Don't let your competitive edge take a break on holiday

Amendoeira boasts 45 holes with two championship courses by Sir Nick Faldo and Christy O’Connor Jr

Holiday at Amendoeira Golf Resort, Portugal
O’Connor Course #18

Those winning instincts do not need to take a seat on a sun lounger with an autumn stay at Amendoeira Golf Resort.

Situated just 20 minutes from Vilamoura, 35 minutes from Faro airport and just a few kilometres from the stunning golden beaches and the year-round sunshine in the Algarve, Amendoeira Golf Resort is brimming with leisure facilities, including tennis courts, running trails, swimming pools and gym facilities.

But its two outstanding Championship golf courses – The Faldo and The O’Connor – are the two biggest draws, as well as a superb par-three nine-hole course which can be played under fllodlights.

Holiday at Amendoeira Golf Resort, Portugal
Faldo Course #4

There is also a varied amateur tournament schedule with prizes to be won and different formats for handicap golfers. And guests at Amendoeira have been invited to join up with the residents and members to battle it out for the prizes during their stay.

The Amendoeira Cup Open Day (November 10), Pitch and Putt competition (November 17) and Charity tournament (November 30) are all on the horizon with plenty more scheduled throughout the year and into 2020.

So for those who prefer their golf with an edge, it’s the perfect opportunity to stay match-sharp during your golf break by simply signing up to play via the website and bringing along your handicap certificate.

Sérgio Duarte, general manager at Amendoeira Golf Resort, said: “Some golfers prefer the informal round where the score is unimportant and of course, we are happy to provide this.

“But other golfers like to play in a competitive environment whenever possible and we are happy to accommodate our guests within our competitions.

“Some are team events, others are individual, but they all stay true to the ethos of competitive club golf in the UK. We like to call it friendly competition, which often makes it a little more interesting!”

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