Golf lover? Good news!

Get ready to discover magnificent golf courses near Villa Ferreira.

Golf lover? Good news!

Get ready to discover magnificent golf courses near Villa Ferreira.

ROYAL OBIDOS GOLF COURSE (2km from Villa Ferreira)

Adress : Cabeço da Serra – Vau, 2510-665 Óbidos, Portugal
GPS coordinates : N 39º 24’20 » ; W 9º 14’22 »

This course was ranked 6th out of 75 golf courses in Portugal and 274th and 7002nd in Europe.

Key Features

The Royal Obidos Golf Course designed by Seve Ballesteros is truly versatile. From the championship tees it measures 6,765m, from the professional tees 6,692m and from the yellow tees 5,968m. This means that the golf course is perfectly suited to all handicaps, for both men and women. Several holes have lakes and streams, which, in addition to being significant hazards, announce the spectacular aspect and beauty of the Royal Obidos Golf Course.

Some Amazing Holes

The first hole of the Royal Obidos Golf Course is a challenging dogleg right that heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the Obidos Lagoon. The feature hole on the front is the 5th, a thrilling 520m PAR 5, with a final approach on a wide undulating fairway surrounded on three sides by water.

The 9 holes on the back of Royal Obidos are located in the central and southern part of the development. Six of the holes meander between a complex ecosystem of lakes linked by cascading streams. The highlight is the 12th hole, a 420m par 4, where the golfer must negotiate both the drive and the second shot between and over two lakes and the curving stream.

My comments

This is the closest course to the Villa, an 18-hole course with a multitude of water features, rivers and small waterfalls. Very nice clubhouse with large bay windows offering a beautiful view of the driving range and the ocean in the background.
I consider this course to be the less interesting of the 4 courses in the area.

WEST CLIFFS GOLF COURSE (4km from Villa Ferreira)

Adress : Estrada do Rio Cortiço 4, 2510-665 Vau, Portugal
GPS coordinates : N 39º 24’56 » ; W 9º 14’39 »

This course was ranked 2nd out of 75 golf courses in Portugal and 48th out of 7,002 in Europe.

One of the most awarded golf courses in Portugal

West Cliffs Golf Course, which opened in June 2017, has already received many accolades, including being ranked second best golf course in Portugal (by the Top 100 Golf Courses website).

Designed by Dye Designs Group, the spectacular Seaside Links Golf Course is located in the Praia D’el Rey Golf Resort, near Obidos, and offers one of the most wonderful golfing experiences in Portugal.

A true Links

The varied landscape and natural terrain have been kept as tranquil as possible to create a unique, world-class 18-hole seaside golf course along the Silver Coast. Rolling sand dunes interspersed with coastal vegetation, while pine forests overlook the ocean. This privileged and exclusive location will captivate you and challenge you to tame the forces of nature and perfect your game.

The nature around West Cliffs Golf Course, near Praia D’el Rey, is in abundance and offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole.

With five tees on each golf hole, fescue grass in the fairways and Agrostis on the greens, West Cliffs Golf Course is a par 72 with a maximum of 6,382 meters.

Clubhouse at Westcliffs

The clubhouse has been designed based on the relationship with nature, taking advantage of natural light. With panoramic views of the golf course and ocean, the West Cliffs clubhouse offers the usual golfer’s snacks and meals, as well as a more sophisticated steakhouse concept.

My Comments

This is the most challenging 18-hole of the 4 courses in the area, offering beautiful views of the ocean, especially the 18th hole with a very nice elevated tee. Very nice driving range to practice with a short game area as well as a large putting green. A must play, but remember to bring plenty of balls.


Adress : Estrada do Rio Cortiço 4, 2510-665 Vau, Portugal
GPS coordinates: N 39º 24’56 » ; W 9º 14’39 »

This course was ranked 44th out of 75 golf courses in Portugal and 1458th out of 7002 in Europe.

A design by Donald Steel

The 18-hole championship golf course at Guardian Bom Sucesso was designed by Donald Steel and opened in 2008. The architect’s intention was to replicate the look of some of the old classic courses. In particular, the long, undulating fairways were designed to be very different in setting and approaches.

Back to the roots of golf

With stunning views over the Obidos lagoon, the Bom Sucesso golf course is a combination of level (front 9 holes) and hilly (back 9 holes) terrain. It is a strategic golf course designed between lakes and well-placed bunkers.

Enjoyable for all levels of players

From the white tees, the Bom Sucesso is a golf course challenging enough to test the best players in the world. Yet from the course’s yellow tees, long carries are eliminated, so all levels of player can enjoy the experience of navigating around the well-placed hazards.

Bom Sucesso Signature Hole

The 17th hole at Bom Sucesso Golf Course is a thrilling par 5. It is set at the highest elevation on the course, downhill and from right to left over stunning ridges to a fairway overlooking the Obidos Lagoon in the background. The temptation for the better golfers will be to cut to the green in 2 but the steep slope to the left of the hole makes this a dangerous approach.

My comments

This is the most hilly course in the region, a 17th and 18th hole with high tees, a view of the valley, the surrounding forest and the lagoon, a cart waiting for you at the arrival of the 18th to take you back to the clubhouse if you are not motorized because indeed it seems necessary on this course even if I played it on foot.

PRAIA D’EL REY GOLF COURSE (9km from Villa Ferreira)

Adress : Avenida D. Afonso Henriques; Vale de Janelas; 2510-451 Obidos; Portugal
GPS coordinates: N 39º 23’7 » ; W 9º 16’56 »

This course was ranked 8th out of 75 golf courses in Portugal and 301st out of 7,002 in Europe.

A unique place for pure pleasure

Designed by American architect Cabell B. Robinson, Praia D’el Rey Golf Course has the characteristics of an authentic links course (sea side). Praia D’el Rey Golf Course is certainly one of the most picturesque layouts in Portugal, set in a vast terrain of pine forest and rolling dunes with spectacular views of the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. Praia D’el Rey Golf Course is visually stunning and extremely exciting to play. Due to the infinite variations of the terrain, you will never play it the same way again.

One of the best golf courses in Portugal

Cabell designed the Praia D’el Rey golf course to be the complete golf challenge with deep bunkers, undulating greens and natural sand roughs in stark contrast to the lush green fairways. Cabell firmly believes that golf should be fun for everyone.

Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort was named Portugal’s number 1 golf resort by Golf World magazine in their list of “Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe 2019”. Praia D’el Rey golf course has become one of the leading golf destinations in Europe.

My comments

This is the most enjoyable course to play in the region, what a pleasure to tackle the first part of the course, 9 magnificent first holes in the forest with beautiful wide fairways, a very beautiful layout then embark on the second part of the course, a 9-hole total links course on the oceanfront; but be careful of the wind on this part of the route, incredible views of the ocean.

CAMPOREAL GOLF COURSE (54km from Villa Ferreira)

Adress : Rua do Campo, 2565-770 Turcifal, Portugal
GPS coordinates : N 39º 2’3 » ; W 9º 14’37 »

This course was ranked 27th out of 75 golf courses in Portugal and 903rd out of 7,002 in Europe.

“Golf, Camporeal, Lisbons, Portugal, Silver Coast”

This magnificent golf course is a challenging par 72 with 18 holes crossing the beautiful landscape of the Serra do Socorro and Archeira protected area, in the Oeste region, nominated as one of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world in 2015. This golf course was built on land once used by the Portuguese royal family as a hunting reserve. A pleasant course, suitable for any player, winding through hills, valleys and vineyards that stretch to the horizon. Most recently, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa was voted the best golf resort in Portugal in the Brand Awards organized by Brand Magazine. Facilities included: Pro-Shop, practice equipment, driving range (2 main tees, 2 chipping greens and 2 putting greens), clubhouse and exclusive lounge.

My comments

This is a beautiful hilly course and very interesting to play, but it is located 54 km from the house, a 40 minute drive, to be played only when you have already walked the 4 courses located within a radius of 8 km from Villa Ferreira.