• Overview

    The Maria Nova Lounge Hotel

    The Maria Nova Lounge Hotel provides the ideal location for the ‘Golf & Coaching’ week.  Located close to all of the Golf Clubs that we will be visiting, the hotel is also close to the historic centre of the city, offering great convenience to explore the main attractions of Tavira on foot, without the need for transportation.  In addition to its excellent location, the hotel provides tranquility and comfort for the week, with restaurants and bars at our disposal, perfect for both light meals and fine dining experiences.  At the top of the hotel, there is the Rooftop Nomad, offering a fantastic panoramic view of Tavira and the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing cocktail at sunset.  The hotel rooms are also modern and well-appointed bedrooms.  The hotel also boasts an outdoor pool, indoor pool, a gym and a spa.  Indeed, the SPA at the Maria Nova Lounge hotel, has free access to a sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, and the heated indoor pool. In the hotel’s SPA, we can also enjoy various therapeutic treatments and massages for our well-being, at an additional cost and by appointment.

    Quinta da Ria Golf Club (Location of coaching on the Sunday, Monday and Friday)

    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 da 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.

    Quinta do Vale Golf Club  

    Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort features an 18-hole Championship layout including six Par-5´s, six Par-4´s and six Par-3´s. Superbly integrated into the landscape and with stunning views over the Guadiana River, the course sits in a natural valley overlooked by the Clubhouse.  We will also notice Seve´s creativity, as well as his pledge to please everyone no matter what their handicap is. The course is enhanced by numerous dogleg holes, wide fairways and obstacles, and all set amongst breath-taking surroundings.

    Monte Rei Golf Club 

    Set in 1,000 acres in the Eastern Algarve, between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean lies a haven of peace and tranquility that is the jewel in the crown of Portuguese Golf, the Monte Rei Golf and Country Club.  This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is consistently rated number one in Portugal, with the course complimented by a magnificent clubhouse.   Jack Nicklaus is arguably the finest player ever to pick up a golf club. After retiring from the professional game in 2005 with 73 PGA wins (including 18 majors) under his belt, the Golden Bear became synonymous with the design and development of top-flight courses across the globe. A legend of the game, Golf Inc. voted Nicklaus the Most Powerful Person in Golf for four straight years between 2004 and 2007.  His Signature course at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is regularly ranked as the best and most exclusive course in Portugal, the home of European golf, and has been challenging players of all abilities and handicaps from across the world since 2007.  The golf offering at Monte Rei is unrivaled in the region. The breathtaking Jack Nicklaus Signature course together with highest levels of service make for an experience like no other.

    Sam Head

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 18th January:

    – Arrive Faro Airport

    – Meet & Greet

    – Transfer to Tavira

    – Check in to the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel, Tavira

    – Evening get together with Sam Head

    Sunday 19th January:   

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – 3 hours’ morning tuition and coaching

    – Break for lunch

    – 9 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

     Monday 20th January:  

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – 1 hours’ morning tuition and coaching

    – Break for lunch

    – 18 holes Quinta da Cima Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

    Tuesday 21st January:  

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to Quinta do Vale Golf Club

    – 18 holes Quinta do Vale Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

    Wednesday 22nd January:       

    – Breakfast

    – Non golfing day

    Thursday 23rd January:           

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to Monte Rei Golf Club

    – 18 holes Monte Rei Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

    Friday 24th January:    

    – Breakfast

    – Transfer to Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – 1 hours’ morning tuition and coaching

    – Break for lunch

    – 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club

    – Transfer to the hotel

    – Evening Presentations and Prize Giving

    Saturday 25th 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:

Single Room Supplement (per night):

Pool View Supplement:
£10.00 per room per night

Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, Sam Head

– Airport transfers

– Accommodation

– Bed & Breakfast terms

– Five rounds of golf

– Golf Tuition

Price Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Meals unless stated