Overview of golf course named Oitavos Dunes

Oitavos Dunes

Cascais, Portugal

Details

Holes

18

Par

71

Built

2001

Type

Parkland, Links Course

Architect

Arthur Hills

Access

Visitors welcomed

Oitavos Dunes lies within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. It is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Being a seaside golf course, the ocean view is present all ‘the time, although some of the more fantastic scenery come from the Sintra mountains and Cabo da Roca the Europe’s most western point in Europe, seen from the 9, 10, 11 & 14 holes. The layout has been carefully crafted by one of the greatest golf architects of our times, ex-president of the American Society of ‘Golf Course Architects, Arthur Hills. Hills has maintained and preserved the unique caracteristics of the land, creating a 6.303 metres, par 71 golf course. The environmental certification was done in cooperation with Audubon International, an American environmental association.The sustainability of the resources is the prior objective, and because of that the flora and fauna peculiar to the region are strictly protected, being some areas closed to people and machines. Oitavos Dunes is the 1st Golf Course in Europe and the 2nd in the Word being recognized as a Certified Signature Sanctuary - Gold. It is already set as one of the best golf courses in the World, ranked 58th by GOLF Magazine in 2015, where a non stress round of golf can be played all year round.

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Club members

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Followers

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Golfers who played here

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110

Reviews

4.6
based on 38 reviews
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25
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Hcp 22 Rhuys-Kerver Golf Club
Very good
Tuesday
Très beau parcours de type links situé dans une station balnéaire (Cascais). Le tracé est intéressant, très difficile quand le vent se lève. J'ai trouvé le retour plus facile que l'aller. Sur certains trous, on aperçoit l'océan avec des départs très surélevés. Le parcours se situe principalement autour de complexes immobiliers (ex: villas, hôtels de luxe). La particularité du parcours est qu'il n'y a peu ou très peu de roughs, il faut obligatoirement être sur le fairway car votre balle peut être mal placée dans les zones dites plus "sauvages". Concernant l'entretien, je trouve que les fairways sont parfois secs à certains endroits du parcours. Les greens venaient d'être sablés donc très lents. Une remise sur le green-fee aurait été appréciée. Je m'attendais à mieux sachant que le parcours est classé dans les meilleurs golfs du monde d'après un journal de golf britannique!
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Hcp 18 Baviera Golf Sa Urb. Baviera Golf
Fabulous
3 January
Imho the best overall golf experience I have had in Portugal to date. An incredible golf course, and with friendly - and beautiful - pro shop staff who serve graciously alongside the very professional and personal club manager.
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Events

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Hosting golf course for the event: The Oitavos Classic
23 - 26 Feb 2017
The Oitavos Classic
Oitavos Dunes
Hosting golf course for the event: Nations Cup
7 - 9 Apr 2017
Nations Cup
Oitavos Dunes
Hosting golf course for the event: The Oitavos Classic
23 - 26 Feb 2017
The Oitavos Classic
Oitavos Dunes
Hosting golf course for the event: Nations Cup
7 - 9 Apr 2017
Nations Cup
Oitavos Dunes

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