With 2014 looming fast, it’s time to sit down and make some resolutions. Over the past few years, I’ve switched from the usual ‘Must get fitter and must give up this or that’ to a smattering of ‘Get better at’ goals.
One resolution for 2014 is to ‘not look so obviously bad on a golf course’, wandering around hacking away with the club, plastered in sun screen and getting more and more frustrated every ten minutes makes me wonder ‘why on Earth do I keep doing this?’
Golf is one of those games that I think was created to to make people look bad, and the only way to avoid looking bad is to get better. If golf was invented by me, we would all have luxury motorised carts with computer-based projectile machines on the front that you pointed, programmed and pressed a button to shoot the ball at the desired target. Imagine it, Verdi playing in the background, drink of choice in hand, comfortable leather seats and beautiful scenery. But it wasn’t invented by me and I, like the millions around the world that play the game have to improve based upon the existing rules!
So you could imagine my thrill when I heard that one of Europe’s leading golf destinations was offering a package to improve your golf skills coupled with a stay at a luxury hotel that Luxurious Magazine knows very well.
The Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda is offering a special golf performance week with either five or seven night’s accommodation, breakfast buffet, welcome drink and €75 to spend in the Mirandus restaurant in addition to a Category C rental car from/to Faro airport and free use of their Wellness Spa Suite and Gym by Cascade.
Both packages include: Golf academy assessment, 3 hours at the Golf Academy:- 2 hours of long game and 1 hour of short game – Use of the V1 Swing Analysis, SAM BalanceLab, SAM Puttlab, and FlightScope X” when applicable. Nine holes playing lesson and one round of golf at Boavista Golf Course and free driving range tokens. The seven day package includes an additional round at the Onyria Palmares golf course. And of course, we have the hotel, and what a lovely hotel it is.
The Vivenda Miranda is the former 17th Century family home of a British aristocrat with just twenty five tasteful, individual rooms and suites, situated in a stunning location nestled into the cliff tops above the scenic Porto de Mós beach. With panoramic ocean views and surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens, it is a hidden oasis within minutes of many of the area’s leading golf courses.
Now doesn’t that sound like one of the best ways to keep a 2014 resolution? A chance to play some of the very best courses in the Algarve as well as taking advantage of expert tuition along with the very latest state of the art analysis technology at the Cascade Golf Academy during the day and in the evening relax and enjoy the very best of Mediterranean cuisine at the beautiful, boutique hotel as well as sampling some of the excellent Portuguese wines.
This package is designed to enhance your golf skills and improve your overall level as well as enabling you to enjoy golfing on some of the finest courses in the Western Algarve, if it doesn’t then at the very least you’ll have a great break in a beautiful location within a super hotel! Prices are from €1485 for two people.
Dates are available until 31st March 2014 and other room categories are available so please visit the website for full details. www.vivendamiranda.com/