The NCG Guide to Spain and Portugal: West Cliffs

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A new jaw-dropping links on Portugal's idyllic Silver Coast...

Get ready for a Portuguese links experience unlike anything you have come across before.

West Cliffs will become the newest addition to Portugal’s already outstanding golf portfolio when it opens for play in June.

Located on the magnicent Silver Coast, less than an hour north of the capital of Lisbon, West Cliffs boasts a breathtaking position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Designed by Cynthia Dye, the niece of legendary Pete Dye who spoke exclusively to NCG about her latest project, the testing par-72 layout is nestled amid rolling sand dunes and costal vegetation.

Dye said: “The terrain at West Cliffs is amazing. On the vast majority of the holes, it was only necessary to site the green complexes with a bit of shaping and then define the limits of grassing. For the most part, the course was already there waiting for us.”

West Cliffs will measure a whopping 7,003 yards off the back tees. However, there will be four other tee options so players of all abilities can tee it up.

The West Cliffs golf academy will provide the facilities needed for players to fine-tune their game. Players will also be able to unwind after a round and soak up the panoramic views from the comfort of the eco-friendly clubhouse.

The course, which will be managed by nearby golf resort Praia D’El Rey, will sit at the heart of a new resort.

Where to stay

The resort will include a range of real estate properties and a future five-star hotel. Visit the West Cliffs website for more.

How to get there

Flights from London to Lisbon take around two hours and 45 minutes. It is less than an hour’s drive north to West Cliffs.

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