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Amendoeira Golf Resort was for the first time the stage of the European Championship for Golfers with Disabilities of the European Golf Associations between the 21st and 24th of August.
The 18th edition of the championship took place at the O’Connor Jnr Course, in the resort, and featured 65 players and their coaches from various countries, and 19 EDGA technical team members, in men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions. .
“It was with great enthusiasm that we received, at the Amendoeira Golf Resort, the European Championship for Golfers with Disabilities. An event that highlights the importance and quality of one of the resort’s three golf courses, designed by iconic golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr”, explains Alda Filipe, Sales and Marketing Director, Kronos Homes.
During the competition, golfers were able to enjoy the vast offer available at the Amendoeira Golf Resort, such as the new Clubhouse, restaurant and sports bar, and accommodation ranging from contemporary apartments to villas with private pool
Richard Kluwen, from the Netherlands, was the winner in the men’s wheelchair category with 252 points over 3 laps. Dutch Daphne Van Houten was the winner in the women’s category with a total of 221 in the 3 rounds and Juan Postigo, from Spain, was the big winner with 209 points.
“Our goal was not only to find the best golf course for this championship, but also to ensure the best conditions for them to have social moments and rest close to nature. That’s what happened and we are very grateful to everyone for the organization”, said Tony Bennett, president of EDGA and responsible for the Inclusion and Disability Program of the International Golf Federation.
Amendoeira Golf Resort is a residential-tourist resort that has excellent access to the beach and shopping areas and ideal features for a few days spent with the family. Located near Silves, the resort has 270 hectares, and the offer ranges from detached villas, of types T3 or T4, with private pools, where prices per night start at 345 euros, to T2 and T2+1 Duplex apartments with pool and communal gardens from 210 euros per night.