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Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, Óbidos, Portugal has been awarded the title of Portugal's Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards 2015.

The World Golf Awards ceremony was held in the Algarve, on the evening of Saturday, the 7th November. This global initiative aims to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations. The voters were professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals – and golf tourism consumers. World Golf Awards is part of World Travel Awards, "the Oscars of the travel industry".

This award acknowledges the uppermost standards of Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort golf product and excellence of service delivered to every guest.

World Travel Awards Managing Director Christopher Frostsaid: “It is an honour to present Royal Óbidos with the prestigious trophy for Portugal’s Best Golf Course. The destination beat some outstanding rivals here in one of the most competitive golf destinations anywhere on earth. Their success in redefining luxury golf hospitality has been recognised by our voters from around the world and I offer my sincere congratulations to all their team.”

Golf, design and e magnificent views

Located a mere 45 minutes from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, on Portugal’s west coast, Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort is situated in a privileged location nestling between the Atlantic Ocean and Óbidos Lagoon, offering truly astonishing views throughout.

Recently also awarded by IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) as European Golf Resort of the Year 2016,  Royal Óbidos comprises a 18 hole championship golf course, and was the very last design of Severiano Ballesteros.

Its Evolutee Hotel is a 5-star a boutique hotel of 39 rooms, with interior décor by Yoo Studio, the design team at the international design and lifestyle company, yoo, founded by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck. It includes the renowned Kobe Steak & Sushi Restaurant, a conference centre with capacity of up to 315 delegates, and the Elemental Spa.

The resort’s luxurious real estate component includes plots for villas, apartments and hotel residences linked to the hotel, currently for sale.

About Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, mainly owned by MSF TUR.IM, includes a touristic and residential complex, as well as an 18-hole golf course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros. Located in Portugal´s west region, the Royal Óbidos 336 acres site is perfectly situated and will feature low density construction with the 630 touristic units offering spectacular views of the Óbidos Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean and the golf course.


The golf course integrates harmoniously with the natural environment, taking advantage of the ground undulation, and has a total length of 6,400 meters. A well equipped clubhouse, with a restaurant, spike bar, pro shop and gold academy, overlooks nine of the 18 holes. The terrace offers an ideal post-round venue, where owners and visitors to Royal Óbidos can enjoy spectacular views.

The development includes the Evolutee Hotel, a five star boutique hotel, with Kobe Steak & Sushi Restaurant, bars, pools, Elemental Spa and Conference Centre, and is linked to hotel residences, each of which can be used as 2-bedroom or 1-bedroom + studio.

Private and common area pools, tennis and paddle courts and a "bowling green", pedestrian and cycle paths, restaurants, bars and shops will complement the Resort offer.

Martinho Fortunato, board member of MSF TUR.IM, summarizes:  “Royal Óbidos is a venture focused on excellence, and embodying MSF Group’sattention-to-detail and commitment to design quality, from initial concept, to construction. It is this commitment that has allowed us to create an enchanting guest experience at Royal Obidos, which is set to become an iconic resort on the international map”.

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MSF TUR.IM is the MSF Group’s holding company for the areas of Property and Leisure. Its reputation is founded on experience acquired by the MSF Group in the real estate market. With special note to Pateo Bagatella, in Lisbon, and the Marina de Lagos resort in the Algarve, which are synonymous with exacting quality and design. The developments are targeted at the residential tourism market in the Algarve, Lisbon and the Silver Coast with emphasis on Marina de Lagos, A Fábrica – Marina Lofts & Apartments and Condomínio do Infante, all in the Algarve (Lagos), Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, in the Silver Coast, and Natura Towers office buildings in Lisbon. MSF TUR.IMalso manages the Centro Náutico de Algés – The Lisbon Boatyard, a nautical facility with competence for the maintenance and repair needs of all recreational vessels, and runs Columbia Hospitality Internacional (CHI), a consultancy firm working on tourist and hotel projects and their respective management and operation.

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