Oitavos Golfe lies within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. It is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Being a seaside golfcourse, the ocean view is present all the time, although some of the more fantastic scenery come from the Sintra mountains and Cabo da Roca the Europe's most western point in Europe. Hills has maintained and preserved the unique caracteristics of the land. The environmental certification was done in cooperation with Audubon International, an American environamental association. The sustainability of the resources is the prior objective, and because of that the flora and fauna peculiar to the region are strictly protected, being some areas closed to people and machines. Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golfe is the 1st GolfCourse in Europe and the 2nd in the Word being recognised as a Certified Signature Sanctuary - Gold. It is already set as one of the best golfcourses in Europe, where a non stress round of golf can be played all year round.
Proprietor: Quinta da Marinha Sociedade de Empreendimentos Desportivos, S. A.
Director: Frederico Champalimaud
Professional: Philip A'Court, Luís Archer Cameira
Green Keeper: Miguel Champalimaud
Main events on this course: · Euro Pro Tour 2002 / 2003 · Estoril Challenge Open Portugal Telelcom 2004 Estoril Seniors Tour Championship 2003, 2004 and 2006 · Portuguese Open 2005 · Estoril Ladies Open 2006