Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort

Morgadinhos,

Vilamoura, Algarve 8125-307

  • Office

    +351 289 320 370
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 320 370
  • Fax

    +351 289 320 321
  • Academy

    Vila Sol Golf Academy

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

37.091061

Longitude:

-8.093597

How to get 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.

Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1991

Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort (a member of the Pestana Golf Resorts group) is one of the best known of the Algarve courses, and 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.

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. Greenkeeping standards have improved over recent years to ensure alignment with what's expected of a 5-star resort location.

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

List of courses: Algarve, Portugal

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season (spring/autumn): March €121 (all days); Feb/April €110.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Vila Sol has hosted the Portuguese Open on more than one occasion (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Vila Sol).

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.

Published ranking

Portugal's 29th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort5-star

    Morgadinhos, 8125-307 Vilamoura, Algarve

    +351 289 320 320

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses); Vilamoura courses (Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); San Lorenzo.

  • Dom Pedro Golf Resort4-star

    Rua Atlantico, 8125-410 Vilamoura, Algarve.

    +351 289 300 780

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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 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Vilamoura courses (Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria); Vila Sol.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Quinta do Lago (North and South courses); San Lorenzo; Vale do Lobo (Royal and Ocean courses)

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