Praia D’El Rey Golf Club
Owners will be very familiar with the beautiful golf course at Praia D'El Rey which architect Cabell B Robinson regarded being asked to design as “the opportunity of a lifetime”. Members are indeed privileged to play such a beautiful and challenging golf course. And, since June 2017 members have the added possibility of playing the new and highly rated Cynthia Dye designed West Cliff Links Course just 10 minutes drive from Praia D'El Rey. This website has a number of articles about West Cliffs that are well worth reading.
The Vale De Janelas Golf Club is one of the largest golf clubs in Portugal with more than 500 members drawn from many countries around the World. This international community enjoys numerous opportunities to engage in social and competitive golf at 2 fabulous courses. All golf in Praia D’El Rey and West Cliff Links is open equally to Ladies and Gentlemen. Junior golfers are also encouraged to take part.
On Mondays there is an 18 hole ‘Team’ golf, usually four person teams, drawn from those that have entered and has varying formats. The first Monday of each month is played at West Cliffs and other Mondays at Praia D'El Rey. Friday features a 9 hole ‘Fun’ golf played with drawn teams in various different formats. Whilst both these competitions feature prizes in various forms, the emphasis is very much on taking part, meeting people and having fun.
On Wednesday’s there is a regular ‘Roll Up’ which is a singles event, normally played in the Stableford format, which is a handicap qualifier.
In addition there are monthly Order of Merit and Pairs/Individual competitions at both courses, and many other ‘Major’ events many of which celebrate the international nature of the membership such as Portugal Day, St Patrick’s Day, St George’s Day, Scandinavia Day, Belgium Day, Scottish Day. There are annual Club Championships, A Pro-Am and in 2019 an AM-AM was introduced.
On many occasions members enjoy a meal together in the Club House Restaurants at both courses and the Club also organises visits to other golf courses. There are opportunities for the more competitive golfers to take part in matches for the Atlantic Trophy and other friendly matches against Portuguese clubs.
It is an exciting time and whatever standard of golfer you are, from beginner to scratch golfer, you will be made very welcome at Vale De Janelas Golf Club and its Praia D'El Rey and West Cliff Links Golf courses.
*Current Club Captain of both courses is Thomas Wiedenbruch - Vice Captain is Ingrid Kerremans. Thomas now takes over the responsibility from previous Club Captain Alan Westhead of producing a Captains Newsletter - by clicking here all the latest golf news can be read.
Last updated 2nd of April 2021