Dom Pedro Victoria, Vilamoura – Hole 18
Dom Pedro Victoria, Vilamoura – Hole 18

Dom Pedro pledges commitment to women’s golf

Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection and its golf courses and hotels in Vilamoura, where the DP World Tour’s Portugal Masters is hosted, have become the first golf resort in the Algarve to join The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter, pledging its “long-term commitment to the women’s game”.

The Women in Golf Charter was created by The R&A in 2018 to “inspire an industry-wide commitment and conversation with the ultimate goal of enabling more women and girls to maximise their potential at all levels of the sport”.

As part of Dom Pedro’s commitment, the resort has vowed to “continue investing in their overall golf facilities and the availability of ladies golf equipment on-site, as well as the creation of female-specific promotions and packages designed to encourage more women and girls to take up the game”.

Dom Pedro also says it aims to work closely with the Portuguese Golf Federation, a fellow signatory of the charter, in addition to other organising bodies such as the Portuguese Senior Ladies Golf Association to “promote inclusivity and provide female golfers with direct access to golf courses, coaching academies, and events in the Algarve.”

The announcement is being marked by the hosting of the 30th International Portuguese Senior Ladies Golf Competition.

The event welcomes 160 female golfers from many different nationalities. Set over three days, players are competing in four separate individual categories, as well as a gross team competition, with the action taking place across the Victoria, Old, and Pinhal Courses.

“The resort has always been at the forefront of progress in the industry and a pioneer for equality. As a leading organisation in the region, we wish to keep moving forward and lead by example. It is our responsibility to provide more women and girls with the opportunity to be part of this game, whether working at the resort as part of our day-to-day operations or providing access to our golf courses. We are excited to be part of this commitment that closely reflects our own values,” said Pietro Dal Fabbro, Chief Executive Officer at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection.

“Since Dom Pedro acquired the Vilamoura courses, the importance and leadership of our female colleagues has been crucial, and we are happy to be an organisation that not only promotes, but also acts to increase gender diversity within our operations. Golf is not just a business, it is a sport, and our members and junior golfers are largely represented by female golfers.”