Past guests compete for an array of top prizes in a weekend dedicated to golf and tennis loversOn 21 and 22 February Portugal’s leading lifestyle destination, Pine Cliffs Resort hosted its fifth annual Winners’ Cup weekend – one of the sporting highlights of the Algarve’s social calendar. The weekend brought together the 2014 winners of the resort’s weekly golf and tennis tournaments, with over 100 previous guests invited back to compete against each other for the prestigious Winners’ Cup titles.
With a growing number of international participants, standards were high as players competed for a host of prizes provided by premium sponsors including Lacoste, Heineken and Turismo de Portugal. Tiago Abreu triumphed in the final 18-hole stableford golf competition, winning a week’s stay at the St. Regis Mardavall Resort, Mallorca; while Nick Fallowfield secured first place in the tennis round robin tournament to win a week’s stay at Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort.
Pine Cliffs Resort stages weekly golf and tennis tournaments for guests throughout the year, with all the weekly winners invited back each year to take part in the Winners’ Cup tournament – meaning any guest can gave a chance of qualifying! Away from the heat of competition, participants, families and friends could also explore the ‘Winners’ Cup Village’ where the event sponsors offered an array of tempting treats, including wine tastings by Fitapreta Wines and massages by Experience Wellness at Pine Cliffs. A luxury prize draw was also held to raise money for the Association Santa Casa Da Misericórdia in Albufeira. The weekend came to a glamorous end on the final night with an Oscar-themed awards ceremony and gala dinner for all the participants and their guests.
One of Europe’s leading and most awarded luxury and family resorts, Pine Cliffs Resort is a haven for sport lovers. The round robin tournament was held at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, which features five floodlit tennis courts - two clay and three all-weather hard courts; while the 18 hole stableford tournament took place at the resort’s own nine-hole clifftop golf course. Guests were treated to a refreshing surprise at the course’s iconic signature hole, the famous par-3 “Devil’s Parlour”, where a Heineken stand offered a range of cool drinks for competitors and spectators alike. Guests could also enjoy 12 different restaurants and bars; the resort’s swimming pools, health club and wellness centre; the Porto Pirata children’s village; and numerous boutiques and shops.
To be in with a chance of qualifying for the 2016 Pine Cliffs Winners’ Cup, guests need simply stay at Pine Cliffs Resort during 2015 and participate in one of the resort’s weekly golf and tennis tournaments.