February 2013 in Czech republic, Temperature -4°C, I said - it's time to fly for playing golf somewhere southwards. We chose Portugal coast and Oitavos hotel and golf course Oitavos dunes. Very nice hotel built with somebody, who loves golf. We booked Premium corner room with viewpoint directly on 18th hole and Atlantic ocean. Wide coridors, special lockers room for bags, prepared bags with score cards and bottle of clear water + direct gate to trolley and buggys parking, cleaning place with air pressure and water have been basic golf hotel services.
Driving range wooden ground and pads appear like very long time used in compare with modern hotel. First tee is several steps from driving range. 18 holes course with PAR 71 is not so difficult. Flat and wide fairways forgive small mistakes in drive direction. Some holes need accurate and long drives. For example hole with ravine required accurate shot with iron directly on the green and before playing hole placed in valley, you have to ringing the bell before first shot from the tee. Almost from each point of golf course you can enjoy amazing view points on the Atlantic ocean or Sintra mountains. Last tee is located in front of hotel with pine-tree in the middle of the fairway and everybody can watch how you are shooting ball on the border of 200 meters directly from their hotel'sterace :-)
We really enjoyed golf game on sunny Saturday, returned back to the hotel tired, but full of emotions. Hotel has internal swimming pool full of warm sea water and 10 water nozzles, ideal for water massages of back. Than We used jacuzzi and combination of Turkish bath and Sauna. We accepted hotel invitation for romantic dinner - Chef table. It was bigest gastronmy experience for us. 5 courses menu with deserts and sensitively selected wines ... what I can say more than "excelent". But be careful with much more eating if you are making plan play golf next day :-). We repeated golf course on Sunday morning again.
Hotel position close to Cascais city (10 mins by the car) offers lovely walks hand by hand in old town full of small shops and caffee bars and restaurants, we visited light houses museum and marina too on Sunday afternoon.
I would like to say, that Oitavos resort and all their services have been perfect. All our senses have been absolutely satisfied. Thank you. We will return back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the timeless beauty of the Atlantic coast, The Oitavos seeks to embrace rather than compete with nature. Its bold design, sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors focus attention outwards – on the historical and natural elements of the grounds and the drama and romance of the Atlantic Ocean. A stunning blue colour palate will cool your senses, blending with the colours of the sea and the violets of the flowers dotted across the landscape. Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Portuguese artists will enrapture against the white canvas. ... more less
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- The Oitavos Hotel Cascais