indeed preserves a unique habitat of umbrella pines, sand dunes and coastal scrub, where the Portuguese coast meets the ocean.
There are no water features at Oitavos Dunes golf course
precisely because the it is set on a gently sloped plateau, high enough that every hole has a long view of the Atlantic and the Sintra Mountains to the north, but despite its charm and good looks, this is not a layout for the novice.
With an excellent mix of holes, one moment running through stands of Umbrella Pines, then around sand dunes to rugged outcroppings of rock, then dunes again. Apart from all the variety and changes, Oitavos Dunes
has a design that flows and makes perfect sense.