Tag: Portugal

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DETAILS achieved their first success with Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura!

By: 2024. 05. 16.

Arrow Global, a leading European vertically integrated asset manager, acquired three Vilamoura hotels – Dom Pedro Portobelo, Dom Pedro Marina, and Dom Pedro Vilamoura – along with five flagship Vilamoura golf courses – Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, Millennium,…

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Why you should choose “2023 Best Golf Destination in the World” for your next Golf Holiday!

By: 2023. 10. 27.

Ladies and gentlemen, golf enthusiasts from around the globe, it is with profound pleasure and immense pride that we make a resounding proclamation: Portugal has been awarded the distinguished title of the "2023 Best Golf Destination in the…

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How does Quinta do Lago automate online tee time bookings to improve efficiency?

By: 2023. 05. 22.

The tour operator sector is probably the most behind technologically. A recent survey by Arival of more than 3,500 businesses found that more than half of day tour operators are still not using an online booking system. This is not efficient for…

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What can Ombria Algarve be most proud of?

By: 2023. 04. 11.

I first heard about Ombria Resort in the Algarve in 2018 at the conference of the Portuguese National Golf Industry Council, where I participated as a speaker. Since then, many things from Ombria Resort's plans have been realized…

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What favors golf tourism in Madeira in 2023?

By: 2023. 03. 27.

This year's tourism trends are very favorable for Madeira's golf clubs. If the local golf clubs take advantage skillfully these trends, they can win a lot. I am thinking of these tourism trends: The demand for change in…

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How does Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection support women’s golf & inclusivity?

By: 2023. 02. 03.

As an ambassador of Women's Golf Day, I am always happy to show positive examples of progressive golf clubs and golf resorts. Last year I was able to report that the Penha Longa Resort (Portugal) has committed to…

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How Terras da Comporta is preparing for the grand opening in 2023?

By: 2022. 12. 15.

I got very excited by the news that Terras da Comporta (Portugal), the first David McLay-Kidd-designed golf course in mainland Europe, will open next spring. Therefore, I quickly contacted Rodrigo Ulrich - Golf Director, Terras da Comporta, Vanguard…

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…

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…

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What did Quinta do Lago spend his € 7m investment on the South Course?

By: 2021. 09. 02.

In the last two years, golf course renovations remained the most coveted actions/plans according to ASGCA. Turf conditioning and golf course design are still among the TOP 3 aspects of golfers where to play golf. Slowly, sustainability will…

UMAMI Asian Restaurant Quinta do Lago 2021

Will you book a table in Quinta do Lago’s new UMAMI restaurant?

By: 2021. 05. 24.

It seems like Asian cuisine is still very popular. Quinta do Lago's recently opened (13th) UMAMI restaurant, is first the Asian restaurant of the Portuguese resort. They are also following one of the 10 foodservice trends in 2021:…

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Is Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel attractive to you?

By: 2021. 05. 04.

Now that I have received my second vaccination on Friday, I feel like I have to travel abroad to play golf. Two years ago I wrote that we should visit less known Portuguese golf resorts because often they…

A House in Estoril the room

What makes the A House in Estoril homey for golfers?

By: 2021. 03. 16.

Now I see on my calendar that it has been 2 years since I gave a keynote presentation (customer experience as a differentiating factor) in Estoril at the 4th National Conference on Residential Tourism & Golf. Before I…

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…

Palheiro Golf in Palheiro Nature Estate in Funchal

We can safely enjoy the Palheiro Nature Estate in Madeira

By: 2020. 07. 24.

My golf holiday last year in Madeira was probably one of my best ones. The primary goal last year was to try out what it’s like to play golf at Palheiro Golf, a Cabell Robinson-designed 18-hole course. I…

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My media partnership with the World Corporate Golf Challenge

By: 2020. 06. 03.

It was two years ago when I heard of the World Corporate Golf Challenge (since 1997) for the first time. In that year the Hungarian Zala Springs Golf Resort hosted the very first World Corporate Golf Challenge tournament…

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Is the Algarve really ready to welcome golf tourists again?

By: 2020. 05. 14.

Have you noticed the latest announcement of the Portuguese tourism board? It said the country's beaches and hotels will be ready to welcome tourists by mid-June. According to my source, a complete cancelation of the tourist season this…

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How do you want to impress female golf travelers?

By: 2020. 03. 02.

I have been wondering while service and product personalization is gaining momentum why is it so hard to find golf holiday packages for female golf travelers???? Today's smart female golf travelers expect experiences that closely match their preferences…

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Is this how golf tourists’ expectations are changing in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 06.

I think this is a perfect time to discuss golf tourists' expectations in 2020. So I thought to ask Özlem Pinho (Sales & Marketing Executive, Tee Times Golf Agency) and Telma Santos (Portugal & Spain Golf Holidays Adviser,…

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Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…