Top Portuguese resort gets major upgrade

Praia Del Rey

Blessed with two of Europe’s top 50 golf courses, Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort now has outstanding practice facilities to match following a comprehensive upgrade of its golf academy.

The Portuguese resort has carried out a major renovation of its driving range over the winter months to make it on a par with the five-star golf experience that members and guests can enjoy on its two 18-hole courses, Praia D’El Rey and West Cliffs Golf Links – named as the ‘World’s Best New Course’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards.

Among the improvements made, 13 new bays have been added to the range to take the total up to 38, with its length being extended by 60m to 300m long.

In addition, golfers can now enjoy hitting from a grass teeing area 365 days a year instead of having to use plastic mats, while there is also a bigger short game area for golfers to hone their chipping and bunker play.

Francisco Cadete, director of golf at Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort and West Cliffs Golf Links, said: “With the improvements that we’ve made, we have a golf academy to be proud of and one which complements the other five-star facilities that we have to offer.

West Cliffs

“The work that’s been carried out means that players can now practise a far greater variety of shots in a much bigger space and, importantly, use grass teeing areas all-year round.”

Designed by Cynthia Dye, her first course in Portugal, West Cliffs opened to worldwide acclaim last summer and has already received numerous top honours, including being ranked second in the Top 100 Golf Courses website’s latest list of the top golfing venues in Portugal.

Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon West Cliffs lies on stunning terrain on Portugal’s Silver Coast, with the spectacular seaside links created over 200 hectares of natural landscape and rolling sand dunes.

Complementing it is Praia D’El Rey’s 18-hole championship course which, designed in 1997, is set amidst a combination of extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, and features spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.

As well as golf, Praia D’El Rey offers an extensive array of world-class sports, leisure and accommodation facilities including a Marriott hotel, a wide selection of villas, a tennis academy, a luxury spa and health club and numerous watersports and restaurants.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST T-SERIES IRONS!
Titleist
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST 620 MB & CB IRONS!
Titleist
play button
EPIC DISTANCE GAINS! (Epic Mission EP 4)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Paul Lawrie savours Scottish Senior Open success
Phil Mickelson gives out DATING advice on Twitter
Glasgow golf club to close on SUNDAY!
Glasgow golf club to build flats to make ‘much-needed’ money
"Screw all y'all" - Bryson DeChambeau hits back at 'haters'

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
A simple takeaway drill from Peter Barber
Watch
play button
How to improve your ball flight
Callaway
play button
Release the clubhead at impact
Watch
play button
Set the wrists later in the golf swing
Watch
See all videos right arrow