The Algarve Secures ’Best Value Golf’ Hat-Trick in TG Poll

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Tee Times Algarve Golf: The Algarve Secures ‘Best Value Golf’ Hat-Trick in TG Poll

The Algarve, Europe’s leading golf destination, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Value Golf Destination’ in the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

The award, which is voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer magazine, returns to the Algarve for the third time in four years, following previous wins in 2012 and 2013.

The picturesque region, which contains 41 courses and provides more than a million rounds to overseas golf visitors each year, saw off competition from across Europe to scoop the accolade.

A spokesperson for ATA (Algarve Turism Association) said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised once again as Europe’s best value golf destination, particularly as the Today’s Golfer awards are voted for exclusively by golfers.

To win the ‘Best Value’ prize also really demonstrates how highly UK golfers rate the Algarve – not only for the quality of our destination but for the great value they get whenever they visit.

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Tee Times Algarve Golf – The Algarve secures ‘Best Value Golf’ – World Class Top Golf Courses

“In 2015 visiting UK golfers will receive even greater value as the British Pound has strengthened almost 10% against the Euro in the past 12 months so budgets will go that bit further.”

“To win three times out of the last four years is particularly pleasing and we’ll be striving to ensure that we retain the trophy next year.”

Kevin Brown, travel editor at Today’s Golfer, said: “The annual TG Travel Awards – the ‘Oscars of the golf travel industry’ – have proved a huge hit since being introduced in 2011.

“They are awards which provide a totally objective view of the best hotels, courses and regions, because it is the paying public, our readers, who decide where the titles go.

“The Algarve is a deserving winner of the ‘Best Value Golf Destination’, as reflected by the overwhelming number of people who voted for the region. Winning three years out of four is a great record, and one the Algarve should be justly proud of.”

Source: IAGTO.com

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Tee Times Portugal Golf – Liberty Seguros Tournament

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Tee Times Portugal Golf – Liberty Seguros Tournament – Penina, Algarve

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Liberty Seguros Tournament – Penina, Algarve

The elite of the national amateur golf had its first major summit last weekend 17-18th January 2015 at the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in Portimão, Algarve, which was the first of the six tournaments Liberty Seguros circuit (LS) and that the Portuguese Federation golf will host in 2015.

The Sir Henry Cotton Penina Championship Golf Course was a fabulous venue to open the calendar at the highest level, having been one of the preferred courses of the Open de Portugal, the last time in 2006.

The overwhelming majority of top amateur players competed in the Algarve and the tournament attracted 60 male and 12 female players.

In the women’s tournament, the final results were:

1 – Susana Mendes Ribeiro, Miramar (-2 to par) total: 144
2 – Leonor Bessa, Miramar (+7 to par) total: 153
3 – Rita Câncio Martins, Paço do Lumiar (+8 to par) total: 154
4 – Beatriz Themudo Santos, Miramar (+9 to par) total: 155
5 – Maria Inês Barbosa, Miramar (+10 to par) total: 156
6 – Berenice N. Pedro Jr., Lisbon Sports Club (+16 to par) total: 162
7 – Joana Silveira, Miramar (+17 to par) total: 163
8 – Sofia Câmara, Quinta do Peru (+20 to par) total: 166
9 – Joana Mota, Vilamoura C. G. (+24 to par) total: 170
10 – Inês Isabel Santos, Miramar (+29 to par) total: 175
11 – Rebeca Cunha Ferreira, Vilamoura C. G. (+30 to par) total: 176
12 – Ana Sintra, Morgado (+37 to par) total: 183

In the men’s competition, the final results (first 11 positions) were:

1 – Vitor Londot Lopes, Vilamoura C. G. (-7 to par) total: 139
2 – Afonso Girão, Oporto Golf Club (-5 to par) total: 141
3 – Pedro Lencart Silva, Miramar (-1 to par) total: 145
3 – Nathan Brader, Vilamoura C. G. (-1 to par) total: 145
5 – Tomás Bessa, Miramar (PAR) total: 146
6 – Tomás Santos Silva, Estoril (+1 to par) total: 147
7 – João Ramos, Oitavos (+5 to par) total: 151
8 – Rui Pedro Morris Mendes, Miramar (+8 to par) total: 154
9 – Renato Ferreira, Miramar (+10 to par) total: 156
10 – João Girão, Oporto Golf Club (+11 to par) total: 157
11 – Gonçalo Costa, Lisbon Sports Club (+12 to par) total: 158
11 – Thomas Drenth, Vilamoura C. G. (+12 to par) total: 158
11 – José Mª Cunha, Miramar (+12 to par) total: 158
11 – Greig Mann, Vilamoura C. G. (+12 to par) total: 158

The 1st Liberty Seguros Tournament was one of the main stages of preparation for the International Amateur Championship of Portugal, taking place at Montado Hotel & Golf Resort in Palmela.

Source: www.fpg.pt

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Golf Holidays Now Less Costly

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Tee Times Portugal Holidays – Golf Holidays in Portugal now Less Costly

Tee Times Portugal HolidaysGolf Holidays in Portugal Now Less Costly, as Pound Strengthens

How about holidays in Algarve?

Do you plan to take a golf holiday in Portugal? Well if so, it may please you to know that you can now do so with extra spending money in your pocket, because sterling is flying high against the euro. In particular, the pound recently hit its highest versus the common currency in 2 years, or since August 21st 2012, at 1.2699.

Perhaps you would enjoy Lisbon or Oporto?

What this means for you if plan to holiday in Portugal is that you’ll get more euros when you exchange currencies. Let’s say for example that you intend to spend £600 on a week in Portugal. With that sum, you’ll now receive +€85 more than if you’d done so 18 months ago, when the pound was weak.

Or maybe the paradisiacal archipelagos of Madeira or Azores?

Tee Times Portugal Holidays - Santo da Serra Golf Course - Madeira Package

Tee Times Portugal Holidays – Santo da Serra Golf Course – Madeira Package

So, that’s a+€85 more at no extra cost to you! With that money, you could extend your break in Portugal an extra night, splash out at a Portuguese restaurant, or simply enjoy a welcome saving. With this in mind, it’s a fantastic time to holiday in Portugal, as the strong pound cuts the cost of doing so!

By Peter Lavelle at foreign exchange broker Pure FX. For free expert currency advice when you book a holiday in Portugal, call me on +44 (0) 1494 671800 or email peter.lavelle@purefx.co.uk. I’d be delighted to help.

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