We finally gave in to popular demand and launched our first overseas event in March 2019. The huge success of the trip means that we will be heading back to the beautiful Silver Coast, north west of Lisbon, next year to do it all again.
The event will again be a 54 hole Betterball Stableford competition featuring three of the region’s best courses – Praia D’El Rey, Royal Obidos and West Cliffs.
Richard & Fan Brown (Kings Lynn Golf Club, Norfolk)
We start at Praia D’El Rey – a very highly regarded course that features an intriguing mix of holes, with some played in amongst the lush vegetation and some with the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic coastline.
The final creation of the legendary Seve Ballesteros, Royal Obidos will be our hosts for the second round. It is an exciting layout with water in play on plenty of holes and, without doubt, one of the gems of the Silver Coast.
Rated as the ‘World’s Best New Course’ at the World Golf Awards, this amazing cliff-top links lies on spectacular terrain and, despite only opening in summer 2017, is currently ranked one of the very best in Portugal by Top 100 Courses.
The package includes daily golf transfers and four nights self-catering accommodation at the beautiful Praia D’El Rey Village. Those looking for an even more luxurious trip can upgrade to stay in the Resort’s world-class 5 star Marriott Hotel.
The itinerary for the trip is as follows;
Saturday 7th March – Arrivals Day (the nearest airport is Lisbon around 45 minutes away)
Sunday 8th March – Round 1 at Praia D’El Rey
Monday 9th March – Round 2 at Royal Obidos
Tuesday 10th March – Round 3 at West Cliffs followed by our optional Farewell Dinner
Wednesday 11th March – Depart for home
Please note that extra nights 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.