Portugal Masters is the biggest golf tournament in Portugal. The tournament is part of the European Tour since 2007, which shows that the Algarve is one of the best golf destinations in Europe. The Portugal Masters attracts top golfers from all over the world, who come to the Algarve to compete. In the last couple of years, the prize fund was € 2.000.000. For the 2019 edition, the prize fund is € 1.500.000. If you like to play golf, it can be inspiring to see the elite golf professionals play their game.
What to expect
Expect some of the best golfers in the world to be there, together with plenty of spectators. Former champions of the Portugal Masters are:
- 2018 – Tom Lewis
- 2017 – Lucas Bjerregaard
- 2016 – Pádraig Harrington
- 2015 – Andy Sullivan
- 2014 – Alexander Levy
- 2013 – David Lynn
- 2012 – Shane Lowry
- 2011 – Tom Lewis
- 2010 – Richard Green
- 2009 – Lee Westwood
- 2008 – Alvaro Quiros
- 2007 – Steve Webster
Tom Lewis is the only person who has won the tournament twice (in 2011 and 2018).
If you would like to see the highlights of last year’s edition, check out the video below.
The Portugal Masters is held at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura. Vilamoura itself is a resort town known for its big marina, casino and many top golf courses. The Dom Pedro group has three hotels and five golf courses in Vilamoura. The Victoria golf course is designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. The tournament provides free shuttles to and from hotels in Vilamoura. Alternatively, you can come by car. You can park next to the 17th hole and parking is free.
The golf tournament is held from October 24-27. Gates open approximately at 8 AM and close at 7 PM.
What is the entrance fee?
A ticket for all days costs € 60. Alternatively, a ticket for only one day costs € 20. Tickets for people aged over 60 or under 18 are cheaper. If you would like to buy tickets, check the link below.
For more information about this golf tournament, check the website of Portugal Masters.