Praia D'El Rey Championship Golf Course
Respected American golf architect, Cabell B. Robinson, viewed being asked to design the 18 hole par 72 championship Praia D'El Rey golf course as the opportunity of a lifetime. "This is the kind of landscape we architects try to create, but at Praia D'El Rey it's all here, naturally. Now it's my responsibility to protect it", he says modestly.
It is certainly one of the most picturesque layouts in Europe, set in extensive grounds of pine forest and undulating dunes with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. The course is visually stunning and tremendously exciting to play. Because of the endless variations of the terrain you'll never play it the same. Cabell has designed the course to be the complete golfing challenge with bold deep bunkers, undulating greens, and natural sand border areas contrasting sharply with the lush green fairways. Praia D'El Rey, rated 13th best course in Europe by Golf World magazine, has become one of the major golfing destinations in Europe.
2007 European Golf Resort of the Year
2004/2005 Golf World - Ranked 13th in Continental Europe
2004 Homes Overseas Awards - Best Golf Development
2002/2003 Golf World - Ranked 13th in Continental Europe
Peugeot Golf Guide - Ranked 1st in Portugal
International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) voted the Lisbon Golf Coast as the "Best Established Golfing Destination", worldwide
2000/2001 Golf World - Ranked 17th in Continental Europe (Highest new entry registered)