The Old Course - the name saying it all. Situated in the heart of the Vilamoura seaside resort a mere 20-minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world. Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pinetrees - the principal hazard - over gently undulating natural terrain.|In addition to raising the Vilamoura Old Course to new heights of quality, an attractive new clubhouse and adjacent putting green were also built at that time. As with all Vilamoura courses, environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.
Second time we played it in this trip. Very enjoyable, but vaet paths really need work, for a world class golf course its embarrassing to have such terrible paths. Pace of play was excellent.
Great course as always although the cart paths need some attention…..
Course in very good condition and enjoyed it. Buggy paths badly need repair.
Very nice layout. Pleasure to play. Cart paths are very dated and need a major rebuild. As usual, these guys play games with the tee placement. Everything is pushed forward. Got done in 4 hours so can't complain too much.
The course is nice.
Always play Old Course when we come over. This time it was not enjoyable. We were paired with another 2 ball. Although company was good one player was of unknown handicap and was terrible. Ruined the experience for the round. Supposed to have been our holiday treat. Will need to rethink this for next time.
Buggy’s to slow! The
Hi, I always love playing the old course. I was a little disappointed though on this occasion. While the fairways and greens are very good for this time of year, the paths and signage were in very poor condition( especially around holes 2 to 4). As always though, I look forward to coming back again on my next visit.
Course and facilities getting old. Very expensive for the the condition of the course.
Lovely course. We played at twilight, some small delays meant we only managed to play 17. Buggies back at 8 was better than Vila Sol
Got partnered with two really poor players who didn’t have any golf etiquette. Over 2.5 hours for 9 holes, ended up coming off due to such a poor experience. Great course and great condition but poor experience
Good course paths need repairing urgently
*Undulated - Rolling fairways and minor steep slopes
*Dogleg - Several mainly on the back 9
*Tree Lined - Heavily with Umbrella Pines
*Buggy Recommended - If Essential
*Water hazards - Only on the 4th
*Parkland - Pure Parkland
*Signature Hole - 4th
*Comments - Excellent parkland Algarve golf course, always in demand and good condition
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