Monte Rei is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a women-only pro-am at the Golf & Country Club in November, and it will be the first of its kind in the Eastern Algarve.

Monte Rei Women-Only Pro-Am James Villa Holidays

Monte Rei is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a women-only pro-am at the Golf & Country Club in November this year. The pro-am organised by Golf Villa Rentals will be sponsored by James Villa Holidays and is one of the first of its kind in the breathtaking Eastern Algarve.

The decision to host the first women-only pro-am at the club is in direct response to the increasing numbers of women who play at the club. Monte Rei has seen a 35% rise in women golfers over the past 12 months, with a lot of interest in competitions for women.

David Ashington, Director of Sales & Hospitality at Monte Rei, says: “An all women pro-am has been a target event that we have been keen to develop at Monte Rei. The vision was based on feedback from our lady guests that have played the course and always commented on how much they enjoyed the golf experience and our country club environment.”

“We wished to support the development of the women’s game along with bringing a competitive option as opposed to a holiday break. The golf course will be in fabulous condition and the itinerary offers a relaxed and enjoyable after golf experience. We are thrilled to be partnering with Golf Villa Rentals and James Villas holidays whom both shared the same vision to create this exciting event” concluded M Ashington.

The three-day tournament organised by Golf Villa Rentals and sponsored by James Villa Holidays will take place from 14-18 November and will welcome guests to stay four nights in a luxurious Monte Rei Villa, with breathtaking views of the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Welcome reception and dinner will enable guests to unwind and be briefed on the days to come. The tournament will be held at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Monte Rei, with a third round held at Quinta Do Vale.

“We have been following the women’s game for a while and have always planned to host a women-only Pro-Am, Monte Rei seemed like the idyllic location to do this. We wanted to ensure that golfing holidays and tournaments are accessible and working with our friends and partners, James Villa Holidays is helping achieve this” says Paul Jones, Director of Golf Villa Rentals.


The tournament will welcome professional and amateur players internationally to come together in a picturesque location to play on one of the top 10 golf courses in Europe, limiting to just 12 teams to preserve the intimacy and exclusivity of the award-winning course. A generous prize table has been created for amateurs and an unrivalled prize fund with a 1st place Pro prize of £2,000.

Susie White, Marketing Director of James Villa Holidays says:

“We’re delighted to sponsor and support the women-only pro-am tournament in Portugal. Monte Rei Golf and Country Club and Golf Villa Rentals are both valued partners of James Villas and we’re thrilled to be part of this inaugural prestigious event at the number one golf course in Portugal.”

Female golfers should stay tuned for an opportunity to win a free place on one of the 12 teams through a competition with Women & Golf ( and James Villa Holidays.

For further information, and to sign-up for this unique and limited event, visit:


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