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World's Best Golf Destination 2018 is... Portugal!The World Golf Awards have been held since 2014 and “celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations.” Votes are cast by professionals working within the golf industry and by the public.

Other nominations for this years World’s Best Golf Destination were Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, South Africa, United States and Vietnam. The other Best European Golf Destination nominees were France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Turkey and Wales. Portugal beat them all at the 3 day awards ceremony held at La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain.

The Portugal MastersThe countdown has started to the 12th Edition of The Portugal Masters, which will take place from 20th to 23rd September 2018 at The Dom Pedro Victoria Course in Vilamoura, and Golf for Greys are now recruiting volunteers to make the event its usual success.

Golf for Greys began recruiting volunteers for European Tour events in 2005, when Eddie Pilkington and the late John Hawker, founders of Golf for Greys, contacted their members to help. This event was the WGC World Cup which took place at the newly opened Vilamoura Victoria course with Wales winning a rain affected event.

Stableford Gross overall was won by Vitor Lopes (left)The 2nd Pepe Gancedo Trophy was played at Santo Antonio golf course on 12th August.

Pepe Gancedo (1938-2016) was the course architect for the Parque da Floresta golf course which opened in 1987. 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. To commemorate his work, the competition was played for the first time on the 30th anniversary of the course opening and the intention is that this will become a popular annual event for golfers in the Algarve.

Amendoeira Golf Resort Host Europe’s Best Junior Golfers for 10th Staging of Oceânico World Kids Golf ChampionshipThe Algarve resort attracts a full field of elite juniors from across Europe for a fun-filled week of family activities and intense competition.

The Oceânico World Golf Kids Championship returned to Amendoeira Golf Resort for its tenth staging last week. 140 of the world’s most promising young golfers descended on the resort for an unforgettable week of golf and celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the prestigious event.

Spain Triumph At Padel Nations Cup 2018 By BarralSpain has come out on top in the Padel Nations Cup by Barral, which for the first time was held at the Tennis Academy in Vale do Lobo on August 2nd and 3rd 2018.

Spanish players Juan Martin Diaz and Aday Santana, beat Miguel Oliveira and Vasco Pascoal from Portugal in front of a full house during the final of the Padel Nations Cup held on August 3rd.

Monte Rei G&CC Best Golf Club Portugal 2018Over 350,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club – with an average rating of 9,18 – has been voted Best Golf Club in Portugal in 2018 in the Golfers’ Choice Rankings.

The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

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