THE POSH GOLF TRAVEL BLOG
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There was no such thing as "a teeing ground" until about 1875. Before then our golfing forebears teed up on the putting green, using a pinch of sand.
As a golf writer I am frequently asked to name my favourite golf course. It's a question that's impossible to answer. Heck, after more than 55 years travelling the world writing about golf I'd be pushed to name my favourite 50!
Lisbon is one of our favourite cities and Cascais is it's most elegant locality, not least because of the top flight golf you'll discover there. So a tournament golf holiday thereabouts promises to be a bit special and when the name Oitavos is added to the mix this becomes a gilt-edged guarantee.
Here's another offer to set the golfing pulses racing! How about seven nights half board (that's B&B and dinner) at an exquisite 5* hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, plus four rounds of golf on a new Faldo-designed links course that's winning raving reviews, plus a Group B rental car for seven days, plus all taxes and porterage, plus a bunch of other goodies, like free use of the hotel's sauna and hamam, plus late check-out on departure day, plus free use of golf lockers?