Ireland take on Rest of the World as Ryder Cup legends Clarke and Westwood captain teams at Oceanico’s pristine Amendoeira par 3 academy course.
Twelve of the European Tour’s finest golfers, including Ryder Cup stars Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke and Major Winners Padraig Harrington and Michael Campbell, have agreed to the challenge laid down by the team at Oceânico for a unique floodlit par 3 challenge at Oceânico´s Amendoeira Golf Resort.
To celebrate the official launch of the all new Sports Club at the stunning new resort and the third successive hosting of the Portugal Masters at the Oceânico Victoria course, a special event is being held this evening as a precursor to the week’s festivities.
The innovative floodlit 9 hole Oceânico Academy course at Amendoeira represents a glimpse into the future of golf – the perfect solution to maintain regular play for time sensitive modern day golfers who struggle to fit in one or two full rounds a month.
Amendoeira Golf Resort was opened to critical acclaim in 2008 during the Portugal Masters with a unique 6 hole challenge. A year on and the resort has furthered its already impressive facilities to include a state of the art sports club. The facilities now boasts, a full size football pitch, where rugby and cricket can be played, two Astroturf five-a-side football pitches, six tennis courts (two with floodlighting), two world class bowls greens (crown and flat) as well as a fully equipped Technogym gymnasium.
“The intention has always been to create world class sporting facilities here and it is great to see this being realized. We have had a variety of elite sports teams and individuals using the grounds already, such as Premier League side Sunderland FC, and are looking forward to welcoming national and international squads and teams in the coming months and years. Furthermore it is a great addition for our residents and property owners who are seeing the resort develop into the five star exclusive leisure facility we planned,” commented Simon Burgess, Director Oceânico Group.
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