Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort

Visitors have long flocked to Lisbon to soak up the fabulous architecture, history and cuisine. Head out of capital, onto the glorious Silver Coast and you will find one of Portugal’s finest golf resorts. Home to sun-soaked beaches and world-class golf Praia D’El Rey occupies a privileged position close to the medieval town of Obidos, famed for its whitewashed houses and Moorish castle.

Long a much-sought-after golf destination, the reputation of the resort has been bolstered further with the opening of the nearby West Cliffs in 2017. The new links-style looks set to join Praia D’El Rey as one of Portugal’s finest golf courses.

Praia D’El Rey

Ranks 38th in Continental Europe and 6th in Portugal

  • Praia D’El Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe.
  • Set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.
  • The 18-hole golf course was designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B.Robinson.
  • It was inaugurated in 1997.
  • Deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with the lush fairways, making it the complete golfing challenge.

Praia D’El Rey’s par-73 championship course is perched dramatically along the region’s Silver Coast. It’s a landscape perfectly suited for golf. Set amid dense pine forests and lofty dunes, the course is incredibly varied, with players switching back and forth between links-style holes which meander along the sand dunes and those that carve their way through the trees and vegetation.

The course builds gradually, opening gently with three undulating holes played along the coastline, before heading inland with several cleverly bunkered treats. By the back nine, almost every hole is worthy of note and will provide a true test of every part of your golf game. The stretch of tough holes on the back nine culminates in the monstrous 17th which, measuring 620 yards uphill and often played into a stiff Atlantic breeze, can only be described as a beast.

West Cliffs

Ranks 18th in Continental Europe and 2nd in Portugal

  • Rolling sand dunes interspersed with coastal vegetation, while the pine groves overlook the ocean from above.
  • This privileged and exclusive location will mesmerise and challenge you to tame the forces of nature and perfect your game.
  • The course will challenge the golfer in difficulty and length.
  • The course layout is the result of a long term study of the terrains conditions and characteristics to preserve the natural beauty and ecological balance of the site.
  • Nature is in abundance and from every hole there is a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean and Óbidos Lagoon.

West Cliffs Golf Links is the most-talked-about new course to open in Continental Europe for a decade.

Opened for play in summer 2017, the layout is so good that many are already positioning West Cliffs as the best golf course in Europe and that reputation is only set to enhance as the golf course matures.

Designed by Cynthia Dye, the niece of acclaimed architect Pete Dye, the layout is sculpted over 200 hectares of rolling duneland. Gifted with a site naturally suited for golf, Dye has done a remarkable job to create a natural and sustainable course that blends seamlessly with the landscape.

Set against the glistening backcloth of the Atlantic Ocean, the course is nothing short of spectacular with sweeping vistas of the Berlengas Islands and the Obidos Lagoon.

Tipping out at 7,003 yards, players will require formidable length if they wish to play from the back tees. Nonetheless, with several teeing options, accessibility to golfers of all abilities will be assured.


  • Where the green meets the sea. Rewards Category 5 · Points needed per night All 177 guestrooms and suites have private terraces or balconies offering unique views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the beautiful 18 holes championship golf course.
  • Ocean Front, Ocean Premium rooms and Suites have been totally renewed.
  • Cuisine is taken very seriously and our Chefs take great pride and pleasure in their creations.
  • Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a stay in a purely renovated and relaxing environment.
  • The Kalyan SPA, where you can choose a relaxing or invigorating massage or several beauty treatments.

At the heart of the resort is the luxurious Marriot hotel. Set along the resort’s private sandy beach and bathed in glorious year-round sunshine, the hotel was the first 5* hotel in Western Portugal and having recently received a swanky new upgrade continues to set the bar for luxury in the region. All 177 rooms offer unrivalled views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the golf course.

Delivering the very best in Portuguese hospitality, the hotel serves up an extensive array of facilities for guests to enjoy. Sport’s fanatics can make the most of a tennis academy and numerous water sports options. For something a little more relaxing, there is also an indoor or outdoor pool, health club and Turkish Baths.

There are also five restaurants serving local and authentic cuisine, while the clubhouse, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, is the perfect place to relax after a day on the fairways.

Real Estate

  • Seamlessly blending in with their natural surroundings, each of the homes at Praia D'El Rey offers something appealing and different.
  • Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and with the charming historical sights and villages of the Oeste region.
  • Choose from luxury detached villas with private pools, apartments with their own large terraces and sea views, or townhouses surrounded by landscaped gardens and golf fairways.
  • West Cliffs Resort was carefully designed to include multiple residential, leisure and wellness offerings to suit your every day need.
  • The Resort, properties and golf course were designed to be integrated in the landscape, in harmony, with the natural environment and maintaining the eco system sustainability.

Golfers can also enjoy their own slice of heaven at Praia D’El Rey.  An oasis of relaxed style and world-class luxury there are an array of properties on site, ranging from beachside apartments to spacious villas and elegant townhouses. Owners can make the most of the resort’s golden beaches, championship golf and extensive facilities.

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Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards
4 years ago

I was here for 5 days over NYE and had a great time. Weather was great and the courses played like proper links courses with the wind coming from the ocean. Played Praia D’el Rey and West Cliffs and both courses are great. Praia D’El Rey is a little less complex to play and has a beautiful design and scenery. West Cliffs is a tough course but beautifully designed. Very enjoyable for the better golfer! All in all a great experience and very recommendable!

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