Oceanico Golf group and Amendoeira Golf resort
The Group Oceânico announced 22 September 2016, the sale of its interests in business Oceânico Golf to KAY CC Portugal, a company that results from the partnership between the Dom Pedro Hotels and Keith Cousins.
In a statement, Christopher Howell, president of Oceânico Group, expressed his satisfaction at the completion of this process: "We are sure that this is a positive step for both parties as well as for all golf enthusiasts across Europe." "The five golf courses that comprise the portfolio of Oceânico Golf have a unique position within the Golf Tourism in Europe and we are sure that KAY CC Portugal will continue to conduct the business in a positive way from now on."
Oceânico Golf is the owner and operator of five of the best known golf courses in Vilamoura, Algarve: Oceânico Victoria, Oceânico Old Course, Oceânico Pinhal, Oceânico Millennium and Oceânico Laguna.
No further details were disclosed about the deal but, according to the newspaper Expresso, which was launched in April this year, it would be a proposal of 68 million euros for the golf courses and lands of the Oceanic Group with projects approved for the construction of hotel units. According to the weekly at the time, one of the hotel projects would be in the grounds of the Old Course.
The Oceânico Victoria golf course will host the 10th edition of the European Tour's Portugal Masters, moved from October to September 2017.
The Dom Pedro Hotel group operates the following hotels;
Dom Pedro Palace (Lisbon), Dom Pedro Vilamoura ResorAlgarve ( previously Golf Hotel), Dom Pedro Marina (Algarve), Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club (Algarve), Dom Pedro Portobelo (Algarve), Dom Pedro Baía Club (Madeira) and Dom Pedro Garaju (Madeira). In Brazil, the group has Dom Pedro Laguna, in Ceará.
Entrepreneur Keith Cousins represents the interests of well-known footballer John Terry, captain of Chelsea Football Club.
It is worth noting that the Vilamoura golfcourses are no longer in partnership with the Amendoeria golfcourses; Faldo and o'Connor jnr. Golf visitors to the Algarve will therefore no longer benefit from special promotional golf packages combining Oceanico and Amendoeira golf.
As the number of golfers visiting the Algarve are increasing year on year , the Vilamoura courses in particular are extremely busy throughout the year. Certain golf promotions for 2017 have therefore been withdrawn. No longer does the offer of 1 free in 8 apply except during low season months. Easter Specials have been withdrawn and so have the summer special rates for the months of June and September.
One other change worth noting whilst planning your golf holiday to Vilamoura is that buggies can no longer be pre-booked together with your tee-times at the five Vilamoura courses.