• Overview


    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.


    Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    The Quinta da Ria 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 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.

    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.

    Isla Canela Golf Club

    Isla Canela golf course has been carefully integrated with surrounding coastal features; winding through an area of tidal salt marsh. We will find the course not only an enjoyable golfing challenge, but also a fascinating nature walk! The course is largely flat, so will provide a leisurely walk for those who prefer not to slog up hill and down dale, yet also provides the longest piece of golf terrain in the area. With beautifully manicured fairways and greens, and an obelisk ready to deflect a perfectly straight drive on the 15th fairway, we are assured of a fascinating day at the Golf Club.

    Quinta do Lago Golf Club – Laranjal

    The Quinta do Lago’s Laranjal course is one of the finest courses in the Algarve and a favourite with clients in recent years. The course, which was originally an orange grove, is a sanctuary for fine golf. The narrow fairways and the well-defined greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate what is a testing course laid out on a rolling and distinctive terrain. It is a par 72, 6,480 metres long, with five par 5s, eight par 4s and five par 3s, all set amongst umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees, with a natural water course and five beautiful lakes.

    David Short

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 26th 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 27th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Benamor Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Monday 28th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Isla Canela Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Tuesday 29th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Wednesday 30th January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Non-Golfing Day

    Thursday 31st January:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Quinta do Lago Golf Club – Laranjal Course

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Friday 1st February:

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Cima Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to hotel

    ~ Evening Presentations and Prize Giving

    Saturday 2nd February:

    ~ 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:
      £ 1,298.00

Price per non-golfer:
      £    848.00         

Single room supplement:
     £      20.00 per night

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For this event we can take:
18 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