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Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2013
New breaks at the four-star Marina Club Lagos Resort, in Portugal, allow golfers to discover why the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has been elevated to an impressive 23rd in Golf World’s Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe rankings.
Marina Club Lagos Resort’s manager, Gisela Sárrea, said: “Our packages are designed to showcase the world-class facility at Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort while affording the waterfront luxury of Marina Club Lagos Resort as a base. We’re sure it will appeal to golfers who enjoy a relaxing environment after their round.”
Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort’s recent elevation to 23rd in the benchmark ratings – a rise of three places – follows on from its debut appearance in 2011 after its reopening that year with an extensive, €10m redesign. And Golf World’s panel of experts continues to be impressed by the 27-hole facility.
In its description the magazine described it as “special” and stated: “Once it was open our panel in 2011 loved it – and no-one has had anything negative to say about it since…”
Following its reopening in 2011, Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has been inundated with accolades. The readers of the UK’s best-selling golf magazine, Today’s Golfer, voted Palmares joint runner-up in the best Portuguese course category in the publication’s annual travel awards.
It was listed as the third best course in Portugal by Golf Digest, the number one distributed sports title in the USA, and was voted Portugal’s best golf course in both the 2012 and 2013 Publituris Portugal Travel Awards, regarded as the national ‘tourism Oscars’. It also features in the latest edition of the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses.
The stunning Robert Trent Jones Jnr redesign has resulted in three disparate loops of nine holes – the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses – which enjoy expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, in a glorious and natural environment. While the Alvor course plays through pine tree-lined corridors with the majority of holes ascending hillsides or descending through intimate valleys, the Lagos course is a mixture of parkland and links features, and the Praia is set on classic seaside dunes-land exposed to the elements.
The waterfront four-star Marina Club Lagos Resort, just a short walk from Lagos’ historic centre and close to Meia Beach, offers several types of accommodation, from studios to three-bedroom apartments spread across three buildings – each with private balcony. It features a sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and a bar.
Three, four, five and seven-night breaks are now available at the waterfront resort, which include between two and five green fees. Prices start at €254pp, for a three-night B&B break with two green fees, while a seven-night break, with five green fees starts at just €574pp.