Invitation to Munster Vs Leinster golf challenge in Vilamoura

Munster Champions 2018
Munster – Winners of ‘Algarve Challenge 2018’
Leinster Runners-Up 2018
Leinster – Runners-Up 2018

There are still a few spots available for the 3rd annual Algarve Golf Challenge which takes place in Vilamoura from Friday 25th to Monday 28th January 2019.

With places limited to just 64 golfers (32 from each side), this is a great opportunity to play a Ryder Cup styled event while teeing up and socializing with former rugby legends. The format is a team of 2 (four-ball, better ball) and includes prizes valued at over €3000 for the top 10 performing pairs.

David Wallace will be trying to make it a hat-trick of victories at Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort when he captains Munster who takes on Leinster over 2 days of competitive golf.

David Wallace
David Wallace

The Leinster teamed will be captained by Liam Toland, former Leinster Rugby Captain and well respected Rugby Analyst with Eir Sport & The Irish Times. Liam follows in the footsteps of Luke Fitzgerald (2017) and Mal O’Kelly (2018) who were the previous Leinster Captains. Liam will be hoping for better fortune for the Leinster team this time around.

Liam Toland
Liam Toland

The challenge will be staged at the 5* Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort in Vilamoura, Portugal where David Wallace will be hoping to retain the cup that was won in dramatic fashion in both 2017 & 2018 at the same venue. 

Former Clare hurlers Noel McMahon & Stephen McNamara celebrate Munsters’ success at the Algarve Golf Challenge 2017 with captain David Wallace. Photo by Keith Wiseman

The tournament is open to all golfers aged 18 and over, with no handicap restrictions so all levels of golfers are invited to participate. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for any sports enthusiasts to tee it up in a fun, yet competitive environment and rub shoulders with two Irish Rugby Legends.

At the launch of Algarve Golf Challenge 2019 in Limerick recently were Munster rugby legend, David Wallace & Fintan Ward (COO of Golf Voyager). Photo by Keith Wiseman

Launching the event, Golf Voyager’s CEO Conor Galvin said: “We’re delighted to be heading back to Portugal in January for our 3rd annual Munster versus Leinster challenge. The venue with both hotel and golf course on-site lends itself to a super event with great craic and banter”.

5* Pestana Vila Sol Resort
5* Pestana Vila Sol Resort
5* Pestana Vila Sol Resort

Details Summary

The dates are Friday 25th January to Monday 28th January 2019.

Golf tee times from midday on both Sat 26th Jan & Sun 27th Jan at Vila Sol Golf Course.

The Algarve Challenge incorporates 2 events into 1, with a fourball pairs competition running in conjunction with the overall Munster Vs Leinster event.

The price is €350pp sharing excl. flights and €475 for those seeking a single room.

This includes:

  • 3 nights B&B at 5* Pestana Vila Sol Resort
  • 2 rounds of golf at Vila Sol
  • Tournament entry – prizes for top 10 pairs
  • Airport transfers (see flight details listed below)
  • Use of driving range (golf balls not included)
  • Welcome pack including commemorative polo shirt
  • Complimentary finger food at prize giving presentation

Flights not included – Available from Dublin to Faro return with Ryanair. (The flight details listed below are the only flights where transfers are included).

  • Ryanair FR7032 on Fri 25th Jan, dep. Dublin 18:10, arr. Faro 21:10
  • Ryanair FR7035 on Mon 28th Jan, dep. Faro 13:50, arr. Dublin 16:55

For more information and to book your place call Fintan Ward at Golf Voyager on 061-514600

The impressive Vilamoura town, marina and beach

For those wishing to hire golf clubs in the Algarve, we suggest our preferred partner . Book online before travel and collect from the shop, located in the arrivals hall at Faro Airport.

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