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Dom Pedro Golf Week

Considered one of the finest golfing destinations in Europe, the Algarve presents an elite venue to all golf players. I remind you that the Algarve was voted “European Golf Destination of the Year 2014”, the main reward of the golf tourism industry, awarded by over 500 operators members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

The plans for the courses, mostly designed by internationally recognised golf-course architecs, together with the superb landscapes in which they are located, satisfy the requirements of the most demanding golfers marking out the region as first-rate destination for golf.

The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.

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Includes

  • 7 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION WITH BUFFET BREAKFAST;
  • 7 DAYS CAR RENTAL (days are counted from the date/hour of car delivering) – ONE CAR PER ROOM;
  • 6 GREEN FEES;
  • 1 DAY BUS EXCURSION (INCLUDES 9 HOLES AT CASTRO MARIM)
  • LUNCH;
  • GET TOGETHER WELCOME DINNER & GALA DINNER.

Notes

  • CAR RENTAL ­INCLUDE UNLIMITED MILEAGE, CDW (collision damage waiver), TW (theft waiver), ASC (Airport Service charge), LAF (Vehicle License fee) & VAT.
  • TAX DEPOSIT AS WELL AS SUPER PAI / PAI AND PETROL ARE NOT INCLUDED as well as any other extras.
  • SPECIAL REQUESTS (child seat / additional driver) to be paid directly to EUROPCAR.

Non Players

  • LESS 350 EUROS THAN PRICE INDICATED FOR PLAYERS
  • COURSES TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE AND COMPETITION: MILLENIUM, O’CONNOR, PINHAL and VICTORIA.

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Golf Courses

Oceânico Victoria Vilamoura

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Situated in the heart of Vilamoura a mere 20 minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world.

Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees – the principal hazard – over gently undulating natural terrain. Although it opened in 1969, the course was completely renovated and modernised 27 years later although no major changes were made to the magnificent layout.

In addition to raising the Oceanico Old Course to new heights of quality, an attractive new clubhouse and adjacent putting green were also built at that time. As with all Oceanico courses, environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.

This is one of the courses in Portugal that will always stay in the memory of visiting golfers.
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Oceânico Pinhal Vilamoura

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This was the second golf course built in Vilamoura and inaugurated in 1976, having originally been designed by Frank Pennink, the architect of the nearby Oceanico Old Course.

Several refinements were incorporated over the years, the most significant one by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985. The course is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous umbrella and Atlantic pines that line many of the fairways and a few even stand out on fairways or near greens.

Ponds and a stream come into play on five holes but are not serious threats to above-average golfers. To keep up with modern technical advances in clubs and balls, several holes have recently been lengthened and the par 72 course now measures 6353m off the white tee markers.

The clubhouse was completely renovated and modernised at the turn of the millennium and from the large veranda one can enjoy a panoramic view over the excellent driving range and practice facilities.

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Oceânico Millenium Vilamoura

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This conventional par 72 course opened in the year 2000, although the original back nine was formerly part of the 27-hole Laguna Course. Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and bunkers, particularly for holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards, with the aim to simplify the strategy of the course to make it more golfer-friendly. The renovated 9 holes were joined together with the new 9-hole loop to offer a layout of different character, style and playing quality. The work was undertaken by the well-established UK golf Architects Hawtree & Sons which culminated in the creation of the new, exciting 18-hole Oceanico Millennium golf course.

The course is particularly open, although some holes (the 3rd to the 7th) wind between pine trees and are similar to the neighbouring fairways of the Oceanico Old Course and Oceanico Pinhal. In this more wooded area, the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy – while the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes at the 4th, 17th and 18th holes. The arrival of the Oceanico Millennium course made Vilamoura one of the main – if not the main – European golf destinations.

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Oceânico O’Connor Jnr.

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Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Oceanico Faldo Course and also takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley. Its various water features, both lakes and watercourses that are spread throughout the entire course, demand accuracy and test from all golfers, and the rich topsoil has been skillfully landscaped and planted with mature palm trees, affording a lush, ornamental setting like an extensive oasis.

This course has tees that are generally connected to the fairways, but its greater overall distance, the water hazards and big greens provide its challenge. Golfers must also be prepared to read the subtly contoured putting surfaces that are strong features.

Holes 7, 8 and 9, average length par 4’s, offer a particular challenge as all three run alongside lakes, so golfers’ concentration and accuracy of tee-shots as well as approaches are vital. 3rd and 17th holes are both excellent par 3’s.
Two consecutive par 4’s, the 14th and 15th with large rolling greens, are tough hurdles to overcome at such a critical stage of the round, and then the finishing hole, 356m off the white tee, requires a precision drive to set up the approach to a two tier green benched into the hillside. Christy’s 18th hole brings the course to a fantastic finish, a gentle climb with the river running along the right hand side. “This hole is a humdinger; once you get up here and look down on the golf course, you will feel you have been blessed.”

Hotel

Dom Pedro Golf Resort

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Located in Vilamoura only minutes from Europe’s best Golf Courses the Dom Pedro Golf Resort is located 100 yards from the beach, 50 yards from the Casino and 200 yards from the Vilamoura international Marina. With 266 rooms, Swimming pools, Kids Club, Tennis and Volleyball courts, Children’s entertainment programme on Summer, SPA and several restaurants and bars, this is the best All inclusive program for Family holidays.

There are 1750m² of meeting and conference rooms, with 450-people capacity distributed among 20 rooms.

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Program

25th October

Arrival and check in at WELCOME DESK at DOM PEDRO GOLF RESORT HOTEL.

26th October

Practice day. Please choose your preferred golf course. We will try to book it as requested.

  • 20H00 – WELCOME GET TOGETHER at D.PEDRO GOLF RESORT HOTEL.

27th – 28th October

PLAYING DAYS!

29th October

  • 09H00 – Bus excursion to FARO and TAVIRA. Lunch at CASTRO MARIM GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE.
  • In the afternoon 9 holes will be played. Companions will continue to MONTEGORDO and ISLA CRISTINA.

30th – 31th October

PLAYING DAYS!

31th October

  • 20H00 – GALA DINNER and PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY at FORUM DOM PEDRO.

1st November

DEPARTURE: We wish you a safe return home!

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Prices per person Euros €

Europcar and The Algarve hope to see you all in October.

Prices

Car Group D PEDRO GOLF RESORT 4****
SGL DBL
EDMR- VW POLO or similar 1.128,00 995,00
EDMD – REN CLIO DCI or similar 1.145,00 1.005,00
CDMR – SEAT LEON or similar 1.195,00 1.035,00
CWMR – REN MEGANE SW or similar 1.215,00 1.050,00
Extra Nights include hotel (no green fees)

Car Group D PEDRO GOLF RESORT 4****
SGL DBL
EDMR/EDMD 80,00 85,00
CDMR/CWMR 105,00 115,00
D PEDRO PORTOBELLO

DBL TPL QDL
795,00 780,00 760,00

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Patronage

D. PEDRO GOLF RESORT – is the official patronage of the event.

Golf Courses: VICTORIA (home of the “Portugal Masters”, since 2007); PINHAL; OLD COURSE, and MILLENNIUM.

Hotel: D.PEDRO GOLF RESORT – 4 Stars.

Reservation and Bookings

All reservations will be accepted on free sale until the September 10th, and must be paid until the October 5th.

* Failure to do so will result in cancellation.

No Show fee

After reservation is made, and paid, cancellations up to 15 days prior to the tournament will have a 25% penalty. If a passenger does not show for the tournament a 50% fee will be debited. Also if a participant decides to quit from the tournament no deduction will be made.

On their arrival at FAO/LIS airports and at hotels, participants should not handle any vouchers as both EUROPCAR and the hotels are prepared to deliver services without them. Vouchers are to be given only to INTERNATIONAL GOLF TROPHY welcome desk at ALVOR or D. JOÃO II hotels.

Competition

Will be played stroke play over 72 holes and players divided in 4 categories according to their EGA handicap. Copy of Certificate must be received at time of reservation and original must also be shown at registration desk.

Practice Days

Will be played on the 26 October. Any special bookings should be asked as soon as possible. Playing days from 13th to 16th November.

Social Events / Welcome Dinner

On the 25th October at DOM PEDRO GOLF RESORT HOTEL and 31th October at FORUM DOM PEDRO.

Welcome to Algarve

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Algarve. Wherever you look, the colours of the mountains and sea are always with you, creating the impression of a water-colour dotted with highlights of gold, green and blue. The region is an extensive and pleasant one, with a Mediterranean climate, marked by the smell of the sea at low tide and the scent of wild flowers.

A stroll through the tangled web of narrow streets, alleys and steps to be found away from the coast is the best way of getting to know this part of the region. But you can also easily lose yourself in the vastness of the coastal strip. Here the backdrop is composed of some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, from where you can admire the rocky coastline and the playful shadows they cast on the sand.

After the enchantment of the landscape, you can discover the aromas and flavours of the traditional Algarve cuisine. The menu may consist of fish and shellfish, with such dishes as caldeirada de peixe (fish-stew) or cataplana de amêijoas (clams steamed in a copper pan), or you can enjoy the traditional mountain food of stewed chickpeas and cabbage. The range of choices will also include the famous regional delicacies, such as figs, almonds, carobs and the brandy made from the locally grown medronho (arbutus-berry), distilled up in the hills in old copper stills.

As you travel across the Algarve, amidst its hills and plains filled with places of great ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and ecosystems, you will feel as though you are passing through an area full of different traditions, unchanged for many centuries. The handicraft is skilfully manufactured by the local craftsmen, who make use of longstanding, ancestral techniques and produce an excellent range of pottery, woven baskets, copper and brass articles, or other pieces made of linen and jute.

Only a step away from the tranquil peace of the inland region is the excitement of the Algarve nightlife. Bars, discos, marinas and casinos guarantee visitors the very best kind of merrymaking.

The region’s built heritage is something you cannot afford to miss. The architecture of the whitewashed houses, with their brightly-coloured mouldings and remarkably beautiful chimneys, the church belfries and the museums, all reveal particular memories of the ancestors of the Algarve people and help to make this such a special destination.

Also to be recommended is the range of outdoor sports that are available, whether you’re playing golf on lush green courses or enjoying some physical exercise at some of the region’s excellent facilities, whether you’re on the coast or perhaps up in the hills, where, after the rigours of winter and even before the first signs of spring, the land is covered in a pinkish white blanket, produced by the blossom of the almond-trees scattered across the horizon.

This is the true portrait of an Algarve that you’ll find waiting for you, all year round.

A year round golfing paradise!

One of Europe’s top golfing destinations, the Algarve has firmly established its reputation as a quality resort among all enthusiasts.

The quality layout of the courses, many of them designed by the very best international architects, coupled with the sheer beauty of the surrounding landscapes, meets the demands of golfers of all levels. Indeed, the region has become a firm favorite among golfers from all around the world.

The pleasant climate, with over three hundred days of sunshine, ensures that golf can be comfortably played all year round.

The excellence of the Algarve’s courses is heightened by the variety of trees and vegetation, the greens, tees and the prevailing silence broken only by the sound of a well-struck shot. Perfect!

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