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How to run a coaching break

Whether it’s your first Pro Travel trip or you’re a seasoned traveller with your members, we look at the perfect way to run a Golf Pro Travel coaching break.

Ben Foster
Ben Foster
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Whether you’ve run coaching trips before for your members or you’ve been thinking about getting involved for the first time, the below guide sets out exactly how to run the perfect coaching break for your members to Amendoeira Golf Resort in Portugal, our number 1 selling Pro Travel venue.

Stay: Amendoeira Golf Resort

Amendoeira Golf Resort has everything you need to run the perfect trip. The resort itself is one of the finest in the country and has been previously voted “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” at the World Travel Awards. Only 40 minutes from Faro airport, it is perfectly placed for a short overseas coaching break.

The resort offers a mix of modern apartments and villas, and is on the doorstep of arguably two of the most prestigious golf courses in the Algarve. The elevated clubhouse benefits from extensive panoramic views over both courses making it the perfect spot to sit and unwind with your group after a hard day on the fairways.

Amendoeira Golf Resort, Portugal

Play: The Faldo & O'Connor Course

With 2 x 18 hole courses on-site, the crown jewel at the resort is the eponymous Sir Nick Faldo design (The Faldo Course), which since opening a decade ago has become a regular feature in Europe’s top 100 courses. The signature course is complemented by Christy O’Connor Jnr’s (The O’Connor Course) enticing design, flatter in comparison to its sister course but still delivers a test to rival the very best that Portugal has to offer.

Amendoeira also boasts a 9-hole Par 3 Academy course – the only floodlit course in Portugal, and is perfect for a fun competition one evening or for a knock round to hone your group's short game.

The Faldo Course, Amendoeira Golf Resort

Coaching facilities

Amendoeira is one of the best coaching resorts you can take your members to in Europe. The extensive facilities include:

  • 3 putting greens
  • Double ended grass driving range
  • Fantastic short game area

Facilities can be reserved dependent on your coaching itinerary, and packages including unlimited range balls for 2 hours are incorporated with Golfbreaks.

Practice facilities at Amendoeira Golf Resort

Why run a coaching break

  • Create an additional income stream
  • Coach and play with your members in the winter months
  • Build long-lasting relationships with your members
  • Upsell coaching packages for the season ahead
  • Form part of your member retentions strategy

"The coaching facilities at Amendoeira are where this place excels itself. A double-ended range, an under 100 yards area, two big chipping greens and a large putting green mean all aspects of the game can be taught. This venue is hard to beat for all aspects of a coaching break!”

Martyn Jobling – PGA Professional - Co-owner of Albatross Events

Practice facilities at Amendoeira Golf Resort

Your itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrive early afternoon with your group and check-in.
  • Play a fun tournament on the Par Academy 3 course late afternoon or in the evening – floodlights can be added for €200 per hour

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 7am - 9am
  • Short game coaching with a reserved area for your group from 9am – 11am
  • Play on the O’Connor course – tee times commence from 11.30am onwards
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 7am - 9am
  • Long game coaching with a reserved area for your group from 9am – 11am
  • Play on the Faldo course – tee times commence from 11.30am onwards
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure

Clubhouse, Amendoeira Golf Resort

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 7am - 9am
  • Putting coaching with a reserved area for your group from 9am – 11am
  • Play on the O’Connor course – tee times commence from 11.30am onwards
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 7am - 8am
  • Play on the Faldo course – tee times commence from 8.30am onwards
  • Lunch & presentation in the clubhouse
  • Depart for airport

Clubhouse, Amendoeira Golf Resort

Your package

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast & 4 days unlimited Golf
  • 3 x 2-hour coaching sessions with a reserved range area for your group
  • Airport transfers
  • From £535 per amateur (based on Nov 2022 travel)
  • PGA Professional goes free with 7 amateurs
  • Added Value: FREE shared buggies for your group

Amendoeira Golf Resort

How to mark up your break

Take into account:

  • Organisation & management of your break – you will be the first port of call for any questions your group may have
  • Coaching services on the range provided to your group for 3 days
  • On-course management coaching when playing with your group members

Package price from Golfbreaks: £535 Your services: £200 (based on a 4 night break) Sell price to your amateurs: £599 per person 5% commission from Golfbreaks: £187.25

Total profit: £1,587.25 for a 4 night break

Feeling inspired?
As a recognised PGA Principal Partner, here at Golfbreaks we specialise in creating bespoke golfing packages for you and your clients.


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Ben Foster

Head of Pro Travel

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