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Vilamoura Old Course

Vilamoura Old Course, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

The Old Course, previously Vilamoura 1, is a challenging Par 73 set in a lush green landscape, which has already hosted the Portuguese Open. It has recently been redesigned to match the best European golf courses.

Text provided by the Portuguese Tourist Office

Vilamoura Old Course, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
This is the oldest of the three Vilamoura courses that form part of a luxury resort development close to fantastic beaches. Course designer Frank Pennink wanted to create a course in the Algarve that would remind players of those beautiful, challenging inland British courses.

Opened in 1969, it hosted the Portuguese Open in 1979, won by Brian Barnes. The verdant fairways of the course, renovated in 1997, run through surrounding pine trees, adding an extra challenge to the game. This is a very attractive course with a great variety of holes, perfectly maintained due to a sophisticated new irrigation system and with well-trained staff.

The Par 3 holes are all different and visually very beautiful, representing the toughest challenge on the course. They require careful selection of irons and near perfect ball control. Over the rest of the course trees play a decisive role, lining the doglegs and punishing any careless strokes. The greens are small, especially on the shorter holes, where there is simply no margin for error.

A unique feature of this course is that it is a Par 73, but due to the change of position between the holes 5 and 18, there are no longer four Par 5 among the last nine holes.

Architect
Frank Pennink
Number of Holes
18
Length
6,254 m.
Par
73
Address
Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira
Telephone
(+ 351)  289 32 26 50
Fax
(+ 351)  289 32 25 88
Facilities
Driving Range - Putting Green - Golf shop - Restaurant - Bar
Directions
Leave Faro on the EN 125 towards Albufeira
Turn left for Vilamoura and follow the golf course signs
Handicap required
Men 24 - Ladies 28
Accommodation
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Villas and Houses in Algarve Portugal Villas and Houses
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villas Almancil area Villas Almancil area
villas Alvor area Villas Alvor area
villas Carvoeiro area Villas Carvoeiro area
villas Lagos area Villas Lagos area
villas Loule area Villas Loule area
villas Monchique area Villas Monchique area
villas Portimao area Villas Portimao area
villas Sagres area Villas Sagres area
villas Silves area Villas Silves area
villas Vilamoura area Villas Vilamoura area

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