Portugal’s world-famous Algarve region is preparing to take centre stage at the start of next month when the 15th edition of the Portugal Masters takes place at Vilamoura from November 4-7.
Defending champion George Coetzee will head a star-studded line-up at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course that includes several winners on the European Tour this season including Danes Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, who made history this year when they became the first brothers to win in consecutive weeks on the European Tour.
Also featuring four other previous Portugal Masters winners, the event is one of the most popular tournaments of the year with the players, but it’s not just the professionals who are delighted to be heading back to the Algarve this autumn with thousands of amateurs packing their bags and returning to the golf-rich region in search of sunshine golf.
With Covid travel restrictions easing in the UK and across Europe, the Algarve is buzzing again with the award-winning destination’s world-class resorts and courses reporting busy traffic and positive bookings for the coming winter and spring 2022.
João Fernandes, president of the Algarve Tourism Bureau, said: “The Portugal Masters is one of the biggest events of the year for the Algarve and is the ideal opportunity for us to showcase everything that we have to offer in our wonderful region.
“The recent pandemic has presented many challenges but, from the positive feedback that I have received from our courses, the golf market is now recovering strongly and the signs are very good for the future which is very encouraging.”
With an impressive 43 nine or 18-hole layouts that can be played all-year-round, the Algarve is a firm favourite with golfers across Europe and beyond and attracts hundreds of thousands of golfers to its fairways every year.
The southernmost region of mainland Portugal and stretching along a 150-mile coastline and boasting spectacular beaches, picturesque rocky coves, quaint fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage, the region is the perfect destination golfers of all ages and abilities, with something to suit every taste and budget.
For more information on golf in the Algarve, visit www.visitgolfalgarve.com
Tickets for the Portugal Masters can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/portugal-masters2021-tickets173381186797. They are priced at €20 per day for adults, €17 euros for those participating in subsidised programs and €8 for children aged 12 to 17, with free entry for anyone under 12.