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  1. 1. } } G o l f & L u x u r y i n S p a i n a n d P o r t u g a l
  2. 2. Index Playing golf in our exceptional Andalusia 14 destinations is a dream come true 04 Mediterranean Coast 14 Madrid Luxury & Golf 06 Finca Cortesín, Hotel Golf & Spa ***** 16 Gran Meliá Fénix ***** 08 Almenara Golf Resort **** 18 InterContinental Madrid ***** 10 Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort **** 20 Golf Courses in Madrid 12 Golf Courses on the Mediterranean Coast 222
  3. 3. Atlantic Coast 24 Catalonia 36Meliá Sancti Petri ***** 24 Meliá Vichy Catalán **** 38Golf Courses on the Atlantic Coast 26 Golf Courses in Catalonia 40Murcia 28 Algarve Portugal 42La Manga Club 30 Tivoli Victoria***** 44InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort ***** 32 Tivoli Marina Vilamoura***** 46Golf Courses in Murcia 34 Golf Courses in the Algarve 48 3
  4. 4. Here you will find some of f f the best Hotels and Golf C o u r s e s i n E u r o p e4
  5. 5. f PLAYIN G G OLF IN OUR EX C EPTIONAL DE S TINATION S I S A DREAM C OME TRUEB irdie Tours is a Tour Operator specialised in organising luxury golf holidays for international travellers interested in visitingSpain, Portugal and South Africa, playing in superb golf courses and staying in top hotels.Most of our trips are tailor made. We use our experience and knowledge of our destinations to advise our clients on how tochoose the services, accommodation, golf courses and transports that best suits their needs. A round of golf takes about 4 hours,what to do the rest of the day? In Birdie Tours we take care of every detail after playing golf so that you enjoy every minute ofyour trip. We will do our best to make you feel at home so that the only thing you will have to worry about is perfecting yourswing on the golf course.In this brochure we only show you some of the fantastic hotels and golf courses we usually recommend in Spain and Portugal.You don’t find yours? Don’t worry, we will help you spot the ideal one for you.We provide around the clock assistance and whatever services you may require to ensure your stay with us is a dream come true... 5
  6. 6. R Madrid Luxury & GolfM adrid is the capital of Spain and one of the main cities in Europe. It is a cosmopolitan city with countless delightfulattractions including museums, prestigious shopping areas, exquisite cuisine and the best nightlife anywhere in Europe…Madrid has a large variety of upmarket hotels that will make your stay unforgettable.Many of its superb golf courses have hosted the Spanish Open, which is one of the oldest European Tour golf tour-naments. Each year Madrid hosts both the Madrid Masters, a regular European Tour golfing tournament and themadrid GOLF Exhibition.The services we offer in Madrid include:* Playing on high competition golf courses * Staying in the best hotels * Seeing the sights* Going shopping with a personal assistant * Enjoying trendy restaurants and night clubs* Going to nearby towns, trying the local specialities and playing on golf courses with amazing scenery* Renting luxury cars for individual services, limousines for VIPs and deluxe coaches for groups* Wine tasting in top-end Spanish wineries.6
  7. 7. M a d r i d h a s a l a r g e va r i e t yR R o f u p m a r k e t h o t e l s t h at w i l l m a k e y o u r s tay u n f o r g e t ta b l e 7
  8. 8. membeR of the exclusive z z i n t e r n a t i o n a l c l u b Th e Leading Hotels of the World8
  9. 9. z Gran Meliá Fénix *****A luxury Boutique Hotel in the centre of Madrid.Located in the prestigious Plaza de Colón, this is a landmark luxury hotel in Madrid. The elegant, exceptional listed building, theexquisite personalised service, and the superior quality of its facilities have earned this hotel membership of the exclusive inter-national club The Leading Hotels of the World.The hotel has different types of stylishly decorated rooms ranging from the Double Standard, Premium and Supreme rooms torenowned suites with their terraces and hydro-massage bathtubs and the crown jewel, the astonishing Presidential Suite thatspans over 2,000 square feet.The services and amenities include:* An exquisite restaurant * International breakfast buffet *24-hour business centre* The famous DRY Cosmopolitan Bar which is already a benchmark for cocktails in Madrid.* Red Level Club with private reception area, lounge with TV and music, private breakfast area, open bar and heated relaxation area for smokers.* Hairdresser, massages and body treatments. 9
  10. 10. n InterContinental Madrid *****A n Impressive landmark on ‘Paseo de la Castellana’. An 18th-century palace was the inspiration for the InterContinentalMadrid, which is one of the most emblematic 5-star hotels and is situated on Paseo de la Castellana, one of the city’s mostwell-known thoroughfares. Located in the upscale cultural and business district, the hotel is just minutes from the PradoMuseum, (one of the Art Triangle art museums), the Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium & Museum, the ele-gant Calle Serrano shopping district and the historic centre of Madrid.All rooms are elegant, contemporary classic and functional. The rooms are classed as Deluxe, Club and different Suites categories.Some of the services and facilities that the hotel provides are:* Club InterContinental with a private lounge, breakfast, separate check in area, sancks and soft drinks buffet and other special amenities.* The delightful “El Jardín del InterContinental Restaurant” with summer outdoor terrace.* Bar 49 that specialises in local wines, cocktails and tapas. *Business Center 24hr.* Fitness center 24hr. with massages and treatments upon request.10
  11. 11. An 18th-century palace wasn n t h e i n s p i r a t i o n f o r t h e I n t e r C o n t i n e n ta l M a d r i d 11
  12. 12. C h a m p i o n sh i p g o l f c o u r s e s d d m i n u t e s awa y f r o m t h e sh o p p i n g a n d b u s i n e ss d i s t r i c t s12
  13. 13. Golf Courses in Madrid andd surrounding townsR eal Club de Golf La Herrería:This golf course was founded in 1968 and is located to the north of Madrid, in the beautiful San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Itis surrounded by a Holm oak forest and has amazing views of the area and of the spectacular ‘Monasterio de El Escorial’– a famous 16th century monastery well worth visiting. The Golf Course is a par 71 and has hosted many Spanish NationalProfessional Tournaments.G olf Santander:This superb 18-hole par 72 golf course is located 10 miles west of Madrid’s city centre. It was designed by Mr. Rees Jones andin 2010 it was ranked in Golf Digest Top 100 golf courses in the World, outside the United States. It has 6 different tee-offpoints for golfers of all levels, going from 7500 yards from the back tee to 5344 from the front one.E l Encín Golf:One of Europe’s longest golf courses and one of the last designs of the reputed Mr. Robert Von Hagge before he passedaway. It is a par 72 with wide fairways, perfect bunkering and vast undulated greens. El Encín is located 20 miles from Ma-drid and hosts the Madrid Masters, a regular tournament of the European Tour.L a Faisanera Golf:Designed by two-time winner of the Green Jacket José María Olazábal, La Faisanera is near the historic town of Segovia and55 miles from Madrid by motorway. The golf course is set within an old hunting reserve with stunning views of the Sierrade Guadarrama mountain range. After a round of golf, you can enjoy a spot of lunch and try some of the local specialties.C lub de Golf Lomas Bosque:Beautiful Par 72 Golf Course just 15 miles from the centre of Madrid. Set in an unrivalled location, the first nine holes ofthe course are surrounded by trees and undulating fairways which make for some fun golf whereas the second half of thecourse is much flatter and has a large lake that will come into play for quite a few holes. 13
  14. 14. AndalusiawA ndalusia is a very large region located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. It has some of Europe’s best golf courses andhas an enviable climate all year. Pleasant, sunny winters with moderate temperatures and warm summers to combine golfand the beach.Andalusia’s remarkable golf courses have hosted important tournaments such as the Ryder Cup in 1997 in Valderrama, theGolf World Cup or the Volvo Masters to name just a few. In fact, it hosts three European Tour tournaments: Andalucia Mas-ters, the Andalucia Open and the Volvo World Match Play.There is a lot more to Andalusia than golf and sun. It offers one of the world’s most diverse cuisines that draws on the va-rious cultures that have been present over several centuries. Nightlife in Andalusia is equally very vibrant.14
  15. 15. A n d a l u s i a ’ s r e m a r k a b l ew w golf courses have hosted i m p o r t a n t t o u r n a m e n t s 15
  16. 16. e Mediterranean Coast The hotel grounds are surrounded e e b y a w o r l d ch a m p i o n sh i p 1 8 h o l e g o l f c o u r s e16
  17. 17. F i n c a C o r t e s í n , H o t e l G o l f & S pa * * * * * e W o r l d - c l a ss h o s p i t a l i t yB uilt around two main courtyards with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 large, bright and exquisitely designed suitesranging from 500-2,000 square feet, all with lofty 4m high ceilings.The kitchen is led by German born executive chef, Lutz Bösing along with an expert team of professionals that takes an innova-tive and creative perspective on Spanish cuisine. Bösing´s culinary career stretches back over 30 years, twenty of which he spentrefining and mastering Spanish cuisine. Today, Bösing´s main focus is to harmonize classical traditions with modern conceptsin his ongoing pursuit of the finest products and “flavours of life.” Al fresco terrace dining under black parasols alongside 1,000year old olive trees at “El Jardín” restaurant, impressive grounds featuring two emerald swimming pools (one 50m and one 35m),a luxuriously spacious spa with seven treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and the only snow cave in Spain, as well as a 25mindoor swimming pool and sports room with state of the art equipment.The hotel grounds are surrounded by a world championship 18 hole golf course which was designed by Cabell Robinson with aJack Nicklaus Academy and hosts the “The Volvo World Match Play Championship”. 17
  18. 18. 8 Almenara Golf Resort ****T he Hotel Almenara is located in the unique surroundings of Sotogrande overlooking the Mediterranean and surroundedby some of the best golf courses in Europe.Located at the heart of the Almenara golf course, it has 148 rooms with exquisite decoration using natural materials thatcreate warm, authentic local hues.The exquisite décor of the rooms, inspired by the beauty of the natural surroundings, creates a warm and comfortable am-bience with a refined local flavour.Elysium Sotogrande Spa offers a refreshing and relaxing treat for body and mind. The centre features the most innovativetreatments and the most varied activities designed for health and beauty.The hotel has two restaurants with different atmospheres. Gaia international cuisine and the more informal Veinteeochowith fabulous views over the golf course and the Mediterranean. In the main building, there is a cosy bar called Pentagramand minutes from the hotel, Cucurucho Beach Club restaurant and bar complete the dining options on offer at the Hotel.Besides these facilities, the Hotel has a Golfing School “Sotogrande Golf Academy” and the Cucurucho Beach Club that makefor an unforgettable stay.18
  19. 19. 8 Mediterranean Coast E ly s i u m S o t o g r a n d e S pa o f f e r s 8 8 a r e f r e sh i n g a n d r e l a x i n g t r e at f o r b o d y a n d m i n d 19
  20. 20. 5 Mediterranean Coast I d e a l ly l o c at e d i n t h e “ Pa r a d i s e 5 5 of Golf”, in one of the most beautiful areas of Marbella20
  21. 21. 5 Hotel Guadalmina S pa & G o l f R e s o r t * * * *I deally located in the “Paradise of Golf”, in one of the most beautiful areas of Marbella, directly on the Beach and on the two18 hole Golf Courses.The 177 rooms and suites that make up the hotel are located in three different buildings. They have spacious balconies, all loo-king out on to the sea, the gardens or the golf course.It has three magnificent restaurants:Cocoa Restaurant, which has recently been renovated, still has magnificent views of the Guadalmina South Golf Course and iscontinuing to offer excellent cuisine.Taray Restaurant has been completely refurbished, offering the possibility of celebrating important events. On Sundays you canenjoy the traditional Buffet Lunch on one of the spacious terraces.At the recently refurbished Beach Club, guests will be able to enjoy our typical Mediterranean cuisine by the sea, for both lunchand dinner throughout the Summer Season.The singular Spa area includes a gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish baths, dream showers and a dynamic swimming pool. TheSpa also offers all kinds of wellness and beauty treatments. 21
  22. 22. Golf Courses On the V6 Mediterranean Coast alderrama Golf Club:These are a few of the numerous golf courses you may play Par 71 Championship Course, designed by Sir Robert Trent Jones.when you are staying along the Mediterranean Coast. We can Valderrama is considered by many as the best golf course in Conti-arrange for you to play in many others-just contact us or your nental Europe. It hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997 and has also hostedlocal Tour Operator for whatever information you require. several international tournaments such as the Volvo Master or one of the World Golf Championships (1999 and 2000). It hosts theF Andalucia Masters, regular tournament of the European Tour. inca Cortesín:Finca Cortesin boasts a magnificent par 72, 18-hole golf courseby one of the world’s leading golf course architects, Cabell R eal Club de Golf de Sotogrande:Robinson. The course was designed to incorporate the area’s Another pearl of Sir Robert Trent Jones in the south coast of Spain.original flora and fauna. At nearly 7,500 yards, this is one of Sotogrande is a marvellous golf course surrounded by maturethe longest golf courses in Europe and it is also proud to be vegetation with pine, cork oaks, eucalyptus and giant palm treeshome to a Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy. enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. Its 18 hole par 72 has hosted international championships and it is often conside-A red one of the top ten golf courses in Continental Europe. lmenara Golf:Designed by Dave Thomas, the golf course consists of 27holes allowing you to enjoy up to three different 18-hole L a Reserva de Sotogrande:combinations, all with a par of 72, so that each game is a new La Reserva Golf Club is a magnificent facility featuring an ex-challenge for the player. The fairways stretch across some tensive 18-hole par 72 course designed by Cabell Robinson alongexceptionally beautiful natural landscapes, amidst two large with a spectacular clubhouse. The golf course opened for playlakes surrounded by pine and cork oak trees, which take on a in August 2003 and is already considered one of the best cour-singular prominence. ses in Europe. The rest of the facility opened on 21 July 2004.R eal Club de Golf Guadalmina: A talaya Golf:Established in 1959, Guadalmina has two 18 hole golf courses. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca moun-The South Course is the oldest (1959) and is beautifully laid tains, its two magnificent 18-hole courses - the Atalaya Oldout with narrow fairways that are well protected by mature Course and the Atalaya New Course - are lined with maturetrees. The North Course (1973) has more water obstacles requi- eucalyptus trees, cactus, palm trees and pink and white azaleasring straight drives down the middle of the fairways. that fill the air with an intoxicating, unforgettable scent.22
  23. 23. E n v i a b l e c l i m at e , l u x u r y h o t e l s6 6 a n d s o m e o f t h e m o s t spectacular g o l f c o u r s e s i n E u r o p e 23
  24. 24. P At l a n t i c C o a s t Th e e x c l u s i v e M e l i á S a n c t i P e t r i P P H o t e l i s l o c a t e d r i gh t n e x t t o t h e s e a o n L a B a r r o s a B e a ch24
  25. 25. P Meliá Sancti Petri *****T he exclusive Meliá Sancti Petri Hotel is located right next to the sea on La Barrosa Beach and is a benchmark for superiorquality business and leisure travel.Designed by architect Álvaro Sans, the entire hotel radiates tranquillity, impeccable taste and the magnificence of a classicalAndalusia palace.170 Double rooms, 6 Suites and 3 Presidential Suites beautifully decorated with an attractive Andalusia ambienceServices and facilities include:* Outdoor swimming pool * Spa * Beach* Fitness room * The Level Club with special services for its guests* Breakfast buffet * Bars and restaurants where you can try local and international specialties 25
  26. 26. Golf Courses on theO Atlantic CoastN ovo Sancti Petri:Novo Sancti Petri was the first golf course in Spain designed players to think about every shot and strategy becomes crucialby Severiano Ballesteros. The course has a total of 36 holes for signing a good scorecard.distributed into two 18-hole courses plus 18 holes newly added Min 2007 (Campano Course). There is also a Pitch & Putt coursewith a spacious adjacent driving range. Many people still ontecastillo:consider it to be Severiano’s masterpiece. The first 27 holeswere opened in 1990. The remaining 9 holes were inaugurated Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it is considered one of the bestin April, 2001. courses in Europe. Continued maintenance and improve- ments carried out recently have consolidated this image. It isL an ideal course for both beginners and experienced players. All golfing enthusiasts should play it and enjoy its spectacular as Estancia Golf: holes. Its par 72 eighteen holes have hosted important tourna-The course, located within a wholly natural environment, is a ments of the European and Spanish National Tours.72 Par that is peppered with protected areas which have been Arespected in the design of the course and which highlight itsbeauty, encouraging the player to use different strategies for rcos Gardens:each hole. It is a course which players of all handicaps can en-joy, and that presents different challenges for each level of play. It is a spectacular par 72 course with wonderful views of the surrounding areas during a round of golf on impeccable track.L It was designed to be challenging for professionals yet also proving to be a wonderful experience for amateurs. The 5 sets omas de Sancti Petri: of tees on every hole along with strategically placed bunkersLomas de Sancti Petri is a beautiful challenging course in a and lakes to protect the greens provide the player with count-gorgeous natural environment. Its narrow fairways force less challenges.26
  27. 27. Meliá Sancti Petri is surrounded byO O numerous golf courses making it a perfect destination for sun and golf 27
  28. 28. MUR C IAKM urcia is an ideal place to spend your holidays to relax and enjoy its perfect climate, its beaches, luxury ho-tels and renowned golf courses. You will find beautiful and classic golf courses like the ones at the mythical ‘La Man-ga Club’ or more recent and astonishing ones like the renowned Nicklaus Trail, 6 spectacular golf courses designedby the best player in the history of golf.28
  29. 29. N i c k l au s T r a i l , 6 s p e c ta c u l a r golf courses designed bythe bestK L player in the history of golf 29
  30. 30. Luxurious sports and leisure / / resort located in a unique pa r t o f t h e R e g i o n o f M u r c i a30
  31. 31. / La Manga ClubL uxurious sports and leisure resort located in a unique part of the Region of Murcia. The resort offers 3 splendid golf cour-ses, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness areas, squash, cricket, football, rugby, biking, jogging and walking routes. It also has aluxurious Spa where you can relax at any time.It has three different types of accommodation:* 5 star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe* Las Lomas Village superb apartments and townhouses* Other properties that range from stylish furnished one or two-bedroom apartments to spectacular fairway villasLa Manga Club offers a wide range of top quality cuisine in its many restaurants – the choices include Spanish, Mediterranean,Asian, Indian, tapas and seafood restaurants – or you can enjoy the nightlife in the resort’s bars. 31
  32. 32. InterContinental * La Torre Golf Resort *****S un kissed elegance on the southeast coast of Spain.This contemporary and elegant lakeside retreat is located at the heart of the La Torre Golf Resort and surrounded by an 18hole, Par 68 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and part of Murcia’s famous ‘Nicklaus Golf Trail’.The rooms are decorated in a contemporary chic style to create an intimate and relaxed setting; all suites incorporate thelatest technology, have a large terraces with exceptional views, a separate seating area and luxurious marble bathrooms withtwin washbasins and a separate walk-in shower.Services & Amenities:* 3 excellent restaurants and bars * Poolside Bar & Grill* Swimming pool * Peaceful and relaxing spa* Buffet breakfast32
  33. 33. S UN KI S S ED ELE G AN C E* * ON T H E S OUT H EA S T C OA S T OF S PAIN 33
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  35. 35. Golf Coursesj in MurciaN icklaus Golf Trail:6 splendid 18 hole Golf Courses by Nicklaus Design locatedacross the Region of Murcia.* Hacienda Riquelme: Par 72 course that is surrounded bywild flowers, lakes and olive trees. The strategically placedbunkers provide an enjoyable round of golf set in idyllic Lsurroundings.* El Valle: Par 71 course located in a desert valley. Surroun- a Manga Club:ded by desert plants and natural rocks, the El Valle course 3 spectacular 18 hole golf courses within the same a unique part of the Nicklaus Golf Trail. * South Course: Par 73. Designed in 1971 by Robert D. Put-* La Torre: Par 68 built around three lakes. It has four man and remodelled in 1992 by Arnold Palmer. Located insets of tees, ensuring that this course can be played by the centre of the valley, with wide palm-fringed fairwaysmoderate golfers with high handicaps whilst remaining and water hazards that come into play on 15 of the 18challenging for more experienced golfers. holes, the South Course holds few hidden dangers. It has* Condado de Alhama: At 7528 yards, it is the longest cour- hosted important European Tour in Murcia’s Nicklaus Trail. Its five lakes, perfect bunke- * North Course: Par 71. Another Robert D. Putman design.ring, side fairways and its fast undulating greens make it a It is an undulating championship course that stretches outreal challenge for all golfers. between palm trees, lakes and ‘barrancas’. These natural* Saurines de La Torre: Par 72 desert style golf course with storm gullies feature on all three golf courses and addundulating fairways and greens. It doesn’t have many an extra dimension to the game. Slightly shorter than thebunkers but a huge lake bordering the 9th and 18th hole South, with tighter fairways and larger greens, the Northguarantees a very challenging ending. Course offers a different, yet no less challenging, round of golf.* Mar Menor Village Golf: This demanding Par 72 startedoff as a nine hole golf course designed by Dave Thomas * West Course: Par 72. Set amid serene pine woodlands, thewhich was then extended to 18 holes in 2009, the second West Course’s design closely follows the natural contoursnine were designed by Nicklaus. The extension included a of the undulating land. Its distinct character makes it alarge lake with stunning white sand bunkers leading down good alternative to the other, more classical championshipto the waters’ edge. courses. 35
  36. 36. h CataloniaI mpressive area located in the Northwest of Spain. Catalonia is the home of the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona,and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, the amazing Pyrenees mountain range and some of Spain’s mostimportant golf courses. Catalonia has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Don’t miss out on the opportunityof coming here to try the fine cuisine, taking in the landscape, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and playing golfin its superb golf courses.36
  37. 37. Catalonia is the home of the cosmopolitanh h city of Barcelona and some of the m o s t b e a u t i f u l b e a ch e s i n E u r o p e 37
  38. 38. M e l i á V i ch y C a t a l á n , , T H E PERFE C T H OTEL FOR G OLF ENT H U S IA S T S38
  39. 39. , M e l i á V i ch y C a t a l á n * * * *T he perfect hotel for golf enthusiastsThe hotel, with its unique architecture that blends in carefully with the surrounding landscape, is visible from the entrance of thetwo Catalonian PGA golf courses. Its unique location makes it an ideal base for exploring the charming city of Gerona, the lovelytowns and villages of inland Catalonia or the magnificent beaches of the Costa Brava, just a few miles away from the resort.Its accommodation comprises 149 spaciously elegant rooms, including 8 duplexes, 4 junior suites and a spectacularPresidential SuiteThe hotel facilities include:* Adult and children’s swimming pool * A complete and unique spa* Conveniently located next to the Clubhouse * Driving Range within walking distance* Two restaurants * Buffet breakfast* Bar with a broad selection of snacks 39
  40. 40. Golf CoursesF in CataloniaT he resort where the Meliá Vichy Catalán is located, offers two spectacular 18 hole golf courses. We also organize holidays toother destinations in the area so that you can play other amazing golf courses in Catalonia such as the Real Club de Golf El Prat,Sant Cugat or Empordá among others.Stadium Course: This spectacular and imposing course has been consistently ranked among the best ten golf courses in Europesince it was opened. As the venue for numerous European Tour tournaments it is also routinely singled out for praise from theprofessional playing fraternity. The beauty of the course can distract the player from the many dangers awaiting...Tour Course: Most of the holes feature wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers, which can be forgiving of a less than per-fect shot. Another feature sure to focus the mind is the sense of never being far from a water hazard. There is no question that theTour Course is a worthy challenge. The prestige of this remarkable golf course arises out of its status as the resident course for thePGA European Tour Qualifying School Final40
  41. 41. Th e S t a d i u m C o u r s e a t P G AF F C ata l u n ya i s c o n s i d e r e d o n e o f Europe’s best golf courses 41
  42. 42. Algarve PortugalbT he Algarve in the south of Portugal is a destination for leisure and excellent holidays: From east to west you canfind the best beaches of golden sand and crystal clear Mediterranean waters.The Algarve has some of Europe’s best and most varied golf courses, which blend harmoniously into their surroun-ding and provide some great golfing experiences. Wining and dining in the Algarve is unforgettable and the freshfish and seafood which go from the sea straight to the table make its restaurants some of the best in the world. Thewarm Algarve nights can be packed with entertainment or simply spent enjoying the moonlight in an open-air café.42
  43. 43. From east to west you can find the b e s t b e a ch e s o f g o l d e n s a n d a n db b crystal clear Mediterranean waters 43
  44. 44. L o c a t e d i n V i l a m o u r a , : : t h i s h o t e l i s p u r e s o p h i s t i c a t i o n44
  45. 45. : Tivoli Victoria*****L ocated in Vilamoura, this hotel is pure sophistication.The amazing rooms, with panoramic views over the beautiful fairways of the Victoria Golf Course (designed by Arnold Palmer)and the surroundings make this 5 star resort an exceptional experience.All rooms and suites are equipped with top-of-the-range technology and combine sophisticated and elegant decoration withmaximum comfort, where the quality and standard of every detail has been carefully designed to please.The Tivoli Victoria has 2 restaurants and 3 bars for you to enjoy.Whether you are travelling for work or leisure, take time out to savour some delicious delicacies or enjoy one of our amazingcocktails while you take in the superb view of the sea and cliffs.Experience a new luxury approach to Asian Spa therapies at Portugal’s first Elements Spa by Banyan Tree; the prestigious, highlyregarded Thai company.The Conference and Events Centre are ideal venues for successful meetings or celebrations and lend themselves per-fectly to any event. 45
  46. 46. = Tivoli Marina Vilamoura*****W ith the famous Marina on one side and its own private beach on the other, the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura is a landmark forluxury tourism in the Algarve.With special emphasis on the use of fresh, sophisticated and captivating decoration in shades of brown, blue, green and orange,the luxurious rooms and suites are perfect for all those seeking to combine relaxation with glamour. We have a total of 383rooms with a sea or marina view, including two which have been especially adapted for disabled guests.The Tivoli Marina Vilamoura has 3 restaurants and 3 bars at your disposal.In the gardens of the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, discover the first Angsana Spa in Portugal. Waiting for you at the Angsana Spa is ateam of specialized Asian masseurs, 11 treatment rooms where the contemporary design and relaxing atmosphere will ensure anunforgettable Algarve Spa experience, according to the best oriental tradition.Whether it’s a conference, a product presentation, a banquet or simply a small but important business meeting in the Algarve,the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura has the resources and facilities to ensure the success of your event.46
  47. 47. In the gardens of the Tivoli= = M a r i n a V i l a m o u r a , d i sc o v e r t h e f i r s t A n gs a n a S p a i n P o r t u g a l 47
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  49. 49. Golf Coursesa in the AlgarveO ceanico Golf offers seven Championship courses in the Algarve.F aldo Course: The Oceanico Faldo Course has an Arizona desert feel, especially with the beautiful terracotta colour of the earth.This championship course demands careful positioning to score well and fulfils Nick Faldo’s design objective of being a challen-ging course.V ictoria: The championship Oceanico Victoria course was designed by Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest golfing legends.Several manmade hazards provide challenges for players and the 17th hole, the signature hole, has a total of twelve water cascadesbordering the right side of the hole.O ’Connor Jnr.: The championship Oceanico O’Connor Jnr. course features lush landscapes and orange groves in a low lying va-lley where large areas of lakes and watercourses demand accurate positioning. This course was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr.O ld Course: This Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout golf course opened in 1969 and was modernised 27 years later.It meanders over gently undulating terrain and is renowned throughout the golfing world.P inhal: This was the second golf course built in Vilamoura, designed by Frank Pennick and inaugurated in 1976, and is typifiedby rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous Atlantic pines.M illennium: This conventional par 72 course opened in the year 2000, and was designed by renowned golf architect MartinHawtree. With the first holes amongst the pinewoods and a number of hazards the course provides a range of challenges.L aguna: Laid out over low lying coastal terrain, this course, designed by U.S. golf architect Joseph Lee, with its many waterhazards and few trees, is considerably different from the other ones in the Vilamoura area. 49
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