May Newsletter 2018

With the Spring golfing season about to finish on the Algarve, the courses are reporting record numbers compared to previous years. Judging by the early pre-bookings, Autumn will be full of golfers. It’s great news for the area.

It was lovely welcoming the Brian Williams group back among us in March. How they picked such a great week in a really unsettled Spring I don’t know! Brian, you’ve got the formula!

This Alliance Group have been with us several times now, with Grange and Castle members making up most of the Group. A newcomer stole the limelight this year winning the weekly tournament with some great scores, particularly at Lamonacilla and Castro Marim. Well done Pat.

O’Connor GolfTours welcomed the Woodbrook Group for the first time, and what a great tour it was, playing Monte Rei, Lamonacilla and Castro. Looking forward to seeing them back next year for another run at Monte Rei, there is some unfinished business with that one! Hope to see some more of my old Woodbrook pals out on the Eastern Algarve again soon.

Charlie McGee’s Group booked with us for the first time in April, they conquered all including the weather. There were some good individual scores, particularly at Monte Rei. Well done lads and we hope to see you back again soon.

O’Connor Golf Tours are now established in the Vilamoura area and we expect to do a lot more business this Autumn with Vila Gale and our Minor Hotel partners. We are now covering all the courses in the region. We are looking forward to the large London based Sligo Group for September in Vila Gale who will playing some of these courses.

In other news the resort town of Monte Gordo will enhance its popularity on the coast with the construction of a coastal boardwalk and 23 new Restaurants.The Algarve has again retained its No1 ranking as the best Golf Destination in the World! This is in no doubt down to excellent maintained golfing standards the affordable rates at courses and Hotels.

Our new partner courses in Spain have become very popular with O’Connor Golf Tours’ customers. LaMonacilla has stood out in this regard as an excellent fair test of golfing ability and maintains a high satisfaction rating amongst our guests. Well done to Ricardo, Pablo and Elena for your great and courteous service.

A new introduction this year is Isla Canela, getting excellent reviews, we expect the popularity of the course to grow from here on in.

Monte Rei is now extremely popular and tee times get booked up quickly. How times have changed for the better. The Course, rated No1 in Portugal is pristine, and guests are treated like Kings when they visit. A little more expensive, but it really is a must play course

Castro Marim Golf Resort with its on-course Villas is now getting very popular in the golf and holiday seasons. Good value for money and for the enthusiastic golf families, a perfect pick! With its 27 Holes this course is ideal for holidays at any time of year

Cima and Ria are still as popular as ever and we expect the usual bookings for these great courses in the coming months

Benamor is in tremendous condition as usual. O’Connor Golf Tours recommend this course to be included in all Itineraries. It’s a great first day course to get used to the quick greens and weather on the Algarve. We recommend the “Classics” incorporating Lunch and wine tasting. These are run monthly during the off seasons.

The two courses at the 5* Rompido Resort are still popular and well worth incorporating into your golf holiday. The scenic South Course is a must for day 1 and the more technical North Course to follow on; extremely good value.

This year we will be re-introducing Bella Vista golf, located near Lamonacilla. It has been taken over by new owners who have brought a great design back to life and we now recommend this classic course. It’s the oldest golf club in Spain founded in 1916 and deserves to be up there with the others. We are lucky to be able to access these great courses from our base at the Dunamar in Monte Gordo.

O’Connor Golf Tours are now looking forward to the second part of the year and we have some great value packages in place. Visit our website http://www.oconnorgolftours.com for more information and get booking your Summer Golf Holiday!

Summer Golf on the Algarve is now getting extremely popular due to the quality and affordability of the courses. The Dunamar is a superb Apart/Hotel which caters for the sun worshippers as well as those that can play a little golf! Lessons can be organised at Castro Marim on request

Good Golfing!

Gerry,

O Connor Golf Tours