• 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.

    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, which is why we are playing it twice!

    Quinta de 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.

  • Itinerary

    Wednesday 5th January:

    ~ Arrive Faro Airport and transfer to the hotel
    ~ Transfer from the New Year Tour to the hotel
    ~ Check in to the Vila Gale Tavira Hotel, Tavira
    ~ Evening get together with David Short

    Thursday 6th January:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Transfer to the golf club
    ~ 18 holes Monte Rei Golf Club
    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Friday 7th January:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Transfer to the golf club
    ~ 18 holes Quinta da Ria Golf Club
    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Saturday 8th January:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Transfer to the golf club
    ~ 18 holes Monte Rei Golf Club
    ~ Transfer to hotel

    Sunday 9th January:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Check out of the hotel
    ~ Transfer to Faro Airport

  • 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:
£ 925.00

Single room supplement:
£25.00 per night


Notes on the Prices:


Price includes:

  • Services of your Tour Host, David Short
  • Airport transfers
  • Golf transfers
  • Bed & breakfast terms
  • Golf x 3 rounds

Price Excludes:

  •  International airfare
  • Drinks or meals unless stated