Vidago Palace Golf Course Hosted International Tournaments

Tee Times Portugal Golf - Vidago Palace Golf Course Hosts International Tournament

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Vidago Palace Golf Course Hosts International Tournament

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Vidago Palace Golf Course Hosted International Tournament – 16th to 18th March 2016

The Vidago Palace Golf Course hosted, from 16 to 18 of March, two of the most prestigious international amateur golf tournaments, played between two teams of 12 players each, representing Europe and Asia-Pacific. Organized for EGA (European Golf Association), the Bonnalack Trophy was named after one of the best amateurs players of the history of golf of late 20th century. It’s a biennial amateur competition that is played to the style of the famous Ryder Cup in three days, in the first two days, comprise five foursomes matches each morning and five four-ball better ball matches each afternoon. On the final day, there are 12 singles matches, when all twelve players compete. The winner of each match scores a point for his team, with a half point each for any match that is tied after the 16 holes.

The Patsy Hankins Tournament was realized for the first time, has the same format than the male tournament but is disputed by the feminine selections. The competition continues to grow in importance and helps to raise the profile of the game, particularly in the Far East, Indian and Australasia areas. The realization of this event counts with technical support of the Portuguese Golf Federation – responsible maximum of golf in Portugal – having an active role in the selection of the North of Portugal, more specifically the golf course of Vidago Palace Hotel for this event. The first edition took place in 1998, being only interrupted in 2010.In the six previous editions, Europe won four times (including the last two) and Asia-Pacific two.

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Tee Times Portugal Golf – Vidago Palace Hotel Golf

The North of Portugal was the region chosen to this tournament, full of motives to visit, renowned by its hospitality and warmth, attracting an international audience, reflecting the quality of its courses to the practice of this sport. Carrying out this tournament is the proof that the north has golf of excellent quality. The choice of de golf course of Vidago Palace Hotel it’s the confirmation of its excellence and the best North has to offer, proving once more, that has a prominent position in the list of the most famous international golf courses, being capable of challenging even the most experienced player.

Declaration of Alexandre Barroso, director of Vidago Palace Golf Course
“We are very pleased for the choice of EGA and very grateful to FPG for the effort in bringing the tournament to the North, more precisely to the Vidago Palace Golf Course. This choice it’s the confirmation of the quality of our course, being certain that this tournament will be another success and an important step towards our consecration internationally.

This is a hotel inserted in the Centenary Park of Vidago, with centuries of history and tradition, with 70 rooms and suites where the Belle Époque style of the great aristocratic houses is predominant. Its thermal waters with therapeutically qualities recognize worldwide gave the mote for the creation of a Thermal Spa, with the signature of the famous architect Siza Vieira, it’s simple lines appeals to the relaxation but without neglecting the elegance. Relatively to the golf course, it was recently renovated, improving its quality, it’s a pair 72 course with the length of 6 308 metres that proportionate an amazing view over the park, in communion with nature and a wide range of services that make the practice of this sport attractive.

Vidago Palace Golf Course recently became Member of World Leading Golf, an international organization that represents some of the best golf resorts in the world. It is a part of this organization added responsibility and provide the best service, an excellent service to our visitors. The World of Leading Golf is an association representing the most distinguished golf clubs in Europe. At the same time, it is an identifying mark of these clubs for the discerning golfer and the interested public.


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Tee Times Algarve Golf – Algarve Sets New Record in 2015

Tee Times Algarve Golf - Algarve Sets New Golf Rounds Record in 2015

Tee Times Algarve Golf – Algarve Sets New Golf Rounds Record in 2015

Tee Times Algarve Golf – Algarve Sets New Record in 2015

About 1.2 million rounds of golf were played in Algarve in 2015. For the first time in eight years, the Algarve broke the record of the number of rounds of golf played, over 81,487 than the year before (2014).

Tee Times Golf Agency, as part of the Algarve‘s golf industry, is proud of contributing to this growth, being responsible for more than 50,000 golf rounds in 2015. We are Your Best Partner in Portugal & Spain!

October has proved to be the best month for the sport: the number of rounds played increased by 21.2% since 2007, and increased by 4.9% last year alone.

The external market, from which most practitioners of the sport come to the southern region of the country, is the main responsible for this growth.

Belonging to socio-economic classes with greater purchasing power, tourists from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden are the largest contributor to the amount and quality of Tourism Golf in the Algarve.

The Tourism Association of the Algarve (ATA) is the official entity, whose main mission is to promote tourism and promotion of Algarve in foreign markets.

Tee Times Algarve Golf - Algarve's Great Diversity of Quality Golf Offers

Tee Times Algarve Golf – Algarve’s Great Climate and Diversity of Quality Golf Offers

The Algarve climate, the quality and diversity of the golf offering are the main reasons for the interest of the sport practitioners, according Dora Coelho, executive director of ATA, for whom golf is one of the priorities stakes.

“Golf is a major pillar of our promotion strategy, and our success is due mainly to the industry,” explains Dora Coelho, for whom the efforts of the sector has proved crucial.

“Thanks to the industry, we have a large advantage over markets like Spain. The diversity of supply and the quality of golf in the Algarve are second to none and are reflected in the loyalty of tourists who visit us. This is only possible due to the commitment of our partners and the constant investment they make in the promotion, environmental protection and the training of professionals and services” she concludes.

The Algarve is a golf destination of excellence. Its location and the excellent weather conditions for the sport throughout the year make this sector a strong alternative to the seasonality of the products Sun and Beach.


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Portugal Leads Winners at World Golf Award Ceremony 2015

Tee Times Portugal Golf - Portugal Leads Winners at World Golf Awards Ceremony 2015

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Portugal Leads Winners at World Golf Awards Ceremony 2015

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Portugal Leads Winners at World Golf Award Ceremony 2015 at Conrad Algarve Resort, on the 5th-8th November 2015

The 2nd Annual World Golf Awards Gala – Ceremony 2015 took place this last weekend, where Portugal lead the award wins, at a glittering event at Conrad AlgarvePortugal.

Portugal won the “World’s Best Golf Destination 2015” and the “Europe’s Best Golf Destination 2015”. Quinta do Lago Resort in AlgarvePortugal won the “Europe’s Best Golf Venue 2015”.

Within Portugal, the winners were Royal Óbidos as the “Portugal‘s Best Golf Course 2015″ and Pine Cliffs Resort as “Portugal‘s Best Golf Hotel 2015″. In SpainLas Colinas Golf & Country Club was recognised as “Spain’s Best Golf Course 2015″ and Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe the “Spain’s Best Golf Hotel 2015″. There was also success for St Andrews Old Course Links, defending the title of “World’s Best Golf Course”.

Following the event World Golf Awards Managing Director Christopher Frost said: “We have seen some true champions emerge here this evening at the second annual World Golf Awards.

“It has been a privilege to recognise the international leaders in golf hospitality and to shine the spotlight on some of the best golfing destinations from around the world.

“Can I offer my sincere thanks to those who have joined us here at the Conrad Algarve this evening and my congratulations to those among them who have emerged victorious on this wonderful night.”

Broadcasting legend Steve Rider hosted the Gala Ceremony alongside the glamorous Ela Clark.

The presentation of the awards formed the centrepiece of a three-day itinerary for the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015, with guests enjoying some of the world-class facilities on offer at the famous Quinta do Lago Resort, in AlgarvePortugal.


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