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2010 Greencard Welcoming you to our Worldwide Tournaments

Open to all

“So good we just keep coming back�

72 hole amateur golf tournaments Exotic locations Top championship courses Superb hotels 30 years experience Wonderful prize tables

Bill & Shirley, Lancaster

Dubai China Bali USA Turkey Ireland Thailand Vietnam Morocco Argentina Cambodia South Africa


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Greencard Golf

CONTENTS Tournaments Individuals & Groups Argentina Thailand Cambodia • Bali Vietnam China Dubai South Africa Turkey Marakech Slovenia • Austria

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29 years ago Greencard Golf Holidays was launched to give amateur golfers the opportunity to experience high quality holidays at some of the World’s best golfing destinations. We now help thousands of golfers every year expand their horizons and enjoy amazing venues stretching from Turkey to Thailand, the Algarve to Argentina and the Costa’s to China. You can choose to take part in one of our unique organised tournament holidays, or opt for a little more flexibility and build your own itinerary with the help of our experienced advisors. However, and wherever, you like to enjoy your golf we can help you get the most from your holiday: SUPERB WORLDWIDE TOURNAMENTS For those who like a little competition the Greencard Tournaments are still as popular as ever please see page 4 for full details.


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Holidays 2010

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP HOLIDAYS Wherever you want to go, whatever you want do, we can help organise a fantastic golf holiday. A selection of our destinations begins on page 18. CORPORATE GOLF AND STAFF INCENTIVES Guaranteed weather and lower prices now make overseas destinations ideal venues for corporate golf trips. We work with businesses of all sizes to tailor corporate golf events and staff incentives that will be both memorable and effective. HIGH QUALITY HOLIDAYS WITH A PRICE MATCH PROMISE Our reputation is founded on the quality of our holidays, but our prices also regularly beat those of our competitors. If you do get a better quote for the same holiday let us know and we’ll always try to at least match it. GREENCARD ON-LINE Our website www.greencardgolf.co.uk has a full range of venues and fantastic on-line only prices for holidays throughout the world. Plus if you register for our newsletter you’ll be first to know the latest news and special offers. “The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United

Pearl Valley, Western Cape, South Africa.

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WORLDWIDE TOURNAMENTS

OPEN TO ALL AMATEUR GOLFERS, MEN & LADIES COMPETITIONS WITH A SMILE AND A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE HOLIDAY

27 Dec – 8 Jan

Dusit Polo Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

£1,659

8 Jan – 24 Jan

Phuket & Hua Hin, Thailand

£1,699

GREENCARD presents the finest selection of tournament golf holidays available to first class destinations worldwide.

24 Jan – 8 Feb

Ho Chi Minh, Dalat & Phan Thiet, South Vietnam

£1,549

19 Feb – 26 Feb

Marrakech, Morocco

Play golf in Vietnam and see the Vietcong tunnels, tee it up in South Africa and take in a vineyard. Visit the soukh and play in Marrakech. Soak up the sun in Turkey or Phuket, or finish the year among the cactii in the Arizona desert. Or just get in the car and head for Woodhall Spa.

19 Feb – 4 Mar

Western Cape, South Africa

£1,699

4 Mar – 17 Mar

Garden Route, South Africa

£1,579

The Greencard Tour is designed for those golfers who enjoy the challenge of a tournament on the world’s top courses but who also appreciate top quality hotels. Handicaps are limited to 18 for men and 30 for ladies to ensure that standards remain high. Ladies are always welcome and are helped by our unique system of courtesy shots. Pensioners can have up to 24 and 36!

WIN A FREE HOLIDAY TO THE GRAND FINALS The winner of each event wins a fabulous FREE holiday to the Grand Finals at a top golf resort in Europe. Greencard will fly you from your local airport for 7 nights to compete with all the other qualifiers. The trip includes 5 rounds of golf, share of a car, shared accommodation and all competition fees.

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2010 TOUR CALENDAR

Come 2nd and you win 9 Tour Points, 3rd wins 8 Tour Points etc. down to 10th place wins 1 Tour Point. Collect 10 Tour Points during the year and you also win a FREE place at the Grand Finals.

£789

25 Mar – 29 Mar Valle del Este, Almeria, Spain

£499

17 Apr – 24 Apr

Formosa Park, Algarve, Portugal

£699

9 May – 16 May

Gloria Golf Resort, Turkey

£849

3 Jun – 7 Jun

Ballena, Cadiz, Spain

£479

12 Jun – 13 Jun

Bowood GCC, Wiltshire - Stroke Play

£189

24 Jun – 28 Jun

St. Pierre, Chepstow, Wales

£559

11 Jul – 15 Jul

Carton House, Co Kildare, Ireland

£619

24 Jul – 5 Aug

Vilshofen to Budapest, Danube Cruise

£2,599

16 Aug – 19 Aug Woodhall Spa, Lincs, UK

£599

11 Sep – 12 Sep

Portal GCC, Chester - Stroke Play

£169

23 Sep – 27 Sep

El Rompido, Costa de la Luz, Spain

£499

14 Oct – 24 Oct

Sheraton Suites, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

£1,459

6 Nov – 13 Nov

Grand Finals, Vila Sol, Algarve, Portugal

£TBC

Flights are not included. All dates are check-in and check-out of hotel.

£2,000 PRIZE TABLES At every 72 hole event there is a glittering prize table worth over £2,000. As well as the FREE holidays you can win some of the latest electronics and Greencard’s great line of Glenmuir clothing.

CONTACT US FOR FULL DETAILS Call: 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507 Fax: 0870 300 0881 or 01249 821 458 EMAIL: info@greencardgolf.co.uk WEBSITE: www.greencardgolf.co.uk SEE ALSO: www.greencardgolf.asia


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FOUR NIGHTS INC. DINNER , FOUR ROUNDS, FOR UNDER £500 ‘EUROBUSTERS’ Due to the decline in the value of the Pound against the Euro we set ourselves the goal of running three 72 hole tournaments each over 4 days in Spain with 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast for less than £500. This price includes the car hire.

WEEKEND EVENTS To make things even easier we wanted these events to be over the weekend. Fly to Spain on a Thursday, play golf on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and early Monday and fly home on Monday evening. By flying on Thursdays and Monday we get the cheapest flights.

EXTRA NIGHTS AND EXTRA GOLF If 4 nights is a bit too short for you we have pared the cost of extra nights to the bone. If you want a practice round fly early on Thursday or better still have an extra night on Wednesday. Even if there is only one 4 ball wanting to play on the Wednesday or Thursday our organisers will be there to tee you off. If there are a dozen or more we will have our usual Am-Am.

NO RUSH TO GO HOME If you don’t want to rush to the airport after the final round then treat yourself to the Monday night.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO 25 – 29 March 3 – 7 June 23 – 27 Sept

Valle del Este, Almeria Costa Ballena, Cadiz El Rompido, Costa de la Luz

NEW FOR 2010

£499 £479 £499

For £500 plus the cost of a midweek flight you have the core holiday. For only a few pounds more you can stay and play for the week. The beauty of a Eurobuster tournament is that you know all the costs, apart from the wine, before you fly.

The Greencard Stroke Play Championships THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE FOR SCRATCH TO 10 HANDICAPS

Back in the 1980’s Greencard’s tournaments at St Andrews and The Belfry were always split into 2 Divisions. Division One would play Medal and Division Two played stableford. It’s time to get serious once again. In 2010 we are to hold two 36-hole medal events over two weekends. In addition to our usual glittering prize table we will offer 5 Tour points to the winner down to 1 point for 5th place.

BOWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, NR CALNE, WILTSHIRE. 12TH & 13TH JUNE

PORTAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, NEAR CHESTER. 11TH & 12TH SEPTEMBER

This 18-hole Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss designed course is one of the finest in Wiltshire. The brand new four star hotel makes this one of the best golf resorts in the UK.

This 36-hole championship venue is a superb 90 room hotel, golf & spa complex. Both rounds will be on the Championship course which is the big hitters dream.

PRICES INCLUDE 1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast ● In Twin Room ● 2 rounds of golf ● Welcome Cocktail ● Tournament Fees ●

PRICES BOWOOD Golfer £189 ● Non Golfer £120 ● Single Supp: £50 ● Golf Only: £149 ●

PRICES PORTAL Golfer £169 Non Golfer £69 ● Single Supp: £30 ● Golf Only: £120 ● ●

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NHEW YEAR IN THAILAND UA HIN

27 DEC - 8 JAN SUN - FRI HOTEL The Dusit Thani Hua Hin is a 5 star seaside resort. The Dusit chain is renowned throughout Thailand for its high quality hotels. The rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini bar, safe and all have balconies. In fact everything you would expect from a top class oriental hotel is here 5 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 beautiful pools alongside a natural lake and all on the beach. There is also riding and tennis. From the moment you walk into the Hotel you will find it difficult to leave. www.dusit.com

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GOLF COURSES Banyan is Hua Hin’s newest course has been designed by one of Thailand's best course design companies that will offer one of the best challenges in Hua Hin with far reaching spectacular views. Springfield at Hua Hin was designed by Jack Nicklaus and many consider it one of his best. A very well managed club with helpful caddies makes this course a pleasure to play even if good scoring is difficult. 2 rounds here. Black Mountain is the latest addition to Hua HIn’s golf courses. This course was built to full USGA specs and since opening all 18 greens have been relaid to ensure a fair surface. It is a must on any itinerary. Great location and some real make or break, risk and reward holes. 2 rounds here.

PRICES INCLUDE The Thais celebrate 3 New Years every year - ours, the Chinese and their own. They know how to celebrate.

Hua Hin has great shopping, superb restaurants and wonderful night life. We organise our own shuttle bus into town every night.

Because not everyone can get away for the full 12 nights we have designed the trip so that you could arrive a couple of days late or leave a couple of days early and not miss the tournament. There are so many different ways of getting to Bangkok that we have don’t include flights in the price of the trip which leaves you free to book your own or contact our office and we will give you all the options.

The Dusit’s New Year’s Eve party is considered the best in Hua Hin. It takes place in the gardens and the staff put on a magnificent show which is reputed throughout Thailand. Although alcohol is not officially included Greencard will ensure you don’t go dry!!

On arrival in Bangkok it is a 2.5 hrs transfer down to Hua Hin. The Dusit Thani Hua Hin will welcome us as ever with open arms. Set right on the beach and just a few minutes from the golf courses and only 15 mins from town it is a superb place to beat the winter blues. We will be playing 5 rounds of golf at Banyan, Black Mountain and Springfield. 1 Am-Am followed by 72 holes stableford. We can book you plenty of optional golf if you want.

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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

Because the golf doesn’t start until the morning of 29th Dec you could fly out on 27th Dec or even overnight on 28th and still be in time to play. Conversely we play the final round of the tournament on Wednesday 6th Jan and so you could leave straight after the prize giving and fly home overnight to land on Thursday morning ready for work. Those who have no work to go to could join us for 7 nights(or more) in Phuket where we play golf on one of Asia's premier resorts Blue Canyon - and staying on the perfect Naithon Beach. You could even go there and then return to Hua Hin with Thailand 2. See Thailand Two for details.

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DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT 12 nights b&b at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin 5 rounds of golf including caddy New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party 72 Hole competition Welcome Cocktail Party Prize Giving Cocktail & Dinner All Transfers (small supplement if you travel on a different day)

PRICES Golfer £1659 Non-Golfer £1349 Single Room Supplement £599 Dusit Grand Suite p room p night £180 Dusit Club Room p room p night £40 Extra Night Twin p room Dec £175 Extra Night Twin p room Jan £125 Extra Night Single Dec £160 Extra Night Single Jan £110 7 Nights Phuket ext inc Flights £659 FLIGHT PRICE GUIDE £800


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PHUKET & HUA HIN

8 JAN - 24 JAN FRI - SUN

THAILAND

everything you would expect from a top class oriental hotel is here - 5 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 beautiful pools alongside a natural lake and all on the beach. There is riding and tennis. From the moment you walk into the Hotel you will find it difficult to leave. www.dusit.com

GOLF Blue Canyon is right up there in the world’s Top 100 courses. A superb layout in an old copper mine that makes full use of the man made lakes and ravines. A spectacular challenge. Carts are not allowed and if you are unable to walk we will arrange another round on the Lakes. Blue Canyon - Lakes is only 9 years old but you would never guess it. Some find it tougher than the Canyon as the fairways are a little less generous and the water is more intrusive but nevertheless it is a fabulous golf course. Banyan is Hua Hin’s newest course has been designed by one of Thailand's best course design companies that will offer one of the best challenges in Hua Hin with far reaching spectacular views.

We will be running two trips to Thailand in 2010. The first is only to Hua HIn for New Year, the second will be to Phuket for 7 nights then to Hua Hin for 9 nights. Our private charter will take us from Phuket to Hua Hin as usual. We are then just 5 minutes from the Dusit Thani Hua Hin Resort where we will spend the remaining 9 nights on the beach. All the main tournament rounds will be in Hua Hin.

THAILAND A LA CARTE This will enable you to pick and mix your trip. If you fancy a longer break you can start on Thailand 1 at New Year and then go to Phuket for as many nights as you wish. Or you could arrive early in Phuket and have a few extra nights before Thailand 2 or you might wish to just play the tournament in Hua Hin and then fly on down to Saigon and play in the tournament there. In other words the trips comprise 4 modules (Hua Hin 1, Phuket, Hua Hin 2 and South Vietnam) and you can take as many or as few as you like. Because so many people will wish to do different things international flights are not included. This will enable you to book your own or contact us to find out the many alternative ways of getting to Bangkok. Once in BKK we will organise your flight to Phuket which is included. In Phuket we stay at the Naithonburi Resort right on the wonderfully secluded Naithon beach. There are just a few sea food restaurants there where you can eat watching the sun set over the Andaman Sea; all a far cry from an English winter. It is about 40 mins ride in our mini vans to Patong where the nightlife is legendary. Not far away is Blue Canyon Country Club with its two wonderful courses, the Lakes and the Canyon. The Canyon being the home of the Johnny Walker Classic and one of our top 5 courses in the world. We play the Lakes twice and Canyon once. Beware that carts are not allowed on the Canyon course. Hua Hin is on the beach and we are returning to the luxury Dusit Thani Hua Hin which has become our home for the second half of the Thailand tour. We again provide a regular free shuttle into town for the shopping, seafood restaurants and nightlife. Every year the town

becomes more cosmopolitan though the atmosphere is still much more refined than in Patong. In the bars you can hear yourself speak and the old courtesies prevail. Although the sea does not have the azure blue of Phuket, Hua Hin is better in every other respect. If you have never played golf in Thailand you are in for a treat. All you do is hit the ball, your little caddy does the rest and will even mop your brow while you have a drink between holes. In Hua Hin we will be playing Black Mountain, Banyan and Springfield. The courses are fantastic and the price of everything is so cheap that you hardly spend once you are there. Of course if you want more golf it is easy to arrange and excellent value. After Thailand Two we will be heading off to Saigon and South Vietnam for 15 nights. If you fly Thai Airways the additional cost of flying on to Saigon is only £100 or so. Why not take a month in the Far East. Once you are there it is really excellent value.

HOTELS Phuket – Naithonburi Resort is a 4 star hotel set back just 50 yards from the beautiful Nai Thon Beach. All large rooms have balconies, TV’s, telephone, air con and separate bath and showers. If you want a view onto the huge pool there is a small supplement. With just 120 rooms it is a friendly small hotel. Not as grand as some beach hotels in Phuket but the staff soon make you feel at home. www.naithonburi.com The Dusit Thani Hua Hin is a 5 star seaside resort. The Dusit chain is renowned throughout Thailand for its high quality hotels. The rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini bar, safe and all have balconies. In fact

Black Mountain is the latest addition to Hua Hin’s golf courses. This course was built to full USGA specs and since opening all 18 greens have been relaid to ensure a fair surface. It is a must on any itinerary. Great location and some real make or break, risk and reward holes.

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Springfield at Hua Hin was designed by Jack Nicklaus and many consider it one of his best. A very well managed club with helpful caddies makes this course a pleasure to play even if good scoring is difficult. 2 rounds here.

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED Flight from Bangkok to Phuket and from Phuket to Hua Hin by Private Charter 7 nights b&b at Naithonburi Resort 9 nights b&b at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin 7 rounds of golf at the above courses All caddy fees 72 Hole Competition All transfers including town shuttles Welcome Cocktails at both Hotels Dinner and Prize Giving Cocktail at the Dusit Thani

PRICES Golfer £1699 Non-Golfer £1329 Single Room Supplement £549 Extra Night Hua Hin prpn £125 Dusit Grand supp p room p nt £150 Pool View Phuket p room p nt £10 Extra Night Phuket prpn £75 Own Flight to Phuket e way -£70 9 Nights Hua Hin Only £1199 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE £499

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HO CHI MINH CITY, DALAT & PHAN THIET VIETNAM

24 JAN - 8 FEB SUN - MON

Dalat is my favourite course in the South. In beautiful undulating parkland the numerous lakes are positioned to ensure that the longest drivers will have to hit to narrow fairways if they want a short iron in. Otherwise play safe and hit a longer approach shot. A great test for everyone.

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Ocean Dunes at Phan Thiet is a Nick Faldo links course. If the wind blows it can be a monster. No question of playing from the back tees here where the course record is even par. From the forward tees it is very playable but everything hinges on your approach shots. A little bit wayward and a watery grave awaits. 3 rounds here.

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Back by popular request is our Vietnam tour. Hugely successful in Oct 2007, but possibly the wrong season as it was damp in Dalat, we feel that January is the perfect time to visit for both climate and course condition.

Vietnam is just a couple of hundred miles from Thailand but it might be on another continent. The food is superb and the people very friendly but 30 years of communism have left them behind, and there is a tremendous desire to catch up. The country still sports the red flags everywhere and the scars of the old communist smoke stack industries are everywhere. This is a fascinating insight to a fast disappearing world. In a few years Vietnam will resemble any other oriental country, but right now it is all motorcycles, conical hats and red flags. Be prepared to have your eyes widened.

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Fly LHR to Saigon Thai Air via Bangkok

Sun Jan 24

Saigon Park Hyatt Hotel 5 Nights b&b

Mon Jan 25

Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Tue Jan 26

Golf at Vietnam GCC Am-Am

Park Hyatt Saigon is a luxury 5* hotel right in the middle of District 1. Superbly appointed rooms and a fabulous spa with outdoor pool and roof garden make this an oasis in a bustling city. It boasts 2 of Saigon’s best restaurants and a sumptuous bar all within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and the sights. The best hotel in Saigon will be tough to leave.

Wed Jan 27

Free Day – River Trip to Vung Tao or Golf

Thu Jan 28

Golf at Vietnam GCC Am-Am

Fri Jan 29

Fly to Dalat. Sofitel – 4 Nights b&b

Sat Jan 30

Golf at Dalat Round One

Sun Jan 31

Free Day

Mon Feb 1

Golf at Dalat Round Two

Sofitel, Dalat is the original hotel built by the French at the turn of the century for the colonialists to get away from the heat of Saigon. Very little has been changed and the rooms are wonderful museum pieces to a bygone age. A complete contrast to the Hyatt but you wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Tue Feb 2

Transfer to Phan Thiet Novotel – 6 Nights b&b

Wed Feb 3

Golf at Ocean Dunes Am-Am

Thu Feb 4

Free Day

Fri Feb 5

Golf at Ocean Dunes Round 3

Sat Feb 6

Free Day

We start the tour with 5 nights in Saigon at the sumptuous Park Hyatt Hotel where we will play both courses at Vietnam CC. We will visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong hid underground emerging to deliver devastating attacks only to disappear as quickly. On the Free Day you can take a trip down the Saigon River to Vung Tao and have lunch on the beach or play golf there or just go shopping.

Sun Feb 7

Golf at Ocean Dunes Round 4

Novotel, Phan Thiet is a 4 star hotel on the beach with the golf course behind. We have only sea view rooms here and they are large and well appointed. The hotel has all the facilities one would expect in a beach hotel and you fall out of bed onto the golf course. A great place to unwind at the end of our stay.

Mon Feb 8

Transfer to Saigon Airport for Flight to LHR

We then fly to the beautiful mountain city of Dalat for five nights. The cool climate will be a welcome relief from Saigon and the Sofitel a welcoming host. The golf course is superb as are the restaurants. The market town is full of colour and gives a real insight to a city untouched by war.

Vietnam GCC is a 36 hole American style set up with one long course with wide fairways and large fearsome greens. The other course is a complete contrast with narrow fairways and delicate approaches to forgiving greens. 2 rounds here.

It is over 30 years since the last Huey took off from the roof of the American embassy with all those harrowing scenes of desperate people trying to get aboard. Since then Vietnam disappeared behind a bamboo curtain under a strict Maoist regime. But just like China they have begun to emerge and little by little the ideology is being discarded. A sure sign that there will be no turning back from a capitalist path is the proliferation of golf courses. So we have put together a tour of South Vietnam that takes in the best of them whilst giving you a view of one of the last bastions of communism in the world.

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From there we travel down to the coast at Phan Thiet. This Nick Faldo links course is right next to the beach at our Hotel. A tough course for the final 2 rounds but a massage right after will make you quickly forget. Just 15 mins away is the beach resort of Mui Ne with its dozens of little resort hotels and bars and restaurants. We will have a nightly shuttle there so you can run through the cocktail card for a tenner and not worry about the drive home.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED 5 Nights b&b in Park Hyatt, Saigon 4 Nights b&b in Sofitel, Dalat 6 Nights b&b at Novotel Phan Thiet All Transfers inc flight to Dalat Sightseeing trip to Cu Chi tunnels 7 Rounds of golf at above courses 72 Hole Tournament Welcome Cocktail at each hotel

GOLF COURSES

PRICES Golfer £1549 Non Golfer £1279 Single Supplement £699 Deluxe Room at Dalat pr £75 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE FROM UK £570 Stopover in BKK for Thai 2 £700


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MARRAKECH

12 FEB - 19 FEB FRI - FRI

MOROCCO

All rooms have bathroom en suite, cable TV, phone and hairdryer. There is an outdoor pool, spa, gym, tennis and it is set in its own gardens. www.essaadi.com

GOLF COURSES

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Mar rakech is an oasis lying in the shadow of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains that can be seen from the 3 golf courses. You can fly from Gatwick, Manchester and Luton in just over 3 hrs. Our hotel, the Es Saadi, is a haven of old style gentility. Just a stone’s throw from the walled Medina, one can walk from the Hotel to the Place Kartoubi and take in the astonishing sights and sounds of the market place. Snake charmers vie for your custom alongside fortune-tellers, amidst the aromas from a hundred barbecues. In the background is the souk that is a maze of covered alleys lined with stalls selling everything from fake Lacoste shirts to false teeth.

In the evening there are teahouses and many superb restaurants catering for all tastes. This is more Berber than Muslim. To get about use les Petits Taxis. If it costs more than £3 you’ve been round the city twice. The three golf courses are all good, contrasting layouts and the caddies add a bit of Moroccan spice to your game.

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FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 7 nights b&b at Hotel Es Saadi All Transfers 5 rounds of golf at Royal, Amelkis and La Palmeraie 72 hole competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer £789 Non-Golfer £559 Single Supplement £159 3 & 4 Floor Pool Side Supp pp £95 Pool Side Lower Floors pp £55 Extra Golf at Palmeraie inc. transfer £45 FLIGHT PRICE GUIDE £125

HOTEL Es Saadi Hotel is a genteel 5 star hotel with a traditional service rarely found in modern hotels. All 155 rooms have balconies with views over the pool and gardens or the town. For a small supplement you can have a room on 3rd or 4th floor with views out to the mountains.

25 MAR - 29 MAR THURS - MON

‘EUROBUSTERS’

GOLF COURSES The Valle del Este golf course opened in 2002 has some very tough holes and some more relaxing. It is the location that makes this a spectacular place to play golf. With wide fairways, three lakes, a number of waterfalls, well placed bunkers. The views are worth the trip even if your golf is not at its best.

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there are plenty of bars and restaurants. This area of Spain has an average 312 days of sunshine per year. The nearest airport from the resort is Almeria just 35 mins up the A7 but you can also fly into Murcia.

Valle del Este is a modern development with it's own desert style course on site. Within a short drive you have mountain villages, stunning scenery, beaches, coastal resorts and towns. The hotel is only a 10 minute drive inland from the coastal seaside resort of Mojacar, where

HOTEL The Vallle del Este hotel is a modern 4 star with 130 double rooms and 12 junior suites. The facilities include an excellent spa, gym, swimming pool and five restaurants.

FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 4 Nights Dinner, b&b at The Valle Del Este Resort 5 Days Car Hire Between 2 4 Rounds Of Golf on The Valle Del Este Desert Course 72 Hole Competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer Non Golfer Single Supplement Extra Night Half Board & Golf, Twin/Double pp Extra Night Half Board & Golf, Single FLIGHT PRICE GUIDE

£499 £399 £75 £60 £80 £125

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VSALLE DEL ESTE, ALMERIA PAIN

The first of our Eurobusters events. A four round, four night half board stay inc car hire. Terrific value and as many extra nights and rounds as you want for £60 pp half board.

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Royal Golf feels more like Kew Gardens than a golf course. It is Marrakech’s oldest course. It is traditional in layout and caddies are compulsory. Perfect for the Am-Am. Amelkis is a Cabell Robinson designed course and has the complete American feel with Bermuda grass and bent cross greens that undulate more than a camel’s back. This is where the rich and famous are building their mansions. One for the big hitters. 2 rounds here. La Palmeraie is the name given to the belt of palm trees that surrounds Marrakech. This course and hotel complex vies closely with Amelkis for Best Course title. Lots of water ensures that the fearless iron player will prevail. 2 Rounds here.

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WESTERN CAPE

19 FEB - 4 MAR FRI - THURS

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SOUTH AFRICA

The Western Cape has always been best known for its vineyards and rugby players, but in recent years they have also been building some superb golf courses. Cape Town, built around Table Mountain, has so much to offer. The V&A Waterfront development is a must visit spot as is the revolving cable car ride up the mountain. A drive down the coast to Chapman’s Peak and then across the peninsula to Simonstown to see the penguins is memorable. From our base at The Vineyard in Newlands we can easily drive down to Cape Point or visit the Kirstenbosch Gardens. If you don’t want to venture far from the hotel in the evening there are several excellent restaurants 3 mins walk away, not to mention the hotel’s two superb restaurants. From there we must once again visit Arabella near Hermanus. There are no whales at this time of year but the golf course is one of SA’s finest and the hotel spa will put you in the perfect frame of mind for the journey home. You can fly non stop from Heathrow to Cape Town with BA, Virgin or SAA or from MAN, BHX, LGW via Frankfurt, Paris or Dubai. We pick up our hire cars on arrival. If you don't wish to drive in South Africa we will have one minivan (or two if required) that will do all the driving for you at a small supplement. No need to search for the golf courses you will be delivered.

There is a bit more driving on this trip than last year, but not much more. Pearl Valley and Erinvale are about 50 mins from The Vineyard and the drive to Arabella will take 90 mins. The other courses are no more than 30 mins from the hotel or on site. If 2 weeks is not enough then how about joining us for another 2 weeks along the Garden Route. See South Africa 2.

HOTEL The Vineyard in Cape Town is a family run 4 star hotel in beautiful gardens at the foot of Table Mountain. A worthwhile upgrade are the Mountain facing rooms which have superb views from the large picture windows. Apart from the 2 excellent restaurants, the hotel bar has a wonderful atmosphere, and the leisure centre and pool area are perfect for unwinding after golf. The Western Cape & Spa is now 8 years old but its ultramodern design still looks fresh. A fabulous 5 star luxury hotel. The rooms are all equipped to the highest standards and the Acquabella Spa is in a class of its own. It is just a short drive to Hermanus.

GOLF COURSES Clovelly is a favourite for visiting Englishmen reminding them so much of the clubs at home. Good place to start a visit to Cape Point or Simonstown to see the penguins.

Royal Cape is the traditional must play course in Cape Town. No longer enjoying an elevated status as it has been surpassed by the more modern layouts, it is still a classic parkland course. Erinvale has been a venue for the SA Open. Set up on the gentle slopes of Mt Helderberg the course has some simply spectacular views of the mountains and on ut so sea. A great test of golf and a lovely club atmosphere. Pearl Valley is a new Jack Nicklaus layout. Just 5 years old it has already hosted the SA Open twice. Wide fairways but well defended greens all set against the mountain backdrop. A great venue for one of the tournament rounds. Hermanus is a beautiful traditional style parkland course set between the mountains and the sea. Arabella overlooks a lagoon and is a superb test of golf. This Peter Matkovich design will be the venue for the final 2 rounds.

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FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 8 Nights b&b at The Vineyard 5 Nights b&b at Western Cape & Spa 7 Rounds of golf: Clovelly, Erinvale, Royal Cape, Pearl Valley, Hermanus, Arabella (2) Hire Car between 2 for 14 days 72 Hole golf tournament Welcome Cocktail at each hotel

PRICES Golfer

£1699

Non Golfer

£1379

Single Supp.

£499

Extra Night Vineyard p room

£135

Extra Night Vineyard Single

£95

Mountain View Supp prpn

£40

Deluxe Mt View Supp pppn

£80

Extra Night Western Cape pr

£175

Chauffer Service pp Extra 8 Nights Simola inc 4 golf

10 TEN

£50 £759

FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE VIA DUBAI £550 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE NON STOP £720


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THE GARDEN ROUTE

4 MAR - 17 MAR THU - WED

SOUTH AFRICA

In addition to this there is a new Ernie Els course at Oubaai, near George and for those who like their golf to be a challenge there are the 2 new courses at Pinnacle Point and Pezula. These last two will only be optional on the tour. Simola is just above Knysna and a 5 min drive into town. Knysna is full of great restaurants and shops. It has long been a favourite destination for South Africans. You can take boat trips or a steam train ride or just play more golf. But your room up at Simola will be a welcome retreat to sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. After 8 nights in Simola playing Simola and George golf courses we move over to Fancourt for 5 nights. Fancourt is one of SA's golfing citadels. In a beautiful location with the Outenique Mts as backdrop the 3 courses all rate high in SA's top 20. The Montagu and Outenique are hugely enjoyable and the Links was host to the President's Cup. The Links is optional at £100 supp but we would prefer our extra round over at Oubaai. If you are starting your trip with this tour you can fly into George from Johannesburg. Alternatively you may wish to fly to Cape Town and join us at Arabella for a few days and then

make the 3.5hr drive over the Little Karoo to George. You can easily fly into Cape Town and out of George with BA, SAA, Virgin and Emirates. The idea of doing 2 tours in South Africa is to enable people to join us for as long as they wish. As on the first tour if you do not want to drive we will have a minibus or two to chauffeur you around. Even if you want a car but are not happy to be looking for a hotel after a long flight we will arrange an airport transfer.

HOTEL Simola Golf Resort & Spa is a cracking new resort set high on the hills behind Knysna and overlooking the famous heads and their superb Jack Nicklaus Course. The standard rooms are small and given the value of the Suites we would highly recommend them. Lovely restaurant and spa and all the facilities you would expect at a modern 5 star resort. Fancourt is recognised as SA’s no 1 golf resort. With 4 courses, including the famous Links, that hosted the President’s Cup, all set in the most beautiful surroundings with the Outenique Mts as backdrop, it is an idyllic resort. A well stocked Proshop, superb practice facilities and 3 restaurants and a lovely clubhouse bar.

George is a gem all too often missed by those playing at Fancourt. A beautiful mature parkland course and one of the original courses on the Garden Route. Oubaai is an Ernie Els design on top of the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Part links and part parkland it is great test especially when the wind blows. Outenqiue & Montagu are Fancourt’s original Gary Player designed courses. Superbly maintained these parkland courses flatter to deceive, which makes them hugely enjoyable even when not playing well. We finish on the iconic island green in front of the clubhouse. Nerves of steel will be required for the leaders!

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED 8 Nights b&b in standard room at Simola 5 Nights b&b at Fancourt 7 Rounds of golf: Simola x 3, George, Oubaai, Montagu, Outeniqua 14 days car hire OR 14 days chauffeured mini van (Small Supp) Welcome Cocktail at both hotels 72 Hole Competition

THE GARDEN ROUTE l SOUTH AFRICA

Since our visit to Garden Route in 2003 things have moved on apace down there. There is now a new Golf Hotel at Simola set high on the hills overlooking their own superb Jack Nicklaus course and on out to sea and the Knysna Heads.

GOLF COURSES Simola is Jack Nickalus’ latest creation in SA. Set on the gently sloping hills above Knysna it is on 2 sides of a ridge. Spectacular views distract from the difficult task in hand but carts are included and so there are no excuses. 3 rounds here.

PRICES Golfer £1579 Non Golfer £1199 Single Supp. £449 Simola Suite Supp prpn £28 Simola Golf View Suite Supp. £56 5 Nights Arabella Ext inc 3 golf £769 Chauffer Service pp £50 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE VIA DUBAI £550 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE NON STOP £720

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FORMOSA PARK

17 APRIL - 24 APRIL SAT - SAT

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

Pinheiros Altos designed by Ronald Fream and opened in 1992. The outward nine-holes are played down rolling fairways lined with pine trees. The back nine-holes bring a lot of interesting water hazards into play. An attractive hole is the seventeenth with its inviting green sitting on an island but surrounded by its water hazard.

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This trip was to have been a Eurobuster but we felt that it was too good value to limit it to 4 nights. April on the Algarve is usually fabulous weather and the Formosa Park Hotel is just 250 metres from the beach set within the Algarve's Rio Formosa Nature Reserve. Sandwiched between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago courses and just a short drive from Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo it is perfectly located for golf. In addition there are hundreds of restaurants with in a few minutes drive. Not forgetting that 2 buffet dinners are included. Pinheiros Altos has recently been remodelled by Peter McEvoy and Howard Swan, and of course the San Lorenzo layout is well known to all Greencarders.

HOTEL

The Formosa Park Apartments consist of one and two bedroom apartments. Our trip is based on the one bedroom apartments, discounts apply if four share a two bedroom apartment. These are modern and simply styled, all with balconies and fully fitted kitchens. It has cable television and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool all within 250 metres of the beautiful Ancaol Beach. www.formosaparkhotel.com

FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED Welcome Cocktail 7 nights b&b at Formosa Park Hotel 2 Buffet Dinners 7 days car hire between 2 5 rounds of golf at Pinheiros Altos (3) & San Lorenzo (2) 72 Hole Competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer £699 Non-Golfer £549 Single Supplement £149 Sea View Room Upgrade p room £130 Extra Night b & b Twin £45 Extra Night Single £65 2 Bedroom Apt Disc pp -£60 FLIGHT PRICE GUIDE £120

GOLF COURSES San Lorenzo enjoys a reputation for the condition of its course and its attractive views around the lake formed by Ria Formosa. It has been ranked in the past as the second best course in Europe. Water and good hole layouts provides the hazards that play a big part. The eighteenth is a tricky par-4 mainly involving a lake that is waiting for the inaccurate shot.

GLORIA HOTEL

9 MAY - 16 MAY SUN - SUN

ANTALYA, TURKEY

GLORIA HOTEL l ANTALYA, TURKEY

GOLF COURSES

12 TEN

Gloria Old, 18 holes of tree lined fairways; the mandatory lakes and prolific bunkers make this course a real test. Always in top condition this is the perfect venue for 2 rounds of our event. Gloria New is the latest addition to the Belek area. Using the same designer as Gloria Old the new course, although a little shorter is definitely tougher. A great layout that is destined to be the top course in the area. Cayra in Antalya's Belek region, is the first classic, heathland style golf course to be built on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.Carya is a fantastic addition to the courses in the Belek area. It is certainly worth a visit, you will not be disappointed.

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The Gloria Golf Resort and the surrounding courses are now recognised as the top short haul golfing destination. Antalya in Turkey is blessed with great weather, good beaches, warm seas and fantastic championship golf courses. We can fly you from most regional airports although most return flights are at night. The best flight is the scheduled service from Stansted. Our hotel, the Gloria, is a modern low rise building set in wonderful gardens with its own private beach. The hotel has just reopened following refurbishments, the pool is enormous and the overriding impression is of space for all. Dinners are taken in the Hotel’s 2 main restaurants with different themed buffets every night. We will be playing on three of championship courses. The Hotel’s own two courses, two

rounds on each and the Cayra. All three courses are built to USGA specifications and from perfect tees you hit to cork tree lined Bermuda fairways and then onto hard undulating greens. Nobody said these courses are easy but they are tremendous fun to play. The clubhouses are wonderful and give great views of the courses. The free day in the middle of the week allows you the opportunity to experience one of the other courses in the area.

HOTEL The Gloria Golf Hotel is a 5 star resort hotel, the rooms are very comfortable with bathrooms en suite. All the usual amenities are provided – Sat TV, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer etc. There is an indoor pool, with gymnasium as well as the huge outdoor pool. Water sports available on the beach and the hotel animation team puts on entertainment of a high standard every evening. www.gloriagolf.com

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FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED 7 nights HALF BOARD (Wine is not included) at the Gloria Golf Hotel All Transfers 5 rounds of golf at Gloria Old (2), Gloria New (2) and Cayra (1) 72 Hole Competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer Non-Golfer Single Supplement Main building Supplement Junior Suite Upgrade pp All-Inclusive Supp. pp pd FLIGHT PRICE GUIDE

£849 £569 £179 £59 £168 £30 £200


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COSTA BALLENA CADIZ, SPAIN

‘EUROBUSTERS’

3 JUNE - 7 JUNE THURS - MON

COSTA BALLENA l CADIZ, SPAIN

Just up the road from Cadiz, home port to the Spanish Armada, lies the little known Costa Ballena. We haven’t seen whales there for a few years but to compensate they have built a fine golf course and superb hotel. Fly in to Jerez, Seville or even Faro and Mallaga if you do not mind a drive. The Hotel Barcelo, Costa Ballena and the golf course will be the perfect venue for the second of our EuroBusters.

HOTEL The Hotel Barcelo, Costa Ballena is a modern four star hotel with five star leisure facilities including state of the art spa and its own golf course. The large outdoor pool overlooks the course.

GOLF COURSE The Ballena Golf Course was designed by Masters winner Jose Maria Olazabal. Opened in 1995, many of the 27 holes run spectacularily close to the Atlantic. Its many water hazards and trick bunkers supply a real golfing challenge. The course has been used for many amateur and professional tournaments.

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FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 4 Nights Half Board At Barcelo Costa Ballena Hotel & Spa Free use of the Leisure Centre 5 Days Car Hire Between 2 4 Rounds Of Golf On Ballena golf course 72 Hole Competition Welcome Cocktail

ST PIERRE

CHEPSTOW, WALES

PRICES Golfer Non Golfer Single Supplement Extra Night B&B pp Extra Night B&B, Single pp FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE

£479 £349 £65 £45 £65 £125

24 JUNE - 28 JUNE THURS - MON

ST PIERRE l CHEPSTOW, WALES

Set in 400 acres of beautiful parkland St Pierre is a real gem. The two excellent golf courses have been instrumental in the establishment of the resort as one of the best in Wales. It is situated within easy access from the M4, M5 and M50 and lies only 12 miles from Bristol. St Pierre has been a favourite Greencard venue for much of the 1980’s and 90’s. We anticipate a great welcome on our return.

HOTEL Marriott St Pierre Hotel was converted from a wonderful 14th Century building. It offers all the modern amenities you would require from a hotel and more. In addition the St Pierre Spa is the ideal place to relax after a round of golf where steam rooms, massages and various treatments are available.

GOLF COURSES Old Course - renowned as one of the top courses in the world, host to the Solheim cup and 14 European Tournaments the course boasts winners such as Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros. We have three rounds here. Mathern Course - although shorter than the Old, this is a great parkland design. Remodelled in 2007 the overall condition of the course has improved tremendously.

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4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Marriott San Pierre Resort 4 rounds of golf, 3 on the Old Course and 1 on the Mathern 72 hole competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer Non-Golfer Single Supplement

£559 £449 £120

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CARTON HOUSE, CO KILDARE l IRELAND

CARTON HOUSE, CO KILDARE

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IRELAND

11 JULY - 15 JULY SUN - THURS

style have every amenity inc Free Wi Fi throughout the hotel. There is also a fabulous gym and spa with an indoor pool as well as 2 golf courses on the doorstep. www.cartonhouse.com

GOLF COURSES The O’Meara course, designed by the former Open champion is ranked in Ireland’s top 10 parkland courses. A pleasure to play. The Montgomerie is an altogether tougher course. Littered with pot bunkers that do cost a shot, the players with accuracy will out on this course.

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Carton House rapidly shot to fame when they commissioned two great golfing names to design courses in the grounds of the old stately home of the Fitzgerald family, Earls of Kildare, one of Ireland’s oldest families.

Monty was given more open terrain and decided to build an inland links. He succeeded royally. Skilful placement of bunkers ensures that the best players will come out on top here. The two courses are right on the doorstep of the manor house which is itself only 45 mins drive from Dublin Airport. A great venue for a memorable golfing break.

Mark O’Meara was given the mature parkland with the River Rye running through it and has created a magical course making full use of the natural terrain. A fun course for every ability.

HOTEL

FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 4 Nights b&b at Carton House 4 rounds of golf on O’Meara & Montgomerie courses 5 Days Car Hire between 2 Welcome cocktail 72 Hole Tournament

PRICES Golfer Non Golfer Single Supplement Golf Only Extra Night Twin Extra Night Single FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE

Carton House is a magnificent manor house that has been converted into a 147 room 5* hotel. Spacious rooms, decorated in a modern

W OODHALL SPA LINCOLNSHIRE

£619 £399 £149 £299 £120 £90 £80

16 AUG - 19 AUG MON - THURS now the HQ of the English Golf Union. At over 6800 yds it provides a stiff test with hardly a hole on which one can relax a little. Golf World rates it ahead of Troon, Wentworth, Lytham and Gleneagles. The Bracken course although situated on the same ground has a totally different feel. Designed by Donald Steel it is a parkland course with fewer bunkers but more large trees and raised greens. A very worthy neighbour.

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Woodhall Spa is a perennial favourite of all those who love traditional golf courses. Always rated in the World's Top 100 and UK's Top 10 the Hotchkin course is the star of the show. Our hotel this year will be the newly renovated Golf Hotel. A huge amount of money has at last been spent by the new owners to upgrade this to a four star hotel. Located just 2 minutes from the golf courses. It is a lovely oak paneled country house with 50 en suite bedrooms. Woodhall Spa, situated in the rich agricultural belt to the east of Lincoln, provides the sandy fairways, fringed by heather and birch trees reminiscent of the finest courses of Berkshire and Surrey. The Hotchkin is undoubtedly one of England's best inland courses and is in

anybody's list of the top 20 courses in Britain. We will be playing three rounds on the Hotchkin and one round on the Bracken. The home of the English Golf Union is a wonderful location for our UK venue in 2010.

HOTEL The ‘NEW’ Golf Hotel is a 50 room 4 star hotel that has recently been completely refurbished. All bedrooms now have large LCD Sat TVs and there are power showers in the bathrooms. The futuristic interiors are more Asian boutique hotel than the external mock Tudor implies. A great transformation.

GOLF COURSES The Hotchkin course named after its former owner is one of the world’s finest courses and is

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3 nights b&b at the Petwood House 3 dinners in the Hotel restaurant 4 rounds of golf (3 x Hotchkin & 1 x Bracken) 72 hole competition Welcome Cocktail

PRICES Golfer £599 Non-Golfer £279 Single Supplement £60 Extra Night d, b&b £95 Extra Night Single d, b&b pp £80 Golf Only £399 Non EGU member Supplement £40


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THE BLUE DANUBE CRUISE

24 JULY - 5 AUG SAT - THURS

VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST

You can fly into Munich from many UK airports and we return from Budapest which is also well served. The trip starts in Munich on 24th July and we check in to the Maximilian 5 star deluxe hotel for 3 nights at the famous Hartl Golf Resort at Bad Griesbach, home to the Langer designed Beckenbauer, Brunweiss and Mercedes golf courses. We will play 2 rounds there. Check it all out at www.hartl.de On 27th July we embark River Cloud II at Vilshofen, a short drive away, and cruise to Passau. The following morning is spent sightseeing in the picturesque “City of Three Rivers”. We then slip our moorings at 1pm and cruise to Melk arriving in the early hours. After a morning there we cruise on again arriving in Krem after lunch with a chance to see the falconry at Regensburg Castle. We awake on the morning of 30 July at Korneuberg where we disembark and play golf at Schloss Schonborn, one of Austria’s top

courses, in the heart of the wine region. Whilst we are on the course the boat will move onto Vienna where we will pick it up in the afternoon. Next morning we play Round 3 at Colony Golf Club just outside Vienna. The afternoon & evening is at leisure in Vienna where there will be the chance to take in a concert. The boat sails in the early hours to Bratislava the capital of Slovakia where the Hungarian kings were crowned in the cathedral. After lunch we sail to Budapest arriving around midnight. We have a full day in the city with an optional guided tour and after a superb Captain’s farewell dinner and a good night’s rest we disembark and head for the Sofitel for our final 2 nights with our last round at Pannonia. This will be a magnificent way of seeing the mighty Danube and some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, not to mention 5 superb golf courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE The prices include an early booking discount if you book before 31 Oct. If you book later than that date please add 5%. If you book after Jan 31 2010 please add 10%. All Cat C Cabins are twin bed, all Cat B cabins are Queen Bed and towards the back of the boat (quieter), Cat A Cabins are larger on the Promenade Deck with windows rather than portholes.

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2 Nights b&b at Sofitel Budapest 7 Nights full board on River Cloud II (Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals) 3 Nights at Maximilian Hotel Bad Greisbach 5 rounds of golf at the Pannonia, Colony Schloss Schonborn & Hartl Golf Resort All golf transfers Transfer to Munich Airport

HOTEL Maximilian Golf Hotel is the flagship of the Hartl golf resort. A superb modern spa hotel. Sofitel Chain Bridge is a superb 5 star hotel overlooking the Danube and right in the centre of the city. Perfect for exploring the local shops and restaurants. For a small supplement you can have a River View.

GOLF COURSES

THE BLUE DANUBE CRUISE l VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST

Cruise the mighty Danube through the heart of the Austro Hungarian empire in unabashed luxury aboard the 5* River Cloud II. Embarking at Vilshofen, we will pass through Passau, Melk, Krem, Vienna and Bratislava before disembarking in Budapest. But that’s not the end of it. We will then check into the Sofitel Chain Bridge for 2 nights and play Hungary’s finest course at Pannonia for the Final Round.

Hartl Golf Resort has 3 superb championship courses all designed by Bernhard Langer; The Brunnweiss, The Beckenbauer and the Mercedes. All 3 are worthy of a round but we will only have time for 2. You could play the 3rd on arrival. Pannonia is Hungary’s finest course. A beautiful parkland setting and well worth a visit for our final round. Colony is just outside Vienna. 2 fine Parkland courses that have hosted many major Austrian federation events. Schloss Schonberg is one of the top 10 courses in Austria. About 50 mins from Durnstein but a “must play” course.

PRICES Golfer £2599 Non Golfer £2299 Single Supp £895 Sofitel Danube View prpn £25 Extra Night Sofitel Budapest pr £110 Extra Night Maximilian pr £195 Cat B Cabin Supplement pp £199 Cat A Cabin Supplement pp £999 FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE £200

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EL ROMPIDO, HUELVA ‘EUROBUSTERS’

EL ROMPIDO, HUELVA l SPAIN

SPAIN

GOLF COURSES North & South. There are two Alvaro Arana Championship courses, both surrounded by pine trees and olive groves as they make their way towards the Atlantic with spectacular views. We will be playing two rounds on each course.

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GRAND FINALS l VILA SOL, ALGARVE

FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 4 Nights Dinner and b&b at El Rompido 5 Days Car Hire between 2 4 Rounds on El Rompido North & South Courses 72 Hole Competition Welcome Cocktail

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PRICES The El Rompido Resort is located on the west coast of Huelva, only an hour away from Seville and Faro. Set in a protected area in the Rio Piedras estuary, the recent inauguration of the second golf course ensured that El Rompido is now one of the most comprehensive golf resorts in Western Andalucia.

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23 SEP - 27 SEP THURS - MON

HOTEL Hotel El Rompido Golf is a superb five-star hotel of 184 rooms and 12 suites. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a Spa area with an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, solarium, sauna, steam room, massage, beauty treatments, gym, restaurant and bar.

Golfer Non Golfer Single Supplement Extra Night Twin Extra Night Single Extra Round of Golf FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE

THE GRAND FINALS

6 NOV - 13 NOV SAT - SAT

VILA SOL, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

Whether or not you have qualified for the Grand Finals you can’t miss out on this fabulous festival of golf. Running alongside the finals we also have a superb week of competition called the Greencard Masters for anyone who wants to be a witness to the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season. This will be the second year we have held the Greencard Finals at the superb 27 hole five star Vila Sol Golf Resorts. Five minutes drive from the Vilamoura Marina with all the bars and restaurants and only 20 minutes from the airport. It is the perfect spot to get away from the winter blues.

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY All the winners of all the events throughout the season will be invited to the finals. In addition all those who have accumulated 10 Tour Points or more in the season will be invited. Tour Points are awarded to the top 10 finishers at each of the above events. 1st place gets 10 points, 2nd 9, 3rd 8 down to 10th place who gets 1 point. If you have already qualified and you win another event outright you will be able to bring a friend for free. However you do not win another place by accumulating 20 points.

£499 £325 £80 £TBC £TBC £TBC £125

WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR QUALIFIERS ●

RETURN FLIGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL AIRPORT

7 Nights accommodation in shared room

7 Days Car hire shared between two

5 Rounds of Golf

Welcome and Prize Giving Cocktails

All Competition Fees for 72 Hole Tournament


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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA USA

14 OCT – 24 OCT THURS – SUN

The striking contrasts of the green fairways against the rugged desert backdrop, finely maintained courses, beautiful mountain vistas and spectacular sunsets make Scottsdale a very fine place to play golf.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA l USA

Scottsdale's remarkable transformation from Wild West outpost to sophisticated golf mecca is now complete and with 330 days of sunshine a year, dramatic topography and energetic nightlife, there is perhaps no more perfect setting for a golfing holiday. On arrival we collect our hire cars for the very short drive from Phoenix to Scottsdale. After a day relaxing and discovering the area we will be ready to play some of the finest courses on offer. We will be playing six of the top courses, among them Grayhawk, Talking Stick, Troon North, TPC Canyons, Camelback and Desert Canyon. At this stage we can’t give you the exact courses until we know the overseeding programme which takes place around this time of year. We want to ensure that the courses we play will be in superb condition. You can fly directly from London to Phoenix with British Airways and from Manchester via many US Cities. For a true desert golf experience, Scottsdale is the place.

HOTEL The Sheraton Desert Oasis Suites. These luxury suites have separate living room, dining room and bedroom areas, fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, and master bathroom with a whirlpool bath tub. For couples the standard One Bedroom Suite with queen size bed is ideal. For those who prefer twin beds there is the renowned Sheraton Sofa Sleeper in the living room. All suites are superbly appointed with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge etc. There is a wonderful outdoor pool with waterfalls and also a fitness centre. All of this is within easy walking distance of a variety of local restaurants and bars.

GOLF Scottsdale and the surrounding area boasts some 200 courses, we will be playing six rounds during our stay in Arizona. We will of course be able to book extra golf for those who wish to play on the free days. At the time of going to press, for the reasons stated above, we are awaiting the schedule of courses to be played but rest assured the quality of the courses will not disappoint. We should be in a position to give you the exact courses by the end of October 2009.

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FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED 10 Nights at the Sheraton Desert Oasis Suites on a self catering basis 11 days car hire between 2 6 rounds of golf inc cart Welcome Cocktail 72 Hole Tournament

PRICES Golfer Non Golfer: Single Supplement: Extra night per apartment FLIGHT GUIDE PRICE

£1459 £799 £399 £99 £200

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WORLDWIDE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP HOLIDAYS

Let Our Experience Be Your Greatest Experience

ORIENTAL MAGIC

EUROPEAN TOUR

Let us take you to China for a walk on the Great Wall, see the Terracotta Army and drift down the Li River. Or tee it up in Cambodia in the shadow of Angkor Wat, or follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Saigon in Vietnam. Watch the surf crash onto the shore beside the green in Bali or simply unwind on the beach beside the crystal blue Andaman Sea in Thailand. There is nowhere on earth like the Far East to wash away the cares of the West and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Asian culture.

In addition to these wonderful places we can of course offer you the best of Europe. From the uncrowded courses in France to the golfing Meccas of Iberia, and from Austria and Slovenia to Turkey, we have chosen the best that each country has to offer.

LATIN AMERICAN TANGO Argentina has it all; 3000 Kms from the tropical waterfalls of Iguazu down to Patagonia and the Beagle Channel Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and superb wines, not to mention the Tango. Bariloche, in the shadow of the Andes, is one of the most scenic places in the world to play golf, before following in Darwin’s footsteps in Tierra de Fuego and the stunning Perito Merino glacier. Argentina is a memorable country that deserves a very close look.

WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING We offer all our holidays without flights, but we will book them for you at cost if you prefer, allowing you the freedom of choice. We will guide you through the booking process to ensure that your holiday meets your expectations and will always find a solution to your concerns. When the world looks to be in turmoil you can rely on Greencard to find you your haven of tranquillity and a wide open fairway.

THE RAINBOW NATION South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. The game reserves, the winelands, the spectacular scenery, the wonderful golf courses and superb hotels all go to make this one of our favourite destinations. We keep you away from the big cities and close to nature. In the Western Cape we prefer Constantia, Stellenbosch and Hermanus and on the Eastern Cape let us take you from Selborne to Zimbali and finish with a 5 star safari.

DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? You don’t have to learn a new language to enjoy golf abroad. The coast in Western Australia is one long length of links land with dozens of great courses at a fraction of the price of Europe. Visit bustling Fremantle and then take a drive down the coast to Mandurah and on to the Margaret River. Play golf in front of the gallery of kangaroos before sampling some of the finest Australian wines. Or take a trip to the USA. We can help you tee it up in South Carolina, Florida, Las Vegas or Arizona. With the dollar on the floor there has never been a better time to go.

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HOW TO BOOK

PRICES The prices listed on the following pages are a guide price only and are based per twin room per night in the high golf season on a B&B basis unless otherwise stated. Please contact us for prices relating specifically to your desired travel rates. £XXX

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ARGENTINA

If Argentina was in Europe everyone would live there. The country has it all from topical rainforest in the North to the windswept plains of Patagonia in the South. Beautiful beaches in the East and the Andes mountains to the West. They produce the finest beef in the world and some of the best wines. The people are a wonderful eclectic mix of Spanish, Italian and native Indian and possess a great zest for life.

BUENOS AIRES For those only wanting a taste of Argentina the capital Buenos Aires is perfect. Known as the Paris of South America the similarities are endless. Wide boulevards and grand monuments and tree lined backstreets with Parisian style apartments. From your base in upmarket Recoleta see the Casa Rosada and the tomb of Eva Peron, go shopping in Rosada and watch the street theatre in Puerto Madero and don’t forget to visit the up and coming art district of Palermo with its trendy restaurants and boutiques. Play at Olivos, Jockey Club and Buenos Country Club. WE RECOMMEND:

Llao Llao • wwwllaollao.com

£175

Caesar Park ★★★★★ www.caesar-park.com

IGUAZU AND USHUAIA No trip to Argentina is complete without a visit to the waterfalls of Iguazu or to the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia and the Perito Merino Glacier at El Calafate. The tour of the world’s most impressive waterfall is superb, but then it would a shame to miss a chance to walk in Darwin’s footsteps in Tierra del Fuego followed by a visit to one of the world’s few advancing glaciers. Also play golf at the world’s most southerly course. WE RECOMMEND (ALL ★★★★ & ★★★★★): £145 Iguazu: Grand Casino Hotel • www.casinoiguazu.com £125 £95 And Las Cataratas • www.cataratasdeliguazu.net £95 Ushuaia: Las Hayas Resort • www.lashayashotel.com El Calafate: Posada los Alamos • www.posadalosalamos.com

Perito Moreno Glacier

BARILOCHE The Gateway to Patagonia and one of the greatest hotels in the world. Llao LLao in winter is a luxurious ski lodge but in summer it is just perfect for a golf holiday. The hotel course is not long but is one of the most picturesque you will ever play. The wonderful building made entirely of wood has one of the most relaxing bars in the world, with great art and two fabulous open fires. The rooms are small but the hotel is sumptuous. WE RECOMMEND: Iguazu Falls

Llao Llao ★★★★★ www.llaollao.com

£145

NB: INTERNAL FLIGHTS IN ARGENTINA ARE SUBJECT TO SCHEDULE CHANGES. A PIONEERING SPIRIT IS ESSENTIAL. Call us for a quote on 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507

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The sun is rising on Asia and it shows in the smiles of the people, the opulence of the hotels and the quality of the golf courses. The scenery is breathtaking and the cultural sights are amazing. The Orient is a year round destination and our expertise of this area is unrivalled. On the following pages we describe the destinations and offer our feature hotels but we know of hundreds of little gems hidden on secluded beaches, just too numerous to show.

THE FAR EAST THAILAND

Check the websites of the hotels and make your choices. For the golfing holiday of a lifetime let our experts guide you through the jungle to the idyllic holiday spot.

Royal Temple • Bangkok

BANGKOK The City of Angels is renowned throughout the world for its vibrant nightlife and superb shopping. The Skytrain makes getting around easy; see the Royal Palace and Temple and take a trip in a long tail boat through the klongs. But don’t linger as the rest of the country has so much to offer. WE RECOMMEND:

The Dusit Thani ★★★★★ Bel Aire Princess ★★★★ www.dusit.com

£120 £60

HUA HIN Just 2 hours South of Bangkok the Royal town of Hua Hin is the perfect place to experience Thailand for the first time. Miles of sandy beaches, delicious fresh seafood restaurants and 7 superb championship golf courses. Our favourite hotel is the Dusit Thani, Hua Hin. WE RECOMMEND:

The Dusit Thani Hua Hin ★★★★★ www.dusit.com

£120

The Dusit Thani • www.dusit.com • Hua Hin

KOH SAMUI The jewel of the Gulf of Siam, although there is only one course it is one of the most scenic you will find anywhere in the world. Samui is one of the most sophisticated holiday spots with plenty of superb international restaurants and clubs. WE RECOMMEND:

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Bho Phut Resort ★★★★ www.bandararesort.com

£140

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Naithonburi Hotel www.naithonburi.com • Phuket

PHUKET The island jewel in the Andaman Sea boasts 5 of the top 50 beaches in the world. White sand beaches and warm azure seas are just a few steps from your hotel room. 7 championship golf courses including Blue Canyon. The Dusit Laguna • www.dusit.com • Phuket

WE RECOMMEND:

The Dusit Thani Laguna ★★★★★ Andaman White Beach ★★★★★ Naithonburi Hotel ★★★★★ Blue Canyon Country Club ★★★★

Andaman White Beach www.andamanwhitebeach.com • Phuket

£140 £160 £100 £120

Blue Canyon Country Club • www.bluecanyonclub.com • Phuket

CHIANG MAI & CHIANG RAI In the far north of Thailand close to the Golden Triangle where the borders of Burma and Laos meet Thailand’s in the forest mountains are two major destinations. The bustling night markets in both towns are fascinating and restaurants down by the river cap off another perfect day. The cooler climate is perfect to challenge some of Thailand’s best courses. WE RECOMMEND:

Royal Princess Chiang Mai ★★★★ Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai ★★★★ www.dusit.com

£80 £75 Dusit Island Resort • www.dusit.com • Chiang Rai

Call us for a quote on 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507

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CAMBODIA

Angkor Wat • Siem Reap

SIEM REAP Just 40mins flight from Bangkok you can be playing golf in the shadow of the Angkor Wat, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. The charming little town has a lively centre around the market with wonderful restaurants and a laid back night life. The Cambodian people are among the most hospitable people in the world. Two great championship courses, one designed by Nick Faldo. WE RECOMMEND:

Sofitel Royal Angkor ★★★★★ www.sofitel.com

£160

BALI

Sofitel Royal Angkor • www.sofitel.com • Siem Reap

The Hindu paradise island in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago has always been famous for its hedonistic surfers. Now there are 4 championship golf courses, the island is becoming Indonesia’s golfing jewel. The Meridien Nirwana is regularly voted Asia’s Top Golf Resort. WE RECOMMEND:

Le Meridien Nirwana ★★★★★ Nusa Dua Beach Hotel ★★★★★

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£80 £95

Nirwana • www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/nirwana • Bali

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel • www.nusaduahotel.com • Bali

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VIETNAM

Halong Bay • Hanoi

HANOI

PHAN THIET

As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. From your base in the city centre you can explore the fascinating old city. Golf is just starting in the North and the 3 courses are some way from the city, but a game on your way to a boat trip in Halong Bay makes the trip worthwhile.

A magnificent scenic drive down from the mountains to the coast is rewarded with a stay at the Novotel Ocean Dunes with a beautiful beach on the front and a Nick Faldo course behind. WE RECOMMEND:

Novotel Phan Thiet • www.novotel.com

WE RECOMMEND:

Sofitel Metropole • www.sofitel.com

£90

£145

SAIGON Now known as Ho Chi Minh City it is at the forefront of the transition of Vietnam into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This old French colonial city retains an elegance lost in much of Asia. Thousands of Honda m/cycles swarm around the city as their riders hurry about their new business. Vietnam CC and Long Than CC are two of the finest golf resorts in SE Asia. WE RECOMMEND:

Park Hyatt ★★★★★ • www.saigon.park.hyatt.com Sofitel Plaza ★★★★★ • www.sofitel.com

£210 £175

Novotel Phan Thiet • www.novotel.com • Phan Thiet

DALAT In the mountains, a short flight from Saigon, Dalat offers a cool retreat from the lower river delta. The Sofitel Palace and the Dalat Golf Club are two iconic symbols of a bygone age. A must stay for any visit to South Vietnam. WE RECOMMEND:

Sofotel Palace • www.sofitel.com

The Park Hyatt • www.saigon.park.hyatt.com • Saigon

£120

Sofitel Dalat Palace • www.sofitel.com • Dalat

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CHINA

The Olympic Games are over and life has returned to normal in one of the most enigmatic countries in the world. The bamboo veil was lifted several years ago and now we can all visit the sites of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations. With the Chinese in ascendant it is important to visit soon before the ever rising Yuan makes it too expensive.

BEIJING In Beijing we stay at the Grand Hotel Beijing, right opposite the Great Hall of the People and across the road from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is a short walk as is Wangfujing shopping street. From here it is easy to take a trip out to Badaling and the Great Wall as is a game of golf on one of the many superb new courses surrounding the city. WE RECOMMEND: Guilin • China

GUILIN After a visit to Xian it is really relaxing to head down to the South of China for a visit to Guiln and the Li River. From or base at the Waterfall Hotel you can explore the town on foot. Walk along the river and see the early morning ballroom dancers. Cut back into the pedestrian shopping streets and return later to see them filled with tables serving delicious food. A highlight is to take a boat down the Li River to Yangzhou, a picturesque little town filled with stalls, cafes, restaurants and bars. You may even want to stay a night or two there WE RECOMMEND:

The Waterfall Hotel ★★★★★ www.waterfallguilin.com

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£75

Grand Hotel Beijing ★★★★★ www.grandhotelbeijing.com

HONG KONG OR SHANGHAI From Guilin take a flight to Shanghai or Hong Kong and stay in one Asia’s most exciting ciites. If you had doubts that the world centre of gravity has shifted East these two cities will quickly dispel them. Far too many hotels to choose from here but we will be delighted to help you decide.

The Waterfall Hotel • www.waterfallguilin.com • Guilin

Call us for a quote on 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507

£160

XIAN Home of the Terracotta Warriors and at the start of the Silk Route. The first Qin Emperor made this his capital and immediately started building his tomb. The scale is breathtaking. It is possible to fly from Bejing in the morning and then on to Guilin in the evening having seen the Army but if you are not in a hurry the city has a lot of interesting sights and 2 golf courses. WE RECOMMEND:

Shangri La ★★★★★ www.shangri-la.com

£60

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MIDDLE EAST

When you think of Dubai, you immediately associate it with all year round sunshine, warm weather, desert terrain, superb golf courses, great shopping and of course the amazing and modern architecture. If you haven’t been to Dubai yet - we highly recommend you give us a call - you won’t regret it! Flights available at excellent rates from Manchester, Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham.

The Creek Golf Club • Dubai

DUBAI

ABU DHABI

Dubai, one of the seven states that form the United Arab Emirates, has developed over the last few years to become one of the northern hemispheres most exciting new luxury holiday destinations. Nestled between the desert and the warm blue waters of the Southern Gulf, Dubai offers year round sunshine in luxury arabian style. Just seven hours from London, Dubai has a wealth of championship golf courses, fabulous shopping from modern designer shopping centres to traditional gold souks, there is something for everyone. With exceptional standards of accommodation and superb facilities it is easy to see why Dubai has emerged as popular destination.

From it’s humble beginnings as a small fishing village, Abu Dhabi has transformed into one of the wealthiest cities in the world. This vibrant capital enjoys year round sunshine and the warm waters of the Persian Gulf lap at it’s beaches. The city’s atmospheric backstreets of Souks and coffee houses present a glimpse of traditional Arabian culture in contrast to the sleek tall buildings and luxurious hotels of modern Abu Dhabi.

WE RECOMMEND:

Al Bustan Rotana ★★★★★ www.rotana.com Le Royal Meridien ★★★★★ www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com

The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is just a short drive from the city centre and our recommended hotel. This is a 27 hole complex including the wonderful 18 hole championship course, The National. WE RECOMMEND:

£160 £360

Beach Towers Rotana ★★★★★ www.rotana.com

Royal Meridien • Dubai

Call us for a quote on 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507

£160

Abu Dhabi Golf Club • Abu Dhabi

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The Rainbow Nation is one of our favourite winter golf destinations. They have the perfect climate throughout our coldest months. We prefer to divide the country into Eastern and Western Capes.

SOUTH AFRICA

The Eastern Cape, centred around Durban, has a subtropical climate that can be too hot in Dec, Jan and Feb but absolutely perfect in October, November and March & April. The Western Cape close to Cape Town is glorious between November and March. We prefer to recommend hotels a little outside the towns for greater security. Pick up the phone and have a chat with the experts to decide on your perfect South Afican holiday.

EASTERN CAPE The backdrop is the Indian Ocean with its giant rollers crashing onto the beaches. The sugar plantations provide the employment and many of the courses were built on this undulating farmland. In the south we start at the Wild Coast. Gary Player has once again excelled himself with a course of wonderful ocean views and breathtaking canyons. Move up the coast to Selborne Country Club; a beautiful turn of the century manor house and a superb traditional parkland course. Moving north we avoid Durban completely and take the ring road to Zimbali Lodge. Another small luxurious hotel set in the jungle with wild bok roaming the grounds. Peter Matkovic designed the course which plunges down to the Ocean and back. From Zimbali it is only a short drive to Prince’s Grant another magnificent course. After a few days golfing why not take on a safari. 2 hours drive north of Zimbali is Phinda Game reserve, home to the Big 5. Luxurious lodges and attentive staff will show you the wildlife as if they were seeing it for the first time. A fabulous experience. WE RECOMMEND: Zimbali Golf • Eastern Cape

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Zimbali Lodge ★★★★★ • www.suninternational.com Selborne Lodge ★★★★★ • www.selbornelodge.co.za Phinda (Full Board) ★★★★★ • www.phinda.com

Selborne • Eastern Cape

Call us for a quote on 0870 300 0880 or 01249 821 507

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Fancourt • www.fancourt.com • George

CAPE TOWN & WESTERN CAPE CAPE TOWN Cape Town deserves its reputation as one of the world’s greatest cities. There is so much to do and see in and around the town; take a trip in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit the revitalised docklands at the V & A waterfront. Drive over Champman’s Peak and stop at Simonstown to see the penguins. Carry on down to Cape Point and stare at the Southern Ocean with Zebra behind you. In Cape Town we have one of our favourite hotels, The Vineyard in Newlands. The rooms face the back of Table Mountain and it is ideally placed to play Westlake, Royal Cape and Clovelly. WE RECOMMEND:

The Vineyard ★★★★ • www.vineyard.co.za

£130

STELLENBOSCH About 50 mins drive from Cape Town and you are in the old University town of Stellenbosch with its Dutch Cape architecture and vibrant café, arty street life. Most of the new golf course developments are around here. De Zalze, Boschenmeer, Pearl Valley, Erinvale and the original Stellenbosch course are nearby. WE RECOMMEND:

The Vineyard • www.vineyard.co.za • Cape Town

£130

d’Ouwe Werf ★★★★★ • www.ouwewerf.com

HERMANUS Further down the coast we come to Hermanus and the sensational resort of Western Cape & Spa. 5 star luxury in an almost Scottish location on a great golf course. In November you can see the whales from the shore. WE RECOMMEND:

£190

Western Cape & Spa ★★★★★ www.westerncapeandspa.co.za

KNYNSA & GEORGE No tour of the Western Cape is complete without a drive down the Garden Route. About 3 hours from Hermanus you pass Mossel Bay and arrive in George. The world renowned Fancourt resort with its 4 courses awaits in the shadow of the mountains. Just down the road is the quaint fishing town of Knysna with delicious sea food and great golf at Knysna, Pezula and Goose Valley. WE RECOMMEND:

Fancourt ★★★★★ • www.fancourt.com Simola ★★★★★ • www.simola.com

Western Cape & Spa • www.westerncapeandspa.co.za • Hermanus

£190 £100

d’Ouwe Werf • www.ouwewerf.com • Stellenbosch

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Simola • www.simola.com • Knysna

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TURKEY

Turkey the land where East meets West is a wonderful holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery, imposing mountains, lush pine forest, golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters and a wonderful selection of world class championship golf courses. Turkey has something to offer everyone.

Gloria Golf Resort • Belek

BELEK The Belek area of Turkey is one of our fastest growing destinations and hosts some first class golfing facilities. Situated 30 kilometers away from the Antalya province and midway between Antalya and Side, Belek makes a wonderful holiday destination. The ancient and the modern co-exist here to give Belek a unique flavour. A blend of historical sites, sun kissed beaches and world-class golf courses together with a salubrious climate make Belek attractive to the young and the old alike. Added to this is a wide range of luxury hotels to make the stay exciting and comfortable. WE RECOMMEND (prices based on half board):

Cornelia Hotel ★★★★★ www.corneliaresort.com

Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa ★★★★★ www.corneliaresort.com

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£140

£174

Gloria Golf Resort ★★★★★ www.gloria.com.tr

£120

Gloria Serenity ★★★★★ www.gloria.com.tr

£144

Sirene Palace ★★★★★ www.sirenegolfhotel.com

£150

Sueno Hotel & Golf Resort ★★★★★ www.sueno.com.tr

£130

Cornelia Golf Club • Belek

VISITING ANTALYA The Antalya Region is home to stunningly beautiful and majestic ancient and Classical ruins that along with the region's natural beauty have earned it the title of the “Turkish Riviera”. Antalya features an unrivalled harmony of sea and sun, history and natural beauty and also boasts the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches. Once the playground of gods and goddesses, today this ancient city generously shares its secrets with visitors.

Sueno Hotel & Golf Resort • Belek

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Apollon Temple • Turkey

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MARRAKECH

There are 3 golf courses in Marrakech and that will double by the beginning of 2010. Just 3 hrs flying from UK and you can be transported to the land of Ali Baba as if on a magic carpet. No wonder so many people are buying their second properties in this oasis in the shadow of the mighty Atlas Mountains.

Koutoubia • Marrakech

The centre of town, the Medinah, is virtually unchanged in 200 years. Narrow streets and alleys, full of corner shops and m/cycle repairs, lead to large wooden doors that open up into small palaces with stunning mosaics and superb cuisine. The souk is a maze of stalls in which it is easy to get lost, selling everything from counterfeit Gucci to used false teeth. In front is the Place Djamaa el-Fna filled at nightfall with BBQ’s, storytellers and snake charmers. The sights and sounds of Marrakech will remain with you for ever.

Amelkis Golf • Marrakech

WE RECOMMEND:

Hotel Sofitel ★★★★ www.sofitel.com The Es Saadi ★★★★ www.essaadi.com

£250 £130

Royal Marrakech • Marrakech

Call us for a quote on 01249 821 507

Es Saadi • www. essaadi.com • Marrakech

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SLOVENIA LAKE BLED The flight to Ljubljana is just over 2hrs from Gatwick, Stansted or Manchester. From there it is just 20 mins along the pristine roads to the picturesque lakeside town of Bled. The Julian Alps surround the town making it one of the prettiest places in Europe. The golf course is 27 holes and considering the terrain is very well designed to make it easy to walk. The restaurants down by the lake are excellent value even with the strong euro. The Golf Hotel, with its superb leisure centre and pool overlooks the lake and is a short walk down the steps into town. No car is therefore necessary. We arrange transfers to and from airport and golf course. The season is from June to mid Oct. WE RECOMMEND:

Hotel Golf ★★★★ www.golf.bled.si

£100

Bled Mountain • Lake Bled

Golf Hotel Bled • www.golf.bled.si • Lake Bled

AUSTRIA BADEN Just 30 kms from Vienna lies the charming town of Baden. The town has an historic centre with many fine restaurants. Our hotel, the Schloss Wiekersdorf is a few minutes walk from the centre in its own 4.5 acre gardens. It is an old chateau dating back to the 13th Century. They have now added a newer wing with a superb spa. There are 5 championship golf courses of outstanding quality and value with in 20 kms. A delightful destination from June to mid October. WE RECOMMEND:

The Schloss Wiekersdorf Hotel ★★★★★ www.hotelschlosswiekersdorf.at

£160

Schloss Wiekersdorf Hotel • www.hotelschlosswiekersdorf.at • Baden

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GREENCARD BOOKING CONDITIONS PROVISION

OF YOUR

HOLIDAY

We will arrange for the provision of all parts of the inclusive holiday as confirmed to you. There is no holiday booked until you have received a confirmation invoice. An invoice will normally only be sent after a deposit is received. This invoice acts as our confirmation of the booking conditions and your holiday is then secured. All holidays are subject to availability.

PRICE GUARANTEE

INSURANCE Greencard can provide you with comprehensive travel insurance cover, including annual cover. If you decide not to take our insurance we understand that you have your own adequate cover for personal accident, medical expenses and 3rd party insurance. Greencard will not be responsible should you travel without insurance.

YOUR COMMITMENT

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US

The full amount of the holiday must be paid by the due date on the invoice. Failure to do so may result in the holiday being cancelled and cancellation charges outlined below would be effective.

CHANGING YOUR HOLIDAY If you wish to make changes to your holiday you must be prepared to pay the additional costs, if any, involved. Greencard will at all times endeavour to accommodate your requests at minimum cost. After changes have been made a new invoice will be issued.

CANCELLING YOUR HOLIDAY If you need to cancel your holiday you must notify Greencard in writing or by fax. The cancellation date will be the date on which Greencard receives written notification. The following cancellation charges will apply. More than 42 days

41 to 29 days 28 to 14 days 14 to 7 days Under 7 days

Total Amount of Airfare Paid & Loss of deposit 30% of total cost 60% of total cost 75% of total cost 100% of total cost

OUR COMMITMENT CHANGES

TO YOUR

TO

YOU

HOLIDAY

If we make a significant change to your holiday (change of airport to a less convenient one, change of hotel, change of scheduled departure time by more than 9 hours, change of more than 2 golf courses) you will be notified as soon as we are aware. Should you wish to cancel at that stage there would be a 100% refund. Minor changes such as tee times, small departure time changes, twin instead of double room etc., must be considered in the context of the overall holiday and the number of different suppliers upon whom Greencard is dependent in order to provide a golfing holiday. Greencard will at all times endeavour to provide the holiday as promised in the brochure.

IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY There will be a 100% refund of all monies paid. If the cancellation takes place within 42 days of departure, Greencard will undertake to provide an acceptable alternative. Should we fail in this endeavour we will provide compensation up to a maximum of £100 per person or 15% of the total holiday cost whichever is the lower.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

FOR YOUR

HOLIDAY

Greencard will endeavour to provide the holiday as booked. Should our agents, suppliers, or we fail to provide the promised service then Greencard accepts overall responsibility provided that the complaint procedure above has been followed. Exceptions are damage to personal possessions in transit and late arrival at ports, airports or golf courses. Also when antisocial behaviour precludes our agent from wishing to provide a service (ie for being drunk or abusive). We accept responsibility for death, bodily harm or illness as a result of failing to perform any part of our contract. The exceptions being where the client failed to take adequate travel insurance cover as described in our travel policy.

ARBITRATION Should we fail to resolve amicably any dispute arising from this contract you may take the case to arbitration. This is an inexpensive procedure provided by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

If you encounter a problem with an aspect of your holiday you must notify the provider (hotel, hire car co, golf course etc) immediately to enable him to rectify the problem. If you are unable to obtain satisfaction you must notify Greencard by fax or phone. If in spite of our best efforts we were unable to resolve the problem you must notify us

All car hire provided by Greencard is on condition that the driver is over 24 years old, has a clean, internationally recognised, driving licence and agrees to return the car to the agreed drop-off point. Petrol costs are not included. Some local taxes may also not be included although in the USA we include, LDW, LIS, Airport and State Taxes.

GOLF ARRANGEMENTS We do not invoice a holiday until your tee times have been reserved to your satisfaction. These will be confirmed on the invoice. No tee times will be reserved until deposits have been paid. Should tee times and courses change we will endeavour to ensure your satisfaction but it must be understood that in some cases courses would be closed at short notice. Should more than 2 of your courses be changed we would consider that a major change to your holiday and you would be offered a chance to cancel without loss.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE The baggage allowance on most flights is 20kgs. Please see your flight ticket. This includes golf equipment. Whereas most of our carriers will take a light golf bag free of charge, it is entirely at their discretion if your total weight exceeds 20kgs. Excess baggage charges can be expensive.

FINANCIAL SECURITY The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected since we hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange the refund of any money you have paid to us paid in an advance booking. The ATOL licence does not cover any holiday that does not involve air travel. For further info refer to www.atol.org.uk Greencard reserves the right to alter any aspect of this brochure but only, after an invoice has been issued, according to the above terms and conditions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: 0870 300 0880 or +44 (0) 1249 821 507 OR

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0870 300 0881 or +44 (0) 1249 821 458

DELAYS

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Greencard cannot accept responsibility for delays and associated costs of delay by an airline or ferry company. The travel insurance policy provides compensation for significant delays and curtailment.

ACCOMMODATION COMPLAINTS

CAR HIRE

While we endeavour to provide the very best for our clients we cannot be held responsible for a poor view, twin beds instead of double, unless such request has been made at the time of booking and made clear that it is a condition of booking. Please also bear in mind that sports facilities offered by hotels may not always be available due to previous bookings or maintenance.

GREENCARD • TERMS & CONDITIONS

The prices for Greencard Collection Holidays quoted in the brochure are guide prices only. Greencard reserves the right to modify prices without prior notice. However the price quoted on the confirmation invoice is the price you will pay. The price for all quotations is guaranteed for 30 days. On Greencard Tour events we are obliged to print a fixed price up to 14 months in advance of a trip. In that time many factors can change, especially exchange rates. In the unlikely event that it became necessary to alter the price of an invoiced trip you will be offered the chance of a cancellation with full refund of all monies paid inc. flights even if you have bought them yourself, upon proof of payment. We charge 1.5% on all credit card transactions over £200.

in writing within 28 days of your return. We cannot accept responsibility if you fail to follow this simple procedure.

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

EMAIL: info@greencardgolf.co.uk

ADDRESS: GREENCARD LIMITED, 4 HILLCROFT, ANCHOR ROAD, CALNE, WILTSHIRE SN11 8HR

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