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Oce®nico Group joins National County Card

8.53am 22nd July 2008 - Travel

Oce®nico Group is widely recognised as one of the market leaders in Europe in providing for championship-standard golf on some of the continent’s finest courses and in five-star surroundings.

Golfers in their thousands have flocked in recent years to the famous championship courses in Vilamoura owned by the group, who also specialise in developing luxury golf, beach and leisure resorts in the Algarve and on the Silver Coast.

Thanks to a new deal secured by National County Card, NCC card holders can play any of Oce®nico’s renowned courses – Oce®nico Victoria, The Oce®nico Old Course, Oce®nico Pinhal, Oce®nico Millennium and Oce®nico Laguna – with attractive green fee discounts available.

The level of green fee discount will vary by course and by the time of year, depending on season but with discounts available on anything from a round of nine holes or 18 holes up to five and seven-day packages, golfers will be guaranteed an unforgettable experience at the best rates possible.

Rob Sutton, joint managing director of Get Noticed Ltd who created NCC, said, “Having a group of Oce®nico’s quality and standing join the scheme is fantastic news. Oce®nico has firmly established itself as a major player in the golf tourism industry in Europe and we’re hoping that our new partnership will be a long and successful one.

“It’s our aim to offer private golf club members the chance to play some of the best golf courses in the world at a discounted rate as reward for their continual investment in the game.

“This new agreement fits into that category perfectly. We now have more than 1,000 courses worldwide signed up to NCC and more and more are joining us every day.”

Oce®nico Victoria will welcome the European Tour’s best players later this year when the Portugal Masters is staged on the Arnold Palmer-designed course for the second successive year from October 16-19.

And exciting times lie ahead for the group over the coming months with the opening of the Oce®nico Faldo and Oce®nico O’Connor Junior courses at Amendoeira Golf Resort, a ¬500 million (euro) golf resort in the district of Silves, in October.

Nikki Chamberlain, marketing manager of Oce®nico Group, said, “We are delighted to be part of such an innovative scheme and to offer NCC card holders even greater opportunities to enjoy our stunning courses.

“With seven very different courses in such close proximity, we are proud not only to be able to provide a challenge for golfers whatever level they play at but also, on a week-long golfing break, to offer the chance to play a different course every day, an opportunity unmatched anywhere else in Europe.”

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