West Algarve Ladies Open

Lagos is a fabulous resort town in the Western Algarve. It enjoys a bustling town town centre featuring a wide variety of bars and restaurants and 3 great golf courses. Transfers to Lagos from Faro Airport take about 1 hour but once there each of the golf courses are within a 10 minute transfer (all transfers are included).

Our West Algarve Ladies 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 Hotel and the Hotel and each Golf Course.

Situated in between beautiful golden beaches, cliffs and excellent golf courses, the partly renovated Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort offers a privileged central location in the Algarve in Lagos, a charming town combining the historic and modern. Retreat into sizable retreats with stylish modern amenities, offering an authentic approach to coastal relaxation and warm Portuguese hospitality. Soak up the Algarve’s rich local culture at our traditional grill restaurant Páteo Velho or exploring Lagos’ old town, just a few minutes away. Tivoli Lagos also provides complimentary shuttle service to Duna Beach Club (from March to October) for indulgence on the white-sand stretch of Meia Praia. Rooms and suites with expanded layouts and private balconies.

The crown jewels of golf in this part of the Algarve is Palmares. Robert Trent Jones II designed the Palmares golf course with the highest level of international tournament golf in mind as well as a pleasurable golf experience for members and tourists alike. There is plenty of challenge, if that’s what you want – especially from the white tees! Palmares Golf is composed of three returning nine-hole loops that can be played in any sequence. The genius in the routing is that, depending on the sequence of play, each golf experience is different. Each nine-hole loop – Alvor, Lagos and Praia – has its own character and ambience. Our tournaments are usually played on The Alvor and The Praia.

The Alvor Course
Located primarily on the northern part of the site, 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 entire site at the short par-3 third hole and the long par-4 sixth hole. Holes seven and eight immerse golfers 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 golfers 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.

Set within unspoilt undulating countryside, the greens and fairways of Espiche Golf course have been carefully placed to balance the dual demands of the golfer and the environment, with indigenous planting throughout creating a beautiful backdrop and some challenging obstacles. The golf course requires careful thought along the 5862 metres (6411) yards from the back tees and requires a deft touch on the short game. Bunkers guard most greens while the greens themselves are large and undulating, demanding a soft hand with the putter. Espiche Golf course in Lagos is a shot-maker’s course, where each hole poses a new challenge thanks to the variety of the layout.

The par five 1st, dropping some 80 feet from the tee before rising back to the same height at the green, gives golfers an insight into the style of golf at Espiche Golf course. The 3rd provides the sternest test on the front nine at 409 meters uphill all the way, before the short 7th and 8th offer birdie opportunities. The par five 10th is one of the finest in all the Algarve golf courses, and challenges golfers to negotiate the progressively tighter fairway as they approach the green. Golfers are pushed to take risks with their game at Espiche Golf course, with rich rewards for those who make the most of their golfing skills and who best judge the course.

One of the reasons people enjoy playing Boavista is that it’s always in first-rate condition. Another is the attractiveness of the course with its far reaching views of the Bay of Lagos to the east and the Monchique mountains to the north. Designed in 2002 by Howard Swan the golf course uses the natural contours of the terrain and as a result it presents plenty of challenge – especially on holes six and eight where you have to hit your ball across a ravine!

With two distinctive sections the course offers a variety of holes commencing with the welcoming first hole, a meandering downhill par-4, bordered by beautiful sub-tropical landscaping leading to harmoniously designed properties. The first nine, in general, climb to the highest point of the resort, where a pause at the eighth tee will allow one to experience panoramic views. Subsequent holes descend to an area where water features, streams, lakes and arched bridges, reminiscent of landscaped gardens abound.

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 25 September 2022

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

Shuttle transfer to Tivoli Lagos – 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 Tivoli Lagos – rooms are available from 3.00 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 26 September 2022 Boa Vista

Boa Vista Golf Club

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 27 September 2022 Palmares

Palmares Golf Club

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 28 September 2022 Espiche

Espiche Golf Club

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 29 September 2022 Departure

Depart at your leisure.

Room checkout is required by 12.00 noon

Is there any Group Discount available ?

Yes – We have negotiated 1 free green fee in 8 at each of the golf courses for any groups of 8 or more that are booking on this tournament package.

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. If play is suspended for the day a ‘rain check’ voucher will be issued as a credit against play on a future date.

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 £175 per person

Extra Green Fee £100 per round

Shared Buggy £45 per round at Espiche and Boa Vista

Buggies cannot be pre booked at Palmares (unless guests have a medical certificate). They are available on the day on a first come first served basis.

Private Transfers

  • 2 guests £50 per person
  • 4 guests £25 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.

  • £50 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 £260 per person (sharing a twin / double room).

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

West Algarve Ladies Open

Trip Facts

  • Ladies
  • 25 September 2022
  • 29 September 2022
  • Faro
  • Portugal
  • Lagos
  • 4
  • Tivoli Lagos
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Pairs 4 ball better ball
  • 3
  • Boa Vista, Palmares, Espiche
  • 28
  • 36
  • 24
  • 72

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