Sports fans will probably know the name Estoril, which has been made famous for hosting Formula 1 and other motorsports such as Moto GP at the Estoril circuit. However, other sports are also popular in this Portuguese town, including golf.
The pick of the golf courses is undoubtedly Estoril Golf Club, which was established in 1929. Following the course's opening, Philip Mackenzie Ross remodelled the original 9 holes and added 9 holes to make the main 18 hole course we see today.
This Golf Club is regarded as one of the most important golf clubs in Portugal and was instrumental in forming the Portuguese Golf Federation. The course has played host to Portugal's National Open Championship many times between 1953 and 1987, hence the popularity of this golf course, including on many golfers Lisbon golf holiday packages.
Located in the municipality of Cascais, on the Portuguese Riviera. Thanks to Lisbon's position west, the Golf Club is easy to reach, and golfers can fly to the Portuguese capital before making the simple journey along with the A5 into the golf course. The journey should take no more than 45 minutes, and you can be on the golf course in under 90 minutes.
In addition to the golf course, Estoril has many boroughs dotted along the coastline and is home to Casino Estoril, regarded as the biggest casino in Europe. If you enjoy playing golf in Portugal and fancy a flutter on the roulette table, Estoril is a great place to visit.