• Lisbon Blue Coast

    Cross the Tagus river via the 25th April Bridge, Europe’s biggest suspension bridge and keep heading south and you’ll come to what is known as the Costa Azul (Blue Coast), home of trendy beachside restaurants such as Borda D’Agua, beautiful beaches and warm seas. Fish naturally takes centre stage on the menu, though dishes such as feijoada Brazilia (black bean stew with rice) add an exotic touch.

    The coast at Caparica heads all the way down to Sesimbra, a fishing port that thanks to a lovely promenade is now one of central Portugal’s best beach towns, and with a reputation for having some of the country’s finest seafood restaurants.

    Sesimbra is also the gateway to the spectacular Arrábida National Park, covering the 35km-long Serra da Arrábida mountain ridge. The Azeitão region, effectively the area between the medieval castles of Sesimbra and Setúbal (Portugal’s third largest city), is well known for its palaces, wines and cheese made from sheep’s milk; ideally taken with a glass of the locally produced Moscatel de Setúbal .

    And then there’s golf.  Visitors to Lisbon would tend to head towards Cascais for the more prominent courses of Oitavos Dunes, Quinta da Marinha, Estoril and Penha Longa, but there are a host of fine courses that golfers can choose from in the Costa Azul region that include Quinta do Peru, Aroeira 1 and II and, further north, Ribagolfe 1 and II to name but a few.

    • Quinta do Peru is a beautifully crafted 6,640-yard course designed by American architect Rocky Roquemore.  Featuring in Golf World magazine’s top 100 courses in Europe, the course meanders through pine trees and offers views of the Arrábida Mountains from both the course and the delightful clubhouse terrace. Beware of the stroke index 1st though with its three bunkers guarding the green.

    • Closer to Lisbon and the southern edges of Caparica is Aroeira, which has two 18-hole championship courses. Aroeira, which opened in 1972, hosted the Portuguese Open twice in the late Nineties, and following some remodelling now features in Golf World’s Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe.

    • Aroeira II, was opened in 2000 and is designed by Donald Steel. At just over 7,000 yards from the back tees, its wider and more forgiving than its higher profile sister course. Water features on nine holes and there are plenty of pot bunkers and large, undulating greens. It has hosted the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School and several Ladies’ Portuguese Opens, so it’s no push over.

    • Staying on this side of the Tagus river but heading further north the landscape gets drier and scrubbier. Here in Northern Alentejo golfers will find Santo Estevão with its two championship courses. Ribagolfe 1, has hosted European Tour events and has been dubbed by some as the Valderrama of Portugal and is an excellent test for the better player.

    • The second championship course at Santo Estevão, Ribagolfe II, is shorter than its sister course at just over 6,800 yards, but is more forgiving with wider fairways and landing areas. The large contoured greens, however, provide a stiff test, especially if the wind blows.

    • Take the short 20 minute ferry or catamaran crossing from the port in Setúbal & you will discover the idyllic peninsular of Troia, home to one of the best courses in Europe, let alone Portugal. Troia Golf is ranked as the 19th best golf course in continental Europe and it’s not difficult to see why. The Trent Jones senior design offers incredible views and a challenging layout that will leave you wondering why you haven’t played here sooner and when you will be able to come back again!

    • Montado Golf Course at Montado Hotel is a fine par 72 golf course measuring just over 5,700 yards. Its main challenge comes in the form of water, and there is plenty of it. The signature par 3 18th Hole is what makes this golf course stand out, although you will need to negotiate your way through the Cork trees that line the course in order to get there with a decent score.

    We know that once you discover the Lisbon Blue Coast with it’s wonderful regional landscape, friendly people, great food & wine plus the superb choice of golf courses available, you will want to return time & time again.

    We will be delighted to arrange a tailor made Gastro Golf experience to suit your budget & requirements.

    GOLF AND ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES

    Sana Sesimbra

                                                                                   4 Nights *               7 Nights**

    Nov 1st 17 to Feb 28th 2018                                     £265                          £426

    March 2018                                                                  £300                          £470

    April 2018                                                                     £308                           £491

    May & Oct 2018                                                           £319                          £503

    1st – 15th June/                                                            £347                          £552
    16th – 30th Sept 2018

    16th June – 15th Sept 2018                                       £410                           £653

    Prices are per person sharing a standard twin room, B&B.
    * 1 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira
    ** 2 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira, 1 x Ribagolfe
    Single supplements apply

    Sesimbra

                                                                                   4 Nights*                7 Nights**

    Nov 1st 17 to Feb 28th 2018                                     £293                          £447

    March 2018                                                                  £312                          £470

    April 2018                                                                     £312                          £451

    May & Oct 2018                                                           £331                          £499

    1st – 15th June/                                                            £390                          £586
    16th – 30th Sept 2018

    16th June – 15th Sept 2018                                       £488                           £831

    Prices are per person sharing a standard twin room,  B&B.
    * 1 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira
    ** 2 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira, 1 x Ribagolfe
    Single supplements apply

    Costa Caparica

                                                                                   4 Nights*                7 Nights**

    Nov 1st 17 to Feb 28th 2018                                     £274                          £455

    March 2018                                                                  £294                          £479

    April 2018                                                                     £308                          £503

    May & June 2018                                                         £324                         £532

    July & August 2018                                                      £380                         £640

    September 2018                                                          £324                          £532

    October 2018                                                              £308                           £455

    Prices are per person sharing a standard twin room, half board B&B.
    * 1 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira
    ** 2 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira, 1 x Ribagolfe
    Single supplements apply

    Troia

                                                               4 Nights*                   

    1st Nov – 28th Dec 2017/
    1st Jan – 29th Mar 2018                                                  £466

    30th Mar – 30th May/
    23rd Sept – 31st Oct 2018                                               £562

    31st May – 6th July/
    9th – 22nd Sept                                                                 £675

    7th – 25th July/
    26th Aug – 8th Sept 2018                                                 £834

    29th  -31st Dec/
    26th July – 25th Aug 2018                                                 £996

    B&B basis staying at Aqualuz Troiamar or Troiario
    Based on 2 people sharing
    *3 Green fees at Troia Championship Course
    Single Supplements apply

    GROUPS TRAVELLING WITH A PRO – SAMPLE RATES

    Sesimbra

                                                                                              7 Nights**

    Nov 1st 17 to Feb 28th 2018                                                 £516

    March 2018                                                                              £540

    April 2018                                                                                 £581

    May & Oct 2018                                                                      £668

    June & 16th – 30th Sept 2018                                               £655

    1st July – 15th Sept 2018                                                       £900

    Prices are per person sharing a standard twin room, B&B.
    2 hours per day at driving range and trolley included
    ** 2 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira, 1 x Ribagolfe
    Single supplements apply

    Sana Sesimbra

                                                                                              7 Nights**

    Nov 1st 17 to Feb 28th 2018                                                 £498

    March 2018                                                                              £540

    April 2018                                                                                 £561

    May & Oct 2018                                                                       £573

    1st -15th June to                                                                      £622
    16th – 30th Sept 2018

    16th June – 15th Sept 2018                                                   £722

    Prices are per person sharing a standard twin room, B&B.
    2 hours per day at driving range and trolley included
    ** 2 x Quinta do Peru, 2 x Aroeira, 1 x Ribagolfe
    Single supplements apply