“If there is one portion of Europe which was made by the sea more than another, Portugal is that slice. Portugal was made by the Atlantic.”
8 Nights, 5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf, Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
It’s going to be very hard not enjoy Portugal when most days you’ll wake up to sunshine, bathed in the special light that defines Portugal. Within these sun-drenched spaces are genuinely hospitable people, proud to share their country and eager for you to immerse yourself in their culture. One of Europe’s golfing hotspots is Portugal’s Algarve with its glorious 150 kilometres of stunning coastline and over 40 golf courses. In fact the country now boasts over 90 golf courses and its reputation as a one of the world’s leading golfing destinations continues to soar. And that’s not all. Condé Nast announced that Portugal got first place as the best country in the world in the prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
November 2024 – March 2025
8 Nights of 5-Star Accommodations
5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
Full Breakfast Daily
All Ground Transportation
Garmany Golf Concierge Service
*Optional Golf & Cultural Activities
- Arrival Day: Lisbon International Airport
- Check in: The Lake Resort & Spa, Vilamoura
- Golf Round #1: Quinta Do Lago – South Course
- Golf Round #2: Ombria
- Optional Golf Day or Cultural Excursion
- Golf Round #3: Quinta Do Lago – North Course
- Golf Round #4: Palmares
- Optional Golf Day or Cultural Excursion
- Golf Round #5: Monte Rei
- Departure Day
- Lisbon International Airport
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to schedule your flight to arrive and depart from Lisbon International (LIS).
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and journey about 2 hours to The Lake Spa Resort.
Please contact the Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
In the Summer, the weather in the region is generally mild, however, you can still expect and cool evenings with temperatures in the high 60’s F / low 70’s F.
What currencies are used in Portugal?
The currency utilized in both Portugal is the Euro (EUR). The Euro is currently trading below the value of our dollar at 1.10 uSD to 1.00 EUR.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in France and Spain?
You will find that most major credit cards and debits cards are nearly universally accepted. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Euro to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are available throughout the countries. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then accessing the local ATM’s upon arriving in Lisbon. The ATM’s will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full breakfast will be served every morning in addition to a Welcome to Portugal Dinner. The GG Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for the group for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non-refundable. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote or you can browse below
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There are plenty of noteworthy courses around Portugal. If any Guest wants to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, your GG Concierge or Driver Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the GG Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! Please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
Can I arrange to ship my golf clubs to Portugal?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leaders in golf club shipping, and can arrange for your golf clubs to be shipped directly to your first hotel to await your arrival and home following your Experience. This is a great option to help ease the hassle of traveling and better yet, to prevent the terrible misfortune of missing or the delayed arrival of your golf clubs due to the airlines.
Please contact the Garmany Golf Concierge Team at Experience@garmanygolf.com if we can be of any assistance to you.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.10 USD / 1.00 EUR.
- Due to the volatile nature of the exchange rate, any increase exceeding 1% of this rate on the date of payments using the rates shown on www.oanda.com will result in a corresponding adjustment in price, which will be applied to all payments.
- All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive and depart from agreed upon airport. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport as well as multiple arrivals and/or departures requiring additional ground transportation services will incur supplementary charges depending upon the additional services required. Additional charges may be incurred for any airport transfers that occur on other arrival or departure days.
- Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
- All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
- A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
TRAVEL GUARD, TRAVEL INSURANCE
Garmany Golf strongly recommends for your protection that you take out insurance to cover you in case of forced cancellation, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, none of which Garmany Golf can be liable for.
Garmany Golf is a licensed representative of Travel Guard, the recognized leader of travel insurance options. A Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to provide a quotation or you are welcome to explore a quote below.
CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
Once tee times and accommodations have been booked and confirmed, and the requisite deposits have been placed, there are no refunds of any deposits or final payments made by Guests or the representative club.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends travel insurance to protect any Guest against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause a Guest or club to cancel participation in any Experience.
ADDITIONAL AND OPTIONAL BOOKINGS, AND PAYMENTS
At the request of a Guest, a Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to book any non golfing tour, activity or additional round of golf before or during the Experience. Please be aware that an administrative or booking fee may be added to any such booking. In the event of such a fee, the Guest will be notified in advance of the fee and have the opportunity to decline the booking confirmation.
All Guests agree to provide a valid credit card in advance of the Experience that may be used for payment for any additional tour, activity or additional (non included) round of golf booked during the Experience for the Guest.
Garmany Golf, as the tour operator, and its selling agents, act only as agents in securing and booking the hotel accommodations and other land tour services provided by others as independent contractors. Garmany Golf, its selling agents or the specified air carriers assume and accept no liability for injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, changes or inconvenience caused by: any force majeure – health risks – reason of war or threat of war – riots – civil strife – terrorist activity – industrial disputes – acts, omission, neglect, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any tour services including transportation and accommodation – technical problems to transport – closure or congestion of airports or ports – building work – extended hotel closure – cancellations or changes of schedules by airlines – interruption or failure of public utilities outside the control of the hotel and similar events beyond our control, including storms, tempests and hurricanes.
Garmany Golf is not liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, for personal injury, accident or illness on any vehicle or at any place throughout the tour. Garmany Golf reserves the right to cancel an Experience if circumstances so require. In the event of such, Garmany Golf will make a full refund to travelers of all payments received in respect of the Experience. Such a refund of payments will be the full extent of Garmany Golf’s obligation and liability to travelers. Garmany Golf is not responsible or liable for any property damage caused by a Guest. The Guest assumes all responsibility for incidental charges, damages and any necessary replacements needed that may have been caused by the Guest’s visit.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.