First tournaments announced in Portugal for 2019

PENHA LONGA RESORT HOSTS GOLF’S SUPERSTARS OF TOMORROW
IN THE PORTUGUESE INTERCOLLEGIATE OPEN & THE ATLANTIC YOUTH TROPHY

Sintra – October, 2018 – Sports enthusiasts in Portugal will have a unique opportunity to assess golf’ssuperstars of tomorrow when Penha Longa Resort hosts the Atlantic Youth Trophy (14 – 17 February 2019) and the Portuguese Intercollegiate Open for the third time from February 09 to 12.

The events, just 30 minutes away from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, will showcase outstanding golf from players from around the world in the Global Junior Golf Tour (for those aged between 12 and 18) and the 21golfleague (for those aged 19 to 21).

Teresa Abreu, Penha Longa Resort Director of Golf said: “It’s amazing to receive the Portuguese Intercollegiate Open again and the Atlantic Youth Trophy for the very first time. Penha Longa golf course has been the stage for so many international awards and events since its opening that gives us greatpleasure to continue with this trend and effort.”

Penha Longa is based in the heart of Portugal’s spectacular Sintra Mountain National Park and was oncethe retreat of the Portuguese Royal family. This rich history is reflected in the 19th century palace, protected monastery ruins and medieval gardens that have become historical landmarks of both the resort and its two golf courses.

These events will be played on Penha Longa’s famous The Atlantic, an 18-hole, par 72 Championship course. Created by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Atlantic Course is a challenging 18- hole, par 72, Championship course with breathtaking views of the surrounding 220-hectare National Park.

Penha Longa has long enjoyed a reputation for outstanding golf. The resort recently achieved 19th place inthe ‘Top 100’ list of European Golf Resorts published by Golf World and was named the ‘Best Luxury Golf Resort in Europe 2017’ by the Luxury Guide Awards.

Penha Longa Resort – The estate of Penha Longa in Portugal, located within a 545-acre/220 hectare National Park on the southern Sintra Mountains has been a place of sanctuary for centuries. The Catholic fathers founded their monastery here, finding peace and tranquility in its setting whilst the Royal Family came in the summer months to find a cool refuge from the heat of nearby Lisbon. Today, the breathtakingly beautiful resort encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, two spectacular golf courses, a superb Penha Longa Spa and eight exceptional dining facilities, including Michelin Star restaurant LAB by Sergi Arola.

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Penha Longa Resort is offering again special packages for participant. Currently 15 rooms can be booked at special rates at the host Penha Longa Resort for players, which have been accepted at the tournament. Also players have the chance to play both tournaments and kick off the season at this fantastic resort:https://www.globaljuniorgolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Entry-Fee-and-Package-Info-Penha-Longa-Golf-Resort.pdf 

For further details contact (+351 21 924 90 31) or email reservas.golf@penhalonga.com

Info about both tournaments:

1. The Portuguese Intercollegiate Open take place from 09 – 12 February (WAGR, JGS & EGR); for more information, please visit: https://www.globaljuniorgolf.com/the-portuguese-intercollegiate-open/ 

2. Atlantic Youth Trophy take place from 14 – 17 February (WAGR, JGS & EGR); for more information, please visit:
https://www.globaljuniorgolf.com/atlantic-youth-trophy/

The Atlantic Youth Trophy has a separate U14 division. The U14 players will tee off from different tee boxes.

REGISTRATION is now open and can be done trough the following link: https://www.globaljuniorgolf.com/register/

(c) Stephanie Duncan, Penha Longa Resort, PublicRelations and Communication Estrada da Lagoa Azul, 2714-511 Sintra

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