This has to be the leading golf resort in Portugal and thanks to a huge re-investment programme by Ritz Carlton in upgrading most aspects of the accommodation and facilities, now coupled with a big upgrade of the golf course, it is back to its very best. Nestled in the picturesque hills of Sintra, just 15 minutes inland from Estoril and Cascais, Penha Longa is in a very privileged location, with superb panoramas of the coastline from the resort.
The 18 hole golf course originally designed by Robert Trent Jones 15 years ago, is one of Europe’s very finest golf designs and coupled with the good 9 hole Monastery Course, there are 27 holes of challenging golf on tap. In addition to the golf, residents can enjoy a world renowned Six Senses Spa and fully equipped health club, with leisure options such as indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, jogging tracks squash and horse-riding. The resort has 5 restaurant outlets, so plenty of choice and variety to enjoy during a week’s stay including a Japanese restaurant called the Midori.
This is a glitzy golf holiday venue and reserved for the most discerning visitor and located within an easy drive of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon and the stylish Estoril with its seaside location and classy Casino.