Golf Clubs in Sintra
Portugal is well established as one of the world’s leading golfing destinations. Players flock here from all over Europe and beyond to test their handicap, perfect their swing and aim for that holy grail of a hole in one. If you are a keen golfer – or even a beginner intrigued to know what all the fuss is about, why not try out the golf in Sintra.
The Sintra area is home to some of the best and most well-known golf courses in Portugal, offering diverse terrain and challenges to please beginners and professionals alike. There are several championship courses in the area, along with golf academies, nine-hole courses for those who prefer to leave themselves with plenty of time for sightseeing or relaxing on the beach in the afternoons and a wide selection of sweeping 18-holes with wide fairways, beautifully manicured greens plenty of obstacles to ensure your round is fun but fierce.
The Sintra area has also become a popular location for golf and country club-style resorts, with plenty of five-star luxury establishments to choose from, surrounded by the rolling fairways and shaded tree-lined greens and offering an unmatched array of sports and recreational facilities to choose from. Check in and take your pick from the places to play golf in Sintra, from golf academies, tennis training camps, equestrian centres and football camps along with more pools and spa complexes than you could count.
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.
Estoril Golf Club is one of the longest-established golf courses in the country, set up back in 1929 as a nine-hole course and expanded to 18 holes in 1945, and is the former host of the Portuguese Open golf championship. The course at Estoril Golf Club has undergone significant remodelling several times during its lifetime and offers a suitable challenging 18-hole course combined with a nine-hole option, which is popular amongst beginners.