Ombria Resort appoints Salvador Costa Macedo as Director of Golf

10th Hole at Ombria Resort
10th Hole at Ombria Resort
Salvador Costa Macedo, Director of Golf
Salvador Costa Macedo, Director of Golf

Ombria Resort, the luxury sustainable golf development in the Algarve, is delighted to announce Salvador Costa Macedo as its new Director of Golf. With the highly anticipated opening of Ombria Resort’s golf course scheduled for April 2023, one of Salvador’s key priority is to ensure that the grounds are in top condition and meet players’ expectations; a task that should be no problem for the new Director of Golf whose résumé impresses with 20 years’ experience in the field of golf in Portugal.

Salvador holds a degree in Business Management from the Universidade Lusiada with postgraduate degrees in Golf Course Management (University of Algarve), Golf (Faculty of Human Motricity) and a specialisation in Hospitality Management from the Association of Directors of Hospitality in Portugal (ADHP).

His knowledge has given him the opportunity to work for high-profile companies such as the Portuguese Federation of Golf (FPG), the National Training Center of Jamor, Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club and Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. Most recently, Salvador was Sales Golf Manager at Palmares Ocean Living & Golf and Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve.

He comments: “My career has allowed me to work on some of the Algarve’s most prestigious golf courses but Ombria Resort, with its panoramic nature views, will take golfing in the Algarve to a new and exciting level. I am delighted to join the team and contribute to making this golf course a new regional highlight for golfers of all handicaps.”

Valley view and residences
Valley view and residences

Located in the inland Algarve, 7 km north of Loulé and 25 minutes from the beaches and Faro airport, the 18-hole golf course at Ombria Resort is one of the most-anticipated new courses in Portugal. Nestled in the heart of Ombria Resort, the golf course, par 71 of 5,802 meters, was designed by Jorge Santana da Silva and built according to the highest practices of environmental sustainability. This allowed the course to be officially certified by the GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to sustainable golf, as a recognition of environmental and social excellence.

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Ombria Resort course and residences
Ombria Resort course and residences

To complement the new course, there will be an equally exceptional Clubhouse which is being built on the old walls of an existing ruin. Here, players will be able to enjoy an array of amenities including a bar and restaurant, golf shop, heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. Together with the Clubhouse, the 5-star hotel – the Viceroy at Ombria Resort – is under construction, with its 71 apartments, 70 rooms, 5 restaurants, swimming pools, conference center, Spa and kids’ club, which will be managed by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.

Ombria Resort is a new residential development offering different types of homes for sale, including apartments, townhouses and villas, for investors looking for a permanent residence or a second home. Located in the  Algarve’s countryside, one of the most beautiful and well preserved places in southern Portugal, the project reflects its commitment to sustainability, one of the fundamental principles of its owner, the Finnish Pontos Group.

9th hole at Ombria Resort
9th hole at Ombria Resort

About Ombria Resort 

Located in the Algarve’s countryside, Ombria Resort is a naturally exceptional development fostering a harmonious balance between its surrounding landscape and the local communities. At the heart of Ombria Resort lies a genuine commitment to sustainability and to the highest international standards of design, service, and state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • Several different types of freehold real estate units for sale, including villas, townhouses and apartments. Current prices start from €575,000 for the Oriole Village homes, from €700,000 for the Viceroy Residences apartments and from €2,750,000 for the Alcedo Villas
  • 5-star hotel ‘Viceroy at Ombria Resort’, which includes 141 rooms, a spa, healthcare and fitness facilities, 6 restaurants and bars, kids club, a conference centre and several heated swimming pools, managed by Viceroy Hotel Group
  • 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Jorge Santana da Silva
  • Leisure and entertainment facilities include an area for organic farming, honey harvesting, astronomical observatory, beach club at one of the nearby beaches, nature trails and mountain biking tracks.

Ombria Resort’s owner and developer is Pontos Group, a family-owned Finnish investment company. For more information, please visit

About Pontos Group

Pontos Group is a Finnish family office that invests in real estate development and digitalization, growth companies and private equity funds in Finland and globally. The company is an active and long-term owner committed to the continuous development of its portfolio companies. It seeks to increase investments in the development of real estate lifecycles, all the way from construction to usage. Pontos pursues strategic actions to develop cities and population centers in a way that is sustainable for people and the environment. Visit

About Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is a global modern luxury brand, inspiring travelers with one-of-a-kind, authentic experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service. Dynamic destinations immersed in the local community and culture are at the core of the Viceroy guest experience, and to better serve travelers the brand has established three unique hotel categories consisting of the Icon Collection composed of unparalleled properties furnishing lavish experiences, the Lifestyle Series offering energizing stays in vibrant locales, and Urban Retreats based in bold, eccentric cities.

Viceroy’s portfolio of hotels and resorts can be found in a diverse array of breathtaking and inspiring destinations, including Los Cabos, Santa Monica, Chicago, Riviera Maya, Snowmass, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and St. Lucia. In 2020, the brand expanded to D.C. with the opening of the Viceroy Washington DC and Hotel Zena (Washington D.C.), and Viceroy is growing its international portfolio with the recent opening of Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia and looking ahead with Viceroy at Ombria Resort Algarve (Portugal) in 2023 and Viceroy Bocas Del Toro Panama in 2024. Additionally, Viceroy was named in the top ten of ‘Top 25 Hotel Brands’ on Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022.

Viceroy for Everyone, Viceroy’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to its colleagues and guests can be found at

Viceroy is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY, a unique loyalty program offering exclusive benefits and experiences to its members at over 570 hotels around the world. For more information, visit Follow Viceroy on Facebook and Instagram.

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