Portugal Golf Holidays – Algarve new Restaurants

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo. Algarve new Restaurants

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo

Algarve new Restaurants

With the arrival of the summer holidays and the warm and long days inviting for delicious outdoor meals, new restaurants emerge for lunch, dinner or a simple gourmet snack.

During the pandemic, the Algarve saw the emergence of new restaurants, which try to counteract current adversities. From the seafood of the Algarve coast to the flavours of the East, there is so much to taste in the Portuguese’s favourite summer destination. If you are in the Algarve or going there, take a look at some of the new spots.

Restaurant Al Sud

Chef Louis Anjos signs the menus of the new fine dining restaurant at Palmares Ocean Living & Golf Resort, in Lagos. Space invites you to enjoy various tasting moments, with the best that the region has to offer, especially the seafood diversity. Tuna with oysters from the Alvor river, oscietra caviar and granny apple, Iberian pork noodles with stew broth, Monchique corns and fine herbs, sea bass with rice from the Sado Valley region, mussels and saffron or Algarvian prawns with fatty bacon, are some of Al Sud’s proposals.

Location: Palmares Golf Course, near Lagos golf breaks

Restaurant Pier by the sea

The seafood restaurant and brewery owned by the chef César Lourenço left the Santa Eulália area, where it had been for three years, to settle right in the centre of Albufeira. Seafood continues to have the chef’s quality guarantee, who offers the Super Onda de Marisco boards as suggestions. Highlights include the seafood rice, but also the Tuna Prego in caco bread from Cais ao Mar, the loin Picapau and the Pata Negra ham, at the starters.

Location: Rua Almeida Garret, 27, near Albufeira golf breaks

Restaurant Tico Tico Algarve

Seafood and appetizers are the star of this new space on Quarteira’s waterfront, with the beach right at your feet. On the terrace facing the sea, entertain yourself with barnacles, crab or cuttlefish roe, octopus salad and fish-egg salad. For full meals, Tico Tico Algarve has xerém clams, Octopus Pataniscas and Bitoque.

Location: Avenida Infante de Sagres, Edificio Elegante, block C, Quarteira, near Vilamoura golf breaks

Restaurant Well Vale do Lobo

Sushi is a must in this new space at Vale do Lobo Resort. Inspired by Bali and Greece, the Well is located in Vale do Lobo square, right next to the pool and overlooking the sea. A sophisticated space, Well Vale do Lobo also has tacos, pokes, baguettes and snacks such as cuttlefish strips, chicken wings with chilli sauce and beef croquettes.

Location: Vale do Lobo Resort, near Vale do Lobo golf breaks

Restaurant Umami

In Quinta do Lago the first Asian restaurant opened its doors. Specializing in the Japanese cooking method robatayaki (food cooked over hot charcoal), Umami promises to combine a luxurious experience with a true sensory experience. The fish of the day is presented in caramelization of fermented soy, black garlic and fish liqueur, and the meat, Wagyu, with potato cream, a mix of wild mushrooms and mizuna. Then there’s Scallop Tempura, Chicken Yakitori and Gyozas, among other dishes.

Location: Rua das Palmeiras Rot.6, Av. André Jordan, near Quinta do Lago golf breaks

Restaurant Amare Beach Club

Hotel Faro‘s beach club returns renewed and with a new name for another summer. This is the ideal spot to have breakfast with toasted and bowls, lunch on hamburgers and salads, snack with oysters, clams and shrimp in tempura or dinner. Hotel Faro‘s Amare Beach Club is situated on Faro beach.

Location: Avenida Nascente 6, Praia de Faro, near Quinta do Lago golf breaks

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Challenge Golf Tour postpones start of the golf season by two months

Ricardo Melo Gouveia in Challenge Golf Tour

Ricardo Melo Gouveia, Photo: Octávio Passos

Challenge Golf Tour

Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Filipa Lima will have to choose between three golf tournaments in South Africa and the Portugal Golf Masters to be held at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf course, in Vilamoura.

The Challenge Golf Tour announced the postponement of the start of the season in about two months, directly affecting Portuguese players such as Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Filipe Lima, who are members of the second European division, and Stephen Ferreira, who is entitled to play some of the events on this circuit via Sunshine Golf Tour.

The European Challenge Golf Tour and the Sunshine Golf Tour jointly announced the confirmation of the postponement of the three co-organized tournaments in South Africa.

For the time being, no similar measure is planned for the European Golf Tour, which has everything set to start on January 21, with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It is a tournament of the Rolex Series, that is, one of the strongest of the year in the first European division, and no Portuguese should have entry. Ricardo Santos is the best placed but is currently ten places out of the list of subscribers.

The European Golf Tour follows an extremely strict health and safety plan, with all players, coaches, caddies, journalists, circuit, hotel and golf courses staff to be tested before entering the “health bubble”.

The Sunshine Golf Tour and the Challenge Golf Tour are dependent on the pandemic worldwide evolution, being postponement according to this evolution.

The two circuits should return to their activity in February. The Dimension Data Pro-Am would open the season from February 11th to 14th, followed by the Cape Town Open from February 18th to 21st and the Limpopo Championship from February 25th to 28th.

With this change of calendar, the Challenge Golf Tour will only start from 22 to 25 April safely in South Africa. The Cape Town Open will follow from 29 April to 2 May, and the Dimension Data Pro-Am, from May 6th to 9th.

Professional Ricardo Melo Gouveia from the luxury Quinta do Lago area with its greats Quinta do Lago North, South and Laranjal Golf Courses, as well as San Lorenzo & Pinheiros Altos Golf courses and the magnificent overlooking the Atlantic ocean 5 stars Hotel Quinta do Lago, has his situation regularized with the British state as a foreign resident and Brexit will not affect him.

In competitive terms, things have not been easy for Ricardo Melo Gouveia. It was scheduled to start his season on January 17th, at the Palmares Open but the Portugal Pro Golf Tour decided to cancel its entire 2020/21 season.

When the circuit returns, Ricardo Melo Gouveia will have a difficult decision to make. This redefinition of the calendar puts the Cape Town Open right on top of the Portugal Golf Masters of the European Golf Tour.

However, Ricardo Melo Gouveia has a special relationship with Portugal Golf Masters held at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf course in Vilamoura. He has been the best Portuguese player in the most important national golf event for six years running, and in those six years, he has made two top-10 and two top-30.

Playing a tournament in South Africa, returning to Portugal, to return to the Sunshine Golf Tour in three straight weeks is an idea, but physically very exhausting.

An identical dilemma should present itself to Filipe Lima. Stephen Ferreira never received invitations to the Portugal Golf Masters, so he will surely play the three tournaments co-organized by the Challenge Golf Tour and the Sunshine Golf Tour.

Tee Times Golf Agency is attentive to all updates of all national and international tournaments and available to organize all the necessary services (golf packages with accommodation, green fees, transfers, rent-a-car, club rental and others) for players and companions, travelling alone or in groups.

Source: Hugo Ribeiro / Tee Times Golf (teetimes.pt) for Record

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos - Morgado Golf Course

Morgado Golf Course

Portuguese National Club Championship

The Portuguese National Club Championship of clubs took place from the 4th to the 6th of September with 19 men’s teams and 6 lady’s teams, enrolled, in a competition played in 54 holes Stroke Play, for three days (18 holes per day).

The 3 best results of each team were determined daily, which together determined the best final results.

The last day was obviously a day of great emotions and competitiveness at the Morgado Golf Course, in Portimão, with Oporto GC recovering and consolidating its first position, becoming the national champion club of 2020. In ladies, it was the Quinta do Lago team that debuted as a winner. The Visconde Pereira Machado (men) and Nini Guedes Queiroz (women) cups are thus awarded.

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos - Morgado Golf Course

Morgado Golf Course

The Oporto GC team wins again, after 2016, this time with the team composed by the players Vasco Manuel Carreira Alves, Afonso Girão, João Girão and Pedro Maria Sousa Machado who totaled 645 strokes (-12), one stroke advantage over the 2nd place, the Miramar team that ended with an aggregate of 646 strokes. The team from Quinta do Perú closed the podium with 674 strokes.

In the ladies competition Quinta do Lago ends up winning with an aggregate of 418 strokes (-20) and thus wins the Nini Guedes de Queiroz Cup. Miramar with 429 (-9) and Orizonte with 438 (Par) completed the podium.

The remaining results were as follows:

Men´s – 4th Vilamoura – 5th – Paredes – 6th Quinta do Lago – 7th Ilha Terceira (azores) 8th Estoril – 9th Juvegolf – 10th-Orizonte – 11th Morgado – 12th Vale de Janelas – 13th Belas – 14th Penina – 15th Amendoeira – 16th – Quinta do Fojo -17º Alto Portimão – 18th Viseu – 19th Amarante.

Ladies – 4º Quinta do Perú – 5º Oporto -6º Estoril.

The next tournament organized by the Portuguese Golf Federation and PGA Portugal will be the National Individual Absolute Championship – Audi, where amateurs and professionals will compete on an equal footing, both in men´s and in ladies, for their respective absolute titles.