Quinta da Marinha - Lisbon & Centre - Portugal

Quinta da Marinha Resort,
2750-715 Cascais,
Portugal


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  • Maria Moura

  • Robert Trent Jones Sr.

  • Richard Allen


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The championship course at Quinta da Marinha is set within a luxury 5-star resort close to Cascais, a former fishing village on the Estoril coast that’s now a modern day affluent suburb of the Portuguese capital.

Robert Trent Jones Sr. laid out the 18 holes amongst stands of pine trees on a flat piece of property slightly inland from Guincho beach on the Atlantic shoreline with some of the fairways flanked by small holiday apartment buildings.

The six par threes here steal the show, beginning at “Good Luck”, the 2nd and ending at “Sweet Sixteen” the 16th. A major attraction of these one shotters is that they comprise a set of “proper” short holes, sensibly measured between 143 and 182 yards.

A number of professional competitions have been held at Quinta da Marinha since it opened in the mid 1980s. The first of these was The Ladies Masters in 1988, an event on the European Women’s Tour that was won by Laurette Maritz-Atkins from South Africa.

In 2002, the course was used for the Estoril Seniors Tour Championship and Denis Durnian emerged as winner, beating Irishman Eamonn Darcy in a sudden death play-off. Finally, in 2007, Ross McGowan won the Estoril Challenge de Portugal competition, shooting a final round 66 to finish three strokes clear of his nearest challenger.

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Description: The championship course at Quinta da Marinha is set within a luxury 5-star resort close to Cascais, a former fishing village on the Estoril coast that’s now a modern day affluent suburb of the Portuguese capital. Rating: 3.8 out of 6 Reviews: 8

Not far from Lisbon and close to the also really nice maybe a little better Oitavos course this is a really nice layout of Robert Trend Jones. Some really narrow fairways and water in play on many holes but also some great ocean views. During my round course was under maintenance but nontheless in good condition.

4 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
October 09, 2018


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This is a classic Robert Trent Jones Snr layout, (in its original form). Not too testing, although quite tight at times. A series of really good par 3s and some great views. Enough for the good player, and enjoyable for the higher handicapper. That is the good news.However, a revisit over Easter 2016, revealed an absurd re-ordering of the holes, which takes away some of RTJs flow, and a course which is overplayed and under maintained. The greens were mostly good, but tees and bunkers were in need of some serious attention, and there were far too many people on the course.On a quiet day, it would still be a lovely place to play golf.
3 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
March 29, 2016


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GolfingSteve
April 04, 2016

The re-routing has ruined this course. It was always tough, now it is tough with a mad layout that adds even more time to a round. And it's expensive. Go elsewhere.

Robert Trent Jones must be spinning in his grave with what has happened at Quinta da Marinha. It was never the best in the Lisbon region but a tricky, tight holiday track with a few good holes.Under new ownership since I last played here the course has been entirely reconfigured much to the detriment to the original layout. One now starts on what was the old 11th alongside a temporary clubhouse and hard by a development site for what will be a sports centre. The feel is like teeing off on an industrial estate. On a number of holes one has to cross fairways of previous holes with the finishing hole, what was the old 10th, ending in front of the hotel. It is expensive too at €95 rack rate and really not worth the visit. Average, at best, and overpriced. It could and should be so much better but should be downgraded on these pages.
3 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
March 21, 2016


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A good golf course, but not a great one. Octaves is miles better. This is a bit cramped for space with one area having several greens / tees very close together. There are also lots of walkers and other activities around the complex which gives it a crowded feel. Nevertheless the course was in good condition and there were some very good holes. Worth playing if you are staying in Cascais, as it is so close, but I would have preferred a second round at Oitavos.
4 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
September 15, 2015


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Played this course in late June 2012 - feel compelled to write that it was bar far the most disappointing of the 5 courses we played.Poor layout & poor condition - played with guys who had played it before the recent hotel development - and they all thought it significantly worse now.Would not recommend this course - unless you a real hacker (I'm no champion - play off 12).
3 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
August 08, 2012


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Played this twice at the end of February 2012 – please note that earlier reviews were posted prior to the hole numbers being completely changed when the new clubhouse and hotel were completed. An enjoyable course which at 47 euros if you are staying at the Onyria hotel represents good value. The course is a little shorter than some so playing off the white tees is a good idea for single handicappers and makes holes 5,6,10,12 and 14(the ravine hole) very interesting. The 5th is an interesting par 3 of 170yards over a lake to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers, whilst the par5 6th requires a well struck drive from the white tee over the lake to a fairway that turns left then right towards the green. The par 5 10th hole is a potential card wrecker as the drive & 2nd shots have to avoid lakes right and left whilst the 3rd shot requires precision with a short iron and anything pulled left or too strong will also find the water. The course doesn’t now have the strongest finish because of the re-organised layout but this is a pleasant test with sufficient variety and although undulating buggies are not essential. Greens had been hollow tined and sanded a week or so before we played so were not brilliant but were acceptable. TB h/cap 8.
4 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
March 28, 2012


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Always in good condition, excellent drainage in winter. Easily accessible and close to Cascais. Can be a tough course with any wind and you've had a good round if you play to handicap. Good practice facilities. Several contrived holes relying on man-made landscapes and 18 holes seem packed into a tight peice of land with at one point 5 greens/tees within 150 metres. Justifiably cheaper than the two nearby spectacular courses, Oitavos and Penha Longa.
4 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
May 22, 2011


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The last course we played on our recent trip to Portugal was Quinta da Marinha and is not ranked as highly as the other two we played but it turned out to be an absolute gem. It was in lovely condition and is a very nice course. There is plenty of water around and you need a few balls if you are not playing well. The best hole was the 18th. A terrific par 5 that winds its way between two lakes to a very tricky green that has water in front and to the left. The 12th, 13th and 14th are also really good holes. 12th is a demanding tight par 4 with a risk/reward tee shot. The 13th is a fantastic par 3 over a lake to a raised green surrounded by bunkers where a par is a very good score even though it is only about 160 yards. The 14th is a lovely snaking par 5 that has two dog legs over two hills and again, not an easy par. The hotel complex that the course is attached to is superb too with a nice infinity pool and good restaurants. Great value for money, a good course with interesting holes and highly recommended.
5 / 6
Quinta da Marinha
April 15, 2011


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Patrick
February 25, 2014
It is just one of the best golf courses I've ever played in my life this course is just beautiful, my most favourite hole is the 14th though. The par 4 that goes to the ocean.