• Overview

    For the New Year we travel to Vilamoura to play five of the finest courses in the Algarve. We will play the three superb courses at Quinta do Lago, the North, the South and Laranjal, together with the superb duo of the Ocean and Royal courses at Vale do Lobo.

    The accommodation is the 4 Star Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, located close to the Marina in Vilamoura. With sea-view rooms and easy access to the shops and restaurants of Vilamoura, the hotel provides the ideal base for our New Year week.

    Throughout the tour there will also be the opportunity for some informal golf lessons. Simply let me know if you would like some tuition and if so, clinics will be arranged accordingly.

    To book your place(s) on the New Year Golf Tour, please contact us and we will send you the confirmation details accordingly.

    David Short


  • Itinerary

    Saturday 28th December

    Welcome to the Algarve!
    On arrival into Faro Airport, we will be transferred to the 4 Star Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel in Vilamoura. We have booked superior sea view rooms in the hotel, which combined with the plethora of shops and restaurants close to the hotel, ensures that we have the perfect base for our New Year week in the Algarve.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Sunday 29th December

    Quinta do Lago Golf Club – North Course
    Our first round of golf is on the North Course at Quinta do Lago. The natural woodland pine setting, the combination of the undulating greens, the well positioned bunkers and the water hazards ensure a unique golf experience for all who play the course. Buggies are included for the round at the North Course.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Monday 30th December

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal Course
    The Vale do Lobo Golf Resort is home to two challenging and outstanding golf courses – The Royal and the Ocean. Based on original concepts by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and re-developed by the respected American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo courses have twice been host to the Portuguese Open. Today we play the Royal Course.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Tuesday 31st December

    Quinta do Lago Golf Club – South Course
    Opened in 1974, Quinta do Lago South has hosted the Portuguese Open Championship eight times, together with many other important professional
    and amateur championships. The course is set in a natural setting surrounded by umbrella pines, lakes and wild vegetation, with the stunning Ria Formosa
    in the backdrop. Each hole has generous landing areas off the tees and well-defined routes through the woodland and pine setting. Having completed the round, we will return to the hotel before heading out into Vilamoura for a dinner to celebrate New
    Year. We will book a Restaurant that we have used in recent years, where the management and staff look after us very well.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Wednesday 1st January

    Happy New Year & Non Golfing Day
    A day to recover from the night before, or perhaps to explore the sights and sounds of Vilamoura. Alternatively, relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Thursday 2nd January

    Quinta do Lago Golf Club – Laranjal Course
    Today we play Quinta do Lago’s majestic Laranjal Course, one of the finest courses in the Algarve.  The course, which was originally an orange grove, is
    a sanctuary for fine golf. The narrow fairways andthe 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.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Friday 3rd January

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Ocean Course
    Both the Royal Course and the Ocean Course take us through an umbrella of pine and fig tree-lined fairways to the Atlantic Ocean. The Royal Course plays out dramatically along the cliffs edge, whilst the Ocean Course sweeps daintily down to the beach. This combination of links and parkland golf provides an enjoyable game for golfers of all standards. Today we play the Ocean Course.
    Overnight: Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel, Vilamoura (4 Star)

    Saturday 4th January

    After breakfast, we will be transferred back to Faro for the flight home. Last but not least, a very happy and prosperous New Year to you.

  • 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: £ 964.00

Price per Non Golfer: £625.00

Single Room Supplement(per night): £21.00


Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes:

  • Services of your Tour Host, David Short
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation with some drinks included
  • Golf
  • Daily transfers

Price Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Drinks or meals unless stated