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5* Vila Sol & Vale do Lobo Coaching, Vilamoura HB - Gary Pike - March 2022


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Join Gary at the 5* Pestana Vila Sol Hotel in Vilamoura and enjoy an Escorted Golf Coaching Holiday package of a resort hotel + golf + coaching. Plus, play 2 rounds at Vale do Lobo.

You will experience a 5* hotel furnished to a high standard. The resort has 27 holes of golf designed by Donald Steel and good practice facilities.

You play Vale do Lobo twice, with it's iconic cliff to cliff top 16th hole on the Royal Course. Vale do Lobo is 25 mins away. Here Gary will offer putting and chipping practice.

The journey to Vila Sol from Faro airport is 25 minutes. 
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The 5* Vila Sol facilities include - restaurants and bars in the hotel and golf club, large adult pool and separate children's pool, a gym, access to Vila Sol Spa (1km away) - surrounded by gardens and the golf course.
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What a tonic to leave the UK winter for winter sunshine and to spend time with your excellent and highly experienced host Gary Pike.

The 5 nights Half Board are in the Green Pines restaurant, which offers international cuisine and traditional Portuguese dishes. On the other 2 nights we have options for you such as on the return from Vale do Lobo.

You will stay in Double Superior Garden Rooms. Upgrades to Deluxe and Suite rooms are available.

In the hotel you are close to the 27 holes of golf and there is a large driving range and short game facilities on site. You will play 3 rounds at Vila Sol and 2 rounds at the magnificent Vale do Lobo.

Your 3 Vila Sol playing days will have range time with Gary

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Vale do Lobo - Ocean and Royal
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Vilamoura Marina - some evenings after dinner you may want to wander around the marina.

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Your host and Advanced PGA coach is Gary Pike. Gary will work with you on the range and hold short game schools - so all aspects of the game are covered. You will all have individual time and play with Gary, plus he is available each day for remedial advice.

You will have 7 nights and 5 days of Golf, with friendly competitions.

Arrive 19th March 2022 - Depart 26th March 2022 - 7 nights and 5 rounds, with 5 nights Half Board, £1028pp based on 2 sharing includes:

  • Full services of Golf to a Tee host
  • 7 nights Vila Sol based on 2 sharing an Superior Garden room. Deluxe and Suite Room upgrades available.
  • 5 nights Half Board at 5* Vila Sol, 
  • Golf - 5 rounds - 3 at Vila Sol course and 2 at Vale do Lobo - Royal and Ocean
  • Range balls 3 days at Vila Sol & Coaching with Gary. Putting practice at Vale do Lobo
  • Welcome drink
  • Option of supplementary golf on the rest day - charge applies
  • Golf to a Tee prizes and daily competitions

The cost excludes:

  • Rest day golf 
  • Return Airport and Vale do Lobo Golf Transfers x 2 rounds - Group Transfers available at £54pp, based on all being on the same nominated flights or similar times. Supplementary transfers for other flights can be arranged. 
  • Flights
  • Buggies 
  • Single supplement for £279pp for 7 nights' single occupancy of a double Superior Garden room. 
  • Additional nights available
  • Room Upgrade Supplements:
    • Deluxe Garden Room £70pp for 7 nights based on 2 sharing
    • Deluxe Golf View Room £115pp for 7 nights based on 2 sharing
    • Deluxe Golf View Room £215pp for 7 nights based on Single Occupancy 

Based on a minimum group size of 7. Max of 11 + Gary.

This event is a mixed event. Solo golfers, groups and couples are welcomed.

Only £100pp deposit to secure a space - call us soon!  This is a fabulous opportunity for a 5* escorted golf coaching holiday in winter sun with the highly regarded host Gary Pike. Below is a taste of Gary's experience.

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Gary Pike       
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Gary Pike 

Gary has played golf since the age of 8 and turned professional at 16. He has been personal coach to over 85 professional golfers on all the main tours. 

In 2005 Gary was elected as an Advanced Member of the British Professional Golfers Association for his achievements in coaching. 

For many years, Gary was Head Coach for the Essex County golf squads and presided over their success in winning the County Championships. 

Gary has published over 250 articles on the golf swing and in 2000, Todays’ Golfer magazine recognised Gary as one of the UK’s top 40 coaches. 

He is never short of a word of encouragement and loves to play golf with golfers of all levels. His friendly, relaxed coaching style immediately puts pupils at ease so they can enjoy the learning experience. 

Gary’s vast experience and credentials also include: 

  • Senior Assistant Coach to Denis Pugh
  • Sports Elite Academy Coach at Alhaurin, Spain (2008-2011)
  • European Tour Coach to John Bevan & Dale Whitnell
  • Ladies European Tour Coach to Vanessa Bell 
  • European Senior Tour Coach to John Hudson
  • Euro Pro Tour, Jamega & TP Tours Coach to numerous players 
  • Long Term Personal Coach to Dale Whitnell (England No. 1 in 2009 & former Walker Cup Player)
  • Guest speaker at the 2013 conference on coaching elite performance in junior golf
  • Currently playing on the Senior Masters Tour & Senior Golf Circuit 

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Additional Info

  • Start Date: Saturday, 19 March 2022
  • Event: 5* Vila Sol & Vale do Lobo Coaching, Vilamoura HB - Gary Pike - March 2022
  • Hotel: Vila Sol 5*
  • Suitable for: Regular golfers
  • Include: 7 nights & 5 rounds, 5 days coaching + 5 Half Board
  • Cost pp: £1028
  • SS pp: £279
  • Spaces Remain: Reserve list only