Lisbon’s golf sector looks ahead to 2016 as another successful year, with a series of high-profile tournaments, both national and international, scheduled to take place throughout the year.
Lisbon scored the impressive dual distinction at the recent IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) Awards of being named the ‘Best Golfing Destination’ in Europe – an accolade that was presented to the Lisbon Golf Coast for the second time – while the region’s Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort received the prestigious title of ‘European Golf Resort of the Year’.
For those who are looking for an extra reason to plan a golfing break on the Lisbon Golf Coast in 2016, event highlights for next year include:
86th Portuguese International Amateur Championship
Featuring an elegant clubhouse surrounded by a pine forest, Estoril Golf is one of the oldest courses in Portugal, originally founded in 1929. The Championship course hosts the annual Portuguese International Amateur Championships, which in 2016 will take place between 27th-30th January (Women) and 10th-13th February (Men).
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ORIZONTE Lisbon Golf Trophy 2016
This new international amateur golf event was launched in 2015 to showcase some of Lisbon’s finest and best value courses to UK and European golfers. Taking place from 22nd-26th February in the Costa Azul region, south of Lisbon, it involves a friendly competition across two handicap categories, bringing together six well-established golf courses.
5th Oitavos Classic 2016
The 5th edition of the Oitavos Classic 2016 international golf tournament will be held between 25th-28th February at the award winning 18-hole Oitavos Dunes - Natural Links Golf, considered as one of the best natural links golf courses in the world. Open to amateur golfers, the maximum tournament handicap will be 28 for men and women.
Many of the Lisbon Golf Coast’s courses are located within or close by to five-star hotels and resorts which offer competitively priced golf breaks, as well as stay-and-play packages for all ability levels and group sizes. Their proximity to Lisbon makes it easy for golf enthusiasts to combine their sporting passion with a city break at one of Europe’s most fascinating capitals.
Direct flights to Lisbon operate from London, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Bristol with TAP Portugal, BA, easyJet and Ryanair.