Algarve promotes itself in an exclusive stand at the Portugal Masters

The Algarve will be promoted as «European Golf Destination of the Year 2014» at the Portugal Masters, the biggest […]

david lynnThe Algarve will be promoted as «European Golf Destination of the Year 2014» at the Portugal Masters, the biggest golf tournament played in the country, with a prize money of two million euros, which will take place from October 09th to 12th at the Oceânico Victoria Course , in Vilamoura.

An exclusive stand of the destination, in Aldeia das Tendas, next to the 18th hole, will be animated by the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA) with the distribution of information and give-aways alluding to the Algarve from the 8th – the day reserved for the Pro-Am, a kind of warm-up for the Masters, in which professionals and amateurs play side by side.

«The Portugal Masters is an anchor event of destiny and one of the flags for which RTA has fought with the tutelage, which justifies the bet on its own space. Furthermore, it is an honor to host one of the most popular European Tour tournaments in the year in which the Algarve was elected «European Golf Destination of the Year» by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators», says the organisation's president, Desidério Silva.

oceanic golfThis is the eighth consecutive edition that the Portugal Masters are held in the Algarve and in Vilamoura, at the Oceânico Victoria Course. With an area of ​​about 90 hectares, the course is a PAR 72 championship course designed by American Arnold Palmer, one of the best players in the history of professional golf.

Several times distinguished as the best national golf course, Oceânico Victoria is considered one of the best and most sophisticated courses in Europe, with wide and undulating fairways, extensive water hazards (the various lakes occupy a water surface of 13 hectares ) and well placed bunkers.

With more than one million rounds per year on the region's 40 courses, golf is the main tourist product in the Algarve outside the bathing season, having recorded 561 thousand rounds in the first half of the year, 6,7 percent more than in the same period. from the previous year.