Algarve golf during Euro 2004 or here in the UK

A couple of golf deals we've spotted

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 19 May 2004

We've noticed a couple of golfing travel ideas that we thought you should know about.

9th green at Meridien Penina

First up Your Sporting Challenge are offering the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the Euro 2004 European Football Championships in Portugal, while playing golf on the Algarve.

England’s footballers play France in Group B on June 13, Switzerland on June 17 and Croatia on June 21 and during that time you can pick up a week’s golf package from as little as £399 per person including flights, transfers, accommodation in a three star apartment and three rounds of golf on top local courses. Sadly, you get no match tickets thrown in, but at that price who’s complaining? You can still enjoy the post-round banter in a local bar while cheering on Europe’s top teams.

From June 10-17 you can stay in either the Albufeira Jardim Apartments from £419 or the Real Belavista Hotel from £569 per person. From these you can enjoy rounds at Penina - which recently staged the Portuguese Open - and the Laguna and Pinhal courses at Vilamoura. A week later (June 18-24) a similar package will cost £399 and £509 respectively. Flights are from Manchester and Gatwick.

Back here in the UK Best Western Hotels is again staging its third Senior Amateur Masters golf tournaments at venues around the UK. As the title suggests the tournaments are for golfers aged over 40.

From early rounds at 13 regional destinations - Stoke-by-Nayland (May 27/June 19), Bank House, Worcester (June 3/22),St Mary’s, Bridgend (June 9/23), Crieff Hydro (June14/15), Ufford Park ( June 20/August 2), Abbey Hotel, Redditch (July 2/21) - sixty finalists will be invited to compete at the Best Western Forest Pines Hotel in North Lincolnshire from August 9-11.

There's a handicap limit of 24 for men and 36 for women and entry is £30. For more details see Best Western's dedicated golf break website or contact the Senior Masters hotline on 0208 692 4748.

If your interested in golf abroad then take a look at our Travel Partners who specialise in golfing breaks to European and Worldwide destinations.



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