Lisbon & Centre

The Lisbon and Centre area corresponds to the geographical regions of Lisboa, Alentejo, Coimbra and Central. Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River, Lisbon is reckoned to be one of the oldest cities in Europe with continuous habitation since around 1200BC. Further inland, the open plains, with their rich fertile soil, have been called the breadbasket of Portugal, such has been their agricultural importance to the country down the years.

Lisbon Sports Club offered its members participation in golf, football, cricket and tennis at the start of the 20th century but it took until 1922 before organised golf was established when a number of members founded their own golf club. Now, ninety years on, there are twenty-nine 9-hole or 18-hole layouts to be found at twenty-five golf facilities within the Lisboa zone of the Federação Portuguesa de Golfe and ten of these courses feature in our national ranking chart.

There’s no denying the influence of American golf course design in the Lisbon area as designers who usually ply their trade on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean have established many of the top layouts. Two of these courses were built by Rocky Roquemore in the 1990s (Belas and Quinta do Peru), two are 1980s offerings from Robert Trent Jones Snr at Quinta da Marinha and Troia, whilst Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Cabell Robinson and Arthur Hills pitch in with one each at Penha Longa (Atlantico), Praia d’El Rey and Oitavos Dunes.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Lisbon & Centre

Oitavos Dunes

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

The golf course at Oitavos Dunes is a lovely mix of woodland and links-type holes that have been expertly laid to make the most of the existing landscape.

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Description: The golf course at Oitavos Dunes is a lovely mix of woodland and links-type holes that have been expertly laid to make the most of the existing landscape. Rating: 4.76 out of 6

Troia

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Troia Golf Resort is located to the south of Lisbon a little farther down the coast, and you can reach the club via a lovely short ferry crossing from Setubal to the Peninsula of Troia.

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Description: Troia Golf Resort is located to the south of Lisbon a little farther down the coast, and you can reach the club via a lovely short ferry crossing from Setubal to the Peninsula of Troia. Rating: 4.8461538461538 out of 6

Praia D'El Rey

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Praia D’El Rey is "A mix of holes – some in the mighty dunes, others among fragrant pines – that are an assault to the senses. Wild and wonderful"

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Description: Praia D’El Rey is "A mix of holes – some in the mighty dunes, others among fragrant pines – that are an assault to the senses. Wild and wonderful" Rating: 4.7894736842105 out of 6

Penha Longa (Atlântico)

4th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

The Atlântico, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, opened in 1992 and received such acclaim that it played host to the Portuguese Open in 1994.

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Description: The Atlântico, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, opened in 1992 and received such acclaim that it played host to the Portuguese Open in 1994. Rating: 4.6363636363636 out of 6

Royal Obidos

5th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Measuring nearly 6,700 metres from the tips, Royal Obidos golf course is one of the last creations from the design stable of the late Seve Ballesteros and it opened its tees for play in January 2012.

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Description: Measuring nearly 6,700 metres from the tips, Royal Obidos golf course is one of the last creations from the design stable of the late Seve Ballesteros and it opened its tees for play in January 2012. Rating: 4.8 out of 6

Quinta do Peru

6th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Quinta do Peru is located to the south of Lisbon and it’s one of the greatest courses in the area. It’s also one of the most exclusive, but thankfully you can still get a game if you book in advance.

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Description: Quinta do Peru is located to the south of Lisbon and it’s one of the greatest courses in the area. It’s also one of the most exclusive, but thankfully you can still get a game if you book in advance. Rating: 5.2 out of 6

Aroeira 1

7th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Frank Pennink, the master architect, designed Aroeira 1 in 1972 and the course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens.

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Description: Frank Pennink, the master architect, designed Aroeira 1 in 1972 and the course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens. Rating: 4.2222222222222 out of 6

Aroeira 2

8th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Situated within a preservation area, on the Setubal Peninsula, lies Aroeira Golf Resort. A 900-acre paradise for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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Description: Situated within a preservation area, on the Setubal Peninsula, lies Aroeira Golf Resort. A 900-acre paradise for golfers and non-golfers alike. Rating: 5 out of 6

Belas

9th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

Located between the town of Belas and Vale de Lobo – a short drive (by car) from Lisbon city centre – is the pretty golf course of Belas Clube de Campo.

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Description: Located between the town of Belas and Vale de Lobo – a short drive (by car) from Lisbon city centre – is the pretty golf course of Belas Clube de Campo. Rating: 4 out of 6

Quinta da Marinha

10th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area

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.

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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: 3.7142857142857 out of 6