Oitavos Dunes 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.
Course Services & Facilities
- Par 71
- Length 6303 (m) / 6893.0 (yd)
- Designer Arthur Hills
- Handicap 28 (Gents) / 36 (Ladies)
- Greens Bermuda 419
- Fairways Agrostis Stolonifera L93