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“Best course in VM” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vilamoura Old Course

Vilamoura Old Course
Oceanico Golfe, Vilamoura 8125-912, Portugal
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Stratford on Avon. England
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best course in VM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Have played here several times over the years and its always good.
It's a tough and demanding layout, but always in good nick.
We played mid Feb '13, and although wet underfoot it was still in good shape.
Staff are helpful and friendly.
You generally need to show h/c Certs.
It's not cheap, but it is the best in VM.

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Oxford
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

A great course that was in first class condition when we played it on the 2nd Feb 2013. A demanding and yet rewarding course that brings out the best in your golf. A must for anyone playing in Vilamoura

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Super Golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great golf course! - you just can't this this sort of service in the UK! - Pleasant staff, great manicured course, every hole a challenge and different characteristics, tidy course, buffet bar on course, lovely views..... check it out yourself - careful - you will be hooked on Vilamoura.

Visited January 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very tired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have been going to the Algarve since 1979 and have played the Old Course many many times.
The condition in November was little short of disgraceful. No reduction for green fees even though it was very wet and buggies were not allowed.
One very good point was the Pro shop staff, they were great and could not do enough for you.
The course needs some TLC and I get annoyed at 5 hour rounds and being told to play of the front tees despite playing off scratch! At 110 euros I would rather play " lesser" courses and resent being asked to pay 50 euros for a buggy.
The Algarve needs to look at the green fee rates if it wants us Brits to keep going back.

Visited November 2012
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Templemore, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“15min From Stella Maris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

A very ols style mature course with tall leafy trees tight fareways. Could resemble Irish courses. The check in area was interesting chanhing room very old and quaint (still 5star) Had some fun with the guys in the equipment area.one of our guys had steel spikes so the staff had to remove the old steel spikes with difficulty and on commenting our guy that thoes studes are older thay yourself. a good day by all.

Visited October 2012
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