Located on the famous Estoril Coast, 25 kilometers from Lisbon, the Quinta da Marinha course was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones and is set in a private estate of 110 hectares, wooded with pine trees. The architect has worked on the flat terrain, laying out the course over 5870 metres for a Par 71.
The most spectacular hole on this course is hole number 3, a Par 4 of 334 metres sloping down towards the sea. Once on the green, the golfer has the Atlantic Ocean as background. The whole of Quinta da Marinha's course is surrounded by beautiful panoramic views. The following hole (a Par 3) requires a very precise shot for the ball to cross a cliff and reach a wide but not very deep green.
For most of the course, however, the fairways face inland with the beautiful outline of the Sintra mountain range forming their background. Many bunkers and a number of lakes make the player's task even more difficult. Hole number 10, for instance, has a green entirely surrounded by water.
The golf course was part of the hotel arrangement and therefore we played this every day. The courses were re-sorted compared to the previous year, but otherwise the condition was as expected. The courses are well maintained. You can't always find the ball in the fringe areas - stay on the fairway. The greens, however, are a real challenge - at least for northern Germans. The greenkeeper reported 11.7 on the stimpmeter. Due to the ondulation, some second putts were longer than the first ;-) You actually only got the ball to hold on the green with wedges. You can walk the course well, with carts it is a bit more comfortable but you run up to the preflight more. Waiting times are therefore also to be considered.
Some areas muddy. Fairways average
Nice course but not as good as Penha Longa or Estoril Golf
it was raining so much. the sandwich at the halfway house are expensive like dynamons. (9.50 euro for a tuna fish sandwich)
Great layout of course with testing tee shots and good variety of places to locate pins,generally a good test for any handicap
Very good hotel and service. Personnel groups were exceptionally service minded and listened very carefully. The course itself would need some sort of long range changes because the front nine was slow because of many short holes and crossing areas slowing down the speed of play. Still would be waiting for our next visit.
We always find the hotel to be excellent quality with very helpful and friendly staff
Staff were welcoming but the course was not in very good condition. Probably not a course we would play again.
Stunning course. Not much more to say. If your thinking of playing it, play it.
Vert quiet nice course
Definitely the best course of the three we played, lots of features and you don't have to be super long to score here as long as you use your brain, lovely sea views a bonus.
This is a very nice, and challenging course, a bit twisty with crossing fairways to get to tees etc, but not a major issue. The greens were running very well, and true, a bit of damage, but I expect will only get better. Course staff were very friendly, even when I was slightly late, as Google maps took me to a golf guest house(check your destination!). Clubhouse is separate from reception, and I did not visit it. I would recommend
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