Vilamoura Victoria Course To Host Dom Pedro Junior Masters

The Dom Pedro Junior Masters takes place in July over the famed Victoria Course

Dom Pedro Junior Masters
The 18th hole on the Dom Pedro Victoria Course

The Dom Pedro Junior Masters takes place in July over the famed Victoria Course, host to the Portugal Masters

Vilamoura Victoria Course To Host Dom Pedro Junior Masters

The Dom Pedro Group is preparing to welcome a host of junior golfers to its famed Victoria Course for the Dom Pedro Junior Masters this July.

Dom Pedro owns hotels and golf courses across Portugal and Brazil.

Their five Portuguese courses are all based in Vilamoura. Highlighted by the Victoria, they also own the Old Course, the Millenium, Laguna and Pinhal. All five are within a 3km radius.

The Dom Pedro Junior Masters will be held on the 14th and 15th of July 2018 and is open to golfers up to 18 years of age.

Competitors will battle it out over the two-day event on the world-renowned Victoria Course, home to the Portugal Masters since 2007 and venue for the 2005 WGC-World Cup event.

The Dom Pedro Junior Masters returns from the 14th – 15th July 2018

Of the competition, Luis Correia da Silva, CEO Dom Pedro Golf, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Junior Masters again here at Dom Pedro. We look forward to inviting as many young golfers as possible to enjoy the day, and with our fantastic facilities the competitors will have a brilliant experience including playing on the Victoria course.”

The format will include two categories, for golfers under 10 and aged 11–18.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three places for both male and female participants.

The entry fee of €100 for competitors will include two rounds of golf with a pull trolley, a snack pack during the two days of the tournament, one dînatoire cocktail, lunch buffet on the second day and prize giving ceremony.

The juniors will follow in the footsteps of Portugal Masters champions, such as Padraig Harrington, Andy Sullivan and last year’s winner Lucas Bjerregaard by playing the renowned Victoria Course.

To enter, visit www.dompedrogolf.com/tournaments, where an application form can be downloaded.

Designed by the late, great Arnold Palmer, the Victoria Course has a distinctive character, requiring accurate drives and pragmatic course management to avoid the extensive water hazards which guard many of the closing holes.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, 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 has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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