• Overview

    With a superbly located hotel, four wonderful golf courses and a coastal based location for the week, the tour offers the perfect opportunity to escape the winter blues back at home. Furthermore, as always with our tours, we place huge emphasis on the social camaraderie of the events, ensuring great golf, a super hotel and a fun social week in the company of like-minded golfers.


    With its privileged location in the centre of Lagos, the 4-star Tivoli Lagos Hotel is a true reflection of local culture, from the decoration by Maria José Salavisa to the white and blue walkways which connect the rooms, patios, restaurants and bar. The hotel bedrooms have recently been renovated with an elegant and contemporarily design, featuring soft colours and motifs inspired by the ocean and nature. The hotel also has the perfect location, being a short stroll from the plethora of restaurants and bars in this charming town.

    Palmares Golf Club

    The Palmares Golf Club offers three nine hole courses.

    The Alvor Course – Located primarily on the northern part of the golf estate, the Alvor course has a parkland character with mature trees and lovely views of the Monchique hills. Changes in elevation are integral to the design of this nine as a majority of the golf holes ascend hillsides or descend through intimate valleys. The parkland setting disappears briefly with a series of holes with more expansive views. A preview of the dunes and links holes to come is provided in the sixth and seventh holes. As the round concludes, the course again assumes the parkland character.

    The Lagos Course – The Lagos Course begins with the same parkland character. This course incorporates the only two lakes found on the golf estate at the short par-3 third hole and the long par-4 sixth hole. Holes seven and eight immerse players into the expansive dune lands on the southwestern portion of the site. The round concludes with a climb to the Clubhouse and back into a more parkland setting.

    The Praia Course – The third nine at Palmares presents the golf experience every great designer dreams of having the privilege to create; a seaside landscape with dunes exposed to the elements. The four seaside holes are between the beach and the railway line. The course opens by descending from a parkland setting. The second hole then whisks players into the true links part of the course. This dunes character is continued through the remainder of the Praia Golf Course with the closing hole, a strong uphill par-5, rising up out of the dunes through a deep valley to an Amphitheatre just below the Clubhouse.


    Taking advantage of the rich valley soil, the O’Connor Course offers a super challenge, and requires accurate play. The front 9 holes encounter a number of lakes, the third being recognised by a Moorish relic situated on an island in the adjacent lake. Holes 7, 8 and 9 offer a particular challenge, where the water hazards could force a lack of concentration. The tenth hole leads us away from the northern boundary, setting up the challenge for the inward nine. Large bodies of water and meandering watercourses will test us all the way to the 18th. Assaulting the hillside in front of the clubhouse, this final hole will require us to drive with pinpoint accuracy to set up the approach shot to a two-tier green benched into the hillside.


    Opened in January 2002, Boavista Golf Resort quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier resorts. With an exceptional 18-hole championship course it is one of the Algarve’s most beautifully manicured courses, bordered by properties all designed to harmonize with the land’s natural contours. Breathtaking views, spectacular scenery and the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, visible from most holes, all combine to make the course a delight to the eye, as well as being an absolute joy to play.


    In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of heather. Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play. With strategic play in mind, the Faldo Golf Course asks for careful positioning to score well. The first hole is a testing uphill, Par 4, offering a number of risks and rewards opportunities. The downhill, Par 5, fourth hole encounters a meandering watercourse, which comes into play on three of the front nine holes and two of the inward play. Playing the impressive thirteenth Par 5 hole which has a dropping fairway and when the wind is behind us, will demand good steady shots all the way to the hole. The holes fourteenth and fifteenth holes will continue to challenge us when playing shots amongst rocky outcrops. The course presents a super challenge and a great contrast to our other rounds.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 29th January:

    ~ Arrive Faro Airport
    ~ Meet & Greet
    ~ Private transfer to the hotel
    ~ Check in to the Tivoli Lagos Hotel, Lagos
    ~ Meet with Barney for an introduction to the Golf Week
    ~ Dinner at the hotel

    Sunday 30th January:

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

    Monday 31st January:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Transfer to the golf club
    ~ 18 holes O’Connor Golf Club
    ~ Transfer to the hotel
    ~ Dinner at the hotel

    Tuesday 1st February:

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

    Wednesday 2nd February:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Non-Golfing Day
    ~ Dinner at the hotel

    Thursday 3rd February:

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


    Friday 4th February:

    ~ Breakfast
    ~ Transfer to the golf club
    ~ 18 holes Palmares Golf Club
    ~ Transfer to the hotel
    ~ Dinner at the hotel

    Saturday 5th February:

    ~ 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:
£30.00 per person per night



Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, Barney Puttick
– Airport transfers
– Golf transfers
– 7 x Nights’ accommodation
– Daily breakfast
– 4 x Dinners
– Golf x 5 rounds

Price Excludes:

– International airfare
– Meals unless illustrated and drinks