The Lisbon Coast – A Quieter Alternative to an Algarve Golf Holiday

The Lisbon Coast – A Quieter Alternative to an Algarve Golf Holiday


The Lisbon Coast, in central Portugal, is one of the country’s three main golfing regions. As with golfing in the other Portuguese golf regions – Algarve and the island of Madeira –  a round on one of the fine old Lisbon courses, such as the prestigious Estoril  buy house Lisbon  , is a quite a unique experience. And the city’s superb shopping, charming architecture and fascinating museums provide a superb sightseeing opportunity, as well as the chance to experience the delicious local cuisine at some of Portugal’s top restaurants.

But you should be aware, that when you take into account Lisbon’s vibrant nightlife, and entertainment scene, the Portuguese capital may not be a quieter alternative to the Algarve. Checking out the cafés of Chiado, before dining in the Bairro Alto quarter will take up most of your spare time after hours. They are the epicentre of the city’s bar scene and where most of the night time action takes place. And on off days, you can explore the small coastal fishing villages, hike in the mountain forests, or visit vineyards.

There are more than 20 courses around the city of Lisbon, and in 2006 the city was voted Europe’s best golf destination by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. You could start your tour of the region with a round at the famed Estoril, which regularly hosts the Portuguese Open; here the forest clad par-69 course features a particularly challenging 184-metre 16th hole.

The clubhouse has panoramic views of the Atlantic, and its restaurant is highly recommended. Europe’s first Audubon International “Certified Signature Sanctuary/Gold” course, the challenging Quint



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