The 27-holes of Estoril Golf Course (1929) are set amongst eucalyptus, mimosas and pine trees just 25 minutes away from Lisbon. The 18-holes Estoril Championship Course was a few times redesigned, in 1936 by Mackenzie Ross. It is known as one of the oldest and most emblematic clubs in Portugal.
The 27 holes of Penha Longa Golf Club (1992) lying between Sintra and Cascais were designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones jr. The championship Atlântico Course is ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe. It is located in the parklands of what was originally a 14th century Monastery that has been very carefully restored. The course runs over gently wooded hills which adds to its overall beauty. It offers interesting water hazards, some elevated greens. Besides of some international events the Atlântico Course also hosted the Portuguese Open.
The Mosteiro 9-hole Course which was also designed by Robert Trent Jr. is less demanding than the championship course but still interesting to play.
The 18-holes golf course of Pestana Beloura (1993) belongs to the group of Pestana Golf Resorts. The verdant foothills of the Sintra Mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop for the Pestana Beloura Golf Course. Here the famous American golf course architect Rocky Roquemore has conceived a course that will stretch both your imagination and ability yet provide an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all levels. Over 40,000 eucalyptus, oak, pine, magnolia, palm and other exotic trees and plants have been planted on this gently undulating Par 72, 18 hole course that measures 5,573 metres from the Men's Tees and 5,173 from the Women's Tees. Water comes into play on many of the holes as they meander between the various lakes and streams that border the Fairways.
The 18-hole championship course of Oitavos Dunes (2001) was designed by the famous golf course architect Arthur Hills. He carefully crafted the course working with the beautiful natural site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Oitavos Dunes is located in the Natural Park situated between Cascais and the hills of Sintra.
Since 2013 Oitavos Dunes is rated the 65th best course in the world and the second best in mainland Europe by Golf Magazine.
The 18-holes of Royal Óbidos (2012) were designed by Seve Ballesteros. The course lies within the Royal Óbidos Golf & Spa Resort north of Lisbon. Its layout will represent a true test of golf for players of all levels. Water hazards and landscapes of bunkers enhance the almost links course character.
The 18-hole Quinta da Marinha Golf Course (1984) was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It belongs to the Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort. Like on many Portuguese courses the par-3 holes often prove to be the most challenging holes on the course - the Quinta da Marinha Course is no exception. Small tight greens protected by water hazards or bunker. The course hosted some professional competitions like the Ladies Masters or PGA Seniors Tour Championship.