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Algarve Air, Thick With The Smell Of Rubber

Algarve Air, Thick With The Smell Of RubberLast weekend saw yet more classes of motor sport concluding their series championships on the Algarve. The Portimao Autodrome hosted the Touring Cars, the LeMans Cup and the Le Mans European Series with championship titles up for grabs across all classes for both drivers and teams.

The Iberian Touring Car Championships could have sparked into life, with four races scheduled and two drivers battling for the championship title. Championship leader Francisco Mora's Seat Leon and Francisco Abreu's VW Golf GTI lined up on the start for a promising head to head title showdown.

Top Level Endurance Racing In The Algarve

Top Level Endurance Racing In The AlgarveThis weekend the European Le Mans Series returns to the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve following an absence of seven years. The three day event culminates with the season grand finale on Sunday when 96 drivers representing 21 nations will begin the title deciding clincher. 

The 4 Hours of Portimão is the last event in the six event series, an endurance race around the 4.684km circuit, will see 35 cars lined up on the starting grid. Both the team and drivers titles across all three classes remain undecided so with the six titles up for grabs the race promises to be full of action and drama.

Amendoeira Golf Resort Gears Up To Host First Ever EuroPro Tour Grand Finale

Amendoeira Golf Resort Gears Up To Host First Ever EuroPro Tour Grand FinaleLeading Algarve golf destination, Amendoeira Golf Resort, is putting final preparations in place ahead of hosting its first HotelPlanner.com EuroPro Tour Championship, the grand finale of the year-long Race to Amendoeira series.
The Algarve gem, whose Oceanico Faldo Course was also recently named within Golf World Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe, is set to host some of the game’s brightest prospects looking to step up to the European Challenge Tour. Only the five top-placed players after three highly-charged rounds in Portugal will progress to Europe’s second-tier circuit.

3rd Golf Corporate Day for Casas do Barlavento

3rd Golf Corporate Day for Casas do BarlaventoFor the third consecutive year, Casas do Barlavento organized a golfing day on September 22nd to thank the owners, buyers and business partners of Casas do Barlavento for a successful year at the Boavista Golf Resort & Spa.
Of the 80 invited players, a total of 20 teams, each composed of 4 players, resulted in a Stableford with a 9am shotgun start. The game ran smoothly, players enjoyed a sunny day, sandwiches and fresh towels and drinks at stations along the course.

Rotax Trophy, Kart racing in Portimao

Rotax Trophy, Kart racing in PortimaoThe term Portuguese driver is a phrase heard often around the expat community. This weekend the next generation demonstrated their extraordinary ability to manoeuvre at high speed in an eight vehicle train, just millimetres from the driver in front in an exciting event hosted at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve. The Rotax Trophy event was a six venue series culminating in the climax at the Portimao circuit.

Portuguese Masters - Brilliant Bjerregaard is victorious in Vilamoura

PortugueseMasters2017Lucas Bjerregaard produced one of the best performances of his career to claim his maiden European Tour title at the Portugal Masters, closing out a 54-hole lead at the third time of asking.

The Dane, who was 114th on the Race to Dubai Rankings and battling to save his card when he arrived at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, fired eight birdies in a closing 65 to finish 20 under par and four clear of Scotland’s Marc Warren.

We never lose at the 19th hole

We Never Lose at the 19th HoleIf you are a golfer then you don’t need further explanation! Golf is a sport that can be therapeutic, as well as quite frustrating! And some say that golf is like a love affair: If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do, it breaks your heart.

The Casas do Barlavento mantra is to have serenity to accept the shots you miss, the courage to try again and the wisdom not to throw your clubs in the lake.

Santo Antonio Golf Course celebrates 30th Anniversary

Santo Antonio Golf Course celebrates 30th AnniversaryThe 1st Pepe Gancedo Trophy was played at Santo Antonio golf course to celebrate its 30th anniversary and was hailed as a great success.

The Parque da Floresta golf course opened in 1987 was designed by Pepe Gancedo (1938-2016). One of Spain´s most famous golf course architects, his design philosophy was to make courses enjoyable, traditional, challenging and memorable, with minimal alteration to the existing terrain.