Exciting times lie ahead for golfers heading to Lisbon this spring with ORIZONTE – Portugal’s leading golf management company – ready to roll out the red carpet and reopen its doors to international guests following significant recent investment on and off the course.
World-class golf, upgraded sports and leisure facilities and one of the Portuguese capital’s most chic new hotels form the centrepiece of the enticing menu that ORIZONTE has put together to welcome golfers back after lockdown – with four-night, three-round packages available for €353 per person.
Bookable until September 30, the stay-and-play breaks feature golf at two ORIZONTE-managed venues, Aroeira Golf Resort and Ribagolfe, as well as a choice of hotel and self-catering accommodation options, including the recently-opened Aroeira Lisbon Hotel.
Taking time out to relax in natural surroundings has never been more important for people’s mental health and wellbeing following an extended period of lockdowns.
Nestled amid tranquil natural pine forest, Aroeira – 25km south of Lisbon – is rated among Europe’s top 50 golf resorts and features two 18-hole championship courses – Aroeira I, a two-time host of the Portuguese Open, and Aroeira II.
Dubbed the ‘Wentworth of Lisbon’ by many observers, both courses have undergone strict maintenance programmes during the lockdown period to upgrade the condition of the tees, fairways and greens, with the Aroeira I clubhouse also being given a fresh new look this spring.
Located on the stunning Aroeira estate, the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel provides the ultimate in chic modern design, including 68 bedrooms and suites, an outdoor pool, a spa and a choice of five bars and restaurants, and offers easy access to the many golden sandy beaches in the Costa Azul region.
Alternatively, golfers can enjoy a staycation break in one of Aroeira’s choice of villas and apartments with stay-and -play packages also including access to the resort’s refurbished swimming pool and chill-out area – the ideal place to relax and unwind after a day on the fairways.
A short drive from Aroeira, Ribagolfe boasts two of the finest layouts in the Lisbon region – Ribagolfe I and II. As part of ORIZONTE’s golf maintenance programme, both courses have also been the subject of a winter upgrade while a new hotel partner for 2021, the Four Points by Sheraton Sesimbra, offers the ideal base to play the club known as the ‘Valderrama of Portugal’.
ORIZONTE provides golfers with the opportunity to play four of the leading courses in close proximity to Lisbon in the stunning Costa Azul, together with exceptional value for money on a wide range of accommodation options.