Dom Pedro Vilamoura Gents Open

Vilamoura really is the bees knees when it comes to European golf trips. Our carefully selected Vilamoura Opens all include a stay at either Dom Pedro Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura, both right in the centre of town within walking distance of all of the bars and restaurants and 3 rounds of golf, 1 at each of Millennium and Pinhal and 1 at the fabulous Victoria – home to the Portuguese Masters.

Our 54 hole Vilamoura Gents Open is 54 holes (18 on each course) pairs better ball format. Included in the price is 4 nights accommodation ( based on 2 sharing a twin / double room) on a bed & breakfast board  basis and 3 rounds of golf. A group meal and prize giving is included on the final night. Shared return transfers are also included between Faro Airport and the Resort and the Resort and each Golf Course.

Dom Pedro Vilamoura is a 4* hotel located in the centre of Vilamoura, just a few meters from the beach for a swim in the Atlantic, 5 minutes walk from the Casino, and 200 meters from the Marina. With 8,000m2 of garden area, the hotel has 2 outdoor pools  and a spa with indoor heated pool. Choose from a classic room, spacious with a balcony with table and chairs and stylish, modern decoration or upgrade to a classic sea view or club room.

Recently renovated, the 4-star Dom Pedro Marina hotel in Vilamoura has a very distinctive presence with a terracotta architecture, just a few meters from the beach and Vilamoura Marina. The Hotel Dom Pedro Marina has 101 rooms and 54 suites, including 4 presidential suites, with private jacuzzi on the terrace. Enjoy the wonderful views from the balconies of the rooms, in a combination of colors between the blue of the sea and the sky and the green of the hotel gardens. Classic rooms have a balcony from where you can enjoy the Vilamoura Marina or the hotel gardens or upgrade to a sea view room or suite.

Golf in Vilamoura is legendary with a wide choice of courses all within an easy transfer. Dom Pedro themselves own and operate 5 golf courses and these offer the best value when staying at any of the Dom Pedro hotels in Vilamoura with discounted green fees and inclusive transfers between the hotel and golf course.

At the time of creation, the Victoria Golf 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 there in 2005. The Par-72 Championship layout, measuring 6.651 meters (7,273 yards) from the Palmer tees, incorporates and has ensured the preservation of natural wetlands on-site, as well as the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. A significant proportion of Victoria’s acreage is occupied by lakes, forming hazards to be avoided but which also have a strategic purpose in providing reservoirs for irrigation. A number of teeing options on each hole (often as many as six are offered), accompanied by wide but undulating fairways, provide a fair test of golf, although water and cleverly-positioned bunkers pose a constant threat.

The second golf course to call Vilamoura home, Pinhal Golf Course was opened for play in 1976 and owes its personality to both the original designer Frank Pennink, who also turned his hand to The Old Course Golf Club nearby, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., who made a number of significant refinements in 1985. Traversing undulating parkland, many fairways are lined by pine trees. However, perhaps an even more significant challenge is presented by the Umbrella and Atlantic pines which present themselves on fairways and at times on the approach into greens. Length has recently been added on a number of holes, which ensure the test originally envisioned by Pennink is maintained. At a substantial 6,353 metres from the white tee markers, and with a par of 72, Pinhal Golf Course is certainly no pushover, although golfers will be pleased to learn that the ponds and stream which come into play on five holes should not, for the most part, present a serious threat.

Boasting a unique position within the Vilamoura portfolio, it is often asserted that the creation of the Millennium Golf Course was pivotal in cementing the status of this region as one of Europe’s most-visited and best-loved for golf. Opened in the year 2000 – comprising nine brand new holes and a refurbished inward half which had previously formed part of the original 27-hole Laguna Golf Course – this is a more open course than its neighbours, although holes 3-7 wind between pine trees. For many, this stretch bears a resemblance to fairways of The Old Course Golf Club and Pinhal Golf Course, where landing areas grow narrower, requiring greater accuracy. A number of lakes, particularly interestingly on 17 and 18, enrich the remaining holes of the Millennium Golf Course, where a simple course strategy is always the best approach.

Overview

4 nights bed &breakfast in a twin / double room

3 rounds of golf

Return airport transfers

Return transfers between hotel and golf course

Prize Giving Meal

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Sunday 06 March 2022

Arrive into Faro Airport to be met by Amatours local representative.

Shuttle transfer to Dom Pedro Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura – shuttles will depart approx every 90 minutes – we will try to schedule as best as possible around flight arrival times but some wait may be required. Private transfers are available at a small supplement (cost dependent on party size).

Check- in at Dom Pedro Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura – rooms are available from 2.00 p.m.

Day at leisure to enjoy the resorts facilities

For those that would prefer to play a practice round this can be arranged at a supplement

Day 2
Monday 07 March 2022 Dom Pedro Pinhal

Dom Pedro Pinhal

First tee time 09.00 – all tee times will be drawn – specific requests for early / late tee times will be accommodated if possible

Day 3
Tuesday 08 March 2022 Dom Pedro Victoria

Dom Pedro Victoria

First tee time 09.00 – all tee times will be drawn – specific requests for early / late tee times will be accommodated if possible

Day 4
Wednesday 09 March 2022 Dom Pedro Millennium

Dom Pedro Millennium

First tee time 09.00 – all tee times will be drawn – specific requests for early / late tee times will be accommodated if possible

19.30 Group Dinner and Prize Giving

Day 5
Thursday 10 March 2022 Departure

Depart at your leisure.

Room checkout is required by 12.00 noon

Is there any Group Discount available ?

Yes – We have a maximum of 3 free places available on a first come first served basis for anyone confirming a minimum of 8 guests (golfers and / or non golfers) as part of the same booking. Great for anyone arranging a trip for their local Golf Club or Society.

What does Minimum Number on Trip mean ?

Obviously a lot of organisation and expense goes into each of our tournaments so in order for any one trip to be viable we require a minimum of 24 guests on the majority of our trips.

Our trips are very popular so very few fail to achieve this threshold so we encourage you to book early to ensure your place.

Here’s how it works –

We set a ‘cut off date’ for determining if we have sufficient numbers for the trip. This is 180 days prior to the start date of the trip. This is because our resort and golf partners have blocked out a substantial number of rooms and tee times and if we are not going to proceed they need the opportunity to resell these.

When you book you will only be required to pay a £30 per person holding deposit – this is fully refundable should the trip not proceed. If the trip is confirmed but you decide that you no longer wish to join us you would forfeit this deposit.

If we do unfortunately have to advise you that we have not achieved the minimum number required to allow the trip to proceed you will have the option of continuing with the trip, but in the knowledge that the tournament will not be included. You will still benefit from the discounted prices that we have negotiated and will receive a £60 per person discount on the tournament inclusive price.

At 180 days prior to the trip commencing, once we have met the minimum number required, guests are required to pay a further deposit of £150 per person to confirm your place within 7 days.

The balance is then payable usually 45 days prior to the trip commencing.

Once we have confirmed that we have achieved the minimum number required for the trip to proceed we may occasionally offer ‘incentives’ to fill the trip. Rest assured that anyone already booked will benefit from the same ‘incentive’

What if the trip is cancelled after I have paid ?

Given the impact of Covid 19 on travel arrangements recently we have amended our cancellation policy to cover cancellation due to Covid (or any other major pandemic event).

If the resort is closed for the planned duration of the trip guests would be entitled to a full refund.

If the resort remains open but guests are unable to travel due to travel restrictions imposed either by the UK government or the host country government guests will be offered a credit against future tournaments at the same resort.

If guests choose to cancel for any other reason sorry but this would be loss of all monies paid.

What about Bad Weather

We have tried our best to plan our tournament destinations around weather seasons. However obviously we cannot absolutely guarantee the weather.

Our golf course partners will do everything possible to ensure that they course is fit for play following any adverse weather. It will be at the sole discretion of the golf courses to determine if the course is fit for play.

Green fees are not refundable in the event of golf course closure due to adverse weather conditions, nor other unpredictable reasons. Dom Pedro – Investimentos Turísticos, S.A. may, however, award players that have seen their game interrupted/suspended as a result of that, a personal and non-transferable rain voucher, valid for the period of one year from that date. In order to meet the requirements for a “rain voucher” players are requested to address reception desk immediately after game interruption/suspension. Players with 18-hole green fees who have been unable to complete their game, having played less than 9 holes, will be awarded an 18-hole “rain voucher”. Players with 18-hole green fees who have been unable to complete their game, having played more than 9 and less than 18 holes, will be awarded a 9-hole “rain voucher”.

It is completely at the tournament organisers discretion to amend the competition rules in the event of any adverse conditions. For example tournaments may be reduced to 18 or 36 holes if the course is closed for any period or ‘winter rules’ eg lift clean and place may be put in place.

Refunds cannot be issued for any other element of the trip unfortunately.

Can I book flights with Amatours ?

No sorry we do not book flights.

Most of our non UK tournaments are in destinations well served by ‘low cost’ airlines who do not pay agents a commission.

If we were to offer a flight booking service we would obviously require additional resources, licences and insurances and if we cannot cover the cost of these through commissions from the airlines we would have to pass these on in the price of our trips.

However one word of advice – as a very small number of our tournaments do not achieve the required minimum number of participants and therefore may be cancelled please do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have achieved the prescribed minimum and that the tournament will be proceeding.

Whilst we do not book flights we do try to ensure that our guests do benefit from the very high numbers of passengers that enjoy our overseas trips each year and have negotiated special deals with our airline sponsors which you will be advised about at the time of booking.

What are the Prizes ?

We have negotiated a sponsorship package with each of our host resorts and golf courses which means that the first prize is the opportunity for the winning pair to ‘defend their title’ at the following year’s event.

In order to comply with R&A rule 3-2a winners will receive a voucher for the cost of the event or £500 per person, whichever is the lower. In order to protect our guests Amateur status there can be no cash alternative sorry.

There will also be prizes for the runners up, which may differ from tournament.

Each round there will be a voluntary Two’s pot. Again to comply with R&A rules this will be at the discretion of each player to determine if they want to participate in the Two’s pot. Those that do pay £10 / Euro10 on the first day to enter.

Available Extras

Single Room Supplement £160 per person

Extra Green Fee £115 per round  (Millennium or Pinhal)

Extra Green Fee £165 per round (Victoria or Old Course)

Shared Buggy £50 per round

Private Transfers

  • 2 guests £20 per person
  • 4 guests £10 per person
  • 8 guests £5 per person

If any guests wish to extend their stay either pre or post tournament this can be arranged for the following supplements based on twin sharing a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast board basis.

  • £80 per person per night.

Non Golfers

We recognise that a break from the day to day routine is precious time and some guests would want to bring a non playing partner with them. Non golfers are very welcome to join this trip.

This trip includes a substantial for any non golfers wishing to join.

4 nights accommodation an a bed & breakfast board basis, including airport to resort transfers £480 per person (sharing a twin / double room).

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Dom Pedro Vilamoura Gents Open

Trip Facts

  • Gents
  • 06 March 2022
  • 10 March 2022
  • Faro
  • Portugal
  • Vilamoura
  • 4
  • Dom Pedro Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Pairs 4 ball better ball
  • 3
  • Pinhal, Millennium and Victoria
  • 28
  • 24
  • 72
  • 1 free in 8 (maximum 3 free places available - first come first served)

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