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Estoril Palacio Course

Estoril Golf Course, Lisbon

The Estorial Palacio course is of the oldest and best known golf courses in Portugal.  Estoril was the location of the Portuguese Open Championship for several years and many champions, including Max Faulkner and Seve Ballesteros, have walked the fairways of this course.

Text provided by the Portuguese Tourist Office
Estoril Golf Course - plan
Internationally famous for its location near the luxurious beach resort of Estoril, the course was designed by Mackenzie Ross. However, a number of alterations have been made to its original layout.

The architect has made excellent use of the pine trees and eucalyptuses which, together with the uneven terrain, make this course challenging in terms of accuracy rather than distance.

It is a short course, covering 5,238 metres for a Par 69, providing an engrossing challenge. Its hole number 16 is internationally well known, a Par 3 of 184 metres.

The Estoril course hosted the Portuguese Open Championship between 1953 and 1972, and also in 1977 and 1987, as well as the Ladies Open in 1977, 1988 and 1997. It also hosted several non-Pro International Championships. For that reason famous golfers of the calibre of Ramon Sota, Max Faulkner, Seve Ballesteros, Bernard Gallagher and Peter Aliss and many others have played here.

For less experienced golfers there are another nine holes. Experienced caddies will provide you with all the course details and pitfalls. 

Nor should we forget the clubhouse. Finish your golf game tasting the delights of Portuguese cuisine, while you overlook hole number 18 and a spectacular view over the Atlantic Ocean from the veranda of the clubhouse restaurant.


 
Architect
Mackenzie Ross
Number of Holes
18
Length
5,238
Par
69
Address
Av. da Republica, 2765 Estoril
Telephone
(+ 351)   21 468 01 76
Fax
(+ 351)   21 468 27 96
Facilities
Driving Range - Putting Green - Chipping and bunker practice area - Golf Shop
Restaurant - Bar - Swimming Pool
Directions
Leaving Lisbon on the A5, take the access road to Estoril-Sintra and turn right onto the EN9 to Sintra.
The course is on your left
Handicap required
Men 28 - Women 36
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