represent a true test of golf for players of all levels.The first hole, a generous right handed dogleg, heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos). The feature hole of the front nine is the 3rd, a 144m Par 3 off the yellow tees to an island green, with the stunning Óbidos lagoon in the background.The second nine holes overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Six of the holes meander between an intricate ecosystem of lakes interconnected by cascading streams. The...

Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf

The Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf was designed by the prestigious architect Donald Steel and, as of April 2016, has been included on an exclusive, top-tier list of golfing destinations: European Tour Destination.Located in an area known for its unique natural beauty, just one hour away from the Lisbon Airport, this fantastic championship 18 hole golf course is spread across the Bom Sucesso Resort, on a hilly slope surrounded by Óbidos Lagoon that offers gorgeous and unique views of the lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. The course is located on an area that is over 60 hectares, and is surrounded by a...

Montebelo Golfe

Montebelo Golfe, 10 minutes away from Viseu, surrounded by Estrela and Caramulo mountains is situated in a dreamlike landscape. It is a true challenge for every degree of golfing experience in a scenery of pine trees, oak trees and abundant gorse and heather, traditional low vegetation.
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