Escape the onset of the British winter and join Barney for a weeks’ fine social golf in the Algarve. The November ‘Alvor Algarve Golf Week’ is based at the 5 star Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel in Alvor and involves playing five rounds on four of the Pestana courses, Pinta, Gramacho, Sives and Alto.
For Christmas 2014 we return to the superb Robinsons Club in Tavira. The Robinsons Club, which has also been home to all our Portuguese ‘Golf & Coaching’ weeks this year, provides high class accommodation, superb service, excellent cuisine and a wonderfully relaxing setting. The terms of stay are also ‘Full Board,’ thus providing good value for money.
To bring in the New Year, we travel to Vilamoura and play five of the best courses in the Algarve. We will play the South and Laranjal courses at Quinta do Lago, Vila Sol, Pinheiros Altos and the ‘Grande Dame’ of the Algarve, the Oceanico Old Course. All top quality courses which should make for a fine week of golf.
We commence the 2015 season in traditional style with a week in Tavira in the eastern Algarve, playing two rounds each at Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria and one round at Benamor. Tavira has become the home of the January ‘Algarve Golf Holiday,’ and with its quaint old style Algarve charm it is easy to understand why.
There is something so uniquely special about South Africa. Once you’ve been, you have to go back. Whether it is sitting on Camps Bay beach, standing on the top of Table Mountain in awe of the 360 degree panorama, whether it is sipping wine in Stellenbosch, sampling local cuisine in Knysna, or watching the sunrise over the game reserve plains of the Eastern Cape, there are so many experiences to cherish. South Africa grabs you, and it does not let go.
For over a decade we have travelled annually to South Africa, and for the February 2015 tour, we revisit the wonderful regions of the Winelands, taking in Cape Town and the Garden Route, and we then head north to Mpumalanga to explore a new region on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park.
For over ten years we have travelled to different regions of South Africa, primarily to the Western and Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensburg Mountains. But the Mpumulanga Province is a first and what a treat we have in store.
For the last two seasons the ‘Golf & Coaching Weeks’ have been based at the superbly appointed Robinsons Club in Tavira, in the eastern Algarve, which has both the Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima Golf Clubs onsite.
For many years we have taken the ‘Golf & Coaching Weeks’ to different locations across Europe, Africa and the South East Asia. Instead of heading to pastures new however, for this week we head back to where we began many years ago. The week will be based at the Melia La Quinta Golf Resort, using the fabulous coaching facilities and playing the wonderful 27 holes of the course. It has been a while since we have been back and our return is long overdue! Our hotel for the week is the elegant Melia Marbella Banus Hotel in Puerto Banus. With airport and golf transfers and dinner each evening included, the week provides good value for money. It will be very good to be back and I very much hope that you can join me at what was always a favourite location for clients over the years.