Wednesday, 01 October 2014
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Penina Golf Course, near AlvorConsidered by many to be the best golfing holiday destination in Europe, if not the world; the Algarve boasts a multitude of golf courses, with enough variety to cater to all levels of skill, while also providing ample alternative attractions for family or friends who do not share your passion for all things golf. So, coming to the Algarve to indulge in a golfing holiday is a no brainer; but which courses do you utilise while you are there?

Have no fear, we’ve tried out the many of the courses in the region, and below are 5 of the best.

conradpressrelease2European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has invited golfers from around the world to play the new North Course at Quinta d​o​ Lago - home of World Golf Awards 2014.

All eyes will be on the course ahead of its reopening in October.

Nobel Education Network Team in the Berlin MarathonThe Berlin Marathon – branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons – is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany.

The Berlin marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world. The 2013 skater marathon had 6,298 participants and had more than one million spectators along the course. It is considered the largest inline skater marathon in the world and is the final venue of the World Inline Cup.

EDP ​​10th Portugal Championship for Children and BeginnersAfter a day without wind and dense fog, fleets conducted the very last two races of the competition.

In Children's Men, José Saraiva Mendes, the Nautical Club Good Hope, had a perfect day, winning both races performed, which allowed him to win the title ahead of Miguel Sancho, Gym Club Naval de Faro and Beatriz Cintra, the Clube Naval de Portimão, who was third overall and won the women's title.

Ryder Cup debutants heading for PortugalRyder Cup rookies Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher are set to tee up in the 2014 Portugal Masters from October 9-12, two weeks after they represent Paul McGinley’s European team against the United States at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup theme will be augmented by the participation of Europe’s captain, McGinley, and the man he hopes to emulate later this month, José Maria Olazábal, who will also be at Gleneagles as one of the Irishman’s vice-captains two years to the week since guiding his charges to a brilliant comeback victory at Medinah.

World Golf AwardsNominees at the World Golf Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches.
World Golf Awards 2014 will take place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, from November 13th-16th.

Voting for the event closes on October 2nd, with World Golf Awards urging supporters to make their voices heard.

  2014 World Youth Sailing ISAFThe  2014 World Youth Sailing ISAF officially came to an end on Friday. The 44th Edition ended with the Closing Ceremony, held in Friday in the city of Tavira was filled with athletes from 67 countries attending the event, but also many tourists and residents, delighted with a party full of joy and youth .

The World Youth Sailing ISAFThe World Youth Sailing ISAF is about to begin in Tavira, which runs between 12 and 19 July in Algarve waters. About 400 sailors from 69 countries will attend the event, a record number of participants, in the 44th edition of this event.

It is the 5th time Portugal has hosted the World Youth Sailing ISAF. After Troy (1973), Sines (1981), Vilamoura (1992) and Wood (2003), it is now the turn of Tavira to host one of the most prestigious events of the International Sailing Federation.