122 entries: Portugal

14th Portugal Masters at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What are behind the scenes of the 14th Portugal Masters?

By: 2020. 09. 11.

We are just over the first day of the 14th Portugal Masters in Victoria Golf Course (Arnold Palmer design). 5 Portuguese played under Par yesterday. This is a great opportunity to interview Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom…

Surfing in Portugal golf escape

How to have an all in one golf escape in Portugal?

By: 2019. 11. 01.

How many of you are dreaming about to have a hole in one? Or about an all in one golf escape or golf holiday? I can see many indications that even golf tourists want to have an active…

Vale do Lobo wellness active senior golf traveler

Where should active senior golf travelers play golf in Portugal?

By: 2019. 09. 03.

I was curious to figure out what can Portugal offer to active senior golf travelers. This is how this article was born. As I am analyzing the UN World Population Prospect 2018 study, I can see a growing…

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…

The Shack Bar at Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal: gastronomy experience

Where to find the best gastronomy & golf offers in Portugal?

By: 2019. 06. 03.

When we are on a golf holiday, we want to pamper ourselves. This does not stop at where we are going to play golf or the quality of the golf resort’s hotel. I am almost 100% sure that…

portugal wine regions map

Where to play golf in Portugal’s famous wine regions?

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Recently, I had to realize that with my friends and family members, we talk quite a lot about the great Portuguese wines. These discussions usually start with mentioning the wine region of Porto or Madeira. Soon I understood…

Vidago Palace Portugal

40 tips where to play golf in the autumn in Portugal & Spain

By: 2018. 11. 07.

We can all agree on that 2018 was a great year for the Portuguese golf tourism industry: Just like in 2017 Portugal won the World's Best Golf Destination title at the World Golf Awards. I go even further, Portugal…

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TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain and Portugal

By: 2018. 05. 23.

The golf tourism in the Algarve generated 500 million euros in 2017 and generated 16,800 jobs (source: Algarve Tourism Association). This is why I thought to figure out what are the TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

Disabled golfers at the spotlight in the Portugal Masters

By: 2016. 10. 19.

Would you believe that disabled golfers represent 10% of once a week participants (source: Sport England Active People Survey, 2014) in the UK? According to the England Golf, cca. 5.63% (38 000 people) of UK golfers are disabled…

David McLay-Kidd at Terras da Comporta_resized

Who will enjoy the McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in Terras da Comporta?

By: 2022. 09. 15.

I am still under the spell of Mike Keiser's book The Nature of the Game: Links Golf at Bandon Dunes and Far Beyond. I believe links courses are far more exciting and closer to the authentic form of…

Penha Longa Golf Resort introduces new female professional, Susana Mendes Ribeiro

What is the significance of Penha Longa Resort joining R&A’s Women in Golf Charter?

By: 2022. 05. 13.

Knowing the women's golf participation statistics (26% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021) in Europe and in Portugal (20% - the share of registered adult female golfers in 2021), Penha Longa Resort's latest initiative…

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel balcony golf course

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel is supporting its employees’ wellbeing

By: 2022. 02. 28.

During the pandemic, we experienced how much this health situation has mentally worn out us. Those golf clubs and resorts that invest in employee experience for them their employees' mental health has become an increasingly important topic. In…

W Costa Navarino -beach experience-pool

W Costa Navarino is inspired by the region’s traditional residential areas

By: 2022. 01. 17.

I’m reading the 2022 hotel trends right now. That’s why I’m very curious about how well Costa Navarino’s new hotel, W Costa Navarino, meets the latest hotel trends. W Hotels is one of the luxury hotel chains of…

The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: 2021. 11. 10.

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

Penha Long Resort The Atlantic Course

How would you upgrade Penha Longa Resort’s The Atlantic golf course?

By: 2021. 10. 27.

In 2019, I recommended Penha Longa Resort for five reasons: golf experience: The Atlantic & The Monastery golf courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; cycling; surfing;wine experience;gastronomy - 3 restaurants with Michelin Stars Penha Longa Resort has…

Estonian Pärnu Bay Golf Links on the top

How can the Estonian Pärnu Bay Golf Links prevail in the competition?

By: 2021. 10. 05.

The last time I visited Estonia, I really liked the atmosphere of their golf clubs. We don’t hear much about Estonian golf courses, but just recently Today's Golfer has ranked Pärnu Bay Golf Links as the #23 modern…

Vicente Rubio Finca Cortesin general director

Will women feel more welcomed at Finca Cortesin after the Solheim Cup?

By: 2021. 09. 13.

It is not big news if I tell you that the 2023 Solheim Cup will be held in Finca Cortesin between September 18-24, 2023. Finca Cortesin will become the first venue in Spain to stage the Solheim Cup. What excites me much…

self-contained accommodation offer Quinta da Marinha villa

What does self-contained accommodation offer in Quinta da Marinha?

By: 2021. 07. 19.

It is not a big surprise that self-contained accommodations are gaining momentum as many people are still very careful about spending their holidays. Villas have rocketed in popularity this year too (e.g. Villas at Renaissance). Quinta da Marinha…

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…