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5* Hosted New Year's event Penina, Algarve - Gary Pike - Dec 2022


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Join Gary Pike to celebrate New Year and welcome in 2023!

You will enjoy a hosted golf holiday week at the 5* JJW Penina Hotel and Golf Resort near Alvor, Western Algarve. This is a package of a 5* resort hotel + golf + dinners with drinks + a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner with drinks night + remedial coaching from Gary.

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Gary has been visiting Penina for many years and this is always a popular event. The journey from Faro airport is about 1 hour.

Penina was the first golf resort on the Algarve and has lots of interesting history - including its association with Henry Cotton, hosting past Portugal Opens and even the Beatles retreated here at the height of their fame! The hotel has been refurbished, but without losing any of its grand spledor - many of the staff have been here since Gary started using Penina and the service is very attentive.

You will experience a 5* hotel and stay in Mountain View Classic rooms. Upgrades to pool/golf view rooms and suites are available.
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The resort has 2 Courses - the Henry Cotton designed Championship course, which you play 3 times and the more straightforward Resort course, which you play twice. 

The driving range and practice facilities are amongst some of the best you will find.
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The 5* facilities include - 4 restaurants and bars in the hotel, the largest pool on the Algarve  - surrounded by gardens and the golf course. Post golf drinks are taken on the attractive Penina patio! 

Penina breakfasts, complete with an Egg chef, are amongst the best on the Algarve!
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The 3 nights Half Board in a selection of restaurants, includes drinks with your dinner - water, beer and wine.  On other nights Gary will give you the option to dine out in the Alvor area.

Then you will enjoy the spectacular New Year's Eve Celebration with dinner, drinks, live shows, entertainment, fireworks and after party. A chance to "dress to impress"! Many men will wear dinner suits, but lounge suits can be worn.

5 rounds of golf are included with 3 on the Championship and 2 on the Resort course.

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Your host and Advanced PGA coach is Gary Pike.  You will have 7 nights and 5 days of Golf, with friendly competitions.

Arrive 28th December 2022 - Depart 4th January 2023 - 7 nights and 5 rounds, with 4 nights Half Board, £1189pp based on 2 sharing includes:

  • Full services of Golf to a Tee host
  • 7 nights at 5* JJW Penina, based on 2 sharing a Mountain View Classic room. Room upgrades available.
  • 3 nights Half Board includes drinks with dinner - beer, water and wine.
  • New Year's Gala Dinner with drinks and entertainment.
  • Golf - 5 rounds - 3 Championship course and 2 on Resort Course
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Option of supplementary golf on the rest day - charge applies
  • Golf to a Tee prizes and daily competitions
  • GTAT Secure Trust

The cost excludes:

  • Rest day golf
  • Return Airport Transfers - Group Transfers available at £48pp, 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 £239pp for 7 nights' single occupancy of a double Mountain Classic room. 
  • Additional nights available

Based on a minimum group size of 7. Max of 20, inc. Gary.

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

Only £100pp deposit to secure a space - call us soon!  

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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 

Additional Info

  • Start Date: Wednesday, 28 December 2022
  • Event: 5* Hosted New Year's event Penina, Algarve - Gary Pike - Dec 2022
  • Hotel: Penina Resort
  • Suitable for: Regular golfers
  • Include: 7 nights & 5 rounds + 4 Half Board with drinks - inc New Years Eve Gala Dinner
  • Cost pp: £1189
  • SS pp: £239
  • Spaces Remain: 9