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Algarve on top at Vilamoura

8.00am 4th January 2000 - Courses

Arnold Palmer is to design a fifth golf course at the Vilamoura complex in the Algarve. The new layout, the final stage in the owners’ golfing plans for the resort, will cost £5 million to build and is due to open during the first quarter of 2002, according to developers Lusotur.

Meanwhile, the fourth course on the estate, the Millennium, will be officially opened on May 4 this year when Palmer will be present to unveil his plans for the fifth layout.

Golfing turnover at Vilamoura’s three championship courses and Butch Harmon golf academy currently exceeds £230 million a year, and when the two newest courses are in operation that figure will be expected to break the £300 million barrier.

Vilamoura was the venue for the recent International Golf Travel Market, and it came as little surprise when the Algarve was named world-wide golf destination of the year at the Hertz awards gala dinner.

Readers of golf publications around the world put forward nominations in 14 categories and a panel of experts chose the overall winners.

January 2000

Arnold Palmer is to design a fifth golf course at the Vilamoura complex in the Algarve. The new layout, the final stage in the owners’ golfing plans for the resort, will cost £5 million to build and is due to open during the first quarter of 2002, according to developers Lusotur.

Meanwhile, the fourth course on the estate, the Millennium, will be officially opened on May 4 this year when Palmer will be present to unveil his plans for the fifth layout.

Golfing turnover at Vilamoura’s three championship courses and Butch Harmon golf academy currently exceeds £230 million a year, and when the two newest courses are in operation that figure will be expected to break the £300 million barrier.

Vilamoura was the venue for the recent International Golf Travel Market, and it came as little surprise when the Algarve was named world-wide golf destination of the year at the Hertz awards gala dinner.

Readers of golf publications around the world put forward nominations in 14 categories and a panel of experts chose the overall winners.

       

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