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Golf holidays in Estoril and Cascais - Western Lisbon.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais - West Lisbon

For golf holidays close to Lisbon, the area an hour to the West of the city 'Estoril & Sintra' holds all the key elements that make up a great golf holiday.  Easy access with frequent flights into Lisbon, a lively seaside town - Cascais - with plenty to see, do, eat and drink and, most importantly, some fantastic golf courses dotted around the town.  Put simply, we believe it to be one of the best European golf destinations.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

Estoril & Sintra golf courses

The Golf Clubs around Lisbon offer a good selection of courses to play in the Estoril region ranging from the world class Oitavos and Penha Longa through the reliable Quinta da Marinha and Beloura to the old fashioned quirky little Golf Clubs of Estoril and Lisbon.  There is a golf course here to please every holiday golfer.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

Golf holidays in Estoril

Estoril on the other hand is a much quieter town, filled with summer houses a couple of hotels and the largest casino in Europe that makes a glitzy centrepiece to the town.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

The best hotel in town is the fine old Palacio Hotel very close to the Casino do Estoril and with strong links to the Estoril Gof Club it makes a very comfortable base for golfers that like old fashioned service, fine dining and the occasional flutter...

Golf holidays in Sintra

The delightful hilltop town of Sintra, dominated by its bright pink and yellow castle, lies about half-an-hour inland from the coast and provides a third alternative for places to stay on your Estoril golf holiday.  A quiet historic town (albeit popular with coach parties during the day) evenings here amongst the traditional restaurants in the narrow back streets are peaceful and offer a retreat from the busy coastal owns of Cascais and, to a lesser extent Estoril.

Golf holidays in Cascais

Estoril and Cascais lie side by side on the Lisbon coast but could not be two more different towns.

Cascais is a lively town thriving from the trade brought to it by its busy fish market beside the working port and also from the yachts moored in the new marina just around the point.  Cascais bristles with hotels, restaurants and bars, combining tourism with real Portuguese life.

In the very centre of town overlooking the harbour is our favourite hotel - the Baia Hotel a good three star hotel with the primest of locations.  Around by the new marina there are some more modern and luxurious hotels such as the high quality Vila Gale or the uber-luxurious five star Villa Italia.  There is now also the funkiest Pousada in Portugal (one af a new wave of Stylish Pousadas) built inside the medieval walls of the Fortezza do Cascais.

If you prefer to base your golf holiday in a luxury golf resort then look no further than the splendid five-star Penha Longa hotel with its wonderful spa and majestic 27-holes of golf.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

Dining out in Cascais, Estoril and Sintra

In Cascais, with its busy fish market and lively tourist trade you will find many excellent fish restaurants all around town.  Plus, for meat eaters there is always the famous 'Piri-Piri' chicken, and no finer (or better value) establishment to enjoy it than the rudimentary Dos Frangos on the top of the High Street.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais

Estoril has less to offer in the way of dining out, apart from the Casino which has two restaurants and the option of dinner with one of their spectacular 'cirque du soleil' style shows.

The old town of Sintra on the other hand has some very fine Portuguese restaurants.  These (and indeed the whole town of Sintra) have a feel of real Portugal, decked out in their traditional tiled walls, with  heavy oak tables covered in crisp white linen.

Getting to Estoril & Cascais

Getting to your golf holiday in Estoril and Cascais could hardly be any easier with so many flights to Portugal's capital city Lisbon.  From the airport you just head west on the motorway and in well under an hour you will be arriving at your hotel (or striding towards the first Tee).

We can arrange flights for you to Lisbon with British Airways, TAP or any of the lo-cost airlines or we are equally happy to let you book these yourselves if you prefer?

We can arrange a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, alternatively we have a very reliable coach and minibus company that we use if you prefer to be chauffeured from golf course to hotel and back during your golf holiday in Estoril and Sintra.

Golf holidays in Estoril & Cascais
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Sample Itinerary

4 nights at the Hotel Baia***
3 rounds of golf at: Oitavos, Penha Longa and Quinta da Marinha

£440.00 per person March & April


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