Portuguese Championship 2019 2019-12-08T23:43:05+00:00
World Amateur Tour


Wednesday, May 8th

Transfer from Lisbon Airport by courtesy car
Check-in at Oitavos Dunes and practice round
Training with the Tour coaches
Cocktail & Welcome dinner

Thursday, May 9th

1st round of the tournament at Oitavos Dunes Golf Club
Personal training with the Tour coaches
Free evening

Friday, May 10th

2nd round of the tournament at Oitavos Dunes Golf Club
Gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony

Saturday, May 11th

Free morning, departure for Lisbon Airport by courtesy car



Oitavos Dunes Resort & Golf *****

Oitavos Dunes is owned and run by the Champalimaud family, this five-star hotel is encircled by the golf course. But this is not your traditional golf hotel — it’s not even your traditional hotel. It looks more like a city art gallery, or perhaps the headquarters of a software company, built in the sand dunes.

Set on a 168-acre estate of waving dune grasses and stone pines on Portugal’s West Atlantic coast, within the Sintra Cascais National Park. It’s five minutes’ from the stylish seaside town of Cascais and 20 minutes west of Lisbon.

Portuguese architect José Amaral Anahory has come up with an uncompromisingly modern construction of steel and glass, its spacious, open-plan interior divided by moveable panels and flooded with natural light. The colour palette is inspired by the sky and the ocean: in other words, blue – blue floors, blue walls, blue furnishings – with flashes of silver and grey. It’s original, cosmopolitan and starkly beautiful.

No doubt you will enjoy this wonderful place.


Oitavos Dunes Golf course – par 72, 7003 yards

Oitavos Dunes Golf Course is the number one golf course in Portugal. It  lies within the beautiful Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The course is set amongst pine woods and reforested dunes in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also located by the sea and you can enjoy ocean views at all times and Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe, can be seen from a number of holes. Oitavos Dunes Golf Course has been carefully crafted with a well thought layout and fits perfectly into its surroundings. This is a stunning course which must be played.


Lisbon International Airport :
Address : Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal
Code: LIS
Phone: +351 21 841 3500


Obidos: the medieval town of Obidos is a UNESCO world heritage place, just 10km from West Cliffs. It is one of Portugal’s 7 Wonders and without doubt one of the most beautiful walled settlement in the country.

Lisbon & Sintra: Don’t miss the chance to visit one of the most vibrant capitals of Europe, Lisbon or to discover a 19th century truly romantic town classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, Sintra. ( 45mn by car).

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Cascais and Estoril, or the coast north of Lisbon, became one of the most cosmopolitan and touristic places in Portugal ever since King Luís I chose the bay for his summer residence in the late 19th century.

The mild climate and an annual average of 260 rainless days were surely strong reasons for his choice and for the most affluent families of the time to follow the royal family and set up their villas and mansions there. It’s worth going on a stroll around town to get a feel for the atmosphere of that period.

To get there, follow the waterfront road from Lisbon to Cascais or take the train. It’s a very scenic route, always hugging the River Tagus and the busy beaches of the Estoril coast. En route, you will pass various forts erected to defend the capital, providing crossfire with the Bugio Fort, right in the middle of the river mouth, between Santo Amaro, on one side, and Trafaria, on the opposite bank.


Sylvain Berger-Duquene wins at Oitavos Dunes as Yulia Golubeva cruises to another victory in Portugal.

Only a couple of weeks before welcoming the best European Tour players, the Oitavos Dunes was chosen to welcome the 2nd leg of the 2019 World Amateur Tour for the Portuguese Championship.

The beautiful Links, designed by Arthur Hills offered the players a real test as the weather conditions over the first day were more of a Scottish style than the traditional Portuguese spring.

As the first round started, Gilbert De Decker played a very consistent golf, in spite of the wind, to surge into the lead after the first 18 holes, shooting birdies on 6,7,8 and 13 to close his round with 32 points, one shot ahead of Sylvain Berger-Duquene.

On the second round, a new course was offered to the players as the weather conditions drastically improved, unveiling the beauty and changing colors of Oitavos Dunes Links.

After 10 holes Gilbert De Decker would loose a couple of shots over Berger-Duquene before entering into the last nine holes.

Franck Henouda, for his second participation on the Tour, was also in a very good position and put himself in contention giving him a chance to win.

The suspense was very high over the last nine holes and we could feet an intense pressure as we stepped into the final three holes.

Sylvain Berger-Duquene was the most accurate player over the last 9 holes and even with a double bogey on the 18thhe would win by one point.

Franck Henouda finished second with a total of 63 points, winning the Seniors Trophy.

Christophe Chapon also produced a very good last round with a total of 61 points and won the 2ndSeries prize.

The Portuguese Championship is Sylvain Berger Duquene’s first win and there is no doubt that he is going to be one of the challengers for the 2019 World Amateur Tour Title.

In The ladies Series, the tournament offered a very intense battle between the two Russians,  Irina Nesterova and Dubai Inaugural Champion Yulia Golubeva.

Yulia Golubeva played a great back nine with two birdies on n°12 and n°15, finishing with a total of 58 points and enjoyed her second consecutive win this year.

The 2019 World Amateur Tour ranking doesn’t change a lot as Marco Saviozzi keeps the top spot with 147 133 pts. followed by Sylvain Berger-Duquene who jumped at the second place with 117 000 pts followed by Christophe Guedon with 100 920 pts.

In the ladies ranking Yulia Golubeva is already making a big move to the title as she keeps the first place with a total of 233 333 pts. Irina Nesterova is second with 127 600 pts followed by Stéphanie Viscolo with 42 400 pts .

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