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Past host venue to the Portuguese Open, Oitavos Dunes lies within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, only 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport. It is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Being a seaside golf course, the ocean view is present all the time, although some of the more fantastic scenery comes from the Sintra mountains and Cabo da Roca – the Europe’s most western point seen from the holes 9, 10, 11 and 14.
The layout has been carefully crafted by the renowned Arthur Hills. The design was to create a 6,303 metre pat-71 course, while maintaining and preserving the unique characteristics of the land. Oitavos Dunes was the 1st Golf Course in Europe and the 2nd in the Word to be recognized as a Certified Signature Sanctuary - Gold. It is already set as one of the best golf courses in Europe and regularly features world rankings.

Amassed by pine trees, sand dunes and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Quinta da Marinha is located in a privileged position in the middle of Estoril – Cascais – Sintra axis, only 20 minutes from Lisbon.
And if you want to take on a Championship course, why not join a prestigious golf event to get the competitive juices flowing? Join the 4th edition of The Oitavos Classic, the international golf tournament, which will take place between 5th and 8th February 2015 at Oitavos Dunes golf course. Play in this friendly but competitive golf tournament and enjoy one of the best natural links golf courses in the world. Golfers should accept the challenge and feel the sheer excitement of this fantastic golfing experience!

And to completely seal the deal, Oitavos Dunes has a luxury hotel as part of the resort. The Oitavos hotel with its 142 rooms opened late 2010. This luxury hotel is at the pinnacle of contemporary design and innovation, offering a modern outlook of Portugal yet rooted in Portuguese heritage. The Oitavos sets new standards of excellence, both architecturally and functionally.
The spacious corridors and modern bedrooms, each with their own balcony, boast stunning sea and/or golf views. Guests have the choice of four different restaurants, including one with a
gastronomic signature - the Ipsylon Restaurant. Other dining options are the Ipsylon Bar & Lounge, which is less formal; the Atlantic Pool Bar, located close to the outdoor swimming pool; and the Oitavos Dunes Clubhouse restaurant – Verbasco. The choice is vast from an array of tasty tapas, salads, pasta, meat and fish to locally sourced fresh seafood. No matter your preferred dining option, you are guaranteed a unique culinary experience with carefully selected ingredients.

The concept of luxury was redefined, as The Oitavos has already established itself as one of the area’s premier venues for leisure travel, dining, business and incentive meetings and social events.
If a luxurious retreat is your thing, don’t look any further than Oitavos Dunes and The Oitavos

www.oitavosdunes.com

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