Photo of Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura

Victoria Golf Course

Caminho da Fonte do Ulme,

Vilamoura, Algarve 8125-406

  • Office

    +351 289 310 333
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 320 100
  • Fax

    +351 289 310 320
  • Golf pro

    José Dias

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6651
6094
4762
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.1
71.8
69.1

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).

Location

Latitude:

37.101202

Longitude:

-8.144666

How to get there:

27 km W of Faro

From the A22 (Faro-Portimao motorway) take exit 3 (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 4.8 km turn left direction Laguna-Millennium-Victoria Golf. After 1.6 km turn left into golf.

Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2004

Victoria Golf Course (formerly part of the Oceânico Group) is one of five courses in Vilamoura now operated by Dom Pedro Golf. The others are: The Old Course, Millennium, Pinhal and Laguna. When Victoria opened in 2004, Arnold Palmer's first design in Portugal added a stylish big dimension layout to Vilamoura's already impressive collection of courses.

The Victoria course ("Victory" in English) is an expansive modern layout, maintained in superb condition and grand enough to have staged the WGC World Cup of Golf in its early years. The terrain here is predominantly open, with wonderful rolling fairways and plenty of water hazards, especially on the back-nine. The par-5 12th and par-4 14th holes require careful shot selection to avoid the recurring water dangers, while the par-5 17th and long par-4 18th both have water hazards running the full length of each hole. With the exception of the par-4 7th, the front-nine is much "drier" and circles around a mixed area of housing and farmland. From the course you may well see white storks flying in and out of their nearby nesting sites.

With many elevated greens, which are both fast and true, you'll need accurate approach work to hit and stay on the excellent putting surfaces. Set a mile back from the coast, there are no sea views as such, although the Algarve scenery provides some pleasant backdrops to several of the holes.

Stay & Play at Victoria: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Algarve, Portugal
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-May; mid-Sept thru' Oct): c.€150. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

In 2005, in only its second year, the Victoria course played host to the WGC-World Cup of Golf. It is now an established tournament course used by the main professional tours. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in Portugal.

Where2Stay

  • Anantara Vilamoura5-star

    Av dos Descobrimentos, 8125-309 Vilamoura, Algarve.

    +351 289 317 000

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    The 280-room Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort offers a landmark of quiet luxury and prestige, along southern Portugal’s picturesque Algarve coast. Here you can immerse in a tranquil retreat, enjoy the Anantara Spa and overlook the prestigious Victoria Golf Course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Victoria

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Old Course; Pinhal; Millennium; Laguna; Vila Sol.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); Pinheiros Altos; San Lorenzo; Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses)

  • Dom Pedro Vilamoura4-star

    Rua Atlantico, 8125-478 Vilamoura, Algarve.

    +351 289 300 700

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Old Course; Pinhal; Millennium; Laguna; Victoria; Vila Sol.

    • 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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