The diplomats posted in Lisbon established the Diplomatic Golf Association in Portugal (DGA) in 2006. All diplomatic staff in the embassies and diplomatic international organizations in Portugal, as well as their family members, are welcome to join us.
The DGA has presently around 50 members from embassies and international organizations, as well as some honorary consuls.
Membership is free, and DGA members are also members for free of Montado Golf Club, situated 35 km South of Lisbon, courtesy of the owner of this dub, Mr Jose Lisboa, honorary president of the DGA.
There are a number of good golf courses around, and they are open for play all year. All of them accept diplomats as members. Most of them also have professionals who give golfing lessons to novices and more experienced golfers, members or not. Presently there are DGA members taking lessons at Estoril and Beloura (both about 25 min from central Lisbon) and at Montado (35 min out), probably also at other courses.
The DGA organizes three to four to tournaments a year, some at Montado, some further away.