Portugal Holidays: England Football Squad in Vale do Lobo

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Portugal Holidays: England Football Squad in Vale do Lobo Resort in Algarve, Portugal for World Cup 2014 Training

The English Football Squad has been in Vale do Lobo, for five days, training in preparation for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, from the 19th to the 23rd May 2014.

With news that some players were arriving in Portugal earlier than scheduled for the training, Manager Roy Hodgson was quoted as saying “Many go to Portugal, where they have homes” stating that “They don’t all go to Dubai and Las Vegas”.

Wayne Rooney also arrived early in Vale do Lobo, accompanied by two fitness instructors, in early preparation for the World Cup. Hodgson insisted that there were no concerns over his fitness, explaining that Rooney had made the arrangements for extra training.

This is the second time Vale do Lobo has been used by the English F.A. for training, the first being in 2006. This facility offers an excellent football pitch along with up-to-date gymnasium training equipment for the players and their training needs.

World famous Vale do Lobo, on the central Algarve, is home to two championship golf courses, that have twice hosted the Portuguese Open. The Royal golf course and the Ocean golf course both offer challenging and outstanding games.

Tee Times Tour Operator can offer all the support a golfer needs to play the Royal and the Ocean golf course in Vale do Lobo, plus the many golf courses that are within easy reach in this part of the Algarve. Including Quinta do Lago and San Lorenzo.

Tee Times T. O. offers an extensive selection of resorts and other accommodation for those holidaying on the central Algarve. These choices include Vale do Lobo Resort, Dona Filipa Hotel, Ria Park Hotel & Spa and Ria Park Garden Hotel.

By Richard FM Conlon

Portugal Golf: Quinta do Lago North GC Resurfaces

Quinta do Lago North GC - Resurfaces with great Level

Quinta do Lago North GC – Resurfaces with great Level

Portugal Golf: Quinta do Lago North Golf Course begins to resurface with great level. It was closed on 17th November last year to enter complete refurbishment, is already taking new shape and promises to be a new challenge in this luxury resort in the Algarve, Portugal.

It has been removed tons and tons of dirt from the old field and all the surrounding areas of the fairways and greens and it is being deployed tons and tons of new bases, new earth and sand greens, roughs and new areas for new fairways, surrounding the roughs.

It is very time consuming but it is being made hole by hole and the deadlines are being met. There are already some seeded fairways, bunkers marked, limited watering greens and lots of work done.

Quinta do Lago North GC - Resurfaces with great Level

Quinta do Lago North GC – Resurfaces with great Level

Photos of today, two ‘par 3’, green of hole 8 already with grass and the 14th hole ready to receive the grass.

Experts say that this will be a field of ‘six’ stars in the Algarve. Let’s wait until the end of the year and if the weather helps to see, play and then analyze it… Looking good for now. It is due for completion in October, 2014.

When completed of course Tee Times will review it and surely offer it again on its best Golf holidays packages as before. We’ll keep you updated.