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Increased capacity at The Golf Academy at the Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort
June 25, 2012

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort inaugurated on January 2, 2012, including state of the art Practice Facilities and Golf Academy with the intention of becoming renowned as one of the finest on the international stage. Recently the Resort announced the retention of services of David Ashington to coordinate the Golf Academy. David, from the UK, is a fully qualified PGA Golf Professional with AA status holding many years of experience both in the UK and abroad.

Since the opening of the Resort there has been a surge of interest from Golf Professionals internationally to utilize the Golf Academy at Royal Óbidos for specialized training weeks to selected clients. Such is the demand for the forthcoming autumn season that the capacity of the Driving Range will be extended extensively in order to provide an optimum service and privacy for this niche market.

David Ashington believes that "the golf course and ancillary services at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort are undoubtedly amongst the finest in Europe and the Resort easily has the ability to host national and international competitions , our core aim is to provide clients, whether amateur or professional , with a truly unforgettable golfing experience."

The tuition programs on offer at the Resort are wide ranging and cover all client's requirements and suit all levels of play, from individual tuition, small group or family tuition up to 3 people, a variety of complete packages, supported lessons on the golf course and golf clinics for different sectors, such as; Beginners, Ladies, Seniors and Corporate Groups.

In addition the Resort will also offer a 'Custom Fit Centre' whereby the purchase of new golf equipment can be made bespoke to your personal characteristics to suit your height and swing style. Using the latest club fitting technology the clients clubs will be made-to-measure in conjunction with many of the leading brands in the golf world.

The practice facilities currently consist of 24 individual bays on the 300m length Driving Range playing from closely mown grass surfaces, 4 covered bays, fairway bunker practice area and a specialist short game zone for pitching, chipping, greenside bunker and 2 putting greens all with sensational views across the Atlantic Ocean.

The golf course at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort opened on January 2, 2012 and has welcomed a large numbers of players from the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany and Switzerland.

The opening took place simultaneously with the start-up of "The Legend" restaurant, located in the clubhouse of the Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, with a capacity of 100 people, 40 inside and 60 outside with unique views over the course to the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands. This is the ideal place to relax after a game of golf with a glass of wine, a light snack or something more substantial from the comprehensive menu.

About Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, wholly owned by MSF TUR.IM, includes a touristic and residential complex, as well as an 18 hole golf course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros.

Located in Portugal's west region, only 45 minutes from Lisbon Airport, the Royal Óbidos 336 acres site is perfectly situated and will feature low density construction with the 630 touristic units offering spectacular views of the Óbidos Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean and the golf course.

The development will include a five star hotel, with spa and conference rooms, that will be linked to a complex of studios plus one bedroom lock-off apartments.

The golf course integrates harmoniously with the natural environment, taking advantage of the ground undulation, and has a total length of 6,400 meters.

The Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort will provide, beyond the golf course, private and common area pools, tennis and padel courts and a "bowling green", pedestrian and cycle paths, restaurants, bars and shops.  Classified as a PIN project (Project of National Interest) by the Portuguese Agency of Investment, this is considered an eco-friendly resort because of the use of construction materials recognized for their environmental standards.

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