Lisbon Golf Courses - Praia Del Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort
Course designer: Donald Steel
Bom Sucesso is a resort course with a spectacular back nine affording some amazing views and three of the best finishing holes in European golf.
The course was designed by Donald Steel, who has been named 4th most influential architect in the world by Golf Magazine. Steel has taken pains to ensure the layout has as natural a feel as possible with deep, gnarly-faced bunkers and rolling terrain.
The highlight of your round here will be the sublime 17th, which swings downhill right-to-left over ridges to a green with the Obidos Lagoon as a backdrop.
As a resort course, houses line some of the fairways, but they are generally located well above play on holes where the ball is gathered into the middle of the fairway.
The course is a test for any player off the back tees, but the forward tees eliminate any excessive carries and make it playable for all levels.
Facilities include a driving range, putting green, chipping area, and restaurant and bar.
Located on the "Costa de Prata", just a few kilometres away from the historical medieval village of Óbidos and the Óbidos lagoon, the Praia D’El Rey Country Club faces the Atlantic ocean and the natural park of the Berlengas islands.
The course combines magnificent sea views, sand dunes and pine woods to create an exciting links golf course. Recently voted the 13th-best course in continental Europe by Golf World magazine.
Take the A8 from Lisbon to Torres Vedras, leaving to take then the IC1 following to Óbidos, and continue to Peniche by the EN 114. At Serra d'El Rei turn right, when you find the sign of the course. Take one hour by car from the centre of Lisbon.
Ascot packages featuring Praia D'El Rey Golf Course
The Royal Obidos course opened Summer 2012 represents a great test - and an opportunity to play the last golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros.
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 highlight of the back nine is the 18th, a 490m Par 5 off the yellow tees, with a panoramic over the back nine, the clubhouse and the Ocean beyond.
The clubhouse offers a restaurant with a variety of menus available, two bars, lounge, pro-shop and bags storage area. Sitting out on the generous terrace, owners and visitors to Royal Óbidos will enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and the cascading lakes and streams, ”and some truly wonderful sunsets” over the Atlantic Ocean.
Complimentary Golf Shuttle provided to Royal Obidos from Praia del Rey Resort.
Crafted by time, molded by the tides, and sculpted by the winds. In a place of unspoiled nature, were the Wild West Europe meets the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, a new golf experience managed by Praia D’el Rey is born.
The varied landscape and natural terrain at West Cliffs remain undisturbed to create a unique and world class 18-hole seaside links golf course.
Rolling sand dunes are interspersed with coastal vegetation, while pine groves overlook the ocean from above. This privileged and exclusive location will mesmerise and challenge you to tame the forces of nature and perfect your game.
West Cliffs is designed by the world renowned golf course designer Cynthia Dye from Dye Design. The golf course design process required a long term, careful study of the site conditions, characteristics and restrictions. The Dye team worked closely with the local government's planning and engineering departments as well as several concerned national ministries. The design evolved through many reviews and exhaustive revisions to ensure a minimum disturbance of the environment and protection of the areas of existing drainage basins, dinosaur fossils and heritage pine trees.
The beauty and challenge of this rare ocean side links course grows with each passing hole and although thrilling and dramatic it is available to all levels of golfers.