REASONS TO CELEBRATE AT PRAIA D’EL REY
Acclaimed Portuguese venue adds a new course to its growing list of achievements
Parallel to celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer, the highly appreciated Praia D’El Rey has implemented a major refurbishment programme to key areas and facilities in its Marriott hotel. The greatest news for passionate golfers, however, is the opening of a second, links-style, 18-hole championship golf course, the West Cliffs Golf Links, in June.
Offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from each hole, the spectacular par-72 seaside links has been created over 200 hectares of natural landscape, rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation. Fitting seamlessly into its natural surroundings, West Cliffs will measure a testing 7,003 yards in length but, with its modern design and a choice of several sets of tees, it will guarantee accessibility to golfers of all abilities.
Francisco Cadete, director of golf at Praia D’El Rey, complements: “The beauty and challenge of this remarkable and rare ocean links course grows with each hole that you play. It’s thrilling and dramatic but, at the same time, has been designed in such a way that it can be enjoyed by players of all levels.”
The West Cliffs Golf Links the very first course laid out by Cynthia Dye in Portugal and only the fourth in all of Europe. Which is why it is predicted to quickly become one of the most talked-about design projects in the world.
Dye herself on its construction: “The most distinguishing architectural feature on the course is the collection of bunkers with irregular perimeters blending into and dictated by the native vegetation. It will be a very dramatic experience for the players.”
“One of the most impressive characteristics of the course is just how anchored it is to the native coastal environment”, Dye adds, making the course a perfect addition to Praia D’El Rey’s first championship course, which was designed by Cabell Robinson and is set amidst a combination of extensive pine forests and undulating dunes with a mixture of seaside links and parkland holes.
Praia D’EL Rey has become a member of World of Leading Golf in 2016 and we are sure member golfers and other devotees of superior quality in golf will look forward to enjoying an enhanced five-star experience at the acclaimed Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort situated less than an hour north of Lisbon on Portugal’s magnificent Silver Coast.
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