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Millennium Golf CourseWell-established UK golf architects Hawtree & Sons were contracted to plan this modification and design work which has culminated in the creation of the new, exciting 18-hole Millennium Golf Course. Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and the old nine holes, but several new design features were incorporated with a view to simplifying the strategy of the course and in order to make it more golfer-friendly. This applies especially to holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards. Also, many of the bunkers have been re-shaped and the smaller greens expanded.

This renovated North course has been joined together with the new 9-hole loop to offer a layout of different character, style and playing quality to the remaining Laguna Course. The two nines of the Millennium Course complement each other handsomely and have strong traits of Martin Hawtree's traditional architectural style. The new nine holes are located west of the clubhouse which has also been extended and renovated and will accommodate players and visitors to both the Laguna and Millennium courses.

The terrain is partially open; similar to that of the original 27 holes, whereas the remainder meanders through attractive pinetrees so the fairways tend to be narrow, placing a premium on accurate play.
Nearest Accommodation:
Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:
Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, Victoria

Millennium Golf Course   Millennium Golf Course

Pro's Playing Tips
The par-4 first rises from the tee in a dog-leg to the right. Long hitters may be tempted to try to carry the encroaching trees which form a barrier on the right side of the fairway. At 300 meters it is not overly long, but there are awkwardly placed bunkers to catch a good drive or a wayward approach shot.

Millennium Golf CourseThe par 3's - the third and sixth - are a delight, both visually and to play. The sixth offers more of a test. There is a lake on the left and that makes club selection paramount. When a course is visually appealing as this one, it is hard to determine which hole will linger longest in the mind, but the twisting and turning par-4 seventh is a contender. Shadows of trees, mounds and hollows dissecting the fairway conspire to confuse, but a well struck and very accurate drive will set up a comfortable approach to the green. The second nine opens with a benign par 4 of 335 meters. An elevated tee afford views inland to the hills. The rolling fairway makes you want to open the shoulders and look for a relaxed, comfortable shot to the generous green. The eleventh - a par 5 - has fairway bunkers and requires accuracy to score well. The par -4 sixteenth invites a drive to the right side of the fairway where there is a strategically placed bunker. Perhaps the most distinctive change in the back nine - the former North Holes - has been the swapping of the par's on the seventeenth and eighteenth. The seventeenth is now a beautifully designed par 4, with subtle undulations in the fairway making the approach distance difficult to judge. The finishing hole, now extended and rating a par 5, tempts the confident player to try for the green in two, setting up a real "eagle" possibility.


Course Data

Holes

Length

PAR

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Opening

18

6.157 meters

72

77,8

120

2000

Grass Varieties

Greens

Tees

Fairways

Roughs

Surroundings

Bentgrass Penn A4

Bermuda Tifton 419

Bermuda Tifton 419 with Lollium

mix common Bermuda

mix Lollium and fescues


Architect: Martin Hawtree
Teeing off times: Every 8 minutes
Pro: Abílio Coelho
Requirements: Handicap Certificate. Max: 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 on the course, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolleys, Buggies.

Millennium Golf Course   Millennium Golf Course

Score Card:

Hole

T

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

325

300

292

250

4

9

2

391

386

377

345

4

7

3

203

179

157

121

3

11

4

502

470

450

404

5

3

5

423

390

353

325

4

1

6

151

137

128

88

3

13

7

374

347

340

306

4

5

8

440

436

426

390

5

17

9

354

310

299

269

4

15

out

3163

2955

2822

2498

36

Hole

T

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

339

335

319

274

4

8

11

467

458

446

382

5

10

12

317

305

288

238

4

16

13

188

142

132

95

3

14

14

334

312

299

258

4

12

15

122

119

112

101

3

18

16

378

371

346

304

4

2

17

345

333

294

250

4

6

18

504

454

438

367

5

4

in

2994

2829

2674

2269

36

T

C

M

L

Par

Total

6157

5784

5496

4767

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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