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The Old CourseThis is the oldest of the four Vilamoura courses that form part of a luxury resort development close to fantastic beaches. Course designer Frank Pennink wanted to create a course in the Algarve that would remind players of those beautiful, challenging inland British courses. He achieved that perfectly.

Opened in 1969, the verdant fairways of the course run through surrounding pine trees. This is a very attractive course with a great variety of holes.

The Par 3 holes are all different and visually very beautiful, representing the toughest challenge on the course. They require careful selection of irons and near-perfect ball control. Over the rest of the course, trees play a decisive role, lining the doglegs and punishing any careless strokes. The greens are small, especially on the shorter holes, where there is simply no margin for error.
A unique feature of this course is the fact that Par is 73, despite the fact that among its last nine holes there are no less than four with a Par 5.
It was selected for the Portuguese Open in 1979, in which Bran Barnes was victor.
Nearest Accommodation:
Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:
Pinhal, Laguna, Millenium, Victoria

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Course Data

Holes

Length

PAR

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Opened

18

6.254 meters

73

72,3

126

1969

Grass Varieties

Greens

Tees & Fairways

Roughs

Surroundings

Bentgrass var, Providence

Bermuda Tifton 419

mix common Bermuda

mix Lollium and fescues


Architect: Frank Pennink - Remodelled by Martin Hawtree in 1996
Teeing off times: every 9 minutes
Pro: Joaquim Sequira
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate, Maximum handicaps accepted: Men=24, Ladies=28
Dress Code: Only softspikes are allowed. Tailor shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes
Facilities: Club House, Bar, Restaurant, Pro-Shop, Buggy bar in the course, Putting Green, Driving Range, Valet service, Trolleys, Buggies.
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Score Card:

Hole

C

M

T

L

Par

Stroke

1

310

302

296

282

4

17

2

435

417

407

375

5

5

3

324

300

290

252

4

9

4

163

149

139

113

3

15

5

485

449

440

400

5

10

6

212

196

181

164

3

11

7

393

344

334

312

4

7

8

419

400

390

345

4

1

9

265

260

250

245

4

13

out

3006

2817

2727

2497

36

Hole

C

M

T

L

Par

Stroke

10

153

148

138

114

3

18

11

390

371

357

329

4

4

12

487

482

472

359

5

6

13

348

342

332

296

4

16

14

440

426

405

342

5

8

15

150

145

135

106

3

14

16

514

494

484

428

5

2

17

353

348

338

312

4

12

18

413

340

330

303

4

3

in

3248

3096

2991

2589

37

C

M

T

L

Par

Total

6254

5913

5718

5086

73

Local Rules: to be read in conjunction with the golf rules and any temporary local rules.
Out of Bounds - 27-1
White stakes
Immovable Obstructions - 24-2
Roads watering system components, marks made by course equipment, artificial walls, bridges and young trees less than 2 meters high
Ground under Repair
Area marked with blue stakes or GUR signs. The ball must be dropped according to rule 24-2.
Course Signage
Players with buggies must follow the paths and course signage at all times, 100 and 150 meters distance posts are in meters measured in front of the green.
Etiquette
Please ensure that your group maintains its position on the course at all times to avoid SLOW PLAY.
If a group loses a clear hole from the group in front, it must give way to the group behind.
Please repair pitch marks, divots and rake bunkers.
It is not permitted to wear jeans, T-shirts vests, shorts, or swimming shorts on the course.

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