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25-10-2011 ● Pestana Vila Sol Hotel bei Vilamoura

Julie F., Swiss
Wir möchten uns ganz herzlich für alles bedanken, unsere Ferien waren nicht nur vom Wetter her sehr schön.
Unsere Zimmer im Hotel Pestana Vila Sol waren toll und wir gehen bestimmt nächsten Frühling wieder hin.
Ich werde mich bei Ihnen melden. Danke nochmals und eine gute Zeit bis bald.
Ihre
Julie F.
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08-08-2011 ● Golf beginner program in Estoril

Munteanu Family, Romenia
Everything is beyond our expectations, the hotel Palacio Estoril is fantastic (they even sent me a birthday cake for my birthday yesterday!!!), the surprise for my family with the golf lessons with Daniel Grimm was great and much more than pleasant, they enjoy each second and we spend also more time on the golf course... We visited Lisbon yesterday, also a nice city, but, as expected, we tend to stay also in the hotel...
Thank you very much for everything, it was better than imagined and I am sure we will come again!
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04-08-2011 ● Hotel Palacio Estoril

Andrea Oliver, Deutschland
Hallo Herr Grimm,

gerade aus Estoril zurück möchte ich mich nochmal ganz herzlich bedanken, dass alles so gut organisiert war. Vielen Dank auch für das nette Begrüßungsschreiben und die beiden Golftowels, die wir gleich stolz benutzt haben. Das Hotel Palacio Estoril war echt klasse, Wellness tat gut und auch die Runden auf dem Estoril Golfplatz haben uns Spaß gemacht. Das Wetter war wunderbar und nach all der Kälte und Nässe in Deutschland eine Wohltat für uns beide. Wir haben auch die Gegend erkundet und Ihre Restaurantempfehlungen ausgiebig genossen, besonders die leckere Paella im Restaurant "Jackpot" und den frischen gegrillten Fisch :)

Hier in Deutschland ist es immer noch kalt, das lässt sich jetzt aber besser ertragen.

Viele Grüße und nochmals vielen Dank.

Andrea Oliver
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22-07-2011 ● Golfkurs in Estoril

Rene Bergemann, Deutschland
Hallo Daniel,

LG aus Hamburg.
Wir wollten uns noch einmal recht herzlich bei Dir bedanken!!! Wir hatten eine super Zeit in Estoril & das Golfen macht auch wieder richtig Spaß. Ist ja auch Kein Wunder nach so einem guten Training & danke auch noch für die tolle Beratung bei der Auswahl der Golfschläger. Ich habe die Beiden auch mitgenommen & bin klasse damit zurechtgekommen.

Wir wünschen Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

Bis Bald Ines & René
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18-07-2011 ● Dona Filipa Summer holidays

K. Granung, Norway
Both my husband and myself enjoyed very much our stay at the hotel Dona Filipa, where we appreciated the room, the room-keeping, as well as the restaurant and bar.
And, all the staff were very kindly and helpsome all the time. We appreciated also San Lorenzo golf-course with their kindly staff.
We would very much like to visit Dona Filipa hotel and golf again.
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09-06-2011 ● Birthday Golf celebration in Estoril

Janne Pekkola, Finland
We had a tremendous trip. Over all we all ranked this trip to top 3 in golf holidays ever. Also the Palacio Estoril was highly ranked and is in top 3 list in my European hotels list, and on other’s list too.
Airport transfers – smooth and punctual. Bit costly compared to normal taxi fares but no hassle and good service compensates.
The Palacio – as mentioned a top 3 hotel in Europe in my list. The only thing that might be improved for golfers is the breakfast starting time – now the bf starts at 7h30 and if one would have an early tee time there would be no time for bf.
Estoril Golf – Charming and interesting course in excellent condition. Even 3 rounds in a row didn’t feel boring at any time.
Found a nice restaurant in Sintra – real value for money, no tourists, Portugese cuisine. Restaurante Dom Pipas. Would recommend.
Thanks once more Kelly to you for your hospitality and help in organizing our stay at Estoril. It really was a pleasure.
Greetings from sunny Finland, we brought the sun with us and now it’s up +30 here too.
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09-06-2011 ● Week in the golf coast

Marc Heller, Switzerland
We had a wonderful stay in Portugal, everything except the greens in Praia d’el Rey (due to aeration procedure but you informed us about that in advance) was great.
I include my comments below. Obviously everything is subjective ;-) Thanks again for the excellent organization.
The welcoming at airport: everything ok.
The hotel Quinta da Marinha: good hotel, good breakfast, polite, good golf course.
Pena Longa Course was excellent/difficult, very good food at club house.
Oitavos Dunes course very nice, cool clubhouse, excellent food at the clubhouse.
Praia d’el Rey: good golf course, it is sad, that they are building like fools around the course and this destroys the whole thing. Food at clubhouse was not good, compared to the other courses not worth the distance.
We found a couple of good restaurants (some were recommended by you). We were surprised, how modern all the golf infrastructure was. I consider flying to Portugal with my wife in the near future, I will inform you as soon as I know the details.
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07-06-2011 ● 3 couples at Quinta da Marinha

U. Pettersson, Sweden
Our stay in Quinta da Marinha was perfect.
1. The hotel was good. Breakfast, service just everything.
2. The golf Course of Quinta da Marinha was better than in the past.
3. Very god service at the dinner in the hotel and also good food.
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07-06-2011 ● Vilamoura Golf Group weekend

Ashley Barrie, United Kingdom
First of all I'd like to say it was all pretty much perfect and no complaints whatsover.
I think the only small hiccup was the taxi transfer where they apparantly had to wait around 15 mins for the mini bus. This was no big deal as they arrived in enough time to check in, have a drink and arrive to the Millenium golf in good time.
The hotel Vila Galé Marina, we particularly like as everything is perfect, especially the location whereby no taxi's are required. We stayed there last year and no doubt will stay there next year.
The golf reservations were faultless and everything I asked you for. The transfers excellent too. I would probably try and change it next year to play Victoria first day, Faldo second day and Old Course the last as Millenium isn't the most interesting course but still in decent condition.
Early conversations suggest we would look to book again the first weekend in June 2012 with yourself again, so many many thanks.
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07-06-2011 ● A golf week at Quinta da Marinha

Gary Webb, United Kingdom
We had a wonderful time and all of the arrangements you made were perfect.
The transfers between the airport and hotel were punctual and comfortable. The driver was very friendly and pleasant.
The hotel Quinta da Marinha was lovely and was very good value. It would have been nice if there were a few local bars and restaurants nearby which we could have walked to rather than taking taxis but this was not a problem at all.
The golf was fantastic especially Penha Longa but all courses were top quality and a treat to play.
The Mar do Inferno restaurant was fantastic and we also enjoyed the guinness at O'Neills Irish bar in the town centre.
But most of all your service and helpfulness was fantastic. I will keep your details on record for our next trip.
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06-06-2011 ● Semaine golfique dans la région de Lisbonne

Dominique Quévit, Switzerland
Un grand merci pour votre aide qui nous a permi d' effectuer un magnifique voyage. Concernant toutes les prestations. Je distinguerai la qualité du logement à Marinha (hôtel Onyria) - très moderne dans un cadre bien valorisé. Le seul bémol dont vous n'êtes pas responsable est le golf du Bom Sucesso qui est planté au milieu du chantier d'un énorme complexe immobilier. Praia del Rey est dans un environnement déjà terminé, donc acceptable.
Pour les golfeurs, tous les golfs joués sont trés bons. Pour un séjour de 3 jours, je recommenderai la région de Quinta da Marinha, Cascais.
Avec tous nos remerciements pour votre active collaboration.
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06-06-2011 ● Couple in Estoril and Praia d'el Rey

Ireland, Suzanne and Donal
Thanks for your e mail, we really liked hotel palacio, the service was excellent and room lovely with views over pool and garden. Breakfast was super with excellent service. We didn't have good weather there, so sunbathing by pool wasnt really an option but it looked nice. We played Estoril golf club and enjoyed it, it wasn't busy and they were very flexible about tee time, we thought it was good value for money, we had a sandwich in clubhouse before which ws a nice facility.
Marriott Praia del rey was busier, the Portugal football team were staying there when we were there, so it was great to get some autographs. When we checked in the room they offered us had two small double beds on garden side, the beds were too small and we asked for room with one king size bed, they said there was none available that side and we had to pay a supplement of 30 euro per night for a room on the seaside which we hadn't expected. The room was nice. The hotel was more casual generally. Breakfast was very good but not as good as palicio where there was better service. The Praia d'el Rey golf course was lovely and although busier we still could get out when we wanted, we thought the clubhouse was great for lunch and after golf drinks, with lovely views. Overall we were very happy with our holiday. Thank you for all your help.
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04-06-2011 ● 3 couples at the Pestana Group in Alvor

Ron H., USA
Everything at Alvor was terrific. The hotel Pestana Dom João II was very clean, meals were good and the beach was top notch. The Pestana golf courses were amazing and our time spent there was 5 star.
Again thanks for your help.
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23-05-2011 ● Weekend at the Marriott Praia d'el Rey

G. Root,
Everything worked out great. We really enjoyed our stay and the excellent service. Thanks for all the help. We enjoyed the golf particularly at Praia d el Rey.
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23-05-2011 ● 10-days in Portugal

Lauri H., Finland
Thanks for great arrangements once again! We had a wonderful time!
- The airport transfer was very good. We especially appreciated the change of pickup time due to the TAP flight cancellation.

- The hotel Marriott Praia d’el Rey was good in general. Dining options were not that great though. We took taxi out to neighbouring towns on two evenings and ate in the hotel restaurant Remy on two evenings. The first visit to Remy was very good and the second was a sort of disaster. Got wrong dishes, next we received totally overcooked instead of medium, got charged for full portions (ordered half portions of risotto etc as a starter). All was corrected at the end. Main reason seemed to be that staff didn’t know how to use their cash registers etc (said they normally worked in another restaurant).
Rooms were nice and we liked the ground floor even though it didn’t have open sea views. The rooms were on the sunny side of the hotel and the ground floor rooms are SO much nicer than the ones with small balconies. Breakfast was good with espresso available. Golf was nice on the ocean side fairways – really worth seeing and playing. In general service at the hotel was very good and I think we will return there but perhaps not dine in the hotel any more.

- CampoReal was a pleasant surprise and special thanks for changing our tee time at the last moment! The Camporeal golf course had just hosted a main ladies event so we got to play Sundays pin placements on Tuesday – which was challenging to say the least. Also at CampoReal you really need a buggy!
Dinner at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant was one of the best we have had in Portugal. Especially foie gras foam with chicken and vegetables. Breakfast was not that good and coffee next to horrible to tell you the truth – and no special order cappuccino, espresso etc available. Strange for a five star restaurant. Gold club restaurant was a pleasant surprise too – had a very nice lunch there on Tuesday.

- The hotel Penha Longa was a memorable visit once again! This time, on arrival, the hotel was full and someone’s kid was in the hospital with the parents. Hotel didn’t want to kick the family out of their rooms and since the hotel was 100% full we agreed to stay in their showcase Villa for one night and got compensated on some of the nights of our stay. After that night we moved back to the hotel and got nice upgrades to executive suites. I think we might book those suites next time since they were so spacious and nice! Our contact at the hotel was Ricardo and big thanks to him – can’t wait to get back to Penha Longa.
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18-05-2011 ● Combination trip between Sintra & Obidos

Locher Patrik, Switzerland
Penha Longa Hotel service, food, comfort, Spa etc. was first class 10 out of 10. I liked the Penha Longa golf course very much.
Marriot Praia d'el Rey: very nice location. We had a large room with sea view. Restaurant a la carte was excellent. Breakfast was ordinary, we did not eat in buffet restaurant. Golf course at Praia was very lovely.
Bom Sucesso: Golf course was technically very nice, but surrounded by construction sites, I would probably mind that one for the next 2 years.
Oitavos: Very nice Golf course, service was average, not towels in the locker rooms e.g. (we had to ask for). Despite I liked the course very much, I personally would not rate it a top 100 course in the world, but I would be glad to return and play again!
Rental car with Budget: we had a brand new Renault Megan, car was exactly what I expected in terms of size!! Good choice.
Overall: It was a very very nice holiday in Portugal and I will return as soon as I can. Thanks for your very professional services.
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11-05-2011 ● Family week at Vila Bicuda

D. Steenbergen, The Netherlands
I would like to let you know that our stay was perfect at Vila Bicuda. Thanks to you, we stayed in a great house. The park and everything else was perfect.
Thanks for all your kind help and we'll stay in touch.
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29-04-2011 ● Irish golfers group in Cascais

K. Owens, Ireland
Well we are back in SUNNY Ireland and well recovered.
Thanks for your help in organising our holiday and I am happy to tell you that the feedback is all good!
The airport transfer went very well both ways, no problems.
The hotel Pestana Cascais was excellent. The staff were most helpful, courteous and friendly. We enjoyed the pools, sauna and other facilities.
We enjoyed the golf at Beloura but I think we all preferred Quinta da Marinha as a golf challenge and of course Marinha was nearer to the hotel.
On the other hand, the clubhouse facilities at Beloura were very nice, and again we found the staff very pleasant and we enjoyed spending time on the 19th restaurant.
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28-04-2011 ● Golf Week at the Pestana Dom João II

Randy Miller, United Kingdom
We had a great time in Alvor. The airport transfer was good. It was nice not having to worry about driving to the hotel at midnight. They were both professional on the way to the hotel and back to the airport.
The hotel Pestana Dom Joao ll was good. The bed was too hard for me but it was okay for Randy. The outside pool was quite cold but we realize it is like that at that time of year. It was very refreshing. Breakfast was good. We ate dinner away from the hotel every night because it was nice to go for a walk and check the area out.
The Pestanma golf courses were all good except we ended up not going to Vila Sol and Silves because we did not rent a car and to get a taxi to Vila Sol it would have cost about 35 Euro just one way. And the day we were suppose to golf at Silves the only shuttle we could get we would have had to be at the golf course for 3 hrs before we golfed and 2 hrs after we finished golfing. We ended up golfing one time extra at the Alto and one more time at the Pinta. It would have been alot better if we had rented a car but my husband didn't want to drive. So we ended up not using the shuttle once and just getting a taxi to the Alto. But we had a very good time and we had good weather. And every one was very friendly. Thank you for organizing everything for us.
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26-04-2011 ● Tournament week at Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo

Margaret Williams, United Kingdom
We had a lovely time. The transfers organized by Portugal Golf Experience were excellent, the hotel Dona Filipa lovely and the food absolutely fabulous.
San Lorenzo is a great golf course and we really enjoyed it, it is a challenging course but in teriffic condition. We were delighted to win so many prizes but the scoring wasn't crazy, which is a tribute to the course. The organisers were very good and the number of prizes were a surprise, very generous.
The only comment I would give as regards the competitions, I think it would be a good idea if the tournament director mixed up the members for the scramble and the fourball as it would make sure we all played with different people and not with our own partners and friends. It would also stop trophy hunting (we don't come into that category even though we won a number of prizes).
Thank you for organising everyting.
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19-04-2011 ● Golf Week in Sesimbra

Ole Soborg,
First of all we really enjoyed our stay in Portugal. We much prefer Portugal to f. inst. Spain, due to the beautifull surroundings where we stayed, the nice people we met their hospitality and kindness.
We also appreciate the excellent service which Portugal Golf Experience have rendered to us.
We found the hotel do Mar Sesimbra excellent, although it still needs some small interior improvements and some renovations. However, we could see that these small things are under its way.
The golf courses were all of very high standard (also service-wise), very good and challenging Quinta do Peru (8), Aroeira II (7), Troia (6), Aroeira I (5).
Next time (probably in November 11) we would appreciate your suggestion to a week of golf around Sesimbra, Cascais, Lisboa - basis Hotel do Mar.
Thanks again.
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18-04-2011 ● Weekend in Praia d'el Rey

D.Doerflinger, Germany
Thank you very much for your good organisation. The Hotel Marriott Praia d'el Rey was ok, what we didn´t like the big groups of Scandinavian golfers: very loud everwhere. Even in the speciality / gastronomic restaurant, they were serving buffet and big tables were dressed for these groups, so you could hardly eat in peace...
We liked very much the golf courses of Praia d'el Rey and Golden Eagle. Bom Successo is too new: no toilets, no possibility to buy something to eat and in summer very hot. The tee times you organized for us were perfect.
All in all we liked our stay. Thank you again.
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18-04-2011 ● Participants of the tournament week organized at San Lorenzo

Lynn Walker, United Kingdom
We certainly all had a good, if not lucky week. No-one was more surprised than me to walk away with a prize of any kind as I had not personally played golf since October last year. My husband had been playing quite well before we came to Portugal but again, San Lorenzo is a very difficult course and in the past he had never scored well on it, therefore another Surprise.
The Hotel Dona Filipa is as good as always. I am now thinking that perhaps the hotel would benefit from a little 'face-lift', especially the bedrooms but overall the hotel always offers good service and excellent food. This was the case again this year.
San Lorenzo golf course is one of the best and is certainly always a good test of golf. The course was in good condition and as picturesque as always. The first few days were very windy which made playing the course more difficult but nevertheless it is always a joy to play. The staff at the golf course were always very courteous and helpful too.
The tournament was very well organised with plenty of information given. The prizes were excellent, the best I have played for in the Algarve. We have been on quite a few Tournament weeks in the Algarve but this one was far superior.
The tee times were all absolutely perfect, and the organisation at San Lorenzo was good. The cocktail parties and closing gala dinner were all really good with excellent food at the dinner. This was dealt with efficiently and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Overall it was an excellent, most enjoyable week. Thank you and all the staff for a truly great week!
Many thanks to you and your team.
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15-04-2011 ● Golf week at the Vila Galé Marina

Fredrik Amundsen, Norway
Thank you for following us up so good. I can ensure you that we had a absolute perfect golf journey. Everyone of us was very pleased with everything, especially the golf courses. Those were wonderful, all of them: Vila Sol, The Old Course and Royal.
The hotel Vila Galé Marina have a splendid placing, close to the harbor, and was ok for our needs. We was not much at the hotel.
We are very pleased with our travel, and with your service. I am sure you will hear from us again. Thank you.
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05-04-2011 ● Golf week at the Hotel do Mar Sesimbra

Odd Wiberg, Norway
Everything went as planned, except for the weather. Though, it was good enough for golfing (4 cloudy days and 5 sunny).
The golf courses (Quinta do Peru, Aroeira I and Aroeira II) were all in better shape than last year. The wine and food in Sesimbra were as always of high standard. We got a nice car with Budget Portugal, Ford Mondeo, with plenty of space.
I think we have to wait another 6 weeks before the golf courses will be open here in Oslo area.
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04-04-2011 ● Holidays in Alvor, Algarve

Rob Boast, United Kingdom
Yes thank you, it was most enjoyable but too short.
The car was ok but not the VW golf we anticipated.
The Hotel Pestana Dom João II was good, staff helpful and breakfast good value. We arrived late after my luggage was left at Gatwick by Monarch and a better 24 hour room service offering hot food and wine after 10.00 p.m. would have been appreciated more than indifferent sandwiches and no wine!
Golf courses were all challenging but enjoyable. Vila Sol was too far from the hotel and the least well maintained.
All in all good value for money and we will consider a return at some time.
Thank you for your help.
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31-03-2011 ● Week at the CS São Rafael suite Hotel

Paul Jacobs, Belgium
Thank you once again for the organisation of our trip. We enjoyed it very much.
The CS golf courses were in perfect shape, maybe because it was springtime and the fairways, greens and environment were nice and green. The service and organisation were excellent and we were lucky toget agreeable co-players, although they all had a much better hpc than we have.
The CS São Rafael Suite hotel was very good and we especially enjoyed the dinners in the à la carte restaurant. The food was delicious, the Portuguese wines were positive discoveries, the service excellent and the prices very reasonable.
The rental car was OK. Maybe the air-conditioning didn’t function too well, but seen the actual temperatures there was no problem.
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29-03-2011 ● Weekend at the Hotel Inglaterra

Jan Steen Hansen, Denmark
Everything except from the weather was fine...
The hotel Inglaterra's staf was very friendly and the rooms were fine.
Penha Longa and Praia d'el Rey are excelent golf courses and Belas Clube is also good, but not quite as good. Staf were friendly and we had no problems at all.
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27-03-2011 ● Woche an der Algarve

Joachim Hansen, Deutschland
Hallo,
Wir ( 8 Golfer ) kommen gerade aus Albufeira zurück. Wir waren alle begeistert-in erster Linie von dem schönen Hotel Sao Rafael: tolle Suiten, freundliches, hilfsbereites Personal, ausreichendes Frühstück, schöner Spa-Bereich. Golfplätze OK, Grüns super.
Danke für dieses schöne, gute, preiswerte Angebot. Wir erwarten gerne im nächsten Frühjahr ein ebenso tolles Angebot von Ihnen- vielleicht dieses Jahr in der Umgebung von Porto oder südlich Lissabon.

Noch mal herzlichen Dank- und alles Gute,
mit Grüßen von allen,
Ihr Joachim Hansen
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25-03-2011 ● Week at the Pestana Sintra

P. Hemmen,
The airport transfer was excellent.
The hotel Pestana Sintra is very nice however it is in the middle of a residential area and far away from shops (supermarkets).
The course of Quinta da Beloura is ok, the staff is very polite and flexible, clubhouse (restaurant) very nice.
On top of all we were very lucky with the weather.
So once again thank you for your attention and I will surely get back to you.
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21-03-2011 ● Weekend at the Penha Longa resort

M. H., Finland
Everything went very well indeed and I guess we got very lucky with the weather, too.
I think the Penha Longa was one of the best resorts we have visited and the staff was superb. The same applies to the golf courses although the 9-holes Monastery was not in very good condition.
Overall, it was very nice trip and we will definitely visit the resort and Portugal in the future as well.
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21-03-2011 ● 4 golfers in Sintra

Mika Teivainen, Finland
On Behalf of our whole group. First of all thank to PORTUGAL GOLF EXPERIENCE very much about excelent organization of everything :)

- Transfer from airport to hotel and hotel to back to the airport was high quality and very well organized (10 points)
- Pestana Sintra Hotel exceeding our expectations. Hotel was clean, cosy and high quality and hotel staffs were very helpful and very friendly.(10 points)
- The golf course of Quinta da Beloura was also very good. Course was well maintained and golf club was very cosy and they served good food (beer also). Whole enviroment overall was very beautifull (10 points).

Overall price/quality ration was excelent and we really enjoyed to be there.
You organized perfect golf trip for us and thanks that you organized also that lovely weather for us (11 points).
Next year we will come back !
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21-03-2011 ● Week at the Pestana Sintra

R. Talkara, Finland
- The welcoming by Quo Vadis at the airport: as it was informed on time and on place, very warmly welcome and good service.
- the Pestana Sintra: friendly staff, nice rooms, restaurant ok, we enjoyed a lot of our morning and evening swimmings and sauna.
Location on the nice, quiet neighborhood
Minor problems was the electric lock of the rooms which weren't working all the time in two first days. Finally keys were changed and they worked fine rest of the time.
(just that we had the same problem in last time) and as our late check out was confirmed it would be good to check that the keys work also after 12:00 on a check-out day but as I said minor problem.

- the golf courses of Quinta da Beloura and Estoril: both courses were in excellent condition, very friendly staff and service, and made us feel very welcomed: Very good service on the club house, good snacks. Sure the Estoril course was quite challenging but despite the result, very enjoyable :)
There were a couple of competitions during our stay so we couldn't play as much as we hoped to but this is that kind of thing that we/you can not have effect on. We could have make this wish beforehand but as our last visit was on December and it was more quiet on the club on that period, we thought we could inform this after arrival. Our mistake :)
Over all it was a very pleasant experience, especially as the weather after Thursday start to warm up and on the weekend was superb. We could stay there a lot longer :)
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05-03-2011 ● Semaine au Palacio Estoril

M. et Mme Esterlingot, France
Nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour à Estoril et plus particulièrement au PALACIO HOTEL; nous avons bénéficié de prestations exceptionnelles entre l'hôtel, le spa et le golf. Nous avons également apprécié nos escapades ; le soleil était également au rendez vous pendant cette semaine et nous avons eu des regrets de revenir avec 7 degrés à Paris.
Le parcours de golf d'Estoril est merveilleux , compliqué mais avec des progrès, je pense que nous pourrons le domestiquer à l'avenir.
Je pense que nous reviendrons.
Je tiens à vous remercier pour tout cela et je pense que nous ne manquerons pas de reprendre contact à l'avenir.
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04-03-2011 ● Week at the Tivoli Victoria in Vilamoura

Sylvie Bergeron, United Kingdom
We had a fantastic trip hotel food golf course and hospitality!!! Much nicer golf courses and hotel than our first trip in Lisbon.
The Faro airport transfer was perfect.
The Hotel Tivoli Victoria: is fantastic, brand new! service outstanding! and really good spa!!!
The golf courses of Laguna, Millennium and Victoria: are beautiful gold courses.

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03-03-2011 ● Holidays in Estoril

Mr. Huynh-Ba, Switzerland
Actually, my wife and me, we are delighted with everything during our stay at the Palacio Hotel including, restaurant, Spa, the golf course & people.
The reception people, the people at concierge desk, the waiters and maître d'hotel at the 4 Seasons restaurant as well as for breakfast, they are all very kind. We can perceive and feel their high hospitality spirit.
People at the spa reception and for pool maintenance are very kind, receptive and ready to serve. We did appreciate the spa treatment, but unfortunately we did not have enough time to have another treatment.
In another words, we had a very good time and are very happy. We got really relaxed during/after our stay at Palacio Estoril.
We would like to thank you for arranging everything easy-going for us. We would like to forward our thanks to Mrs Malfada Soares (we met her in the beginning, but not at the end of our stay, so that we did not say good-bye to her).
We are quite sure that we will return at Palacio Estoril in the very close future.
Thank you very much.
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24-02-2011 ● Men golf week in Alvor

Michael O'Neill, Ireland
Our party had a great holiday and despite the unsettled weather for the last few days we got to play our six rounds of golf.
We were delighted with the Pestana Dom Joao hotel which exceeded our expectations and the golf courses which we had played before. We would have no hesitation in recommending this package to anyone. We would regard it as exceptional value compared to previous trips by our group.
I would like to thank you for your assistance in organising our trip and will contact you again in the future.
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07-02-2011 ● Golf week at the Pestana Sintra

Jukka Haanpää, Finland
It was my first holiday in Portugal and I had some expectations. All service from the booking of the trip until the end of vacation was good.I cannot complain of anything!!
The Hotel Pestana Sintra was clean and nice. Service was good and helpful.
The Golf course of Beloura was as expected, maintenance and service was good.
Overall I got impression, that people in Portugal are service minded.
I am quite sure that we will return to Portugal.
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26-01-2011 ● Ladies golf lessons and stay in Estoril

Cara de Vlaming, The Netherlands
We were very happy with how things were organised. We even gave all your details to a Dutch couple we met at the hotel Palacio Estoril.

Rental car with Budget was good, no comments there.
Hotel Palacio, a pleasure! As there were only 14 or so rooms occupied we had all the attention we could ask for. Everybody was very nice and and very helpful.
The Estoril Golf Club is a jewel. Just as we like it with very kind and attentive staff. They realy looked after us as well and made us feel welcome.
The lessons with Daniel Grimm were informative and good. Nice guy.
All in all we realy enjoyed it and we hopefully will be back. Is there a possibility to keep us informed about special offers etc?
Many thanks for all your professional help. We think the Portuguese are lovely and speak very good english.
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12-12-2010 ● Finnish friends in the Algarve

IP, Finland
The welcoming at Lisbon was friendly and we got all the documents and info we were expecting.
Can't really tell much about the CS São Rafael Suite hotel, as we never really saw it. It was being refurbished, and all the guests were relocated to the nearby CS São Rafael Atlantic hotel. The Atlantic hotel itself proved to be what you'd expect from a five-star hotel. Although perhaps a bit mazy - to get downstairs, you sometimes needed to go stairs up first -, the hotel and the rooms were lush with space and soft, luxurious beds and provided with all necessary amenities, and with a lavish breakfast and an inside car park included. Excellent value for the price.
The golf courses that were included in the CS Golf package were good. Perhaps not excellent, but still better than mere ok. Salgados was perhaps a bit uninspiring - lots of water, but otherwise maybe not that remarkable game-wise, not forgetting the spectacular views it offered, however. Morgado and Alamos both had many great holes, but also some less exciting ones. Alamos was our favourite of these two. Morgado had spectacular last nine holes, but the first nine didn't quite live up to the level of the last ones. Unfortunately, we played the two halves in a reversed order starting at hole 10, so after a great first half it got a bit more average towards the end.

Moving to Tavira, the Hotel Vila Galé Tavira had perfect location for us - very central and lots of great courses in a close proximity. The hotel was quite satisfactory, especially for its price, but perhaps more like an average three-star hotel instead of a four-starer. Everything was quite basic, with no major shortcomings either. The service was impeccable at both our hotels.

The courses Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Penina and Laranjal are all world-class, as we knew beforehand. Laranjal was our favourite. Although the courses were all in a reasonably good condition, I hear they've been in even much better nick at the same time of the year earlier. Perhaps the autumn has been tough for the courses. They were also quite wet, especially in the earlier part of our stay, as it had been raining a lot - fortunately mostly in the nights, though. All the courses were nevertheless fun to play, and our poor game, at least mine, was by no means down to the courses!

These were probably the main points, we hope they are of help. In general, all worked out well and we're very pleased with our holiday experience. This certainly wasn't our last trip to Portugal and we'd be happy to do business with you also in the future, so we hope that you're able to keep up interesting destinations and competitive prices!
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10-12-2010 ● Semaine au Palacio Estoril

Couple de jeunes retraités Genève, Switzerland
- Le transport depuis l'aéroport s'est déroulé sans encombre. Il nous a été particulièrement utile vue l'heure tardive à laquelle nous avions atterri.
- Budget à l'aéroport n'était pas au courant qu'on allait leur rendre la voiture à 17 h et nous a réclamé une journée supplémentaire, mais nous leur avions montré la confirmation de Portugal Golf Experience.
- L'hôtel Palacio Estoril est plein de charme, le service impeccable. Rien à redire sur la propreté non plus. J'aurai juste aimé que le matelas soit un peu plus ferme, mais ce n'est qu'une question de goût. Nous avions particulièrement aimé le SPA de l'hôtel, très moderne et peu fréquenté.
Le parcours de golf d'Estoril n'est pas trop difficile. Ce sont les greens, avec des pentes dans tous les sens, qui "posent problèmes".
Estoril est une localité touristique. Tout le monde parle parfaitement l'anglais et/ou le français. On a aucune peine à se faire comprendre. Les restaurants que vous nous aviez recommandés sont tous très bons, en particulier le Mar do Inferno, nous y sommes allés 2 fois.
Un grand MERCI à vous pour votre aide à l'organisation de notre séjour, vos conseils et "tuyaux" qui nous ont permis de passer une belle semaine de détente sans mauvaises surprises.
Je vous souhaite d'ores et déjà à Vous et à Votre Equipe d'Excellentes Fêtes de Fin d'Année.
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26-11-2010 ● Fantastic value for money at CS São Rafael

Dr. Antony Pleasance, United Kingdom
We got home yesterday evening, exchanging 20 degrees plus for 5 degrees minus. Not too nice...but we wanted to thank you for the fantastic deal provided by Portugal Golf Experience. As it turned out, you'll no doubt be aware that we had a luxury suite in the Atlantic at the CS São Rafael. Weather was variable, but every course and tee-time worked out well (we picked Salgados for the 'extra' day, since the road to and condition of the other two golf courses were a bit less good).
Most impressive was the superb cuisine provided at every dinner. Incidentally, I filled in the hotel's questionnaire rather hurriedly, and put down the Seven Seas staff for special merit, when I intended to compliment the A la Carte restaurant staff. In fact both were fine, but maybe you could bring that to the attention of the management if and when you're next in touch.
So--outstanding value for money! We are therefore tempted to return end Feb-beginning March, so you could let us know in the new year if there are any similar deals. (Hard to imagine).
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25-11-2010 ● Week at the Pestana Sintra

E. B., Finland
We had a lovely time in Portugal. Everything went according to plan. The Budget rental car was of good quality and the process of filling in the papers and picking up the car at the airport went very smoothly and quickly.
The hotel Pestana Sintra and our room was very nice and comfortable. We liked the quiet atmoshpere of the hotel very much. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good, there was a lot to choose between and everything we tasted was very good. We did not, unfortunately, have time to try the spa but we did play golf and found the Beloura golf course to be very interesting as it was so urban and close to houses and roads. We enjoyed playing there. The club house was nice and the food served in the restaurant was very good. We did not have any other meals than breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel, only some snacks which were very nice.
On the whole, our stay at the Pestana Sintra Hotel was very enjoyable. However, we had some difficulty in finding our way to the hotel, because we think the map which shows the approach to the hotel should show a little more detail, so that it is easy to know where you are and which road to take. We did not have any problems in finding the way from the airport to the village, but we had to drive around for a while before we eventually found the hotel.
And last but not least, we would like to thank you very much for answering all our questions, providing us with information and helping us to arrange the whole packet. With your kind help everything went very smoothly and easily. Thank you also for the letter with the list of restaurants and the discount voucher.
We are indeed very pleased with our stay in Sintra and only regret that we did not stay a few days longer. But perhaps another time?
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20-11-2010 ● Golf week in Estoril

Olli Nevalainen, Finland
Everything is fine here in Finland except for the weather which is dropping tomorrow to -5 Centigade. We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Palacio Estoril very much (again). Everything went as expected and planned and we cannot think of anything negative to say. In retrospect we booked our schedules a little too full so that we did not have time for the Spa. On the last day we were given a nice tour of the facilities the saunas, swimming pools gym etc. It looked really good so next time we would certainly have use for them.

Other comments:

The delegate at Lisbon airport was easy to find as they were together with the driver.
The driver and car was a good thing as the traffic in the evening is still quite hectic especially in the dark.

The Budget rental pick up and return at the hotel worked well.

The Palacio was excellent as before with exceptional and friendly service. One special reason for liking the Palacio option is the proximity to the sea, the possibility to walk on the beach promenade to Cascais and its shops, marina and restaurants. This is not possible in more remote golf resorts.

We were eating dinner outside the hotel every day because we thought the Palacio was very expensive. Only on the last day we looked at the special menu next to the reception where it said that you could have three courses for € 35. If we had read the menu earlier or known this we would have eaten dinner at the hotel many times I'm sure.

The quality of the Penha Longa course was very good and we enjoyed the change. The Estoril course is not of the same quality but good enough. As on most courses not all holes appeal to all people. It is however pretty challenging and when the sun is shining its can be very enjoyable.

The return flight using TAP which takes off at 10PM was a good change as it gives an extra day in the sun and at the golf course. We previosly used the Finnair flight which meant getting up before 6 in the morning without breakfast. This option was good.

Thanks again for all the arrangements and all the best to you.
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17-11-2010 ● Golf week in Alvor

J. Lindstrom, Finland
We had wonderful holiday in Alvor, Algarve. The hotel Dom João II has good location, room was clean and great. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, especially Maria from Restaurant. And it was very kind of the Hotel and Director Geral Miguel Metello to remember me on my 50-years day with Champagne, thank you for him/them. Breakfast was very wonderful. Fitness Center was fine. Golf Courses were good, but congested. Only I have little negative to say about doors at hotel - they always slammed when shuting (it was not possible to shut the door quietly). And also bed were quite hard for us because there wasn't any mattress pads in bed (in Finland we always have). Thank you very much again for everything you did for us - we have great holiday in Algarve.
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16-11-2010 ● Men week at Penha Longa Hotel

Sami H., Finland
The airport transfer offered excellent service, Jorge was a great person.
The welcoming at the airport was easy to find out and fast service.
The Hotel Penha Longa: 5 star, we enjoyed stay there. Can`t say nothing bad! Breakfast was best what I know!
The golf course of Penha Longa was difficult but beautifull and in good conditions. Quinta da Marinha was not so good than Penha Longa, there were a lot of players and course wasn`t so interesting.
You did a great job and I promise to tell forward that Portugal Golf Experience makes a perfect golf holidays and prices is not too high!
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15-11-2010 ● Golf week in Obidos

E. Saarinen, Finland
The service and room at Marriott Praia d'el Rey were very good. Versatility of food service could be a bit wider, though.
Golden Eagle golf course has a fantastic lay out and good long holes. When the surface of the fairways gets a bit better it will be a fantastic course. We did enjoy playing also on Praia d´el Rey although on Tuesday the wind was between 30 and 36 meters/sec and waves were 10 meters high.
I still find it hargd to navigate on Portugese roads. But ppossibly we will be back again next autumn.
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06-11-2010 ● 2 weeks in Portugal

Brian Morgans, Canada
First of all I would like to thank you for all your help and advice on our Portugal Holiday. We had a wonderful time and if we are to return for a golf holiday we will use your services again. I would also recommend you to my friends should they ever decide to golf in Portugal.
Here is my impression of hotels and golf courses that may be of use to you or your other clients.
I am a 1 handicap, and avid golfer I've played in Canada, many states in the USA, Ireland, Wales and now Portugal. My wife is 28 handicap, a casual golfer. She has played some resort type golf while on holiday. We both belong to a private club in Canada. We are 45 years old I give you that information because it may give some insight to your customers.

Pestana Sintra: Perfect location for golf and sightseeing. Good size, clean rooms. Well appointed, free internet, decent breakfasts, great overall value and we would stay here again.
Tivoli Victoria: Possibly the nicest hotel we've stayed in. Great luxury fantastic rooms, great breakfast, beautiful pool and lounging areas. Worth the money and would definitely stay here again.
Belas: what a great layout, too bad it is so damaged. Alot of scruffy bare areas with no grass, alot of rabbit holes in the area of play along with numerous dead rabbits. Where there was grass it was long. Tee decks, fairways too long and not in the best of shape. The greens were okay , true but slow. This place has so much potential but needs some attention. Staff were reasonably helpfull
Penha Longa: This would have been my favorite course if it would have been manicured the way I know it could be. The elevation change and variety of holes was fantastic. Greens varied in size and design. Overall shot making was good and just an absolutely fantastic routing through the hills. The grass was very healthy but every surface is too long. Tee decks grass height way to high, fairways the length of first cut of rough, rough was reasonable length but multiple bare spots. Greens very healthy and smooth but way to slow. Didn't have the championship tee open and course played short for me. Service non existent, no beverage cart on golf course. Also forced to cart path only with buggies and I don't know why.
Quinta da Marina: Nice layout, fun to play, very busy golf course, I would call it crowded. Best greens so far. Smooth, fast, true. Rest of golf course condition is tired. Lots of poor lies in the fairway, many bare spots. Looks like an overused public golf course that could be much more. No service to be seen except to collect golf passport ticket.
Oporto: Tried to get on Estela but it was closed for maintenace for 2 days. Oporto was better than we expected. Typical links golf course. Kinda rough and beaten up but good tight sandy lies in the green fairway but zero maintenace once off the fairway. Brush, bramble, gravel and weeds for rough. Greens were perfect. The course is outdated for length and with no wind played like a pitch and putt with a straight shot running in the hard fairways. Driver- SW on most holes. Still had a fun day. Service non existent. Pull carts were almost as old as the course itself.
Vilamoura Victoria: What can I say, they just played the Portugal Masters 3 days earlier and it was in immaculate condition. The course layout was very typical of any Arnold Palmer course around the world. Typical of resort golf. Sometimes plain with some great holes. Had alot of fun and would play again. Service minimal but pleasant.
Faldo Amendoeira: This course had just had some maintenace in it's fairways and still was in fantastic shape . Possibly even better greens than Victoria. It has gotten some bad reviews but it is very fair if you play the correct tee for ones ability. I think some people play from the wrong tee and lose alot of balls and the course beats them up and then they blame the design. The fairways are very generous and wide. Fairway bunkers are very stategically placed which is what most people would have trouble with. Course condition second to none. Views are great. The course feels like they are really taking care of it. Service was superior the best we had in Portugal. Being truely Canadian I hate to admit that this place had the service levels of an American resort. Definitely would return and we were disappointed that I changed out of the O'Connor course because I would have loved to come back to that facility.
Vilamoura Old: Beautiful old tree lined course. Reminded me a little of our course with smaller trees. Great routing , great variety of holes. Over all condition is rough and needs attention. Greens were okay , a little bumpy, Lots of bad lies in the fairway,lots of bare spots around greens and in rough. Poor cart paths. Bunkers poorly maintained.
Needs more attention to detail. This place had a lot of potential but they are not putting the money into it and it shows. Service minimal but pleasant.
Well that's alot of information. Take it for what it's worth. We had a great holiday, 2 weeks with barely a cloud in the sky and nice temperatures during the day. We really enjoyed Portugal and again thank you for helping arrange a nice trip.
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04-11-2010 ● Lisbon golf weekend

E. Bartha, Hungary
We are fine, and we had a great time allthough the weather was windy/rainy... But we could play every day golf:-)
The car rental with Budget was good.
The hotel Marriott Praia d'el Rey and the Praia d'el Rey golf course was perfect. We had some trouble with finding food in the hotel once at night time, but then we could eat in the golf club. The Hotel Lisboa Plaza had a great location in Lisboa.
So everything together You made a really good job again:-)) Thank You for everything, and I hope we will come to Portugal again!
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03-11-2010 ● The new Oitavos Hotel

P. Castejon, Spain
- Rental car: everything OK.
- The Oitavos hotel:
o Installations: Different opinions about the rooms. I did not like them (I found them cold and not too practical considering the more tan generous space), but the italians loved them. Excellent quality of the “electronics”. Very good beds.
o Service: Still too unexperienced. I could give you different examples, but one of them is enough: the first night, the six (only six…) tables with food “ a la carte” were full and we did not want to eat any of the fixed menus. All the 8 tables in the fixed menus area were empty, but they did not give us the chance to use them and had to go out for dinner (very well by the way, as we went to the Mar do Inferno and we really enjoyed fish and seafood).
o Spa and golf service: correct.
o Food: Poor.
As a resume, I feel that they have sacrificed confort to design. if I have to compare, Penha Longa is a 9/10 while The Oitavos is a 6/10.
- The Oitavos Dunes golf course: Just fantastic. The best I have ever played. Beautiful, fun and well kept. Pity the weather (we could not finish because of the rain on Saturday and we had terrible wind on Sunday), but I hope will be back.
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26-10-2010 ● 10 Days at Quinta da Marinha and Praia d'el Rey

Uta F., Austria, Saalbach
We did not arrive at the hotel until 1.30 in the night due to the strike in France.

Quinta da Marinha Resort.
Good things:
We liked our room with the nice view of the garden and golf course. Everything was very clean. We liked the bar and especially the piano player made a very nice atmosphere. Everybody was friendly and breakfast was super.
Bad things:
The food was not very special and we ate only once there. The room was loud, because you can hear the neighbor. The indoor pool is small and it was slippery.

Marriott Praia d'el Rey.
We prolonged our holiday for 2 more days. Goods things:
Fabulous hotel - the nicest we have ever been to. The Spa is fantastic and also the view the beach and all the surroundings. The room was very clean and the beds so good… no backache after all the golf and no noise there. Breakfast great.
Bad things:
We went to the buffet first night and it was only expensive and very bad. All guests go only once and then try to find restaurants no to far away. We went to Peniche and Obidos and everything was better than the hotel. The bar does not really invite you to have drinks there.
It still means that we would go to Marriott Praia d'El Rey right away since now we know some nice restaurants.

The golf course of Pray del rey:
We could play everyday it never gets boring; fairways and greens are perfect. We played 4 times. 3 times we were lucky and once we had some real bad beginners where the lady had surely been lying about her handicap. You do not have to show anything.

Oitavos golf:
We played alone and really enjoyed the course.

Penha Longa
It was nice but the fairways in poor shape and we did not like it so much.

Quinta da Marinha
Too crowded and a lot of beginners

We want to thank you for doing all the booking. We really like the people in Portugal and will certainly contact you when we go there again.
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26-10-2010 ● Seniors at the Marriott Praia d'el Rey

David Richards, United Kingdom
We had a great holiday thank you and everything went to plan (except my tee shots!).
We flew out with TAP from Heathrow, which was a good experience, on time in each direction and free golf club carriage - we even got fed en route. I think they remain a good airline.
No trouble in getting to Praia del Rey using the directions of the site, but much better still when we put our Sat Nav on. There are road repairs on the A8 so we found it took more than the hour quoted by the hotel. An hour is optimistic I think.
The hotel Marriott was fine, staff were friendly and helpful & the facilities are good. As you'd expect with a hotel of that size. Our Oceanfront Room was a good choice, but the best rooms are those which are south facing that catch the afternoon sun at this time of year, before it dips down behind the buildings. Rooms are big and well furnished. The grounds / gardens are nice with direct access to the long sandy Atlantic beach - surfing for entertainment as a spectator sport. Breakfasts were good, with everything you'd want, although hot plates for the hot buffet would be useful! We only ate once in the evening buffet - it has a big choice with a themed menu which changes nightly - but you are tempted to eat too much - the buffet @ E35 pp can work out expensive with wine & water added. The other nights we either had an early meal at a small restaurant overlooking the lagoon on the way to Bom Successo (recommended stop!) or we ate at the Lin ks Restaurant at the Clubhouse. You need to book at the Clubhouse, but the food was excellent, big portions and fresh veg. Prices were up to E16-17 for main courses, wines from E12.50 ish upwards. You get appetisers included too. You can also eat in the bar or on the terrace for a bit less money and more french fries.
Golf? The golf was good. It was quiet enough to be able to play 2-balls except for our last game. The tee times were ideal and didn't put us under pressure. We started on the 10th at lunchtime on day 1, worked out very well. Other golfers were either local club members, a lot of Fins and a number of Irish/Portugese residents - all of whom were serious about their golf & friendly on course & off!
Praia del Rey course was in good condition & benefited from the overnight dew from the ocean. There are a lot of heather / rough starts at the tee for the men that require good shots to clear them and are messy if you don't. Some long walks between holes. Ladies tees were a better positioned in some cases and the reds on average 75m shorter? The holes by the sea are lovely.
But it was Bom Successo that was our favourite of the two. The development is not fully completed so they are still building villas and the hotel, but the layout is really good & even with temporary bar and changing it had a good atmosphere. Some of the holes - and the hilly terrain that they followed were - quite a challenge, especially as they came after the tenth when you were short on enegy! Greens are first class. They have an excellent practice area, bit of a walk to get there.
So thank you for making our arrangments - it all went very well. We would be pleased to use your services again in the future.
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22-10-2010 ● Weekend at the Palacio Estoril

Riku Aramo, Finland
Thank you for caring us. Our holidays were perfect!
Everything what was pre-organized, went just like it should.
Budget made everything easy. We ask for updating the car and we got a bit bigger car for 30€ (Seat Ibiza stw)… that was wice move because of our golfbags (good to know… C-class is a bit small for two bags and golf bags).

The hotel Palacio is very good (and maybe more). We like to eat out and we have a spa in our home so we didn’t use much hotel services. Location is ok, 5mins / 5€ to Cascais… two minutes to golf course (only you need the car)… beach and few restaurants in front of the hotel…
The staff was extremely helpful and kind. The breakfast was perfect. A very good point was the car park. about 100 places in front of the hotel, inside the gate… in free use.

The Estoril golf course was very nice. Difficult enough, and in a very good shape (needs to know, how to play… not for starters). The course is relatively short. Many holes were doglegs and par 3’s were quite difficult to play… very interesting course. (I play hcp 14). The buggy was necessary… about 40-50m differences of level… many up hills and down hills. (You have to be in good shape, if you walk it). There was a bar in tee 12. A good resting point in the middle. You can eat a sandwich and take a beer… or two.
It was a pleasant weekend and we are surely coming back.
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19-10-2010 ● Portugal Masters at the Tivoli Victoria

John Hill, United Kingdom
Yes arrived home safely to the cold and wet UK!!
I had a great time in Portugal.
I stayed at the Tivoli Victoria for the full week. The Hotel Tivoli Victoria was very nice, rooms were great, clean and tidy on my arrival. Rooms were of a high standard. Breakfast choice was plentiful. The only negative thing was not much choice of food in the restaurant in the evening. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Spent most of the evenings eating at the Marina of Vilamoura.
Master tickets were made available for all the four days as well as the pro am on the Wednesday. I did not play any golf during my stay something I will do on my next visit.
I had a great time and the hotel was just about perfect many thanks for your help.
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19-10-2010 ● Week in Estoril

John and Grethe Jakobsen,
1. The transfer from hotel in Lisbon to Estoril was very professional and without problems.
2. Hotel Palacio: the rooms were fine and spacious, location perfect, superb breakfast buffet, otherwise we did not use the restaurant or the spa facilities.
3. No problems with Budget car, very professionel.
4. Estoril Golf course is very fine, fairways is very good condition and the greens were fast and challenging, and beautiful view from most of the holes
5. Finally we find that you have provided very good service, and thank you.
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14-09-2010 ● September golf trip in Estoril

Inger B., Norway
We had a very nice stay in Estoril, and are very pleased with everything!
We were taken so good care of, from the airport driver and everything the Hotel Palacio did for us, like luggage transport, looking after us regarding vouchers for golf course, offer some small snacks in the room. Fantastic service minded staff at the hotel!
The golf course of Estoril was also very nice for us.
Thank you so much for all help and assistant – we will strongly recommend Portugal Golf to friends and business colleagues.
Probably we will contact you again for our selves, for the next golf trip, in a couple of years! Thank you again for everything.
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13-09-2010 ● English golfers in Vila Bicuda Cascais

Lee Wetherill, United Kingdom
I am very well but also a little sad that our trip to Portugal has ended!!!! All of our party had a fantastic time.
Vila Bicuda was fantastic, from the moment we arrived we were very impressed the Villa/Town house was great a lot more spacious than it looked from the outside!
It was cleaned to a high standard every day. The location and amenities were excellent 5 min drive into Cascais and only A short drive to all 3 of the golf courses.
The onsite facilities were also very good, supermarket, restaurant and the patisserie which we visited more than once were an added bonus.
The golf courses were fantastic!! Penha Longa was the best course view wise I have ever played (and I have played a lot of golf courses) They had just prepared the greens for winter time which was the only minus point if they would have been in perfect condition then that would of made it the best ever.
Estoril was also very good, nice course really enjoyed it.
Quinta da Marinha was very good too, slightly easier than Penha Longa but not much. Also visually a very nice course, very good greens!! A treat to play.
Overall we would definitely come back to Cascais and Vila Bicuda in the future maybe even next year or definitely 2012.
I would like on behalf of myself and the rest of our party like to thank you greatly for your time and effort in helping me and arranging our stay and golf, it was a fantastic stay and we are deeply grateful.

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31-08-2010 ● Summer holidays at the Palacio Estoril

Jan & Grozdana,
Our stay in Estoril was excellent and we had a wonderful week with visits in also in Cascai, Sintra and Lisboa. The Hotel Palacio Estoril was ahead of our expectations and all the staff very pleasant and serviceminded. Regarding the Estoril golf course, it was very good but quite tough, so our scores was not on a high level.
Budget car rental was quick and professional then we pick up the car but it was a bit caotic and unorganized the morning we return it. (Not only Budget but the whole car return place).
Overall we met a lot of nice people and again we want to thank you for your help and we want to send all our best regards and big thank you to the hotel staff, who made our stay memorable.
We will recommend our friends to visit Estoril and we will absolutely come back another time ourselves.
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23-08-2010 ● Summer golf at Penha Longa

Lauri Henttonen, Finland
we are back in Helsinki! Our holiday in Portugal was great, hope to travel there soon again!
- The hotel Penha Longa was pretty much perfect for us. The service was excellent. The food was good in general, Midori excellent and Arola very nice.
- The golf course of Penha Longa is very nice, not too busy this time of the year. After leaving they started some maintenance on the greens but we were lucky to miss that.
We would like to thank you for the restaurant list. We visited most of the places you recommended! I think our favourites were Tulhas Bar, Casa Velha (DID NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS which was a surprise, wouldn’t necessarily go back there) and Cantinho de Sao Pedro.
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09-08-2010 ● Vacances d'été au Vila Sol, Algarve

S. Badreau, France
Je tenais à vous remercier pour votre réactivité et votre efficacité pour l'organisation de notre séjour au Vila Sol, en Algarve.
Points positifs :
- le Vila Sol est un vrai hôtel 5 étoiles, personnel accueillant et aimable.
- hébergement très confortable et très spacieuse, tant en chambre hôtel que jardin.
- restauration très bonne et variété des plats ; petit-déjeuner et demi-pension.
- piscine agréable et nombreux transats.
Points négatifs ou à améliorer :
- pas de plage privée, nous sommes allés sur Praia da Falaisia qui est une très belle plage
- SPA trop éloigné et payant (10 euros/personne), trop peu d'équipements et certains étaient en panne
- des lenteurs dans le service de restauration, quelque soit le restaurant (autour de la piscine, à L'Olive...)
- pas de tarifs intéressants pour les green fees des résidents de l'hôtel, pas de possibilité de package/forfait chambre + demi-pension + green fee.
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02-08-2010 ● Summer golf holidays in Sesimbra

Kaj Söderholm, Finland
Our stay in Portugal was very nice.
The welcoming lady at the airport was very kind and helpful.
Check in with Budget was rather slow! Maybe I mixed up something because I expected that we should have had a VW golf or similar for rent but we had a Renault Clio which was rather small with two golf bags and luggage. (no bigger car available)
Hotel Do Mar was very nice, location, service everything very good.
Golf courses especially Ouinta do Peru were very nice.
Sesimbra was a nice village, not too crowded, reasonable price level and everything nearby.
After Sesimbra we also stayed 4 days in Lisboa.
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01-08-2010 ● Golfers in Cascais in July

Espen Muller, Norway
We had a great stay in Cascais.
- The welcoming at the airport was very positive and helpful people. Everything went smoothly.
- Everything went smoothly with the airport transfers: a nice, and big enough car. The driver found our destination without any problems.
- the hotel Quinta da Marinha was very nice and most of the staff was very helpful and polite. We had read online that the hotel provided a shuttle service down to the city centre and so they did but only twice a day, which was below our expectations.
- Quinta da Marinha, Penha Longa and Oitavos are all very nice courses.
- Cascais is PERFECT - we will come back for sure!
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20-07-2010 ● Semana de vacaciones en el Penha Longa

Y. Gonzalez Fidalgo, Spain
Estimada Kelly, nuestra estancia en el hotel Penha Longa fué inmejorable,las instalaciones nos encantaron,los empleados muy amables y el campo de golf estupendo, volveremos. Gracias por todo.
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12-07-2010 ● Summer holidays at Penha Longa and Palacio Estoril

JR de Andres, Spain
The experience was perfect for the 8 of us. Penha longa has a very nice course, and the hotel service was outstanding. All we were impressed with the quality of the installations.
Estoril Palacio has given us like in the last year an excellent service too. The golf course is nice although not as good as Penha Longa. IN SUMMARY I BELIEVE THAT YOU HEVE 6 MORE CUSTOMERS FOR Portugal Golf Experience!
The only little negative thing is that Penha Longa did not allow to drive buggies away from the concrete pathways. This is a pain and a pitty. It would be a significant difference if they would allow to drive in the rough, avoiding the fairway. In my case I was injured in the ankle and it was difficult to me to walk all the time from the side walkway to the ball and come back.
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12-07-2010 ● Canadian couple in Portugal

Mary and Larry C., Canada
- Quo Vadis reception at the airport – even though the flight was a bit delayed and we were held up a bit through customs, your contact was ready and waiting for us – very smooth.
- Rental car with Budget – We were pleased with the car and the price – good value, but the paperwork was slow.
- Golf courses: Oitavos seems to be over-rated. It wasn’t spectacular but certainly worthwhile. I personally like San Lorenzo the best. It was a thoughtfully laid out course with some real interest and reasonably well maintained. I was disappointed with Pinheiros Altos as I find the course was not intelligently designed. The Olives 9 was better than the Pines 9. We did not play the Cork 9.

- We found the hotel Dona Filipa rather quaint as opposed to tired. The rooms were clean and the service was professional. The morning breakfast was very good and we often did not eat until dinner as a result. The restaurant there was too expensive and there were more reasonably priced alternatives nearby. It is unfortunate they have priced themselves out of the market as they were often quite empty. The lack of wireless internet in the rooms is an issue. We had to take our computers outside and there were very few plugs for electricity so it was awkward. But the staff were helpful and set up an extension cord from the little hut near the pool and that worked for us. As much as we liked the hotel and the location – very close to the beach and other shops and restaurants – I would be reluctant to go back if they did not have Internet in the guest rooms. What’s worse is that they charged us 50 Euros for common area access for 4 days.
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29-06-2010 ● Holidays in rural Algarve

Susanna Vai, Italy
Dear Kelly,
we arrived home yesterday and everything went really well.
The Herdade da Corte is a very special place thanks to a beautiful location and lovely owners, Adriana & Jorge.
We will surely suggest Herdade in this year's diary to all those italian people who are going to visit Portugal.
Thank you too for your support and help.
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09-06-2010 ● Week in a town house at Vila Bicuda

K. McWilliam, United Kingdom
Thank you so much for organising our recent golfing break to Portugal. Everything went really well. Our taxi was there on arrival and the hire car was perfect for 4 sets of golf clubs.
The accommodation at Vila Bicuda was clean, comfortable and well located. The tee-times worked really well and the courses were varied and challenging. We were particularly privileged to play Penha Longa in peak condition just a week before the Portuguese Open - let's hope the professionals play better than we did!
I will definitely book through you again and think we will probably venture further north to the Porto area.
Thank you again Kelly for the excellent service you gave us and I look forward to corresponding with you in the future.

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27-05-2010 ● Hotel Palacio Estoril & Golf

Sabine + Rudolf J., Deutschland
Lieber Herr Grimm,

Es hat uns auch sehr gefreut, Sie persönlich kennenzulernen. Wir wollten uns unbedingt bei Ihnen persönlich bedanken für Ihre Bemühungen angesichts der wohl sehr ungewöhnlichen Lage aufgrund der Vulkanasche.
Wir haben uns rundum wohlgefühlt während unseres Aufenthaltes in Estoril. Es hat alles sehr gut geklappt ! Wir haben nur gute Erfahrungen gemacht sowohl im Hotel als auch im Golfclub. Alle waren sehr freundlich, professionell und zuvorkommend.
Es gibt auch noch so viele Sachen zu sehen, dass wir wahrscheinlich im nächsten Jahr wiederkommen müssen…… wir melden uns dann wieder bei Ihnen, wenn es Recht ist.

Lieber Herr Grimm – nochmals herzlichen Dank und alles Gute wünschen Ihnen
Sabine + Rudolf J.
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24-05-2010 ● Semaine de golf au Quinta da Marinha

Stephan Lombard, France
Le transfert aéroport : rien à signaler, le taxi driver sympa.
Oitavos : splendide !!! d’une grande qualité à tout point de vue : golfique, environnement, nature, … un peu dur parfois des back tee avec vent contre et dommage de voir ce nouvel hotel surgir de nulle part qui gâche ce site exceptionnel.
Penha longa : different et si beau ; heureusement que nous avons loué 1 Cart, club house très sympa et personnel très gentil. Quinta da Marinha : d’une grande qualité avec de jolis points de vue, un régal.
Hotel Quinta da Marinha : personnel professionnel et attentif, belle chambre, rien à dire. Petits-dejeuner complets. Seul bémol : le dîner offert dans le package au restaurant de l’hôtel : aucun intérêt et mauvais. Une idée : le remplacer par un massage golfeur (si possible).
Pour finir, la destination Cascais est parfaite pour nous : pas loin de l’aéroport et de Lisbonne, le site et village adorable et l’environnement de Sintra magnifique.
En un mot, nous reviendrons dès que possible. Merci.
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24-05-2010 ● 12 Finnish golfers at Vila Bicuda, Cascais

Kari N., Finland
Vila Bicuda was excellent, the 2-bedroom villas were great for four men, swimming pool was great, and the location was excellent.
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21-05-2010 ● Palacio Estoril Golf holidays

Jørgen S. Foget, Denmark
First of all, thank you personally for your great service in connection with my booking of the visit to Estoril.
It was a perfect visit, exept one day heavy rain, but this was of course not your fault.
The pick up, and return of the rental car with Budget worked perfect, and the car was clean and worked perfect.
The hotel Palacio Estoril was also pefect, the staff professional and very polite. The standard of room and food excellent.
The Estoril golf course and the staff were also fine, and placed in a very picturesk nature. However, one could see that the course have had a better time, the building was not perfectly maintained.
Thank you once again for your great assistance, I might repeat the arrangement sometime in the future.
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18-05-2010 ● Group golf week at Pestana Algarve

Mats Odman, Sweden
Thank you for your kind support and interest in our stay at Hotel Pestana Dom João II. Everything has been to our satisfaction. The Budget rental car pick up and returning worked well and the hotel was pleasantly located within a convenient walking distance from city center. The quality of service at the hotel was good and we have no complaints what so ever. About the golf courses we found Silves most enjoyable, then Gramacho, Pinta and Alto (in that order). We can absolutely recommend a stay with Portugal Golf Experience to our friends and others.
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21-04-2010 ● Golf group in Cascais

Matti Ruismaki, Finland
Thank you very much to you. You've done very well everything what we needed.
» The meeting at the airport for the golf vouchers: it was nice that you could organize a new time at airport, because our flight was delayed.
» The driver and transfers: Pedro was very good and trustful, and friendly the whole our trip and everytime on time…
» The Vila Bicuda: Super, it was better than we expect. Everything was very near to us.
» The golf courses of Quinta da Marinha, Penha Longa and Oitavos: Excellent golf courses and they were in a good condition.
» Restaurants were very good in Cascais and the weather was very nice and sunny.

If I give the school number in total to you it is 9 ½ and I never give the full 10.
I believe that I will some day to come again the same place with my friends.
Best Wishes from Finland.
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15-04-2010 ● Unlimited golf in Sintra

Jaana Lindström, Finland
First thank you very very much for everything you did for us. We had wonderful holiday and everything went really good. We give 10++ for the whole package.
We liked everything in Sintra. The hotel Pestana Sintra, the service, food, clubhouse and certainly the golf course of Quinta da Beloura.
Location of the hotel was also exellent. There were many good restaurants, beautiful palaces, good beaches, golf cources etc. near to hotel - that was great.

There was anything to blame in our holiday.
We fell in love with Sintra, we´ll come back there and you will hear from us !
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08-04-2010 ● Golf group week in Estoril

Ulla Andersson, Norway
The hotel Palacio Estoril was just as good as last time we were there, I just love it, the room, the service, the personnel, the location of the hotel etc. And we will come back many more times. This time we had room 314, so good!!
The same goes for the transfer, very good and reliable.
Due to the weather, the Estoril golf course was not that good. It was very wet but it got better later in the week.
Beloura was not that wet. But you can't do much about the weather. We enjoyed our golf anyway and we were quite lucky with the weather. Just one or two rain showers one day. But it was colder this year that any other year we have been to Portugal (at least for 10 years during the same week in March since 1996).
In all, Kelly, we are very much satisfied with our stay at Palacio Estoril. And of course, with your good, reliable service! Thank you! We will be back.
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05-04-2010 ● Lisbon Golf Group

Bert Fol, United Kingdom
We had a brilliant weekend and would not hesitate to return to Portugal. The golf and transfers arranged by you were all perfect. Our favourite course of the 3 was Estoril, full of old world charm! Thanks again for all your efforts the trip was a huge success and enjoyed by all.
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02-04-2010 ● Golf Week at Quinta da Marinha

Inger Hardmo,
Many thanks for a well organized golf vacation in Portugal. The hotel Quinta da Marinha was perfect with a lovely golf course. I loved the view from our balcony overlooking hole 9 and 18!
The transportation was working perfectly, and we enjoyed very much the drive between Lisboa and Cascais. Pedro gave us lots of interesting information.
We found some wonderful restaurants in Cascais - two restaurants just close to the sea; Grill Esplanade and "Quinta Marinha" seaside restaurant.
We love to come back another year!
Once again, thank you so much for outstanding service! Happy Easter!
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31-03-2010 ● Men's group at the Palacio Estoril

Antti Kulju, Finland
Thanks for all !
Our trip was great success, we enjoyed a lot of our short break. I sure we will come back some day.
- Hotel Palacio was great, very friendly personnel and location in the city, but near course was perfect to us.
- Estoril golf course was challenging, mayby not in the best condition, but absolutely playable.
- With cars all ok, we only missed refuel tanks, so price for that was quite high. But our mistake..
- We also played Quinta da Marinha twice, also a very nice course and in better condition that Estoril
- On Estoril and Cascais we got good service everywear, shops, restaurants, taxis etc, so the Portuguese are nice and happy people overall :)
And as I said, we will come back and mayby before that some of my friends will come, I have recommend Estoril and the best arranger and service (you Kelly) a lot :)))) Have a nice summer.
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30-03-2010 ● Men golf trip in Estoril

Diarmaid Murray, United Kingdom
Thank you for all your help in organising a great golf trip in Estoril. Everything went like clockwork and we were all very impressed. The Palacio Hotel was really excellent, great rooms and great service. Breakfast was also very good. The Estoril course was very enjoyable to play. It was v showery the first day and we thought that some of the greens were actually unplayable, but as soon as the sun came out the next day it played really well.
We socialised one night in Estoril/Caiscais (thanks for the recommendations) and then decided to take the train to Lisbon on the other nights. Cascais was quiet but there was a grat buzz in Lisbon, particularly around the Bairro Alto.
I would like to think we will definitely be back. At the very least I would have no problem recommending the trip to anyone. The value was second to none.
All the best, and hopefully speak to you again soon.
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24-03-2010 ● Golf week at Vila Galé Estoril

Paul Jackman, United Kingdom
Yes, we had a great time and had no trouble getting home, even with the British Airways strike.
Firstly can I say that your service was excellent, and as well as that you found the most competitive prices. I will be recommending you to friends and colleagues!
The hotel Vila Galé Estoril was excellent with really nice rooms and good service. The breakfast was good as well.
The car was fine. One thing was there was not a lot of grip left on the tyres though- it was a bit slippery in the wet.
All the courses were great. Estoril was the busiest, probably in the worst condition with some dry parts on fairways and greens but still good to play.
Penha Longa very impressive for the golf and the scenery. Couple of the fairways were a little wet / soft so there was sand everywhere to try and fix before the Open. Didn’t affect play too much though.
Oitavos really good as well. We were thinking of having a buggy on the last day but 70 euros was a bit of a shock – guess as it’s an environmental zone they would rather you didn’t. In the end it was fine to walk. No hills like at Penha Longa!
It’s a lovely part of the world, and temperature was just right for golf.
Thanks again for all your efforts.
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22-03-2010 ● Pestana Sintra Golf week

Stefan Winsnes, Sweden
We are very pleased with the hotel Pestana Sintra Golf. It feels like "Home away from Home". Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and very good service.
With regards to the golf courses, Quinta da Beloura was not top-notch, but perfectly OK. Penha Longa was a disappointment with excellent greens, but very poor fairways. The staff are not very customer-oriented and made no excuses for the poor status of course. The new club-house felt like a night-club in Soho London. What were they thinking when designing it? Maybe OK if it is used as a part of launching a new car model, but for a golfer with respect for the traditions it was a chock. We will not come back next year!
Belas is our favorite course. We got two buggies for free as a compensation for some damaged greens due to the weather. Very minor problems as it turned out. We enjoyed 18 holes and asked how much it would cost to play another 9 holes. Answer: No additional cost and we will change the buggies to new ones with fully loaded batteries. That's what I call service!
Quinta da Marinha was perfect!! We had the first starting time and finished the round in less than 4 hours. We will come back!!
The rental car was rather small (Renault Clio Estate) but we managed to squeeze in bags, suite cases and three oversized players.
To summarize, the trip was a success and we have already started the planning for next year. We'll be back!!
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22-03-2010 ● Semaine de golf à Sintra

Jacques Descamps, Belgium
Je commencerais par vous remercier tout simplement et ensuite pour l’organisation de notre séjour, de notre programme golfique et de vos informations en général.
Les golfs étaient parfaits, la chambre du Pestana Sintra très spacieuse avec une très belle salle de bain, l’accueil à la réception de l’hôtel (surtout les vendredi et samedi), le restaurant de l’hôtel était moyen et proportionnellement cher par rapport aux bons restaurants de SINTRA (Lawrence, Telas) et surtout les restaurants de CASCAIS. La voiture a bien marché bien que la stabilité arrière était peu performante.
Vous nous avez donné envie de vite revenir jouer au golf dans cette belle région encore cette année et sûrement l’année prochaine.
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16-03-2010 ● Luxury Golf weekend

Risto Laurila, Finland
Hotel Penha Longa and surrondings were exellent, and also service.
Special thanks for upgrading!
Golf course of Penha Longa was too wet but otherwise ok.
We really enjoyed. Thank You !
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15-03-2010 ● Weekend at the Pestana Sintra Golf

Juho Mattila, Finland
We had a really nice golf holiday. The hotel Pestana Sintra was great, especially the room, it was nice and big. It was great that the golf course of Quinta da Beloura was so close to the hotel. It was so easy to go play and to practise.
Spa was also nice and they had a real sauna which was a big plus. The restaurant of the hotel was not good at all. The quality for those prices was a big disappointment. But the clubhouse served good food as well the other restaurants were we ate.
The Beloura Golf course was in good condition and we liked playing there. Friendly staff and good restaurant.
It was a big suprise when we rented the car that they blocked 900 euros from my credit card for insurance. I wasn't prepared for that, but that didn't cause any problems. The car was nice but it took some time to get used into Portuguese way of driving:)
After all we are very pleased with the trip and I'm sure we will come back someday.
Thank you for your help.
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15-03-2010 ● Group golf weekend in Alvor

Bjorn Nilsen,
All in all it we had an excellent stay in Portugal.
No problems with the cars or the company Budget.
The Hotel Pestana Dom João II was perfect. We did not have any meals except for the breakfast which was also good.
The golf courses was also very nice, and I believe that our favorite was the Alto course.
It was a great get away, amazing cuisine and excellent wine.
Thanks for your assistance, very helpful and it made the organizing extremely easy.
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09-03-2010 ● Week at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais

Sami Kovalainen, Finland
First of all... Thank you very much for good service and all the help that you gave me!!!!!!!

Hotel Quinta da Marinha
location was good and it was easy to find. Infrastructure was good and clear. Service was very good at the beginning of the week, but when couple of conferences started, it felt that bartenders and waiters were too busy to give attention for all customers. Food was very good at the hotel.

Rental car with Budget
everything was very good and easy with the car and with the budget personel!!!!!

Quinta da Marinha Golf course
Golf course it self was in a suprisingly good condition conserning that it had rain a lot before we game there and during the week.
They need to put a big clock in to the golf club!! So everyone knows when is their time to go to the Tee!!! Couple of groups were late... And so every group had to wait!!!

Cascais
very beautiful harbour area!!! And good food in a restaurants.
We will definitely come again someday
I gave you´re email address to my friend who is coming there on the end of april.... And he needs helps with rental car and Tee times..
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07-03-2010 ● Hotel Palacio et Académie de golf à Estoril

D. Sculatti, Suisse
Chère Kelly,
Un grand merci de notre part pour l'organisation de cette semaine, même si le temps n'était toujours pas parfait, nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir de passer cette semaine à Estoril. Grace aux leçons de Daniel Grimm nous avons également progressé dans notre golf.
Merci encore à vous et à Daniel Grimm et espérons pouvoir vous rencontrer à nouveau l'année prochaine.
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28-02-2010 ● Men's group at Pestana Alvor

Mike G., Ireland
We had a great time, the hotel Pestana Dom João II was excellent, food was good.
We tried some of the restaurants in the town, some good some ok.
The Alto golf course was terrible, it was very wet and should not have been open. The other three Pestana golf courses were great and were very much enjoyed. Over all we had a great time. Thank you for your help
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04-02-2010 ● Family & Golf Holidays in Alvor, Algarve

Tamara A., Switzerland
We spent a really nice holiday at the Pestana Dom Joao Hotel. The Garden Suite is lovely renovated, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast buffet offers a huge choice for everyone’s taste. The Pestana Golf Courses are very challenging and in a good conditions.
With regard to the Golf Academy we have to complain that the training lessons were directly booked at the Golf Academy which was far away from the Hotel. By hazard we found out that ALTO Golf Academy which is very close to the Hotel had a Golf Pro who speaks German. I thank you so much for your great support I highly appreciated.
We will surely return next year.
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12-01-2010 ● Winter golf break at the Pestana Dom João II

Dr. B. van Klingeren, Netherlands
Although the weather could have been better, we had a very pleasant golf holiday in Portugal. The facilities of the hotel Pestana Dom João II (such as the spa and sauna), the quality of the service, the breakfast buffet and dinner at arrival in the hotel Dom Joao II were good.
Other meals we enjoyed in some nice restaurants in the pitoresque town of Alvor.
We played all the 4 Pestana golf courses: although they were rather wet they were well maintained and in particular the greens were well playable and fast. We changed our reservation on Pinta on sunday (very bad weather) without problems at the hotel desk to the wednesday. The distance from the hotel to the golf courses was very acceptable, provided of course that you have a car at your disposal.
Because of a deviation we had some problems in finding the hotel in the evening of our arrival.
Thanks for your mediation; we hope to return some day.

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10-01-2010 ● Winter stay at Vale do Lobo

Katrin Holmgren, Stockholm, Sweden
We had a very pleasant stay in Portugal. The only sad thing was the weather rain. But of course no one can support do something about.
The facilities for the hotel Dona Filipa was of high class.
Only negative was their Internet connection. Access was only at the reception and was both very slow and very expensive. I would like to see Internet access in the room and it should be included in the price.
The quality of the service, sympathy and professionalism of the staff was very nice friendly and helpful. The food was excellent.
Quality for the San Lorenzo: very nice golf course and clubhouse with good quality. Maintenance on the golf course was good, difficult to say because of all the rain.
Prices in clubhouse are too high. Should lower the prices of food and drink.
We are very pleased with our vacation.
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08-01-2010 ● Long Stay at Vila Bicuda during winter

E. Ebbing, Netherlands
We had a great stay again at Vila Bicuda. We liked this “vila” nr. 93, more than the one of last year. It’s more convenient to have a room upstairs and to have an enclosed garden, as we are used to have a garden at the back. Above all less windy.
Thanks for your help and please let the staff of Bicuda know, that their cru is a great team. All of them are kind and respectful.

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30-12-2009 ● Regular client in Lisbon Golf Coast

Piotr K.,
unfortunately I am back to the office....anyway, trip was great - no rain. 2 good rounds at quinta de
marinha
...thank you...logistic was perfect....
Compared the all 5 trips - we think that Praya Marriot Hotel was the best, Oitavos Dunes the best golf
course and Quinta da Marinha resort the best location...
So see you soon and Happy New Year!
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01-12-2009 ● Hotel Ritz Carlton Penha Longa

Yvonne & Angelika J., German
Hallo Daniel,
das Hotel Penha Longa hat uns sehr gut gefallen! Der Golfplatz war toll und sehr abwechslungsreich.
Super gepflegte Grüns. Wir würden dort jederzeit wieder hinfahren. Einzig die Autostrecke nebenan trübt manchmal die Golfrunde.
Transport vom/zum Flughafen war auch supernett & pünktlich!
Vielen Dank noch mal, wir sehen uns bestimmt nächstes Jahr in Estoril wieder.
Bis dahin viele Grüße aus Düsseldorf
Yvonne & Angelika
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30-11-2009 ● Golf-Reise Estoril & Lissabon

Peter Jauch, Switzerland
Sehr geehrter Herr Grimm,
Im Namen aller Beteiligten möchte ich mich bei Ihnen für die tadellose Organisation von Hotels & Golfplätzen bedanken. Es hat alles einwandfrei geklappt.
Für die bevorstehenden Festtage wünsche ich Ihnen alles Gute und viel Erfreuliches.

Besten Dank und freundliche Grüsse,
Peter Jauch
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23-11-2009 ● Golf weekend at the Pestana D. João II

James O'Neill, Ireland
Just a note to confirm that we had a great trip. Hotel Dom Joao was excellent value and a great location. Golf courses were great. Weather was fantastic. Trip from airport to hotel was fine - driver waiting for us and nice bus. We will return again maybe next year.
Thank you again for your assistance.

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12-11-2009 ● Flitterwochen in Portugal

Cornelia G., Austria
Hallo Herr Grimm!
Danke wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit an der Algarve und auch in Estoril. Es waren traumhafte schöne Flitterwochen und es gibt wirklich gar keine negative Kritik, weder zu den Hotels (Hotel Palacio Estoril und Hotel Dona Fila & San Lorenzo) noch zu den Golfplätzen.

Dank Ihrer Trainerstunde funktionieren meine Abschläge jetzt sehr gut und ich konnte auf dem Platz an der Algarve mein Handicap spielen, das habe ich bislang noch nicht geschafft. Mein erstes Birdie hatte ich auch ... Erfolg auf der ganzen Linie. Danke.
Wir möchten uns ganz herzlich bei Ihnen bedanken. Sie haben das alles so schön für uns organisiert, so dass mein Mann und ich unsere gemeinsame Zeit nur noch genießen mussten. Vielen lieben Dank dafür.
Wir werden mit Sicherheit wieder eine Reise bei Ihnen buchen. Einen besseren Service kann man sich nicht wünschen.
Also nochmals lieben Dank und liebe Grüße aus dem kalten und verregneten Wien.
Cornelia G.
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02-11-2009 ● Ladies group in Vilamoura

Anne Carew, United Kingdom
Hi Kelly, a quick email to let you know that our holiday was great and all the arrangements went smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the golf was really enjoyable too. We liked the Victoria Course best and the staff there were so friendly. The hotel Dom Pedro Golf was also just what we needed so all in all it was a good experience.
Thank you for all your work in ensuring that everything ran so well. If we decide to return to Portugal, I will not hesitate to email you.
All the best,
Anne.
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19-10-2009 ● Golf Week in Troia and Penha Longa

Paivi Marchant,
Just wanted to let you know that everything worked perfectly and as you noticed, the weather was fabulous, thanks for arranging that!
We liked all the courses, they were fabulous in different ways. Troia is in excellent condition and not crowded at all, which was really nice.
The Aqualuz hotel was nice and new, they were friendly, but somehow a little “slow motion”, if you understand what I mean. We ate at the hotel, which was not good price quality ratio, but ok for a few evenings.
Penha Longa was wonderful, even if I am not very fond of staying at a resort, it was the best I have seen. The course is still suffering a little because of the works they have done this year, so not in the best condition, but it will be very good probably next year. Scenery is so beautiful! We will certainly go back there to play. The only disappointment was the Assamassa restaurant that we ate at the first night.
Praia del Rey was a really nice course in good condition, but quite crowded. What is a little disturbing is all the houses (resort) surrounding it, but I guess that is about the way it is getting everywhere.
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19-10-2009 ● Golf week at the Quinta da Marinha

Jan Ringstad,
The hotel Quinta da Marinha was fantastic, friendly, and professinal staff, and a nice room with a fantastic view. The golf course was average, good to play once or twice. But we will definetly stay at the hotel again.
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13-10-2009 ● Hotel Quinta da Marinha

Wolfgang K., Germany
Hallo Herr Grimm,
das Hotel Quinta da Marinha war in Ordnung, das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis für Übernachtung mit Frühstück war sehr gut.
Alle anderen Golfplätze waren auch gut, Oitavos extrem gut, Preis-Leistungsverhältnis für Golf Quinta da Marinha sehr gut.
Mit besten Grüßen
Wolfgang K.
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10-10-2009 ● Golf Group in Vila Bicuda Cascais

Frans van Schaik, South Africa
Vila Bicuda was outstanding and exactly the type of accomodation that we had in mind. A very good choice.
The golf arrangements were also efficiently handled and went off well. We really enjoyed Penha Longa - a lovely course similar to some here in SA.
Many thanks for all your help - it was very much appreciated. I will certainly reccommend Portugal Golf Experience to anyone that wants to play golf in Portugal.
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05-10-2009 ● Lovely stay at the Pestana Sintra Golf Hotel

Martin and Ann Clarkson, United Kingdom
Just a brief note to thank you for organising our stay at the Pestana Golf Hotel in Sintra.
The hotel was excellent as were the staff and the golf. Rooms were very comfortable and the weather was very warm unlike that of the UK – it has been raining since we returned – very gloomy.
Thank you again.

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30-09-2009 ● Lisbon Golf weekend Group

Andy K., Ireland
The airport and golf transfers organized by Portugal Golf Experience worked excellently and all were punctual,friendly and professional.
We have stayed in the Tiara Park Atlantic in Lisbon on two previous occasions and have always enjojed our stay. We were able to check-in when we arrived at 10.45am which made a great difference.
Petra from Quo Vadis was there on our arrival and was very helpful.
Oitavos is our favourite course in Lisbon and we have played it on at least five other trips. It was fantastic again.
Aroeira 1 was a good course and was in good condition and we enjoyed our game there.
Aroeira 2 is a reasonably good course in reasonable but not great condition.
We played it on our last day which is the day we present prizes for the week. However Aroeira 2 does not have a Clubhouse or Bar facilities which was very disappointing.

In summary we had a great time and the trip was very well organised and all agreed that it is a great Golf destination.
Thanks a million for all your help and hopefully we will be speaking with you next year.
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27-09-2009 ● 10 Days holidays and Golf in Portugal

Doug Bosko, Canada
We had an excellent trip and thank you for the great weather.
Marriott Praia d'El Rey: All was excellent with very nice room and view. Staff was attentive and caring.

Quinta da Marinha: brillant view room(No.153), excellent room and welcome gifts(wine, fruit, etc.). Note: excellent on hotel's part to give of one of their best view rooms and allowed for late departure. This was our favorite golf hotel room.

Vila Gale Albacora: Very busy hotel with families but no problem. River room view was not of extra value to my wife but I liked the quiet patio lounge, entertainment of 4 dancing girls was great! Room quality was fair for the price. Front desk staff where OK but not warn and as friendly as all the other hotels.

Dona Filipa: All excellent with the nicest room quality of our trip (room had excellent ambience and closests). Good room view of golf course and partial ocean view (enjoyed being on our deck). Seafood buffet(51 euros per person) was excellent and of good value. Note: having glass of port wine while being seated at reception was brillant (very memorable) on arrival.

Lisbon Chiado Regency: We had a room with the best view of Lisbon(exceeded our expectations) and the deck made the room as that is where we spent our time. Room quality was very basic but of no importance as the deck was perfect. Staff was most accommodating as they helped me park to unload my car on the too busy street.
Special thank you to you for selecting this as our last night's hotel as it was special(watched sunrise of Lisbon on our departing day). Note: Staff most friendly.
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22-09-2009 ● Vila Bicuda Cascais September 2009

Ulrike M., German
Danke der Nachfrage, der Urlaub war ein Traum!!! Wir haben uns in der Vila Bicuda sehr wohl gefühlt, wie gewünscht hatten wir eine Vila mit 3 Schlafzimmern und 3 Bädern, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend und die Golfplätze super schön. Der einzige, der momentan in einem recht abenteuerlichen Zustand ist, den wir zwischendurch noch mal gespielt haben, war der Estoril Blue Course ;-)) aber alle anderen waren einfach spitze. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Liebe Grüße, Ulrike
PS: Das kleine Restaurant "Bandeirante" ganz in der Nähe von Vila Bicuda, welches uns Bruno von der Rezeption empfohlen hatte, können wir nur weiterempfehlen. Köstlich und humane Preise! Wir haben ein paar Visitenkarten an der Rezeption hinterlegt, falls der ein oder andere Gast mal nach so was fragt.
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20-09-2009 ● Golf Week in Pestana Sintra & Marriott Praia d'El Rey

Yves Oberlé, Switzerland
Tout était parfaitement organisé.
- l’hôtel Pestana Sintra : très bien sauf les problèmes récurrents de clés, nourriture malheureusement sans intérêt pour nous, nous préfèrrons la nourriture locale.
- l’hôtel Marriott Praia d’El Rey : idem Parfait.
- Pestana Beloura Golf 4 sur 10 (trop de constructions trop bruyants entretien moyen).
- Quinta da Marinha 8 sur 10 (rien à redire).
- Estoril 6 sur 10 (1ère partie très bien, 2ème partie beaucoup moins intéressante et dommage cette autoroute qui le traverse).
- Praia del Rey 9 sur 10 (un tout beau parcours très intéressant à jouer. A recommander).
- Le Portugal est un très beau pays, gens sympathiques et accueillants, prix corrects, nourriture et vins excellents, sentiment de sécurité (vol agression). Pourvu que cela dure.
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24-08-2009 ● Golf Break at the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo

J. R. de Andres, Spain
We finished our stay at the Dona Filipa: Even though the hotel cannot be compared with Estoril Palacio, the overall result was good. We most likely will repeat the next year, four nigths instead of three, if the golf summer offer remains the same.
Thank you for all your assistance.
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22-08-2009 ● Vacances d'été au Palacio Estoril

R. Couvreux, France
Nous rentrons de vacances et je voulais vous préciser que nous avons entièrement été satisfaits de notre séjour au palacio qui a entièrement répondu à nos attentes et correspond tout à fait à une classe internationale 5 stars luxe.

- le service est remarquable d'amabilité et d'efficacité.
- les infrastructures de luxe au bon goût classique.
- la nourriture de bonne qualité fine pour la formule déjeuner,juste un peu déçus par la soirée "barbecue", très basique,mais service toujours adapté et sympathique et efficace.
Petits déjeuners remarquables.
- pour la destination, nous ne saurons que trop la recommander, de par la proximité de Lisbonne, de Cascais, et bien sur de Sintra.
-Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprécié le magnifique parcours de golf d'Estoril, trés bien entretenu, et le personnel du golf, très affable également.
Donc Kelly, nous avons passé un magnifique séjour, et le faisons savoir à nos amis golfeurs et autres. Recevez mes meilleurs sentiments.
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06-08-2009 ● Dona Filipa Hotel & Algarve Golf Courses

Victor B., United Kingdom
The Golf courses Old, Faldo and O' Connor were in great shape and the facilities were second to none. Value for money excellent.
No Problems with vouchers, the first course we played gave us the vouchers for all Oceanico courses.
Victoria was not in good condition, 7 of the greens were nearly unplayable due to maintenance. I understand that they are preparing for major competition in October but with so many good courses available to play they should have warned us and we could have played any of the other courses.
The Hotel Dona filipa was very good. I know it is an ageing hotel but it still has charm and character. The staff were very pleasant and it was very good value for money considering the offer of free golf.
San Lorenzo was in the best shape I have ever seen it. As normal the staff there were very friendly.
I had a very good holiday. Thanks for your help.
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07-07-2009 ● Estoril short summer trip

Casper R., Germany
- The airport transfer organised by Portugal Golf Experience was perfect.
- The greetings at the airport by the golf delegates for the vouchers was perfect.
- The stay at the Hotel Palacio:
We like Palacio Estoril. It is a nice hotel with good rooms and a good location. The service in the reception area is good and so is the service and food in the restaurant. The service in the breakfast room could be better.
- The stay at the Vila Galé Estoril:
In this matter it is difficult with an objective opinion, as we came directly from Palacio. For a 4* hotel the rooms are small and the bathroom need to be renovated. For 112,- € I expect more.
- The golf courses you played:
GC Estoril: due to the fact that the green fee was included in the hotel price we played this course many times. The course is well-tended and in very good conditions. Even though the holes are pretty short and it is supposed to be an “easy” course, we where both struggling a lot. Maybe mostly because of the fast greens. The people are nice and we really enjoyed the moments at the small bar at hole 12 J.
Oitavos. Nice welcome/reception area. And nice clubhouse with good service. Long but easy course in good condition. Only the greens could be in better shape. Good prices in the restaurant but high prices. The hole maps are placed near the white teebox and this is annoying when you play from yellow.
Quinta de Marinha. We spontaneously decided to play this course after finishing Oitavos. This was a good decision as it is a very interesting course. After negotiating the price we even got a fair deal. This is a course we would like to play again.
We enjoyed our stay in Estoril a lot and played some nice golf on very different courses. Estoril is a nice place, but with few nightlife.
Normally guests are given a course guide with distances etc., the first time they play a course. None of the courses did this. Especially in Oitavos a guide could be usefull.

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12-05-2009 ● Golf Weekend at the Quinta da Marinha

JP Virtanen, Finland
Our stay was very pleasant and we are very happy about our trip.
The hotel Quinta da Marinha is a very nice and peaceful place. Excellent service. Spa was little disappoinment because Sauna was not on and other one was under construstion (for Finns Sauna is important ;-)
The golf course of Quinta da Marinha is nice: good greens, only thing what we where looking for was services during your round (there were no cafe / open toilets between hole 1-18).
The rental car from Budget offered a very good service.
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08-05-2009 ● Notre séjour à Estoril

M. BONNIFET, France
Tout s'est bien passé, notre séjour au Palacio Estoril a été excellent.
La voiture que nous avons très peu utilisée était correcte.
L'hotel Palacio nous a très bien accueilli. Chambre très correcte avec petite vue coté mer et aucune difficulté le dernier jour pour effectuer un late check out. Repas d'accueil très sympa. Le petit déjeuner est grandiose ! Un merci spécial à Mario, le concierge, qui était aux petits soins.
Le golf d'Estoril est passionnant, mais peut-être pas 7 jours d'affilé. Penha Longa en revanche est sublime et aurait mérité d'être joué une seconde fois.
Si nous devions revenir à Lisbonne, nous choisirions un package pour au moins 4 differents golfs.
Merci à l'équipe de Portugal Golf Experience d'avoir rendu notre séjour si agréable.
A la prochaine qui sait !
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30-04-2009 ● Hotel Inglaterra & Estoril Golf

T. Ros, United Kingdom
The stay at the Hotel Inglaterra was very good - no negative remarks at all. Breakfast and staff was good.
Golf at Estoril was also very nice - played another round on the Sunday as well.
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29-04-2009 ● Algarve Golf Transfers

Darren, United Kingdom
I would just like to say that everything went well with the transfer service we had no issues with it, it was very efficient and was always on time when we asked for it to be there which was great for us and all very friendly.
Thank you for everything, for all the help on that.
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24-04-2009 ● Hotel Pestana Sintra

Oddbjørg and Kristian Gjessen, Norway
Our room was really nice and we were impressed with the Spa too. We went out to eat all but one night, but we had a nice breakfast every morning at the hotel Pestana Sintra.
The golf course of Quinta da Beloura was all we expected and the service there was fantastic. A treat.
Last but not least, you have provided us with outstanding service from the first moment on. We have been telling all our friends about you and www.estorilgolf.com so hopefully some of them will contact you. We will surely consider going back to the same area for our next trip, hopefully next year.
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22-04-2009 ● Hotel Inglaterra & Golf Passport

A. Puisto, Helsinki, Finland
Thanks a lot for your great help in organizing our trip. Unfortunately, the weather wasn´t very good, but we still had a good time. For the golfers the weather didn´t matter that much. They enjoyed playing anyway =) All the courses were very good, as I heard. Although, …Marinha quite close to us was a little bit of disappointment. The greens were sanded and also otherwise the course was a little bit like unfinished after the winter. Penha Longa instead, was very nice! All the bookings were correct and no problems with them. They also always got the second time after the first round.
Me and Reija (the other girl) enjoyed shopping…=)
The Hotel Inglaterra Estoril was well located, nice service and clean. Very good!
Car rental was good as well.
Let´s keep in touch and thanks again!
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20-04-2009 ● Exclusive Hotel Palacio Estoril

Niels Jørn Jensen, Denmark
We just returned home from our visit to Palacio Estoril. This was our first visit to your hotel, but definitely not the last.
An exceptional service from concierge and room tenants to restaurant, bar and pool area combined with very nice and spacious rooms completed our enjoyable stay at the Palacio.
As very experienced travellers for many years we are impressed with the friendly and exclusive service level at the Palacio.
Car rental and golf service was of course perfect – not to mention your fantastic personal service to us as guests in your hotel.
We shall recommend the Palacio to our friends and business relations and look forward to visiting your wonderful hotel again.
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14-04-2009 ● Hotel Pestana Sintra und Golf

Ruth und Robert B., Deutschland
Es hat alles perfekt geklappt in Ihrem Hotel Pestana Sintra Golf.
Der Flug war pünktlich, die Leihwagenfirma hatte alles im Griff, obwohl wir im Nachhinein einen größeren Wagen gemietet haben. Das Hotel haben wir sogar ohne Karte aber mit Ihrer kurzen Beschreibung gefunden.
Das Zimmer war sehr ordentlich und großzügig mit schönen Blick auf den Golfplatz.
Alle im Hotel waren stets auffallend nett, freundlich und zuvorkommend. Das ist uns insgesamt in Portugal sehr positiv aufgefallen.
Vielen Dank für die vorzügliche Planung unseres Golfspiels.
Dank der Reservierung der Startzeiten konnten wir täglich spielen und haben das auch bis auf einen Tag (lissabon) gemacht.
Die von Ihnen ausgesuchten anderen drei Golfplätze haben uns ebenfalls begeistert.
Sehr unterschiedlich und abwechslungsreiche Tage waren es.
Also allen in allem waren wir sehr zufrieden und werden Ihr Hotel gerne weiterempfehlen!
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen.
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07-04-2009 ● Pestana Cascais, Oitavos & Penha Longa

A. Maeda, Japan
Thanks to your kind support, we were able to spend pretty well in Portugal. Generally speaking, everything was very good and there is nothing to complain about. We will definitely use your serive when we have a next opportunity.
The greenfee bookings with you were cheaper than public rates and we were pretty pleased.
The rental car with budget and basic fee was good, but we added several options and up graded as reception recommended.
The Hotel Pestana Cascais: the location was nice, but there were few restaurant around there.
We had two different courses for two days, both were very nice courses. Oitavos was too windy to have my best score.. of course, it 's related to my golf skills.. It must be one of the hardest course I have ever played. But I want to try the challenge again. Penhalonga was located in a wooden area and this was also wonderful sights and we really enjoyed. The restaurant also had very kindly staff.
But the best things for me were, the services of Portugal Golf Experience's team!
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30-03-2009 ● St. Valentine at Marriott Praia d'El Rey

J. McNair, United States
My wife and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day stay at the Marriott Praia d'El Rey Resort. We were able to play 9 holes on the Praia d'el Rey golf course and we had a great time. We had lunch afterwards in the clubhouse restaurant. Later that evening we used the pool and jacuzzi, then had a late dinner in the restaurant right there in the hotel.
The next day we enjoyed the beach and the breakfast. It was a great time and we will surely come back again.
Thank you for all you did, especially arranging for us to be able to play golf.
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25-03-2009 ● Marriott Praia d'El Rey

Trond V. Hansen, Norway
We want to thank you for a wonderful vacation. The hotel Praia d'el Rey and the course was superb.
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15-03-2009 ● Thank You Portugal Golf Experience!

Stefan Winsnes, Sweden
We are now back in Stockholm after four wonderful days in Portugal. I want to express our great satisfaction with your arrangements (hotel, golf, weather). The Hotel Pestana Sintra was perfect with very service- minded staff, great rooms and an excellent restaurant.
We appreciated the easiness to check in and out and the fact that we could relax knowing that you would deliver what we could expect.
We will come back next year and will most certainly go through you when it comes to organize everything. The fact that we will recommend you to all our friends and contacts goes without saying.
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12-03-2009 ● Merci de votre accueil à Estoril

JP Jaccard, Suisse
Votre accueil si aimable et sympathique à Estoril nous a fait le plus grand plaisir !
Nous avons eu beaucoup de joie à faire votre connaissance et votre organisation sur place a été, comme auparavant, de la plus grande qualité; notre golf s'en est amélioré !
Nous garderons de ce séjour le plus brillant souvenir et nous réjouissons déjà de vos prochaines propositions (golf passeport... ou similaire), l'Hôtel Palacio pouvant toujours être maintenu comme point de chute lors de parcours dans la région.
Tout a été parfait y compris la météo; nous en parlerons aussi à nos amis.
Amitiés à l'équipe de Portugal Golf Experience, bon été, et bonne chance dans cette si belle région.
P.S. La recommendation du buffet japonais du Ritz Carlton de Penha Longa... une merveille !(en japonais : arigato ! soit : merci)

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03-02-2009 ● Great Golf Package Hotel Inglaterra

Anke and Arnulf Pfennig, Germany
I wanted to write you an e-mail. Thank you very much for everything.
The hotel Inglaterra was wonderful, beautiful and not too big. The staff was perfect and extremely friendly. The cook and service in the restaurant are excellent, although we didn't eat there every evening because we also wanted to visit some typical Portuguese restaurants in Cascais.
Your golf package is really good, and we will also recommend it to our friends. The car was very good as well as the massage. As we didn't want any beer we got free tomato juice in the bar. We really enjoyed the show in the Casino and were surprised it was so good. Dinner in the Casino was okay but not as good as in the hotel.
We didn't mind the weather too much because we also wanted to do some sightseeing. The golf clubs staff was very nice. When we couldn't play in the club near Sintra on a weekday because of the rain, they made it possible to play on Saturday morning. So we visited Belem. The other golf club near Lisboa even credited the greenfee to us because it was raining. The greenfee was reduced from our hotel bill. That day we visited the Oceanario in Lisboa. There is always a lot to do in your area when it rains.
Thank you very much for all the efforts you have taken that we could enjoy our visit to Estoril and Lisboa as well as golf.
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19-01-2009 ● One Month stay at Vila Bicuda

E. Ebbing, Netherlands
We had a very nice stay at Vila Bicuda. The interior is plain, but perfect. The light-plan makes it warm and pleasant. The architect did a great job! Especially for not choosing the common spot-lights / hanging lamps on the ceiling. The light in the bathroom is a bit cold, so it is not very attractive to have a bath (but o.k. to have a quick shower). We just missed a proper inside doormat (in case it rains), hatrack and more coathooks (also in the bedroom and bathroom).
Our compliments for the Vila Bicuda staff. Everybody was friendly, kind and helpful. And although we don’t like to stay/live nside a fenced, secured complex, at all, Vila Bicuda felt o.k. good atmosphere, enjoyable, clean and quiet.
Thank you for your cooperation and we will surely recommend Vila Bicuda to others.
Hope you and your staff have a great year and many more satisfied customers.
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08-01-2009 ● New Year Evening's in Estoril

Kimiko T., Japan
We had a very good time in Portugal!
We enjoyed every restaurants such as Italian, Chinese, Seafood, which concierge recommended.
It was good service at the Hotel Palacio and every Golf Course. We enjoyed Golf in the light rain with warm templature. Today, Sofia is heavy snow!!! and very cold.
First Rent-a car was not so good, but they changed next day to autmatic Benz.
We could go many place such as Queluz Palace, Monastary and Museum by car.
Rail station is very convinient from Estoril to Lisbon. We went to the city twice by train and metro.
We went to the huge shopping mall and department store.
We spent a wonderful time at New Year's Eve Party with nice Brazilian Family who were organized by Hotel. Anyways, thank you so much everything and I would like to come back again!
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05-01-2009 ● Christmas at the Palacio Estoril

Ashida H.,
Dear Portugal Golf Experience,
Thank you very much for your arrangement. All of the people has been satisfied. There is no concerns. Good service and kind staff of the hotel Palacio and the golf course.
And location is very close to the train station, we could access Lisbon very easily.
The food of the hotel and restaurants around are very good too.
Price is very reasonable.
We were very impressed the kindness of Portuguese people.
I wish I could go there again. Thank you very much!
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15-12-2008 ● Hotel do Mar Sesimbra

Sven, Denmark
Hotel do Mar was great! And we will come back next year. We will write a comment on tripadvisor.com
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15-12-2008 ● Hotel Inglaterra & Belas Golf Course

Mona and Erik Mordal, Norway
My husband and I are very grateful to you for your excellent service and perfect organization of our stay in Portugal. Thank you very much.
We had a very pleasant stay in Estoril where everything was perfect. We liked the atmosphere at the hotel Inglaterra with a friendly staff and good service. As regards the food – breakfast was ok, and dinner (we tried it once) was very good. The rental car was ok (Opel Vectra) – and was delivered precisely in time at the hotel. We enjoyed very much the golf courses – especially Belas - a fantastic golf course. Hilly, yes – but no problem with a golf car. With this positive feedback we wish you a Merry Christmas – and a Happy New Year.

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27-11-2008 ● Golf week in Estoril

Seppo Karikko,
Some comments concerning our visit to Estoril on a scale from 1 to 5.
The hotel Palacio, the staff and the service there was very good - 5.
The rental car service was good: 3 1/2.
The golf courses:
- Estoril Golf Course was the best: 4 1/2.
- Beloura and Belas were second best: 3 1/2.
- Penha Longa might be good, but we were not able to play the Atlantic (under renovation): 3.
- At Lisbon Sports Club we didn't felt to be welcome, but the course was not bad: 3.
Weather was fine for six days. The last day was little rainy but it was easier to leave Estoril: 5-!
The service of Portugal Golf Experience has been excellent: 5+!
Hope to visit Estoril soon again!
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27-11-2008 ● Good weather to play golf in November

Kari and Merja, Finland
We had a nice holiday.
Weather was good to play golf, sunshine and temperature OK (18-20 C). Some days was little windy but not too much.
It was quite big shock coming back to Finland, we had heavy snow storm on Sunday and Monday.
Hotel Palacio was excellent: nice rooms, good service, good breakfast. Hotel people were very helpful when asking something, front desk people especially deserve good feed back.
Only one smaller negative thing was the prices in the bar. Maybe it is expected in the 5 star hotel.
A very positive thing was that we got the tickets to the Scorpions concert at the Casino Estoril. Fantastic!
Golf course of Estoril was good to play. Very interesting and different lanes. For us it was one of the shortest course we ever played, but it was nice. The greens were difficult to enter, it was difficult to have the ball to stay on the green in some of the lanes, especially number 5, really challenging. The transport service between the 16th and 17th was necessary and welcome.
The fairways were a little bit dried but it did not bother very much.
The rental car: we only used that when going to golf course and back to hotel, 6 times. Otherwise we walked (2 times to Cascais) and used taxes and train during the week.
So finally, we were very satisfied with the holiday. Thanks to you. We are interested to go again to the same type of holiday in Estoril, total package. Reasonable package price is necessary.
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03-11-2008 ● Penha Longa & Praia d'El Rey

Ian, United Kingdom
Everything went very smoothly, the hotel Penha Longa was great and the service, in particular of the young stagiaires from Swiss Hotel schools , excellent. They deserve an immediate pay rise!
Praia del Rey golf course was a lovely experience, enhanced by the Atlantic views, although, due to heavy traffic in Lisbon, it took us almost 2 hours to get there. However well worth the trip. Thank you for your organization and we may be back for more in the not too distant future.
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23-10-2008 ● Pestana Sintra Unlimitted Golf

Thomas and Renata, Switzerland
We were actually very happy with the ambience of the hotel Pestana Sintra. Our room was quite small but clean and ok and with all necessary things equipped, also the view on the golf course was nice.
The employees were very kind and paid attention to all our needs and gave us also useful ideas about sightseeing.
The golf course of Beloura was rather easy and the road works at hole 16 were not really helpful.
The rented car and the service provided by budget was very well and completely satisfying.
All over all we had great holydays and enjoyed our stay very much in a very friendly country. We would also like to thank you for your service.
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28-07-2008 ● Hotel Do Mar: a super experience!

Anne Marie,
Everything with booking, checking in, rental cars, golf etc. went very smoothly and professionally. The rental cars and golf courses were fine.
As for the hotel do Mar Sesimbra, the location is unique and the service (especially at the reception) is perfect.
The guests only have one issue - the hotel, especially the rooms, appear a little worn and would benefit from a renovation.
Generally a super experience.

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