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.
Date: March 21, 2016