Our inaugural Nations Cup will be staged at Praia D’El Rey Resort, north west of Lisbon, and it will feature three stunning courses on the Portuguese Silver Coast – Praia D’El Rey itself, Royal Obidos and West Cliffs.
Teams of four golfers will play in pairs each day, with their Betterball Stableford scores combining to give a team total.
The idea is to have an event with golfers from different nations coming together to play and socialise at a well-organised, fun tournament. We already have teams from England, Scotland, France, Iceland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and the Faroe Islands signed up and ready to do battle – will you be joining them to represent your country?
Praia D’El Rey will provide a good test as we get the event underway. The course offers a distinct mix of nines – one with stunning ocean views and an open links feel, and the other winding its way amongst the trees and vegetation on the resort.
Royal Obidos was the final creation of Seve Ballesteros, and what a legacy the great man left. Water is very much in play on a number of holes, and our international competitors will need to play well in their pairs to ensure they post a good score.
The stunning cliff-top links of West Cliffs will provide the perfect setting for the final round of the event. One of the very best courses in Europe, the undulating greens, strategically placed bunkers, and amazing scenery ensure a memorable experience for all golfers.
Entry includes daily golf transfers and four nights self-catering accommodation at the beautiful Praia D’El Rey Resort. Those who are looking for an event more luxurious trip can upgrade to stay in the world-class 5 star Marriott Hotel.
Richard & Fan Brown (Kings Lynn Golf Club, Norfolk)
The itinerary for the trip is as follows;
Wednesday 11th March – Arrivals Day (the nearest airport is Lisbon around 45 minutes away)
Thursday 12th March – Round 1 at Praia D’El Rey
Friday 13th March – Round 2 at Royal Obidos
Saturday 14th March – Round 3 at West Cliffs and Presentation Dinner
Sunday 15th March – Depart for home
Standard team entry (for 4 golfers) is £1,220 (£305 per person).
Upgrades are available to stay in the Marriott Hotel – details available upon request.
All packages include 4 night’s accommodation, 3 rounds of golf, daily shuttles to golf courses if required, resort shuttles to bars and restaurants, all prizes and a free welcome drink at our drinks reception.
Packages are also available to include non-golfers, single supplements, and extra nights plus extra rounds of golf are available on a per night basis if you wish to stay longer than the standard 4 nights.
The exclusive Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort is home to miles of golden beaches and long days of plentiful sunshine. The Resort offers a variety of accommodation options from self-catering apartments to the luxury of the Marriott Hotel. Our standard package includes 4 nights at The Village – contemporary self-catering apartments featuring classic Portuguese décor, all close to the communal pools and within easy access to the golf courses and the beach.
Rates for B&B vary depending on room options, email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
> All competitors will play in pairs at each of the four courses during the competition.
> The event is a 72 hole Betterball Stableford competition, and the pair with the highest score after the three rounds will be declared the winner.
> As well as prizes for overall scores, there will also be daily prizes for each day.
> Prizes will be presented following Round 4 – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which will be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – 90% handicap allowance is given.
> A draw will be produced for each days play, and the event will be played in 4 balls.
> Should any entrants wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.