• Overview

    Real Marina Hotel & Spa, Olhão

    Located in the privileged location overlooking Olhão’s new leisure marina and the stunning scenery of the Formosa Estuary Natural Park stands the luxurious 5 star Real Marina Hotel and Spa. This is a setting deserving of the finest modern hotel. Being brand new and custom-built allows the Real Marina to offer everything to please even the most demanding contemporary business or leisure traveller. A thalassotherapy spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with views, a restaurant with panoramic views over the estuary, superb service and a modern and a relaxed atmosphere sets this hotel apart.  And the surrounding attractions could not be more easily accessible. A short boat ride away are the beautiful unspoilt beaches on the barrier islands of the estuary. And the golf courses that will be played during the week are just a short transfer away.


    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.

    Castro Marim Golf Club

    Set overlooking the River Guadiana, on the Portuguese side of the border with Spain, Castro Marim is a superbly designed course in rolling hills.  The course is a true test of golf offering all handicaps a challenge.  Designed by Bristol-based Terry Murray the Guadiana and Atlântico courses are the most mature of the three courses, with attractive pine trees lining the fairways.  The courses are teeming with wildlife, especially partridge in the winter months.  The Grouse is the newest of the three nine holes with the more open far-reaching inland hill views. Although it only opened in 2008 it is already nicely mature. It has rolling terrain with fewer trees than the other two courses.

    Benamor Golf Club

    Benamor Golf is a superb 18 hole golf course located just a few kilometres east of the ancient city of Tavira.  The golf course was completed in the spring of 2000. In the foothills of Barrocal, we 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. Sir Henry Cotton designed the golf course, and the friendly ambience of the Club will ensure a most enjoyable and rewarding day.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 4th March:     

    – Arrive Faro Aiport

    – Meet & Greet

    – Transfer to Olhão

    – Check in to the Real Marina Hotel & Spa, Olhão

    – Evening get together with Barney Puttick

    Sunday 5th March:        

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to the golf club

    – 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

    Monday 6th March:      

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Castro Marim Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    Tuesday 7th March:      

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Quinta de Cima Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    Wednesday 8th March: 

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Non golfing day

    Thursday 9th March:    

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Benamor Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    Friday 10th March:       

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Transfer to the golf club

    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    ~ Transfer to the hotel

    Saturday 11th March:   

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Check out of the hotel

    ~ 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 PERSON:             £ 995.00

Single Room Supplement:   £   20.00 per night

Notes on the Prices:

The price includes services of your PGA Golf Professional host, Barney Puttick, airport and golf transfers, accommodation, breakfast, golf, prizes and VAT