The Old Course Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Old Course Golf Club Est. 1969

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The Old Course Golf Club (formerly part of the Oceânico Group) is one of five courses in Vilamoura now operated by Dom Pedro Golf. The others are: Victoria, Millennium, Pinhal and Laguna. The Old Course, as the grande dame of Vilamoura's courses, will most assuredly test your all-round shot-making to the full.

Don't be fooled by the relatively easy-going opening downhill par-4. Length is not the issue on this immaculately maintained and elegant "old" course. Accurate placement of tee-shots is paramount. Anything slightly wayward will result in your path to the green being blocked by the No.1 hazard here ... neatly spaced umbrella pine trees that line the not overly wide fairways. Each tree has been strategically placed to create maximum interference with your score - or so it seems!

The Old course meanders back and forth, uphill and down, in two nine-hole loops. Character and charm abound, not least at two very special par-3s: the 4th which requires a high-flighted shot up-and-over a large umbrella pine, and the very impressive long downhill 6th.

There are many scenic views onto surrounding hills, a welcome distraction as you size-up the fast and mischievously sloping greens. This maybe the oldest of the Vilamoura courses, but it's still the best looking, arguably the toughest test and always a pleasure to play.

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Making Contact

The Old Course Golf Club
Volta Golfinho 24,
Vilamoura, Algarve 8125-548
Portugal
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Office   +351 289 310 333
Pro Shop   +351 289 310 341
Fax

  +351 289 310 320

Email   booking@dompedrogolf.com
Website   www.dompedrogolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Joaquim Sequeira
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Original design by Frank Pennink, with later modifications by Martin Hawtree.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6254 5789 5077
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 72.5 70.9 72.6
 
At the Same Location:
Vilamoura is home to the following five 18-hole golf courses operated by Dom Pedro Golf (all are within close proximity of one another): OLD COURSE (par-73, 6254 m from back tees; rating 72.5); PINHAL (par-72, 6353 m; rating 73.5); LAGUNA (par-72, 6121 m; rating 73.0); MILLENNIUM (par-72, 6157 m; rating 73.0); VICTORIA (par-72, 6609 m; rating 74.1).
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How2Get There?

25 km W of Faro
From the A22 (Faro-Portimao motorway) take exit 12 (Loule/Quarteira) and follow the N396, direction Quarteira. After o.6 km turn left at T-junction, still on the N396 direction Quarteira. After 2.3 km at traffic lights cross straight over the N125 and continue on N396 direction Quarteira. After 4.1 km turn right at roundabout just outside Quarteira, direction Vilamoura. After 5.1 km at roundabout turn right direction Old Course. After o.6 km cross over roundabout then turn left into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-May; mid-Sept thru' Oct): c.€150; golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Now operated by Dom Pedro Golf, five Vilamoura golf courses (The Old Course, Victoria, Laguna, Millennium and Pinhal) were formerly part of the Oceânico Group, a property developer and golf and resort operator in the Algarve. Approximately 30 km northwest of Vilamoura, at their Amendoeira Golf Resort near Alcantarilha, Oceânico still operate the Faldo and O'Connor Jnr courses.

The Old Course at Vilamoura played host to the Portuguese Open in 1979 (winner: Brian Barnes).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 44th best course in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (37.101529)
Longitude: (-8.115578)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Dom Pedro Vilamoura 4-star
Rua Atlantico, 8125-478 Vilamoura, Algarve.
+351 289 300 700
www.dompedro.com

The Dom Pedro Golf Resort hotel is situated 150m from the beach, 50m from the casino and 200m from the lively Vilamoura Marina. The hotel's facilities include extensive gardens, outdoor pools, Spa with indoor pool, numerous sports facilities and three restaurants. Close by is the Dom Pedro Marina Hotel (4-star, 101 rooms and 54 suites) and Dom Pedro Portobelo Apartment Hotel. All three Dom Pedro hotels provide easy access to Vilamoura's renowned golf courses operated by Dom Pedro Golf.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Old Course; Pinhal; Millennium; Laguna; Victoria; Vila Sol.
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Golf within 30 km Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); Pinheiros Altos; San Lorenzo; Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses)
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Tivoli Marinotel Vilamoura 5-star
8125 Vilamoura, Algarve.
+351 289 303 303
www.tivolihotels.com

This large 385-guestroom hotel overlooks Vilamoura Marina on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The hotel's 5-star facilities include a large outdoor pool, extensive private gardens, Angsana Spa, three restaurants and three bars.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Old Course; Pinhal; Millennium; Laguna; Victoria; Vila Sol.
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Golf within 30 km Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); Pinheiros Altos; San Lorenzo; Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses)
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