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August 31, 2011

Having teamed up to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the European Tour Performance Institute, , Europe's largest golf travel company, and the European Tour are building on their already successful partnership at this year's Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, from October 13-16, 2011.

The two brands will provide a series of exclusive golf packages for UK golfers that will include the chance for one lucky winner to play in the Portugal Masters Pro-Am on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

The successful entrant will compete with leading Tour players over the critically acclaimed Oceanico Victoria Golf Course.

Commenting on the partnership, Peter Adams, Director of International Championships for the European Tour, said: "Combining with  assists the European Tour in promoting international golf tournaments at the outstanding golf destinations the Tour has the privilege to visit.

"As one of the leading European golf tournaments of the year, the Portugal Masters provides the perfect backdrop to develop our association with,  and to offer something different and memorable to the golf fan."

All the specially designed packages from  include tickets to attend both the Pro-Am and the Masters, which will be held in Portugal for the fifth consecutive year at Oceanico Victoria.

Keith Mitchell, Marketing Director of , said: "These exclusive packages not only offer golfers an amazing opportunity to watch some of the world's elite players go head to head in a leading European golf tournament, but also experience the Algarve's world-class golf in one of Portugal's finest purpose-built golf resorts.

"Vilamoura is undoubtedly o ne of the most popular golf destinations available through , well-known both locally and internationally. For many golfers, Vilamoura is definitely on their 'must visit' list so this will represent an opportunity to tick off a popular destination and fulfil a golfing dream."

There are a number of set packages starting from just £349 per person for stays at the 4* Hotel Villa Gale Marina, or from just £455 per person golfers can take in the luxury of the 5* Tivoli Marina hotel overlooking Vilamoura Marina.

All packages include:  

·       Stableford competition on the Oceanico Old Course at Vilamoura on October 11

·       Barbeque and beers in the clubhouse during the prize-giving ceremony

·       1 round of golf on the Oceanico Pinhal, Laguna or Millennium courses on October 12

·       Tickets to the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria

·       Free shuttle bus transfers to the golf courses

  Prizes available during the competition:

·      Winner receives a place in the Portugal Masters Pro-Am

·      Break for four people at a UK golf resort

·      Everyone who books a package receives European Tour and  merchandise goodie bag

Optional extras:

·       Private return transfers to the golf courses - from £45 per minibus (max. 8 people)

·       Return airport transfers from Faro Airport (£40 per taxi - 1 to 4 people; £70 per minibus - max. 8 people)

·       Additional rounds of golf at Vilamoura courses from £60 per round

As Europe's largest golf travel company - sending over 150,000 customers on holidays each year -  offers over 950 stunning venues and is widely recognised as the expert when it comes to golf breaks, holidays and tours across the UK, Europe and Worldwide.  is the only golf travel company that offers rewards simply for booking breaks through its unique loyalty scheme,  Break Points. Each time a customer books, they receive points that translate into money off future bookings. It also offers a  Price Promise  guarantee: every customer receives the best possible price for a booking.

For more information and to book one of these exclusive breaks to Portugal, call 0800 279 7988 or visit

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