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Due to rave reviews we return to the Lake Resort for 2019! Once again we will be staying at this beautiful and highly-rated hotel, which lies in the heart of the resort, close to all amenities. We will play on two new, local courses the Vale do Lobo Ocean and the Vale do Lobo Royal on what will surely be a week to remember!

The Lake Spa Resort

Vale do Lobo Ocean

18 holes, 6137 metres, Par 73

Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, and featuring gently undulating fairways which run alongside a nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. Its two iconic holes are the 11th and 14th where it offers some of the most outstanding views in the Algarve.

Vale do Lobo Royal

18 holes, 6059 metres, Par 72

Inaugurated in 1997, this course was designed by Rocky Roquemore, the top American golf architect, but was based on the original drawings of Sir Henry Cotton. It features the famous 16th hole, with cliff top views it is the most photographed holes in Europe.

The Lake Spa Resort

This elegant hotel lies right in the heart of Vilamoura, next to the marina and facing the beach. The Lake Spa Resort offers a taste of luxury in beautiful surroundings, lying in lush gardens, with its own private lake and golden sandy beach.

Facilities include

Facilities include 3 restaurants, 2 bars, an indoor and outdoor pool with spacious sun terraces, and an excellent spa with sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath (extra charges). Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.

Rooms include

Guest rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

No time difference from the UK

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 11°C,
Apr 14°C, May 16°C,
Jun 18°C, Jul, Aug 22°C,
Sep 21°C, Oct 16°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time

The transfer time from Faro Airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

Golfing Schedule:

4 rounds of organised golf per week:  2 x Vale Do Lobo Royal 4 x Vale Do Lobo Ocean 

Golf Handicaps

This trip is for golfers with a handicap of 36 or lower for ladies and 28 or lower for gentlemen.

Please advise our Reservations team of your handicap at the time of booking, and if you have a certificate please ensure you take it with you on the trip. This enables the Tour Leader to assess everyone’s ability, so that rounds and competitions can be organised fairly.

If you are uncertain about these requirements please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

Golf Club Insurance

Clients will most probably find that their golf clubs are covered on their household insurance policy. Most policies cover a single item such as golf clubs for a period out of the country. However, clients should make very sure that they do have cover. If not, Solo’s Holidays insurance includes cover for golf clubs and bag.

Buggy, Trolley & Club Hire

Most golf clubs have these items available for hire, however this is not always the case, so clients would be advised to check with us beforehand if they have any specific requirements.

Golf Footwear

Golf shoes with soft spikes are required.

Carriage of Clubs

We advise you to use a light golf bag when packing your clubs. We suggest you wrap a towel round the neck of the clubs to protect them and stop them rattling around whilst in transit. It is also important to then place the bag and clubs in an outer carrying bag, which can be purchased from any good golf shop.

What to Wear

Golf attire during the day. We suggest smart casual for the evenings.

Gratuities

We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)

Feb - 16°C

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
02 Feb 2019 09 Feb 2019 7 All Ages £ 1759 BOOK

What's included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Twin/double rooms for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • 4 rounds of golf
  • Golf Course transfers
  • Prize giving
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Drinks package (½ bottle of house wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner each evening)

What's extra

  • Golf club carriage
  • Extra rounds of golf
  • Insurance

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