Praia D'El Rey
Praia D'El Rey
Praia D'El Rey
Praia D'El Rey
Praia D'El Rey

Praia D'El Rey

Praia D'El Rey

Praia D'El Rey | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Set an hour north of Lisbon on Portugal’s majestic Silver Coast and featuring an array of world-class golf and leisure facilities, Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is one of Europe’s elite golf venues, well worthy of its Top Ten spot here.

Home to two 18-hole championship courses – the resort’s namesake layout and West Cliffs Golf Links – miles of golden beaches and endless days of sunny blue skies, Praia D’El Rey has long been a popular destination for golfers eager to escape to warmer climes and enjoy resort golf of the highest standard.

Few golf courses in the world have attracted as much attention and acclaim as West Cliffs since it opened six years ago. Designed by Cynthia Dye, the 6,980-yard, par-72 layout was created across 200 hectares of natural landscape, rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation, and offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from each hole.
Also ranked among Europe’s best layouts, Praia D’El Rey’s 18-hole championship course – designed by Cabell B Robinson – is set amidst a combination of extensive pine forests and undulating dunes and features spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.
In addition to golf, Praia D’El Rey features an extensive array of world-class sports, leisure and accommodation facilities including a five-star Marriott hotel with vast views over the ocean, a wide selection of villas, a tennis academy, numerous water sports and restaurants offering unique gastronomic experiences.
The resort also enhanced its luxury lifestyle offering with the completion in 2023 of a comprehensive upgrade of its Kalyan Spa and indoor pool area, giving guests the ultimate opportunity to unwind and relax between rounds in the modern Finnish sauna, Turkish bath area and vitality and relaxation pool.

Visit Praia D’El Rey’s website here.

Praia D'El Rey Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The Golf Courses

West Cliffs
The varied landscape and natural terrain was left as undisturbed as possible to create a unique and world class 18-hole seaside links golf course alongside the silver coast.
Rolling sand dunes intersperses with coastal vegetation, while the pine groves overlook the ocean from above. The course and location will both mesmerise and challenge you to tame the forces of nature! 

Praia D'El Rey
Designed by renowned architect Cabell Robinson and opened in 1997, the golf course at Praia D’El Rey has a little bit of everything. From expansive pine forests to the undulating dunes with views of the Atlantic Ocean, it provides several different challenges.

A mixture of seaside links and parkland joys, the Par-73 7,100 yard venue is one of Robinson’s best and is up there with the very best in Continental Europe.

West Cliffs Academy

The West Cliffs Academy runs a variety of programmes to help amateur golfers. From those looking to find their feet with the sport, to those experienced golfers aiming to improve their skills, there is tuition for all.

The Academy runs both individual lessons and group clinics, with Head Professional Luis Barroso the main man. 

Throughout the summer, West Cliffs Academy also runs a Junior Club to help children get into the game, and then progress to improve their abilities. With three tiers (Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced) and with all equipment provided, it is the perfect place for youngsters to get into the sport.

5-Star Hotel and Apartments

Praia D’El Rey resort is the home to 5-star Marriott hotel. All 177 coolly elegant rooms have private terraces and views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the golf course. 

There are also two types of apartments on site at Praia D’El Rey. At The Beachfront you will find 5-star apartments and townhouses with an exceptional location that allows direct access to the beach, and an open view of the ocean and golf course.

The Village is made up of apartments that hold on to the culture and authenticity of the region and a traditional Portuguese feel comes through in the design and architecture. The Village has two parts: The Village by the Garden and The Village by the Ocean. The resort also has a number of stunning villas that can be rented.

You stay at Praia D’El Rey for a week or two on holiday, but you can also own a piece of the resort. An array of apartments and townhouses are available to be purchased.

Kalyan Spa

The Kalyan Spa is the ultimate relaxation destination at Praia D’El Rey, with a range of massages and treatments available to guests of the resort.

The Kalyan Spa’s special is the full ritual. This is a combination of a bespoke face treatment, followed by a full body deep tissue massage. Essential oils are used in the massage to achieve the perfect synergy and the balance between body and mind.
Massages, detox wraps plus pregnancy and couples treatments are also available.

FAQs about Praia D'El Rey

Where is the Praia D'El Rey located?
Praia D’El Rey is located on the very western tip of Portugal, with much of the resort on the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean. Ferrel is the nearest town, situated just over file miles away by car. Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, is around 65 miles away from Praia D’El Rey, to the south.

What is the nearest airport to Praia D'El Rey?
Humberto Delgado Airport, the airport that serves Lisbon, is the closest major airport to Praia D’El Rey. The airport takes daily flights from around the world, and is about an hour to the south of the golfing resort by car. 

What golf facilities does Praia D'El Rey offer?
Along with the championship level golf courses, Praia D’El Rey also has its own driving range which is equipped with both outdoor and indoor bays. There is a short game area by the clubhouse, allowing you to hone your chipping and putting skills.

What are the green fees at Praia D'El Rey?
The green fees at Praia D’El Rey are cheaper than most at the very peak of the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts lists. At its most expensive, Praia D’El Rey will cost €96, with that coming down during the very height of summer due to the hot weather.

Does Praia D'El Rey offer golf lessons?
Lessons are available at the West Cliffs Academy. With a varied offer of programs, golfers are invited to take part in individual lessons or group clinics, as well as on-course lessons to aid the improvement of course management.

Is Praia D'El Rey suitable for families?
Families are welcomed at Praia D’El Rey, with the Magical Kids Club of Rey being the perfect place for children up to the age of 12 during a stay at the resort. In the summer months, a three-person team promote activities to keep the kids entertained.

What accommodation is on offer at Praia D'El Rey?
This Portuguese resort offers three glorious types of accommodation. There is a 5-star hotel in which all rooms have private terraces or balconies, apartments by the beachfront and apartments in the wilderness.

What other resorts and courses are nearby?
Portugal is home to many golfing resorts and courses. However, only Royal Obidos, which also has a place on the NCG Top 100 European Golfing Resorts list, is within 30 minutes of Praia D’El Rey.

Visit Praia D’El Rey’s website here.