Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, the five-star Portuguese
development set in the Serra de Monchique Mountains, has introduced
a bespoke 'Champions Package' to celebrate the Open de Portugal
returning to The European Tour's schedule after a seven-year
Situated within an hour of Faro International Airport and just a
15-minute drive from Morgado Golf & Country Club, host of the
2017 Open de Portugal, won by Englishman Matt Wallace, the luxury
resort provides the ideal location for golfing groups, couples or
families looking to walk in the footsteps of Europe's leading golf
The three-night 'Champions Package' not only offers the
opportunity to experience the 2017 Open de Portugal venue, golfers
can also play at two other leading courses in the Algarve, Alamos
Golf Course, situated to the north of the popular coastal town of
Portimão and Espiche Golf, near Lagos.
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa for
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: "Golfers are increasingly
seeking unique experiences on holiday and the 'Champions Package' provides the
ideal opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the game's
In addition to its 'Champions Package', Macdonald Monchique
Resort & Spa also offers three, four and seven-night breaks,
with the Platinum, Gold and Silver options providing the
opportunity to play at many of the Algarve's top courses, including
the region's first 18-hole course, Penina, the five championship
courses at Oceanico, or the highly regarded Vale da Pinta.
Keith Pickard added: "With more than 40 courses on the doorstep
of the resort, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa offers golfers
something very different from the other hotels situated in the
highly-developed coastal resorts of the Algarve.
"With its idyllic setting, luxurious spa facilities and gourmet
food, our bespoke packages will ensure visiting golfers still feel
a million miles away from modern day life, but close enough to
experience many of the region's finest golf courses."
With 185 elegant suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and
private balconies or terraces, the resort combines 5-star
amenities, with premium service and contemporary styling.
Hotel facilities include four restaurants - an informal petiscos
(Portuguese tapas) bar and a pizzeria through to a gourmet food
market and a fine-dining restaurant specialising in local fish and
wines; a Sensorial spa, where facilities include a Turkish bath, a
Himalayan rock salt sauna, sensorial showers and relaxation rooms;
indoor and outdoor pools; a state-of-the-art fitness centre; as
well as a kids' club for children aged 4 to 12, along with a family
swimming pool and a children's playground.
The area of Monchique is known as the garden of The Algarve and
is rich with unique flora and fauna and is surrounded by ancient
cork forests. It's also renowned for its thermal waters, which are
said to have special healing powers.
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