Among the top 100 golf courses in Europe
Since its opening in 1997, Praia D'El Rey has worked to reach the ranking of the top 100 golf courses in Europe. Since 2015, Praia D'El Rey has ranked 29th in Europe according to the magazine "Today's golfer" in the UK and ranks # 73 in Europe's Top100. Inserted in the natural beauty of the Silver Coast of Portugal, you will find a challenging course surrounded by pine forests, undulating dunes without forgetting the wild Atlantic Ocean. Architect and designer Cabell B. Robinson has done a great job protecting the natural beauty that is Praia D'El Rey, implanting a demanding but gently designed course at the same time.
An amazing scenario
On gentle hills you will begin your course through the holes facing the Atlantic Ocean which will give you a short view of what amazing scenery awaits you in the back 9. From the 4th hole, the course becomes inland, and overlooking the forests You can prepare the rest of the first leg. Notable front 9 holes are the second - a brittle pair of 5 measuring 463 meters to warm it. The fifth - a long pair of four measuring 441 meters. The eighth - a challenging pair of 3 that requires a sharp shot over the lake on the bunker-protected green at the rear; And finally the ninth - to 393 yards away a couple of 4 with a narrow fairway and not less than 9 Bunkers. At 460 meters the par 5 with its tricky green is protected by a deep Bunker on the left and a still deeper lake on the right will begin to turn 9.
From there it gets better and better, and basically every hole is worth a note. If we have to choose the highlight piece is probably the space between 12-16 next to the amazing landscape of the Atlantic Ocean and the hole number 17 - a monstrous 570 meters. Long par 5 uphill.
About the Field:
18 holes Tor: 73 6490 meters
Handicap requirements: 36 men; 36 women
Golf Pro Shop
Rental (buggy, trolley, clubs)
Driving range & putting green
Other golf courses in Óbidos:
The new West Cliffs (opened in June 2017), Bom Sucesso and Óbidos Real.
Only located one hour by car: Camporeal, Belas, Penha Longa, Estoril, Quinta da Marinha & Oitavos Dunes (current # 15 in Europe).