Seventh Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship to be held in July
Entries are now open for the seventh edition of the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship with the tournament set to offer the unique combination of championship golf and family fun.
Last year’s event attracted a record 127 competitors from across Europe with budding youngsters between the ages of seven and 18 playing over the two impressive championship layouts at the Algarve’s acclaimed Amendoeira Golf Resort.
The 2015 edition of the R&A sanctioned amateur tournament will take place between July 20 and July 24 this summer and will offer youngsters the chance to compete under tour-like conditions, whilst combining the experience with a memorable family holiday.
Juniors aged between the ages of seven and 18 will compete within their relevant age and gender categories, with children aged 10-and-over playing over 18 holes on each of the three tournament days, while the nine-and-under contest will be fought out over three nine-hole rounds.
It will be played over three rounds on the distinguished Oceânico Faldo Course and O’Connor Jnr course, before the winners are crowned at a glitzy prizegiving and closing ceremony.
One of the biggest positives of the event is the strong family theme that runs throughout and there are plenty of opportunities for parents to get involved. They’ll be invited to both the opening and the closing ceremonies, and also get entry into the pre-tournament Par-3 Parent/Child contest at the Amendoeira Golf Resort Academy Course.
Those taking part in the event will receive preferential rates for staying at the resort, which offers a wide range of apartments and villas, all featuring modern amenities and appliances, and surrounded by landscape gardens and a communal pool.
In addition to the two 18-hole golf courses, visitors can take advantage of the state-of-the-art practice facilities at the Amendoeira Golf Academy and Fitting Suite, including a driving range, putting green and the nine-hole, par-3, floodlit course, Oceânico Academy.
“The Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship is an event like no other that has gone from strength to strength over the years, firmly establishing itself amongst the upper echelons of Europe’s elite amateur golf calendar,” commented Oceânico Golf’s CEO, Chris Stilwell.
“The 2015 edition promises to be even better than before and I encourage our guests to sign-up quickly so they can experience the unique combination of a summer holiday in one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations and a fun-filled tour-standard golfing environment.”
Youngsters interested in entering the event are encouraged to sign up quickly at oceanicogolf.com. Entry fees range between €110-240 depending on age of child.