Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort Est. 1991

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Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort: Welcome to one of the stars of the Algarve and to one of its toughest golfing challenges, especially off the back tees. The relatively new Prestige loop (holes 19 - 27) maintains the Vila Sol tradition of tree-lined tightness, few if any fairway bunkers, but plenty of difficulty around the excellent greens. The Prime loop (holes 1 - 9) starts and finishes with umbrella-pines tightly lining the fairways, and a middle section where water comes dangerously into play. (By the way, don't think you can drill your ball through the umbrella pine trees; you've got to go round or over them - try going through them and your ball may never come out !). The Challenge-nine (holes 10 - 18) keeps the undulating theme going and has some of the best holes on the course; the downhill par-3 13th and the water protected par-5 14th being particular favourites. Greenkeeping standards have improved over recent years to ensure alignment with what's expected of a 5-star resort location. From the Prime and Prestige courses there are pleasant views across to neighbouring Algarve hills, and the recent introduction of some new real estate around the course hasn't overly impacted the golf.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort
Vilamoura, Algarve 8125-307
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Office   +351 289 320 370
Pro Shop   +351 289 320 370

  +351 289 320 321

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Golf Pro
Eddie Charnock & Richard Hudson (PGA, Golf Professionals).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
Designer: Donald Steel
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6393 5975 5406
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.0 71.5 74.1
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Championship course. Also at Vila Sol is the 9-hole Academy course (previously holes 19-27 of the original 27-hole set-up).
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How2Get There?

22 km W of Faro
From the A22 motorway (Faro - Portimao) 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 2.8 km turn right into Vila Sol resort, then turn immediately right direction Golf and Hotel. After 1.3 km turn left into Golf & Hotel parking.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Sept thru Nov, and mid-Feb thru May): €125. [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 28; women 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

Vila Sol has hosted the Portuguese Open on more than one occasion (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Vila Sol). The sculptures and statues that adorn many of the tee-boxes are by various local artists and enhance the Vila Sol concept as a "Temple of Art and Quality". | Vila Sol is a member of the Pestana Golf & Resorts group, whose golf facilities include: Gramacho, Vale da Pinta, Silves, Alto and Vila Sol located on the Algarve, and Beloura, which is located outside Estoril, near Lisbon.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
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Latitude: (37.091061)
Longitude: (-8.093598)
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Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort 5-star
Morgadinhos, 8125-307 Vilamoura, Algarve
+351 289 320 320

With a great climate, a wellness SPA and one of Portugal's top golf courses, the Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort offers a 5-star resort experience. You can choose hotel rooms or self-catering apartments, and enjoy great amenities, including four restaurants, tennis courts, Kids' Club and Golf Academy. During the summer, board the shuttle to the beautiful Algarvian beaches nearby.

Golf at this hotel Vila Sol
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Golf within 10 km Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses); Vilamoura courses (Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria).
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Golf within 30 km Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); San Lorenzo.
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Dom Pedro Golf Resort 4-star
Rua Atlantico, 8125-410 Vilamoura, Algarve.
+351 289 300 780

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 are other Dom Pedro hotels including the Dom Pedro Marina and Dom Pedro Portobelo. All three Dom Pedro hotels provide easy access to Vilamoura's renowned golf courses.

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Golf within 10 km Vilamoura courses (Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria); Vila Sol.
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Golf within 30 km Quinta do Lago (North and South courses); San Lorenzo; Vale do Lobo (Royal and Ocean courses)
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