Amendoeira hosts Algarve’s best young golfers ahead of 9th World Kids Golf championship


Jun, 2017

Amendoeira hosts Algarve’s best young golfers ahead of 9th World Kids Golf championship

As preparations continue for the 9th World Kids Golf Championship, Portuguese Golf Federation officials joined local school kids at Amendoeira for the Circuito Drive Challengeand the FPG Chipand Putt Regional Qualifier

Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed representatives from the Portuguese Golf Federation for the Circuito Drive Challenge and the FPG Chip and Putt Regional Qualifier. The best young golfers from schools in the surrounding Algarve area competed in the exciting format as winners progress to the national finals.

The event reaffirmed Amendoeira’s growing significance to junior golf and showcased the venue spectacularly ahead of the 9th  World Kids Golf Championship.

David Moura from the Portuguese Federation remarked: “It was great to spend some time with the kids at Amendoeira. The resort laid on some fun activities and an exciting competition. The courses and facilities look absolutely fantastic and I’m sure they will prove to be a great hostfor the World Kids Golf Championship in July.”

The award-winning resort will host the 9th edition of its World  Kids Golf Championship over the renowned Faldo and O’Connor Jnr courses from 24 – 28 July 2017, as it strengthens its commitment to inspire young golfers from around the globe. The event has generated a lot of interest with entries from across the globe and, with just a few weeks left to enter, those with young ones interested in participating are being urged to book now.

With preferential accommodation rates for participants,including a six-night stay and tournament entry starting from €1,214 for one-bedroom apartments and €2,618 for luxurious three-bedroom villas, Amendoeira provides an idyllic setting for the perfect family holiday. Set amidst an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 35 minutes’ drive from Faro airport, the resort is a must-visit for golf-lovers and families alike.Or, if you have your own accommodation, tournament entry alone starts at €125.

A host of world-class outdoor practice facilities are at the juniors’ disposal, including arguably the finest par-3 course in Europe, the 9-hole Academy Course, one of the largest and best conditioned driving ranges in the region, a practice putting green, and long and short game practice areas. In-line with Amendoeira’s support of junior golf and development, the resort runs two-hour junior clinics every Saturday along with Saturday club competitions played over both championship courses.

“We were delighted to welcome the Portuguese Federation and a number of junior golfers from local schools for the Circuito Drive Challenge and the FPG Chip and Putt Regional Qualifier, as we continue to demonstrate just why Amendoeira is the perfect venue for youngsters looking to develop their games,” said Christopher Howell, Chairman of the Amendoeira Golf Resort.

“We now look forward to the World Kids Golf Championship, which is always a highlight in our golfing calendar. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere with the kids and their parents on-site to enjoy the facilities, and we put a huge focus on creating a competitive environment which is fun and relaxed. This gives the kids a unique experience which we hope will inspire them to achieve great things in the game.”