Holidays start from this coming Saturday (November 1), through to November 2004, featuring over 220 courses. They have doubled their coverage in South Africa (14 to 29), tripled in Ireland (five to 16) and increased by over 50 per-cent in Italy and the UK.
"Learn to play’ holidays have become increasingly popular at La Manga club, Spain’s Costa del Sol and the Algarve in Portugal. There are even holidays for advanced golfers and juniors aged 6-11. For example a 5-day Beginners clinic in Vilamoura, Portugal can cost as little £150 per person (minimum four) and if you want individual coaching, with a personal PGA instructor, it’s yours for £289.
Improvers clinics start at £190 each, with advanced lessons available from £230 for 15 hours.
From £345 per week (January 1-30) you can stay and play at Vila Gale Ampalius at Vilamoura – the price including return flights from Gatwick, car hire and seven nights B&B.
Call 0870 609 0995 for reservations and a brochure.
Turkey may have got a bad press following England’s football clash with the national side but the country is now set to challenge Portugal and Spain as a great value golf destination.
Anatolian Sky Holidays, has just released details of its new Winter 2003 brochure, which includes comprehensive golf packages at six championship courses based around Belek on its southern Mediterranean coast.
The Sultan and Pasha 18-hole courses opened this year, while the National, Nobilis/Robinson, Gloria and Tatgolf Belek International courses have already established top reputations with golf visitors.
The Sultan Course created by European Golf Design delivers a stern but rewarding test of golf, while the shorter Pasha includes tricky doglegs, cleverly placed bunkers and undulating greens.
Course fees range from £35 to £80 per round, or £70 to £155 for a three round package. Prices include transport to and from local hotels with rounds pre-booked.
Prices during Winter and Spring for seven nights start at £499 for Gloria Golf, £469 for Gloria Verde and £529 for the all-inclusive Sillyum.
For more details call 0121 764 3550 or 07811 399710.
GB Airways will operate up to 22 flights a week from Gatwick to five airports in the Canary Islands this winter – just the job if you’re planning a golf trip in almost guaranteed sunny weather.
The airline will introduce twice weekly flights to both Fuerteventura and Tenerife North while increasing up to four a week to Gran Canaria, five to Lanzarote and nine weekly flights to Tenerife South.
Return fares to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife are currently on offer at only £149 (bookings by Nov 11). Return to Lanzarote start at £169.
More non-stop flights have also been introduced to Marrakech and others reinstated to Agadir in southern Morocco.
All four weekly flights (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) to Marrakech from Gatwick will now fly non-stop. Flights to Agadir this winter operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Daily services to Casablanca and Marrakech will continue to operate from Heathrow.
Return fares for the winter period start from £199 from London to Agadir and Marrakech and from £179 from London to Casablanca. Bookings must be made by November 11 and seats are subject to availability and restrictions.
For more details, visit www.ba.com or call 0870 850 9850.
From February 1 to April 30, 2004, Marriott is offering a three-night break for two at its Club Son Antem in Majorca for £349.
The price includes accommodation and car rental but does not include flights or green fees. The hotel has its own golf course, 360-degree driving range and holistic spa.
Call 0800 587 6693 or visit www.vacationclub.com.
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