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Dom Pedro Vilamoura Named Golf Resort of The Year in Portugal

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 16 May 2024

Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura has long been considered one of the very finest destinations in the game, and that has continued since DETAILS took control of its management as the acclaimed venue was named Golf Resort of the Year in Portugal at the 2024 IAGTO (International Association of Golf Travel Operators) Awards.

The win reinforces the committed work the hospitality, sports, and leisure management company has undertaken across the Dom Pedro Golf & Hotels Collection portfolio in Vilamoura since its acquisition by Arrow Global last year.

A total of 660 golf tour operators worldwide voted for their best golf courses, resorts, and destinations which delivered outstanding service to their clients, with the Algarve resort holding off a challenge from several of Portugal’s most established golf properties.

DETAILS has set its sights on confirming Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura as one of Europe’s finest leisure resorts, aiming to reposition it among the industry’s elite. Significant developments are currently in progress across the wider Dom Pedro portfolio in Vilamoura.

Designed by Frank Pennink, the Old Course, which is the second oldest in Portugal, has already undergone significant change in a bid to attract premium golfers to the tee boxes of this esteemed golf destination.

Providing guests easy access to multiple golf facilities within a 4km radius of each other, the resort also boasts the Victoria, Laguna, Millenium and Pinhal courses. The Victoria, which hosted the European Tour’s Portugal Masters between 2007 and 2022 is currently closed undergoing renovation before re-opening in 2025.

Laguna Course

Peter Walton, CEO - International Association of Golf Travel Operators said: "Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura has always been a standout resort in a region blessed with more than its fair share of stunning venues. There are ambitious plans afoot, but we recognised that the resort is already in the top drawer when it comes to sophisticated, 360 facilities and hospitality."

Nuno Sepulveda, Co-Chief Executive Officer at DETAILS - Hospitality, Sports, Leisure, said: "I am immensely proud of our team's dedication and commitment, which has culminated in our recent win of the prestigious IAGTO Golf Resort of the Year 2024 - Portugal award.

"This accolade underscores our pursuit of excellence in delivering unparalleled experiences to our guests. We want to elevate this resort to new heights and solidify our position as a leading destination in the world of golf and hospitality."

Pinhal Course

In the Algarve, the Dom Pedro portfolio also includes the Dom Pedro Portobelo, Dom Pedro Marina and Dom Pedro Vilamoura hotels, as well as the Pinhal, Laguna and Millenium golf courses, all of which fall under the management expertise of DETAILS.

Over the next two years, DETAILS has many more developments planned, all to be announced in due course.

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