Amendoeira To Host 9th World Kids Golf Championship

The luxury golf resort in Portugal will stage the 9th edition of the World Kids Golf Championship over the renowned Faldo and O'Connor Jnr courses at the end of July


The luxury golf resort in Portugal will stage the 9th edition of the World Kids Golf Championship over the renowned Faldo and O'Connor Jnr courses at the end of July

Amendoeira To Host 9th World Kids Golf Championship

Amendoeira Golf Resort will stage the 9th edition of its Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship over the renowned Faldo and O’Connor Jnr courses from 24 – 28 July 2017, as it strengthens its commitment to inspire young golfers from around the globe.

Encouraging the next generation of golfers through a fun and exciting competition, the tournament allows boys and girls aged 7-18 an opportunity to showcase their skills and advance in the game.

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With a fun-packed schedule, including a Par 3 Parent & Child Tournament played on the resort’s Par 3 Academy course, the annual celebration of golf is always a big hit with families.

The Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

The Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

Christopher Howell, Chairman of the Oceânico Group, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome young golfers from all over the world for a week of tournament action and family fun. We have always been committed to nurturing talent and it is an honour to host our renowned event for a ninth year.”

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Young golfing stars will be challenged across Portugal’s Best Golf Course (World Golf Awards November 2016), the Faldo Course, designed by six-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, and the resort’s championship O’Connor Jnr course.

With three rounds of stableford being played over four days, competitors and their families can also enjoy time experiencing luxury living at Amendoeira Golf Resort.


The first-class on-site facilities include: outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, 5-a-side football pitches, a gymnasium, children’s playground, games room, as well as a restaurant and bar.

With preferential accommodation rates offered to participants for two-bedroom apartments or luxurious five-bedroom villas, Amendoeira provides an idyllic setting for the perfect family holiday. Set amidst an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 35 minutes’ drive from Faro airport, the resort is a must for golf-lovers and families alike.

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As well as the internationally-renowned tournament, Amendoeira offers its junior members the opportunity to harness their skills and grow their passion for the game with tuition and weekly competitions via its Kids School.


A host of world-class outdoor practice facilities are at the juniors’ disposal, including what Amendoeira say is arguably the finest par-3 course in Europe, the 9-hole Oceânico Academy Course, one of the largest and best conditioned driving ranges in the region, a practice putting green, and long and short game practice areas.

Two-hour junior clinics are hosted every Saturday along with Saturday club competitions played over both championship courses.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x