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Luxury golf holiday offers from Sovereign

August 30, 2013

The thrilling American PGA Championship final this month is sure to have seen many, inspired by the likes of Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and underdog champion Jason Dufner, pick up a club and head to the local golf course.  But why not combine a golfing break with a luxury holiday to one of Sovereign's five star golf resorts across Europe?

The golf season is in full swing and there are plenty of opportunities for British golf lovers to watch tournaments being played across Europe as part of the official European Tour. A famous fixture on the Tour is the upcoming Portugal Masters, which is held in Vilamoura in Portugal.

Famous for its world class golf courses, the Algarve is thought of as the golfing capital of Europe. The Portugal Masters, which is to be played at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club between 10 and 13 October, has a prize fund of €2 million and sees international golfing stars head to the Algarve coast for the international tournament.

Now that it is heading into autumn and temperatures across Europe are more accommodating, there is no better time to dust off your clubs and head to a luxury golf resort, such as Vilamoura, to get those skills on par.

So, with the upcoming Portugal Masters as inspiration, Sovereign has selected five of its best golf hotels, across the Algarve and beyond, for those looking to combine some golf action with a five star luxury holiday in the sun.

Whether it's private tuition, the chance to go head to head in tournaments, or to simply enjoy a few friendly games in the sun, venture further than the local golf club this autumn and book a holiday to a luxury golf resort.

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa in Portugal.

The multi award winning Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas is one of Portugal's leading golf resorts. Guests can take their pick of two nearby top class courses, while the resort features a unique Golf Simulator Centre. Like the Portugal Masters, this resort is located in Vilamoura and boasts immaculate greens and stunning sea views.

Sovereign is offering a saving of up to £180 on a holiday to the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa . The price starts from just £558 per person and includes seven nights B&B, includes airport lounge access, private resort transfers and return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet. Based on departures 4 October 2013.

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos, Cyprus

The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus is home to an excellent golf academy where resident PGA-qualified professionals offer lessons for individuals and groups on the three-hole academy practice course. The resort also features a 350m driving range, a short game area with a large pitching and chipping green and a swing analysis system.  The 18 hole golf course is a 6,299m, par 71 course, offering a challenging mix of tiered greens, pot bunkers and a ravine.

Sovereign is offering a complimentary upgrade to half board and a complimentary room upgrade on a holiday at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort. The price starts from £1,129 per person and includes airport lounge access, private resort transfers and seven nights in a Deluxe Golf & Sea View Room. Based on 2 October 2013 departure, the price includes return flights from Manchester with Easyjet.

Sheraton Algarve Hotel, Albufeira, Portugal

The Sheraton Algarve Hotel features a nine hole, par 32 course  and a well established golf academy which by PGA professionals including Portugal's number one female player Monia Bernardo. The facilities also include a driving range, putting greens , video swing analysis, and areas for chipping and bunker practice.

Sovereign is offering a saving of up to £ 360 on a holiday for two at the five star Sheraton Algarve Hotel . The price starts from £880 for seven nights b&b, based on 27 September 2013 departures, and includes return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet, airport lounge access and private resort transfers.

ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife.

The ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort features a 6,271m long, par 72 course which has hosted two European Tour events since it opened in 2005 and is considered the best on the island. The course is visually beautiful and features lakes, waterfalls and white-sand bunkers. It also offers state-of the- art electric buggies with on-board GPS systems displaying detailed information on every hole. The hotel's golf academy has a five-hectare practice area, three holes, driving range and putting green.

Sovereign is offering a saving of up to £528 on a holiday to the five star ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort . The offer starts from £949 per person for seven nights b&b, based on a departure date of 17 September 2013. Price includes two free nights, return flights from London Gatwick with Thomson, airport lounge access and private resort transfers.

For more information on all Sovereign holidays visit www.sovereign.com or call 0843 770 4526 .








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