133 entries: Portugal

What should Lumine improve in its The Lakes course?

By: 2016. 07. 21.

Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community announced yesterday it will be making a strategic investment in The Lakes course to enhance guest and playing experiences. The Lakes course is a Greg Norman designed, par-71, 6300-meter long golf course. Lumine…

How could the Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa be successful?

By: 2016. 06. 02.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has just opened its new Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa in Portugal close to the leading golf courses i the Algarve and a 15-minute drive from Portimão and an hour from Faro International Airport. These are…

How could Troia Resort be more attractive?

By: 2016. 05. 04.

Within a week, another Portuguese golf club is becoming a European Tour destination. The latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network is the Troia Resort. Unlike Bom Sucesso, the Troia Resort is closer to Lisbon and the…

How could Bom Sucesso attract golf tournaments?

By: 2016. 04. 28.

Bom Sucesso in Portugal has been announced as the latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, becoming an official European Tour Destination. This year 2 other golf clubs joined the European Tour Properties network so far:…

What would be Algarve like without golf?

By: 2016. 04. 25.

It's hard to imagine the Algarve without thinking of golf, yet there was no golf life on this sunshine coastal area until 1966 when Henry Cotton first laid out the Championship course at Penina. Golf itself came to…

Would you regret if you miss Oceânico Golf at Easter?

By: 2016. 02. 26.

The Golf's Easter offer could have come earlier. I have already booked my Easter holiday somewhere else. I hope this opportunity will come on time, at least for you. Oceânico Golf's Easter Special package includes not just one…

What is the heritage of Christy O’Connor Jnr?

By: 2016. 01. 08.

Early this week the Irish golf society and I think the golf world lost a great golfer (4 European Tour victory, 2 Ryder Cup appearance etc.) and golf architect in the person of Christy O'Connor Jnr. Christy O’Connor Jnr…

How has Turkey become an attractive golf destination?

By: Görkem Kursunlu Karakus 2015. 12. 29.

In this article, I would like to emphasize the developing stages of Golf industry in Turkey, focusing mainly the efforts of Ministry of Culture and Tourism's investments and Turkish Golf Federation (TGF) and Turkish Airlines supportive activities within…

The 2019 Solheim Cup is on the way to Scotland

By: 2015. 10. 29.

After an exhausting struggle to win the right of hosting of The 2019 Solheim Cup, now Scotland can sit back. The Ladies European Tour’s Board preferred and selected Scotland's The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire over Sweden's The Bro Hof Slott Golf Club (the total cost…

Andy Sullivan captured his third win of the 2015 European Tour season

By: 2015. 10. 19.

PING brand team member, Andy Sullivan captured his third win of the 2015 European Tour season at the Portugal Masters yesterday. His other 2 victories were: 2015 South African Open, Joburg Open. His other highlights of his career are: winning the Scottish…

What can do golf tourism for Andalucia?

By: 2015. 10. 19.

Andalucia is in a controversial situation. Although, we can see 7 million tourists are visiting Andalucia every year, among them many golf tourists (see below the figures), but we can also find an unemployment rate of 35.21 % (The forecast is still…

Can The Algarve reach a million played rounds this year?

By: 2015. 09. 03.

Golf participation at Algarve continued to grow in the second quarter of 2015. More than half a million rounds played in the first half of this year. This is almost 35,000 more rounds than in the same period in 2014. The Algarve…

Who is the right host for The Solheim Cup in 2019?

By: 2015. 08. 14.

Scotland is still excited about hosting The Solheim Cup in 2019. In March it was questionable whether Scotland will launch a formal bid in the summer. Now it is sure that they will officially bid for the hosting of The…

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By: 2015. 07. 22.

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Gardagolf Country Club is trying to convince UK golfers to…

By: 2015. 06. 12.

The 27-hole Gardagolf Country Club, in northern Italy, is targeting now UK golfers for the first time after negotiating package rates with a number of nearby ‘partner' hotels. Gardagolf has been, until now, largely the privilege of its 550…

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort gets a 5-star hotel

By: 2015. 03. 30.

It will be actually a boutique hotel. The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel - which features 18 rooms and two suites - will open in spring 2016 and will offer 180-degrees views to the Bay of Lagos, with beds…

Lacoste signs partnership with Alexander Levy

By: 2015. 02. 10.

Alexander Levy (official world ranking: 52nd), will be one of the brand ambassadors of Lacoste (other ambassadors are: Raphael Jacquelin, Jose-Maria Olazabal, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Muñoz, Gwladys Nocera) as part of the partnership. He was chosen to represent the new golf…

Quinta do Lago won the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards

By: 2015. 01. 26.

It seems to me that Quinta do Lago's €29m investment programme brought it's first awards. Part of this program was the modernization an facelifting (worth of €9.6m) of Quinta do Lago's North Course by Paul McGinley with Beau Welling. Quinta do Lago, the leading…

340,000 golf event spectators were interested in Scotland

By: 2014. 12. 29.

51 hours left from 2014. So here is the time to summarize this year. Scotland rightly can rejoice this year. In 2014, Scotland attracted 340,000 golf event spectators. VisitScotland says this year was the 2nd highest year for golf…

8 winners on the Vilamoura Grand Trophy

By: 2014. 12. 10.

Oceânico Golf’s latest event the Vilamoura Grand Trophy (one of Portugal’s most significant amateur tournaments; Grande Trofeu Vilamoura) has just ended. Probably this was the most successful event since the first Vilamoura Grand Trophy in 1987.  287 golfers came from Europe (Portugal, UK,…