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The Vila Sol Golf Resort comprises a fabulous 27-hole golf course, which was the first in Portugal to be designed by the famous English golf architect Donald Steel. Inaugurated in 1991 the course stretches along a wide valley, naturally sculpted by Mother Nature and is divided into three loops of 9 holes with three different levels of difficulty: Prime, Challenge and Prestige to offer golfers of all abilities a challenging but rewarding experience.
The course staged the Portuguese Open in 1992 and 1993, and its value was recognized in 1996 with the award by Green Globe of the Green Flag (certification of conformity with environmental standards) and the Best Golf Development award in 2001. Against this backdrop, full of trees and wildlife and contemporary sculptures, carefully looked after and protected by specialist staff, golfers can discover an environment par excellence which will envelop them throughout the day.
The course rests in a woodland setting of umbrella pines, fig, almond trees and 300 year old cork oaks. The large timbered terrace of the stylish clubhouse overlooks the 18th green and is perfect to relax and have a drink after an enjoyable round of golf. Located at the heart of one of the Algarve’s most developed resort areas, between Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago, Vila Sol Golf is a picture postcard of Portuguese golf.
“A nationwide golf challenge is calling on all football fans to dust down their irons and woods to compete in the first annual ‘Golf Champions of Football’ tournament. Teeing off June 2010 golfing football fans are invited to head for the Algarve, Portugal to take part in one of two events on June the 1st until the 8th of June 2010.”
“Each team of four will be entered to play in one of two group stages to play alongside fellow supporters from around the country. Winning teams from each stage are awarded prizes with the team with overall points lead crowned Champions. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place; all prizes are sponsored by Nike.”…Source