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The 2nd Critical Thinking for Clinicians Workshop

Hotel Magnolia, Algarve, Portugal
8th - 15th Sept, 2024



Note the below is the current draft itinerary. Minor changes may be made


14th September: Arrive at Hotel Magnolia. Settle in

                         Registration and Workshop Session 1

                         Note this will be from 15:00 - 19:00

                          Welcome Dinner

15th September: Golf at Laranjal

                         Workshop Session 2

16th September: Golf at Oceans (Vale de Lobo)

                         Workshop Session 3

17th September: Golf at North Course

                         Workshop Session 4

                         Group Dinner

18th September: Golf at South Course

                         Workshop Session 5


19th September: Golf at Royal (Vale de Lobo)

                         Workshop Session 6


20th September: Golf at Laranjal

                         Workshop Session 7

21st September: Check out from The Magnolia Hotel

                         Goodbyes and Depatures

Golf will typically be a morning round followed by CPD activities in the afternoon. However the format may be reversed on some days depending on weather conditions or other logistic issues.



Vale do Lobo


Golfing excellence in the Algave is one of life’s great golfing pleasures and the home of outstanding golf in the sun.

To decide the winner of the 2024 Mote cup we will be playing two magnificent areas in between conference sessions: Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo.  

Golf at Vale do Lobo is one of the icons of the Algarve. Share in our passion for golf at Vale do Lobo. Enjoy two 18-hole championship golf courses, the famous golf club and exceptional facilities. 

The Ocean and Royal courses are world-renowned and home to some of the most iconic holes and golfing views. And the unforgettable experience on the greens continues into the Clubhouse. The ever-popular Spikes Restaurant and bar make the Clubhouse an inviting destination for golfers and non-players alike.

You don’t have to be a scratch player to appreciate Vale do Lobo’s golfing challenges and charms. The Royal and Ocean courses are enjoyed by residents and a few famous names alike. They are world renowned and are home to some of the most iconic holes and golfing views to be found. 

"The Royal and the Ocean are two great courses. On the Royal, you have to hit the ball straight - you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t.

The Ocean is different, it forces you to shape more shots and I really enjoy that."


The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th - which treats golfers to some of the most spectacular views in the Algarve - and the Par 3 15th, which runs alongside the beach.

The Ocean course is composed of two of the original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, which were opened in 1968 and 1972. His plans for the merged course became reality in 1995 after his death.

Inaugurated in 1997, the Royal Golf Course was designed by top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, based on the original drawings of Sir Henry Cotton. Recognised as one of Portugal’s most prestigious golf courses, its features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most photographed holes in Europe.

The Royal Golf Course has rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes surrounded by wildflowers.

The Royal Golf Course is home to the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover, one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world, which has become the veritable symbol of golf in the Algarve.

"My favourite hole is the 16th on the Royal, which has to be one of the most challenging shots in the world if the wind is against."


Quinta do Lago


We will play the North, South and Laranjal courses.

The South Course was the winner of Europe and Portugal’s best golf course 2022 by the world golf awards.

The South Course is the crown jewel of Qunita do Lago. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algave. Soon the course gained a prestigious reputation and became a flagship in the European Tour Course. A favourite among European tour players, the 6,500 meter par 72 is set among umbrella pines, lakes and wildflowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa Natural  Park. 

South Course has hosted the Portuguese Open eight times. Its championship status however does not deter the amateur golfer.  While thee 8th, 15thand 18th are testing holes for low handicap players, the course’s varying difficulty challenges golfers of all levels and abilities. Accurate tee shots are essential for reaching the greens, as the variety of doglegs and strategically located hazards increases the course’s difficulty. The front nine holes, which wind their way through the parkland, favour a draw. While the back nine, which loop around the lake, favour a fade from the tee.


The Laranjal Course is the most charming and picturesque golf course opening in 2009 and was voted Best Golf Course at the 20111 Portuguese Travel Awards.

Originally an orange grove, the par 72 championship course is situated in the Ludo Valley. Boasting spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes, umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees. At 6,480 meters in length, the challenging course demands the highest level oof concentration and accuracy.  Its distinctive rolling terrain has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world-class golfing experience.


The North Golf Course is located within the luxury estate of Quinta do Lago. The course has four great par 5 holes requiring power and accuracy to play them successfully and at the same time providing attractive views. The par 3 holes are well influenced by the wind. Hole 14 is outstanding. The par 4s are all doglegs except for holes 10 and 13. 

Precision driving is vital to set up the chance of a low score. The lakes on holes 13 and 18 have claimed many unhappy victims. The course tends to favour the golfer who can draw the ball.

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