Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort. Less than an hour's drive from Lisbon's international airport, Praia d'El Rey is an excellent beachfront complex with one of the most picturesque golf courses in Europe. Undulating greens, natural sand-border areas, and bold, deep bunkers are the hallmarks of this Cabell Robinson design. The architect was at great pains to make the course friendly to women players by creating sensible women's tees that are placed far enough forward. The handicap limit here is 28 for men and women. Reservations must be made by email (email@example.com) but it is worth phoning ahead to ask about current promotions, or check the website link. Av. Dom Pedro Primeiro, Vale de Janelas, Óbidos, Leiria, 2510–452. 262 905 005; www.praia-del-rey.com.