Unlimited free beer is on offer in Portugal - but only if rain stops play!So confident is the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort of the weather in Portugal, it's offering golfers unlimited free beer should they be unable to finish their round in November or February owing to rain.
The unusual step has been taken by the 27-hole facility, in Lagos - the tripadvisor® ‘destinations on the rise' 2012 winner - because, as operations director António Pinto Coelho explained, while the region enjoys year-round sunshine, climate change means there's always the remote possibility of rain.
He said: "We are quietly confident that the majority of golfers visiting during November and February will complete their rounds unaffected by the weather, which is traditionally temperate. However, we are keen to ensure that in the unlikely event that rain should sweep in from the Atlantic, nobody will feel short-changed. Hence, we are happy to offer unlimited free beer for anybody whose round is truncated because of rain."
The beer offer is part of the new season's offering from the award-laden resort, which also sees the availability of unlimited golf included in seven-night deals, and room and golf packages from less than 65per person per night, in association with its hotel partner, the four-star, waterfront Marina Club Lagos Resort.
Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, just 45 minutes from the busy Faro airport, was ranked an impressive 23rd in Golf World's recent, benchmark Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe rankings. It debuted in the rankings in 2011 after it reopened that year following an extensive, €10m Robert Trent Jones Jnr redesign.
Following its reopening, Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort was inundated with accolades. The readers of the UK's best-selling golf magazine, Today's Golfer, voted Palmares joint runner-up in the best Portuguese course category in the publication's annual travel awards.
It was listed as the third best course in Portugal by Golf Digest, the number one distributed sports title in the USA, and was voted Portugal's best golf course in both the 2012 and 2013 Publituris Portugal Travel Awards, regarded as the national ‘tourism Oscars'. It also featured in the Rolex World's Top 1000 Golf Courses.
The stunning Trent Jones Jnr redesign has resulted in three disparate loops of nine holes - the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses - which enjoy expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, in a glorious and natural environment. While the Alvor course plays through pine tree-lined corridors with the majority of holes ascending hillsides or descending through intimate valleys, the Lagos course is a mixture of parkland and links features, and the Praia is set on classic seaside dunes-land exposed to the elements.
Three, four, five and seven-night breaks are now available at the waterfront Marina Club Lagos Resort, which include from a minimum of two green fees to unlimited golf. Prices for 2014/15 start at €254pp, for a three-night B&B break with two green fees, while a seven-night break, with three green fees starts at just €456pp.
A four-night break, with two green fees costs from just €289, while a five-night break, also with two green fees starts from as little as €324.
What's more, a 28-night, 18 green-fee long-stay packages are also available at competitive rates. Prices, which are based on two people sharing a double room, include transfers to and from the golf course - subject to pre-booking - use of the spa (excluding September) and free wifi, and are valid until October 31, 2015.
All breaks need to be booked through the golf club for the special prices to apply.