• Overview

    We will explore different restaurants each evening and enjoy some excellent food and wine.  Indeed the ‘Algarve Golf Week’ in many respects is all about the camaraderie of the clients who book.  We will play five super rounds of golf, enjoy our evenings together and soak up the ambience of Tavira, but it is friendships renewed and newly made that make the week such a success year after year.   If you want a week in the company of like-minded people, some excellent golf, good food and a fun social week, then the ‘Algarve Golf Week’ is very much what you are after.

    The Vila Gale Tavira Hotel

    Situated on the banks of the Ria Formosa, in the centre of Tavira, the Vila Galé Tavira hotel offers everything we need.  Its décor recreates an Arabian ambience, in keeping with the region’s history.  Facilities include an outdoor pool and a spa.  The air-conditioned rooms are decorated with dark wooden furniture, tiled floors, and large windows. All rooms have satellite TV, a minibar, and a work desk. The hotel’s two restaurants serve traditional Portuguese dishes as well as international cuisine. The hotel’s bar offers local wines, and cocktails prepared on the spot with fresh fruit.  We can also relax at the Satsanga Spa, which features a heated indoor pool, a Turkish bath and a gym. Many shops, restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the hotel.

    Benamor Golf Club 

    Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, Benamor Golf is a superb 18-hole Golf Course located on the South of Portugal, Algarve, just a few kilometres east of the ancient city of Tavira.  The fairways of Bermuda Sahara and cool-season grasses provide good lies for wood and iron shots. The golf course was completed in the spring of 2000. In the nearby foothills of Barrocal, you will enjoy some of the best mountain and sea views the Algarve has to offer. But maybe most enjoyable of all, are the peaceful surroundings of a construction free resort. Possibly the only one on the Algarve.

    Quinta da Ria Golf Club  

    The Quinta da Ria golf course is a wonderful golf course located on a cliff overlooking the most beautiful inlet of the Ria Formosa nature reserve and the Atlantic Ocean.  The absence of building sites and excellent green keeping make it an excellent golf course to play and to enjoy the spectacular views.  The course comprises of two loops of 9 holes. Five lakes present various challenges as the round unfolds.  The greens are undulating and well protected by bunkers. More than 300 trees, such as olive and carob trees have been transplanted in order to maintain the ancient border of the Quinta da Ria Golf Course and the typical features of the region landscape.

    Quinta do Vale Golf Club  

    The 18-hole Quinta do Vale golf course is located to the north of Castro Marim. It is a relatively new course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros, and that takes advantage of the charming natural setting lying next to and overlooking the River Guadiana. The course design incorporates many doglegs, with wide fairways, and many well-placed strategic hazards and bunkers to challenge our play.

    Quinta de Cima Golf Club  

    Compared to Quinta da Ria, the Quinta de Cima Golf Course looks and plays more like a top tournament course.  This is not only a matter of length but also balance and difficulty of holes. From the very first tee of Quinta de Cima we will need to carefully consider our game strategy, with choice of club and ball trajectory.  Hazards are definitely very much in play on all holes, whether it is the well designed and cleverly located bunkers or the water hazards in the shape of lakes, streams and ditches.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 25th January:

    ~ Arrive Faro Airport

    ~ Meet & Greet

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ Check in to the Vila Gale Tavira Hotel, Tavira

    ~ Evening get together with David Short

    Sunday 26th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ 18 holes Benamor Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Monday 27th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Tuesday 28th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ 18 holes Quinta do Vale Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Wednesday 29th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Non-Golfing Day

    Thursday 30th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Cima Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Friday 31st January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    ~ 18 holes Benamor Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    ~ Evening Presentations and Prize Giving

    Saturday 1st January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Check out of the hotel

    ~ Transfer to Faro Airport

    ~ Departures

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per golfer:


Price per non-golfer:

Single room supplement:
£24.00 per night

For this event we can take:
14 clients

Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, David Short

– Airport transfers

– Golf transfers

– Daily breakfast

– Golf x 5 rounds

Price Excludes:

– International airfare

– Drinks or meals unless stated