• Overview

    We have four pre-booked dinners at four superb local restaurants in the area, which we will provide us with a taste of the finest cuisine in the region.  On the non golfing day on the Wednesday, we will also have an excursion to the quite beautiful medieval village of Obidos.  The ‘Silver Coast’ of Portugal is wonderful open stretch of Atlantic coastline and with this week we are seeking to embrace this sense of freedom with a combination of some fine golf and excellent, varied cuisine.  For lovers of golf and cuisine, this is an ideal week to select!

    THE SANA SILVER COAST HOTEL, CALDAS DA RAINHA, NEAR LISBON

    The Sana Silver Coast Hotel is located in the centre of Caldas da Rainha, a short distance from Óbidos and only 45 minutes away from Lisbon.  This newly renovated hotel boasts 80 rooms and 7 suites, an excellent restaurant, bar and a café with an outdoor terrace.  The hotel has maintained the original 19th century façade, but with its new interiors and elegant décor, modern facilities compliment the historical pedigree of this 19th century neoclassical hotel.

    THE GOLF COURSES

    Royal Obidos Golf Club   

    The Royal Obidos course is approximately 7,300 yards off the back tees and represents a true test of golf for players of all levels.  The first hole, a generous right handed dogleg, heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos).  The feature hole of the front nine is the 3rd, a 144m Par 3 off the yellow tees to an island green, with the stunning Óbidos lagoon in the background.  The second nine holes overlook the Atlantic Ocean.  Six of the holes meander between an intricate eco-system of lakes interconnected by cascading streams.  The highlight of the back nine is the 18th, a 490m Par 5 off the yellow tees, with a panoramic view over the back nine, the clubhouse and the Ocean beyond.  The clubhouse offers a restaurant with a variety of menus, two bars, a lounge, pro-shop and a bags storage area.  Sitting out on the generous terrace, we can enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and the cascading lakes and streams, and if time allows some truly wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.

    Praia D’El Rey

    Praia D’El Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe.  The course is set amongst extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and to the Berlengas Islands beyond.  The 18-hole golf course was designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B. Robinson and was inaugurated on 14th June 1997.  Deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with the lush fairways, making it the complete golfing challenge.  A mix of holes, some in the mighty dunes others amongst fragrant pines, present a wild and wonderful challenge.  Praia D’El Rey is rated amongst the top golf courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine and is one of Portugal’s major golfing destinations for both private and sponsored events.  The course is a mixture of seaside links and parkland holes with a par of 73 and will present us with a varied, unique and quite wonderful challenge.

    THE RESTAURANTS

    The Sabores d’Italia Restaurant – Italian Cuisine

    One of the best known restaurants in the region.  The owners have created a very inviting environment in the heart of Caldas da Rainha.  The quality of food is always at the highest level, the service is friendly yet very professional.  The restaurant has interesting and somewhat unusual dishes, with a very local touch, namely with some great dishes with wild mushrooms or the wonderful ‘Pera Rocha’ (a type of pear which is typical of the region) dessert, which is made in one of three different ways.

    The Pousada de Obidos Restaurant – Elegant dining in a Castle
    In the Pousada de Óbidos’s restaurant we will enjoy the delicacies of the regional cuisine while appreciating a fantastic range of Portuguese wine. The Restaurant is located in a splendid castle and provides a wonderful ambience, excellent cuisine and superb personalised service. The welcoming environment of the restaurant will awaken all of our senses.

    The Nau dos Corvos Restaurant – Portuguese Fish and Seafood

    The location of the Nau dos Corvos Restaurant is exceptional.  On top of the restaurant there is a terrace with a terrific view of the Atlantic Ocean and the rocky coastline of Peniche.  And the cuisine certainly compliments the views, as does the friendly and professional service.  Just to whet the appetite, consider a starter of tomato-fish soup, followed by a dish of ‘robalo selvagem’ or literally wild seabass.  The fish used by the restaurant are caught by the Peniche fisherman in the Atlantic Ocean often that morning.  We would be offered eight different ways of preparing the seabass.  Robalo Panado (seabass coated with breadcrumbs) on a bed of spinach is but just one of them!  Alternatively the seabass can be presented on a mousse of peas, served with a cream of red peppers and a gratin of potatoes.  Simply a taste of what this dining experience has in store for us.

    Dom Jose Restaurant – Portuguese Cuisine

    A great restaurant with an outstanding menu and matching service.  An example of what we can expect at this restaurant would be a ‘pork and clam’ main course followed by excellent homemade truffles.  The restaurant is very much regarded as a ‘must dine’ destination when visiting this part of Portugal.

    THE OBIDOS TOWN EXCURSION

    The entirety of Obidos has been declared as a national monument.  Obidos is known as the ‘Wedding Present Town’ because it was a gift that King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes the town such an extraordinarily romantic place.  What makes it one of Europe’s most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets, lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea.  There are Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles, all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.  We need to scale the 13m (45ft) high medieval walls to admire this picture postcard perfect town.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 9th May:
    – Arrive at Lisbon Airport
    – Transfer to Caldas da Rainha
    – Check in to the Sana Silver Coast Hotel, Caldas da Rainha
    – Dinner at the Sabores d’Italia Restaurant

    Sunday 10th May:
    – 18 holes Royal Obidos Golf Club

    Monday 11th May:
    – 18 holes Royal Obidos Golf Club
    – Dinner at the Pousada do Castelo Restaurant, Obidos

    Tuesday 12th May:
    – 18 holes Praia d’El Rey Golf Club

    Wednesday 13th May:
    – Excursion to Obidos for sightseeing of the medieval village
    – Dinner at the Nau dos Corvos Restaurant

    Thursday 14th May:
    – 18 holes Royal Obidos Golf Club

    Friday 15th May:
    – 18 holes Praia d’El Rey Golf Club
    – Dinner at the Dom Jose Restaurant

    Saturday 16th May:
    – Check out and departures

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Per Person: £ 1,295.00

Single room Supplement (per night): £ 25.00

Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, David Short

– Daily transfers

– Accommodation

– Daily breakfast

– Four dinners

– Five rounds of golf

– Excursion to Obidos for sightseeing


Price Excludes:

– International and internal airfares

– Meals unless stated

– Drinks