Book this golf escape at Dom Pedro Marina Vilamoura which will allow you to golf at Dom Pedro Resorts premium golf courses (Victoria and The Old Course) in addition to your choice of Laguna Pinhal or Millennium. Your luxury accommodation and green fees are all included in the price as are transfers between the hotel and golf courses.
You will receive a 3-night bed and breakfast in a luxury room, with easy access to relaxing spa treatments and swimming pools. You won’t want to relax anywhere else after a long day. If you fancy a bite to eat after some hard work on the course, head to the buffet restaurant which offers all kinds of great food and drinks. When the day is done and dusted, you know that you have a peaceful space awaiting you to sleep.
Dom Pedro Resorts Vilamoura is known for its championship quality golf courses such as The Old Course and Victoria Golf Course, so you have a real task on your hands choosing which ones to play! Our in-house golf professional can help you select which course to play depending on your handicap as well as your favored scenery. Once you have made your decision, leave it to us to organize your tee times.
Boasting a unique position within the Vilamoura portfolio, it is often asserted that the creation of the Millennium Golf Course was pivotal in cementing the status of this region as one of Europe’s most-visited and best-loved for golf. Opened in the year 2000 – comprising nine brand new holes and a refurbished inward half which had previously formed part of the original 27-hole Laguna Golf Course – this is a more open course than its neighbours, although holes 3-7 wind between pine trees. For many, this stretch bears a resemblance to fairways of The Old Course Golf Club and Pinhal Golf Course, where landing areas grow narrower, requiring greater accuracy. A number of lakes, particularly interestingly on 17 and 18, enrich the remaining holes of the Millennium Golf Course, where a simple course strategy is always the best approach.
The second golf course to call Vilamoura home, Pinhal Golf Course was opened for play in 1976 and owes its personality to both the original designer Frank Pennink, who also turned his hand to The Old Course Golf Club nearby, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., who made a number of significant refinements in 1985. Traversing undulating parkland, many fairways are lined by pine trees. However, perhaps an even more significant challenge is presented by the Umbrella and Atlantic pines which present themselves on fairways and at times on the approach into greens. Length has recently been added on a number of holes, which ensure the test originally envisioned by Pennink is maintained. At a substantial 6,353 metres from the white tee markers, and with a par of 72, Pinhal Golf Course is certainly no pushover, although golfers will be pleased to learn that the ponds and stream which come into play on five holes should not, for the most part, present a serious threat.
The Laguna Golf Course has earned a reputation as being a somewhat unique offering within the Vilamoura golf portfolio. While its many water hazards and few trees set it apart, it truly finds its individuality in the number of holes which convey characteristics of a traditional links layout. American golf course architect Joseph Lee was given the responsibility for setting out the Laguna Golf Course over low-lying coastal terrain, and in this setting was able to establish 18 holes which offer a wide variety of playing conditions. The course has been continually improved since the first ball was struck in 1990, although it retains all of the appeal of a modern test of golf, through which the strategic positioning of bunkers and a number of water obstacles demand accuracy of play. The Laguna Golf Course shares a well-proportioned and welcoming clubhouse with the neighbouring Millennium Golf Course.
At the time of creation, the Victoria Golf Course was hailed as the most ambitious golf project Portugal had ever witnessed. Designed by true golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, there is absolutely no doubt that it has lived up to that lofty billing. Covering some 90 hectares, the venue encompasses one of the most complete golf complexes in Europe, and features an exceptional driving range and a putting green of some 2,500 m2. All of this has made it the obvious venue of choice for many of the top international tournaments to visit Portugal in recent times. Indeed, it has served as the host venue to the Portugal Masters on every occasion since 2007, while the World Cup Championship was staged there in 2005. The Par-72 Championship layout, measuring 6.651 meters (7,273 yards) from the Palmer tees, incorporates and has ensured the preservation of natural wetlands on-site, as well as the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. A significant proportion of Victoria’s acreage is occupied by lakes, forming hazards to be avoided but which also have a strategic purpose in providing reservoirs for irrigation. A number of teeing options on each hole (often as many as six are offered), accompanied by wide but undulating fairways, provide a fair test of golf, although water and cleverly-positioned bunkers pose a constant threat. Victoria is a premium priced golf courses which van be played at a supplement to the package price advertised – please ask for details.
In the heart of Vilamoura lies the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, The Old Course Golf Club. As one of the first-established layouts in the region, the Frank Pennink-design is well regarded throughout the golfing world. Although it is but a mere 20-minute drive from Faro Airport, the course finds itself situated amongst impressive pine trees and set out over gently undulating terrain. There can be no argument that, for all who are lucky enough to play here, this is a golf course that lives long in the memory. The modernisation programme preserved the challenge of this magnificent layout for future generations and raised the quality of The Old Course Golf Club to new heights. An attractive new clubhouse and the putting green adjacent were the finishing touches to this renovation in the final years of the last millennium and still add much to the golfer’s experience. The Old Course is a premium priced golf courses which van be played at a supplement to the package price advertised – please ask for details.
Near the impressive towns of Quarteira and Albufeira, the resort is easily accessible from Faro Airport. The hotel is right on the beach, which makes another ideal spot for relaxation. The resort will take care of shuttle transport to and from the golf courses, as well as any other travel to nearby sites.
We want you to have a fantastic time enjoying the golf courses and luxury that Dom Pedro Marina Vilamoura has to offer. Please call 07554 600436 or fill out the booking form to the right, and we will be in touch shortly.