Oceanico Group setting the standard for property and golf with glowing Algarve portfolio

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Jan, 2017

Oceanico Group setting the standard for property and golf with glowing Algarve portfolio

Oceanico Group ending 2016 in style with international recognition on and off the golf course for Amendoeira Golf Resort and Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

The breadth of quality amenities within the Oceânico Group portfolio has delivered further success in 2016, with both the Amendoeira Golf Resort and Belmar Spa & Beach Resort receiving international recognition. From high profile charity events and market leading product launches to inclusionin renowned television property shows, two of the Algarve’s best loved resorts have never been far from the public eye this year.

For Amendoeira Golf Resort, there were visits from golfing legends, renowned brands and TV cameras. 2016 Team Europe Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke returned to the resort for the second time in two years. Clarke welcomed guests from across Ireland for The Darren Clarke Foundation Champions Weekend, utilising the world-class practice facilities, golf courses and clubhouse for three days of competition, tuition and mentoring.

The world’s leading golf shoe brand, FootJoy, also chose the resort to host European golf media for the launch of its latest product; the Pro/SL. Journalists from the UK, Germany, Holland and France had the chance to test the performance of FJ’s latest shoes on Amendoeira’s award-winning Faldo course, before enjoying some late-night golfing fun on the unique floodlit Academy Course.

“Having marquee events and attendees visiting Amendoeira has given a real buzz to the resort,” commented Mr Chris Howell, Chairman, Oceânico Group. “We pride ourselves on providing world-class facilities, service and experience, whether it be for family holidays, high profile events or VIP guests. For Darren Clarke and FJ to choose Amendoeira for their special events, and trust us to deliver the quality that they expect, is very fulfilling.”

Among a night of celebration for Portugal at the 2016 World Golf Awards, there was additional cause for celebration for Amendoeira. Portugal was voted both Europe and the World’s leading golf destination at the glittering event, whilst the Oceânico Faldo Course was awarded Portugal’s Best Golf Course. The course, designed by 6-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo and opened in 2008, is complemented by the Oceânico O’Connor Jnr Course and was recognised as the jewel in the Algarve crown.

“Having marquee events and attendees visiting Amendoeira has given a real buzz to the resort,” commented Mr Chris Howell, Chairman, Oceânico Group. “We pride ourselves on providing world-class facilities, service and experience, whether it be for family holidays, high profile events or VIP guests. For Darren Clarke and FJ to choose Amendoeira for their special events, and trust us to deliver the quality that they expect, is very fulfilling.”

Chris Howell

Whilst Amendoeira is famed for its award winning golf coursesdesigned by two golfing legends, the property also offers world-class sports facilities. Taking to the full size natural grass football pitches this year were a host of England’s leading clubs which visited Amendoeira for pre-season training. Fulham FC, Derby County FC, Peterborough Utd. FC, Bury FC and Millwall FC all chose the pristine pitches and well-appointed gym at Amendoeira Golf Resort as their pre-season home in the heart of the Algarve.

The breadth of the Oceânico Group portfolio will be showcased, with the beautiful Belmar Spa & Beach Resort and the equally as charming Baia da Luzfeaturing on anupcoming broadcast of ‘A Place in the Sun’. The much-loved property show recognised the beauty of Belmar and the elegance of Baia da Luz, as two of the options for one hopeful couple seeking a home in the Algarve region.

Howell concluded: “We are extremely proud of the Oceânico Group portfolio, from award winning championship golf courses to luxury properties, which are showcasing the beauty of the Algarve to the world. 2016 has been another exciting and successful year for us and we’re looking forward to building on this success in 2017, and welcoming more guests to our properties and the Algarve region.”