West Cliffs Resort
Estrada do Rio Cortiço, 4
2510-665 VAU – Óbidos
+ 351 262 249 882
A 5* Resort between rolling sand dunes, interleaved with coastal vegetation and an exclusive view over the Atlantic Ocean and Óbidos Lagoon.
Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon – on Portugal’s magnificent Silver Coast – West Cliffs has been designed by golf course architect Cynthia Dye ASGCA, of the world-renowned golf architecture firm Dye Designs Group. Offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from each hole, the spectacular par-72 seaside links has been created over 200 hectares of natural landscape, rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation. The first Dye golf course in Portugal – and only the fourth in Europe – West Cliffs is predicted to quickly become one of the most talked-about design projects in the world. Cynthia Dye, niece of legendary golf designer Pete Dye, said: “With the Atlantic visible from every hole, West Cliffs is the most natural golf course site imaginable. One of the most impressive characteristics of the course is just how anchored it is to the native coastal environment. The terrain at West Cliffs is amazing. On the vast majority of the holes, it was only necessary to site the green complexes with a bit of shaping and then define the limits of grassing. For the most part, the course was already there waiting for us.”
The most distinguishing architectural feature on the course is the collection of bunkers with irregular perimeters blending into and dictated by the native vegetation. It will be a very dramatic experience for the players.