VALE DO LOBO BETTERBALL PAIRS, Algarve - 4 nights + 4 rounds
Overall Results
03 Jan 2023 ROYAL COURSE Results
04 Jan 2023 ROYAL COURSE Results
05 Jan 2023 OCEAN COURSE Results
06 Jan 2023 OCEAN COURSE Results


Arrive Tuesday 3rd & depart Saturday 7th January 2023

Competitor Information


Please take a few minutes to read the following information. To make your trip run as smoothly as possible we need you to provide us with some information.

Package includes:

- 4 nights B&B in the the 4 star Magnolia Hotel

- 4 rounds of competitive golf on the excellent Royal and Ocean Courses

- Shared buggy for each round

- Welcome drinks & presentation drinks

- Transfers from accommodation to golf course if staying on Vale do Lobo Resort

- 72 hole competition with prizes for all four rounds & overall prizes

The package does not include flights. Accommodation is based on twin / double share

Package prices: 

Accommodation in the 4 star Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago – breakfast included

- Full package price in a twin / double room £595 per person

- Single supplement for 4 nights £110

- Non golfer £250

- Additional night in a twin / double £50 per person

- Additional night in a single £86 


Tue 3            Royal Course - tee times from approx. 11.00am - 12.00pm **

Wed 4           Royal Course - tee times from approx. 10.50am

Thu 5            Ocean Course - tee times from approx. 10.50am

Fri 6              Ocean Course - tee times from approx. 09.30am


** If you are flying into Faro on Tuesday 3rd January, please ask for a late tee time



Please ensure you have sent us your flight details.


Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are not included but Vale do Lobo is only 20 minutes by taxi from Faro Airport and the fare is approximately 25 Euro.


Hire Car

Should you wish to hire a car we can recommend EPI Rent a car that will meet you at Faro airport with your car and meet you at the airport on return.  They are offering us discounted rates and you just need to say you are part of the GMM Ltd Group to access these special rates.


Email:            Mobile: 00351 912 587 671 

Website:                       Phone: 00351 281 542 131



Accommodation is booked for arrival on Tuesday 3rd and departure on Saturday 7th January.

Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago               

The four-star Magnolia Hotel is located in Quinta do Lago opposite the shopping precinct and less than a 5-minute drive to Vale do Lobo.  The hotel has recently been completely refurbished.



Breakfast is included when staying at the Magnolia Hotel



Please ensure that you have adequate travel and medical insurance cover for the duration of your stay in Portugal.


The weather on the Algarve in January can be changeable and we advise you to bring some warm clothing and your waterproofs just in case. The dress code for the evenings is casual.



Shared buggies are included.


GPS yardage equipment:

The use of GPS and laser distance measuring equipment is permitted during the event.


Evening Activities:

Not all the local restaurants will be open, but we will recommend a different restaurant each evening for those who wish to remain as part of the group.  You will be completely free to do what you wish in the evenings.

Competition Format:

The Tournament will be played over 72 holes, two rounds will be played on The Royal Course and two rounds on The Ocean Course.

Play will be in fourballs on all four days. 

The winners will be the Team returning the highest aggregate number of points.  In the case of a tie there will be a count back over the last 18 holes, last 9, 6, 3, 1.


WHS Handicap:

The competition is open to all male and female golfers who are current members of a golf club with an active WHS Handicap or the equivalent handicap overseas.

We will need to see proof of your current Handicap Index when you register for the opening round on Tuesday morning.

We will reduce handicaps in the competition if necessary, depending on scores.

The scoring format will be Betterball Stableford with 85% of Course Handicap allowance. 

The maximum handicap limits will be 24 for men and 30 for ladies.



Men – TBC – depending on conditions on the day                

Ladies – Composite course


The Local Rules as defined on the back of the scorecard will apply throughout the competition.


Prizes:  There will be prizes for the leading three scores each day.

To avoid any excess baggage charges prizes will be in the form of vouchers for the 2023 GAGT as follows:

Daily vouchers: 1st - £100, 2nd - £70, 3rd - £50       Overall vouchers:  1st - £175, 2nd £150, 3rd - £125.


Daily Draw:  The draw for the first two rounds will be on the website by 5.00 on Sunday 1st January. The draws for the last two rounds will be made in score order.


If you have any requests for early / late tee times, please use the message facility in your Locker / account and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.