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Laguna Golf CourseOpened in 1990 and designed by Joseph Lee, the course makes full use of the wet, marshy ground near the sea. It is the most recent of the Vilamoura courses.

The layout is very different from the two other Vilamoura courses. Here the golfer can drive off more confidently, because of the greater width of the fairways. On the Pinhal course, strategically-placed bunkers are the main difficulty, while on Marina and Lago water is near -permanent obstacle, not to mention the bunkers - 88 of them over a total of 27 holes.

Lee may have designed a course that is visually intimidating, but because it is not very long, the golfer may complete it without great difficulty. The result is that the satisfaction of the golfer, after finishing his holes, is even greater.

Nearest Accommodation:
Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:
Old Course, Pinhal, Millenium, Victoria


Laguna Golf Course   Laguna Golf Course

Pro's Playing Tips
The first hole here is an impressive par 5. You need a good drive and a second shot, but the crunch comes with the approach. You have to carry an impressive array of bunkers to find the stepped green. And that is the least of your worries, because the green slopes to its front, creating huge burrows, with the step to complicate the line.

The par 4 fifth strikes terror for even the staunchest player. Yes, the tee is nicely elevated,but the overhanging trees on your left narrow the line of drive which has a lake to carry: its about 160 meters. If you are lucky enough to strike the ball well, then there are waiting bunkers beyond the landing area. The approach must carry fingers of the lake to find a generous but sloping green. It is a great hole, worth a glance back over your shoulder to fix it in the mind's eye.

This second nine starts off with a fairly straightforward par 5. However, that categorically belies the demands for accuracy which this nine makes. None more so than the par 3 twelfth of some 178 meters, with carry over an extensive lake. The par 4 fourteenth will test the tee shot of every golfer. A right handed dog-leg determines the length and direction of the shot. The target is a very tight landing area between fairway bunkers and the lake on the right. The approach to a well protected green is then over the corner of the water. It is always a tough hole. The par 5 fifteenth is a "hop, skip and jump" hole, and needs a good drive, good second shot and accurate approach to the forward sloping green. With water intersecting the fairway, and to the right, the chances of a "Barnes Wallis" are more than likely.


Laguna Golf Course

Course Data

Holes

Length

PAR

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Opening

18

6.121 meters

72

72,9

129

1990

Grass Varieties

Greens

Tees & Fairways

Roughs

Surroundings

Bentgrass, var. Penncross

Bermuda Tifton 328

mix common Bermuda

Pencross with Lollium


Architect: Joseph Lee
Teeing off times every 8 minutes
Pro: Abílio Coelho
Requirements: Handicap Certificate is required.
Max. Men=28, Ladies=36
Dress Code: Tailor shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes
Facilities: Club House, Bar, Restaurant, Pro-Shop, Buggy Bar on the course, Putting Green, Driving Range with bunkers, Chipping Area.
  Laguna Golf Course

Score Card:

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

480

460

403

5

16

2

133

121

103

3

12

3

357

342

323

4

4

4

196

150

135

3

6

5

315

298

220

4

8

6

300

280

221

4

18

7

321

303

235

4

10

8

474

456

374

5

14

9

378

364

320

4

2

out

2954

2774

2334

36

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

484

464

419

5

17

11

372

356

304

4

7

12

181

148

124

3

5

13

405

389

320

4

1

14

334

318

272

4

3

15

507

491

443

5

13

16

354

324

282

4

15

17

153

140

107

3

11

18

377

360

295

4

9

in

3167

2990

2566

36

C

M

L

Par

Total

6121

5774

4900

72

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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Hole 5
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Hole 6
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Hole 18

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