Royal Óbidos Golf Course
– latest jewel in the crown of Silver Coast golf
The Royal Óbidos golf course, designed by the late Seve Ballesteros, sits on a headland between the Atlantic Ocean and Óbidos lagoon on the Costa de Prata (Silver Coast). The views, not surprisingly, are spectacular but it is the unique golfing challenge it offers that attracts players from all over Europe.
The course is characterised by the versatility of its holes and offers a testing game to players of all levels. Lakes, streams and bunkers add challenge and variety and the backdrop of forests and water is beautiful no matter where on the course it is viewed from.
The first seven fairways wind around the hillside above the lagoon. The 3rd is particularly stunning, offering a Par 3 over 144 metres and a nail-biting finish on an island green. The final nine holes have views of the Atlantic with a highlight being the 18th with its panoramic view over the course and the Costa de Prata.
Six of these holes wind through a network of lakes and cascades offering a playing environment that is as attractive as it is dangerous. When the game is done there is a clubhouse with a restaurant, two bars and a wide terrace where the views of the sun setting on the Silver Coast are said to be truly wonderful.
Fact sheet: Royal Óbidos Golf
Length: 6695 metres
Min handicap: Men 36, Women 36
Designer: Seve Ballesteros
Facilities: Driving range, buggies, electric trolleys, professional tuition, club hire, pro-shop, restaurant, bar
Cabeço da Serra – Óbidos
2510-665 Vau, Portugal
GPS: 39.242006 -9.142446
Tel: +351 262 965 220
Take the A8 marked Oeste from Lisbon towards Leiria. After about 65kms take the exit at Junction 13 for A-Da-Gorda. Follow the N8 north for a kilometre or so and at A Da Gorda turn left onto the N114 for Amoreira. Turn right at the traffic lights at the beginning of Amoreira and drive up the hill towards Vau. At the roundabout in Vau follow signposts to the Royal Óbidos resort.