An established favourite of European golfers, the appetite to play on Portugal’s Silver Coast remains bigger than ever with Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort reporting a double-digit growth in bookings this spring compared to pre-lockdown levels in 2019.
The leading Portuguese venue has seen a swell of interest from players across the continent in recent months as it reaps the rewards for a period of continued investment in its five-star golf and lifestyle facilities.
Praia D’El Rey – which features two 18-hole championship courses, the resort’s namesake layout and West Cliffs Golf Links – has enjoyed increased interest from golfers in the UK and France, with bookings for March and April also up from The Netherlands and Italy compared to three years ago.
António Ferreira da Silva, golf sales director at Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort, said: “After all the challenges of the last two years, it’s very encouraging to see how strong bookings have been so far this year.
“With two world-class golf courses and continued investment in our hotel and resort facilities, we offer golfers outstanding value for money and for bookings to have increased in a number of different European markets bodes very well for the rest of 2022 and beyond.”
Set an hour north of Lisbon on Portugal’s stunning Silver Coast and featuring an array of world-class golf and leisure facilities, Praia D’El Rey is renowned as one of Europe’s elite golf resorts.
Few golf courses in the world have attracted as much attention and acclaim as West Cliffs since it opened in June 2017. Designed by Cynthia Dye, the 6,382m, par-72 layout was created across 200 hectares of natural landscape, rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation, and offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from each hole.
Also ranked inside Europe’s top 30 courses, Praia D’El Rey’s 18-hole championship course – which was designed by Cabell Robinson – is set amidst a combination of extensive pine forests and undulating dunes and features spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.
As well as golf, Praia D’El Rey boasts an extensive array of world-class sports, leisure and accommodation facilities including a Marriott hotel, a wide selection of villas, a tennis academy, a luxury spa and health club and numerous watersports and restaurants.
Guests have a choice of five restaurants from which to choose, all serving the fresh and authentic produce for which Portugal is famous, while the comprehensive range of therapies and treatments on offer at the Kalyan Spa promise to restore energy and balance to the body after a day on the fairways.