Oitavos Dunes Golf Course

4.6666666667 4.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6372 meters
  • Slope: 128
  • Layout

  • Quinta da Marinha, Casa da Quinta nº 25, 2750-004, Cascais, Portugal.
  • +351 21 486 0600
  • +351 21 486 0609
  • oitavosdunes.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (2001)
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship/Black 71 6372 meters N/A 128
Members/White 71 5967 meters N/A 124
Dunes/Yellow 71 5605 meters N/A 120
Ocean/Blue (W) 71 5180 meters N/A 124126
Pine/Red (W) 71 4488 meters N/A 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Good course - horrible service - nice views!!"

mmcneill's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played this course as part of a package so not sure exactly what price was - a cart was included but would never pay what they charge for a cart because it is a very walk-able course and 70Euros for a cart - ouch!! No GPS, no water.

Never were told anything - just got a cart and went and played. No one told us where to go, where the driving range was, 1st tee, no guidance/instructions nothing!! Horrendous service but the course is good - very challenging greens, and you need to drive it straight. Beautiful ocean views from several holes.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

I recommend this course

"Enjoyable course"

mdthornton's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was ranked #58 in the Golf Digest top 100 courses in the world in 2015 and there are many reminders of this in clubhouse and on printed materials. The course is very good and enjoyable to play but I would not call it spectacular.

The clubhouse is modern and has a restaurant upstairs with terraces overlooking facilities which include large putting green, short game practice area and grass driving range which is up the hill a little by first tee. A bucket of balls is included w green fee - as it should always be. The course was busy without being packed and the pace of play was ok.

The first four holes are set among trees but not tightly so - driving areas still fairly generous. Holes 5 through 16 are in much more open terrain, laid out amongst the dunes. The Atlantic and cliffs are visible from some of the high spots on the course.

There are a few routing quirks no doubt dictated by the terrain, around the turn there are 3 par 5s and 3 par 3s in 8 holes. Not a problem just something I noticed going back over my card.

I found the greens hard to read but that's my problem!

Overall a good experience.

A couple of negatives:

- no water on course (although there was cart service)

- carts were E70 !!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"links..yes or no?"

Back9Bails's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

The course has very much the feel of a Scottish Links course... but for me, it is not really a links course.........that said when the wind blew on the holes by the sea....... it was DIFFICULT

18 is also a really tough finish........need to play it a number of times, just to work out how to make a bogey!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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