Espiche Golf is delighted to share the exciting news that Frederico Champalimaud will be joining as the new General Manager and as Marketing Director for the hotel and real estate project in the adjoining land to the course.
We would like to take this occasion to honour and thank our outgoing GM, Luis Rocha, for the tremendous work he has done over the past couple of years at Espiche. Under his leadership, we have seen great improvements in every area and our course has become one of the most popular in the entire Algarve. He and we are proud of the tremendous team he has built and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.
Frederico joins Espiche after about 15 years with the prestigious Oitavos Group in Cascais, where most recently he has been Golf Director at Oitavos Dunes Links (since 2006), as well as Sales Director at the Quinta da Marinha Palace Hotel (since 2010).
Under his leadership, Oitavos Dunes has been accredited as one of the Top 100 golf courses in the world, and has hosted ten European Tour Professional events including four Portuguese Opens. He is himself a keen and active golfer with a 5.6 handicap, and has played over 200 different golf courses around the world, including 38 of which are listed in Top 100 world rankings. His extensive experience in all aspects of golf management and personal love for the game will undoubtedly make him a great asset to Espiche Golf. He already loves our course, and is very much looking forward to moving to the area with his young family, and meeting you all personally.
Frederico will start full time with us in the beginning of January, but in the meantime will begin to spend time at Espiche, as he is very keen to get to know the business and our people.
It has been another fantastic year of growth at Espiche and we are confident that this will continue under Frederico’s leadership. Thank you for all you do to make our success possible and for your commitment to Espiche.
Paul Langley, Peter Thornton, Rob Cawthorn and Mandy Cawthorn Argenio