Joost Luiten is the first player to reach the semi-finals of the World Match Play at the London Golf Club, beating Pablo Larrazabal 6&5.
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Amazing Golf: Well over 30 golf courses in close proximity of which six are in Continental Europe’s Top 100 rankings. The six in question are Monte Rei, Palmares, San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago (South), Faldo and The Old Course with the North Course at Quinta do Lago having recently undergone a complete make-over and soon rumoured to be the 7th.
Massive Villas: Most courses feature stunning villas lined along the fairways and you can’t but be blown away by the size and scale of them….#dreamhouse!.
Vilamoura Marina: The hub and epicentre of nightlife, restaurants and bars. English style pubs showing live sports, large restaurants with sun-drenched decks…a great place to relax and watch the world go by…or admire the yachts we’ll never afford!
Easy Access: So easy to get to, under two and a half hours on a flight and you’ve arrived in Faro airport with a maximum 30 minute drive to get to Vilamoura centre (Transfers are easy and cheap to arrange).
Beautiful Beaches: There is a huge number of stunning long golden beaches with personal favourites including Praia da Falesia close to Vilamoura, voted in the ‘Top 25 truly unique beaches in Europe’ and Praia Dona Ana near Lagos, voted as one of the world’s Top 50 most beautiful beaches by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
Brits Brits Brits: The area is rightly one of the real hot-spots for British tourists travelling abroad…Portuguese speakers are a minority! But fear not, anyone looking for a more traditional Portuguese holiday has plenty of options with the likes of Alvor, Burgau and Lagos also in the Algarve.
Mediterranean weather: Ahh…the year round warmth we could only dream of! Unless you travel in July/August, it never gets too hot and never too cold….just perfect golf weather.
Did I mention the golf?: Sod it, you should also consider the Laranjal course at Quinta do Lago, Vila Sol, Victoria (host of the Portuguese Open), Vale do Lobo (either course), Penina, O’Connor….and the list goes on!