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Designed by Frank Pennink and opened in 1969, it's one of Portugal's best known golf course. The course is known Internationally for it's outstanding layout which is moulded to the natural contouring of the terrain and integrated into the surroundings. Recent upgrading and modernisation managed by Hawtree & Sons has brought The Old Course up to a new level of excellence, enhancing the image that made it famous.

All the holes have their own individual character, making each one truly memorable. The first five holes are relatively straightforward, allowing players to gain confidence and build a basis for a good score. Holes 6, 7 and 8 however, bring one back to the reality of a course that demands complete concentration and precision shot-making. To score well on the outward half, the short but extremely well defended par-4 ninth must be negotiated.

Players must draw on all their strategic and golfing abilities to avoid both trees and bunkers. On holes 10, 11 and 12, achieving length and accuracy off the tee is a real test. The following trio of holes afford some respite before one faces the 16th, the best par-5 and a truly challenging hole. The two closing holes give golfers a chance to score well, giving them a pleasant memory to take back to the clubhouse.

The tranquillity of the course, the immaculate condition of tees, fairways and greens, and the welcoming personalised service received by all those who visit the new, well designed clubhouse with its refined décor make playing The Old Course an unforgettable experience.

If you go to the Algarve or stay in the Vilamoura area, you should make this course a priorty on your list. You won't regret it.


Driving Instructions:

From faro Airport take N125 to Almancil 11 Kms past Almancil turn Left into Vilamoura. Take left at 2nd Roundabout straight over next roundabout course is on the left up the hill about 200 metres, 35 mins drive from faro Airport.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       Brown
       White 6254 m
       Yellow 5988 m
       Blue
       Red 5077 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   24 Female -   28
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