Vale de Lobo and Quinta da Lago are two of the best locations for Algarve golf holidays, located in two corners of the area’s ‘Golden Triangle’. They’re world-famous for good reason, and have a lot of history: Vale de Lobo opened 50 years ago, in 1968, and Quinta da Lago was hot on its heels, opening in 1971. As the two resorts have grown, they’ve only become better at what they do – which includes activities for children. Read on for some of what they have to offer. |
Junior Team Golf Champs at Quinta da Lago
Running over the summer holidays, Quinta’s Junior Team Golf Champs programme offers hands-on tuition for learners at all levels. Dividing players into skill groups ensures the advanced aren’t held back, and gives the beginners time and space to grow. And a focus on fun means everyone will have a good time.
It’s not just fun and games, though. Junior Team Golf Champs also prides itself on developing talent, with participants encouraged to engage in healthy, sporting competition with each other. This gives kids an even greater incentive to develop their own skills, and participants usually see strong results. Success is reinforced with competition prizes and diplomas – in short, time with the Junior Team Golf Champs is likely to make your kids keen for more and more Algarve golf holidays in the future.
Golf Lessons and Summer Junior Golf Academy at Vale de Lobo
Vale de Lobo offers a 1-hour golf lesson in an awesome location with in-house pro Steve Watkins. Steve is well-respected in the golfing world for his experience and ability to teach, and he’s as good at engaging beginners as he is taking more experienced players to the next level. He can encourage interest in the game, and loves to develop complete novices into talented young players.
Kids over 10 years old are welcomed to take part in individual or group lessons as they choose, though Steve recommends younger children learn together, as this encourages a social, competitive sporting spirit. If your kids are looking to come away from their Algarve golf holidays with real style, Steve is the man for them.
Summer Junior Golf Academy
Also run by Steve Watkins, the Summer Junior Golf Academy runs Monday to Friday afternoons throughout August. All aspects of the game are covered in this week-long course, and kids come away with a much-improved technique – and maybe some new friends too.
As Steve is so good at what he does, pre-registration is absolutely essential for the Summer Junior Golf Academy, so make sure to book well in advance when planning your Algarve golf holidays.
Vale de Lobo and Quinta da Lago are two of the best represented resorts in the area for children’s activities, and a great way to encourage your kids to commit to the sport and want to come back again and again.
Steve Frewin is the Managing Director of A Golfing Experience, a company with more than 29 years experience organising bespoke golf holidays and escapes throughout Europe for individuals, societies and groups. If you're looking to explore the possibilities in the Algarve, golf holidays to this beautiful region are just one of our specialties. We also operate in all the other major European golf destinations and, if you'd like to consider options further afield, we can arrange holidays to the world's greatest golf courses in The Caribbean, Mauritius, Bermuda and USA.
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