Designed by 6-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, and complimented by world-class resort amenities, the Faldo Course at Amendoeira has been recognised on the world stage at the recent World Golf Awards. In the glittering ceremony, the Faldo Course was recognised as Portugal’s Best Golf Course, in an evening which also saw Portugal secure its position as the ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’.
The Algarve has long been recognised as one of Europe’s most enjoyable golf destinations, and boasts some of the world’s best-known courses. Having opened in 2008, The Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort has become a favourite among the Algarve’s international golf tourists and was recognised as the jewel in the Algarve crown at the 3rd Annual World Golf Awards, hosted on Saturday 12th November.
Mr Christopher Howell, Chairman, Oceânico Group, said: “Back in 2007, Sir Nick Faldo told us, ‘The land at Amendoeira is dramatic and the project has the potential to be a real talking point in the Algarve.’ so to be recognised as Portugal’s Best Golf Course on the world stage is testament to the design that Sir Nick has created here.
“The World Golf Awards is one of the highest accolades we can aim for, and alongside the international recognition for Portugal, will continue to put the golfing spotlight on us,” continued Howell. “We are extremely proud of the partnership we have with Sir Nick and the level of skill our course management team has to keep Sir Nick’s course in such pristine, award winning condition.”
There was also cause for celebration for course designer of the Faldo course, as Sir Nick collected the award for ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’. Alongside the award for the Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort, Portugal was also recognised as Europe’s leading golf destination before going on to receive the ‘World’ award.