• Overview


    With the famous Marina on one side and its own beach on the other, excellent rooms and facilities, the Tivoli Marina Hotel provides the perfect base for the New Year Golf Tour.  The restaurants, bars and shops of the Marina are a stroll away, and the hotel itself provides a wonderful range of leisure facilities, including the Angsana Spa, which is located in the gardens of the hotel.  The hotel also hosts a number of restaurants and bars, which are all worthy alternatives to dining out in the evenings. 



    Dom Pedro Golf Club – Old Course

    Situated in the heart of Vilamoura this Frank Pennink designed Dom Pedro Old Course, is a parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world.  Often described as the Grande Dame of the Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees, the principal hazard, over gently undulating natural terrain. Although it opened in 1969, the course was completely renovated and modernised 27 years later although no major changes were made to the magnificent layout. This is one of the courses in Portugal that will always stay in the memory of visiting golfers.

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal Course 

    The 18-hole championship Vale do Lobo Royal golf course, the sister course to the Ocean course, has combined several existing holes from the original Vale do Lobo course and introduced some special interesting new holes. The layout of the course is skilfully planned with a mixture of challenges slowly building up to a fine challenge on the 18th.  The famous Par 3 7th hole from the old days is now the spectacular 16th on the new course. The closing 18th is a tricky hole on which to finish, with its narrow fairway and a deceptive green. 

    Dom Pedro Golf Club – Victoria Course

    At the time of creation, the Victoria course was hailed as the most ambitious golf project Portugal had ever witnessed. Designed by true golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, there is absolutely no doubt that it has lived up to that lofty billing. Covering some 90 hectares, the venue encompasses one of the most complete golf complexes in Europe and features an exceptional driving range and a putting green of some 2,500 m2. All of this has made it the obvious venue of choice for many of the top international tournaments to visit Portugal in recent times. Indeed, it has served as the host venue to the Portugal Masters on every occasion since 2007, while the World Cup Championship was staged here in 2005. The Victoria course quickly became one of the best golf courses in Portugal, with a layout that presents a challenge even for the most seasoned players.

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Ocean Course

    The Ocean Course, composed of the two original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, features gently undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th, and the Par 3 15th which runs alongside the beach.

  • Itinerary

    Wednesday 22nd December:

    – Arrive Faro Airport
    – Meet & Greet
    – Transfer to Vilamoura
    – Check in to the Tivoli Marina Hotel, Vilamoura
    – Evening get together with David Short
    – Dinner in the hotel

    Thursday 23rd December:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes DP Golf Club – Old Course

    Friday 24th December:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal Course
    – Christmas Eve Dinner in the hotel

    Saturday 25th December:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes DP Golf Club – Victoria Course
    – Dinner in the hotel

    Sunday 26th December:

    – Breakfast in the hotel
    – Non-golfing day

    Monday 27th December:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Ocean Course

    Tuesday 28th December:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes DP Golf Club – Old Course
    – Dinner in the hotel

    Wednesday 29th December:

    – Breakfast
    – Check out of the hotel
    – Transfer to Faro Airport or continue on to one of the New Year tours

  • 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:
Price per non golfer:
Single room supplement:
£40.00 per person per night


Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

  • – Services of your Tour Host, David Short
  • – Airport transfers
  • – Golf transfers
  • – Daily breakfast
  • – Four Dinners, including a special Christmas Eve Dinner
  • – Golf x 5 rounds

Price Excludes:

  • International airfares
  • Meals unless stated
  • Drinks