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“a good challenge”

The Old Course - Golf Club
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Owner description: In the heart of Vilamoura lies the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, The Old Course. As one of the first-established layouts in the region, the Frank Pennink-design is well regarded throughout the golfing world. No.Holes: 18 | PAR: 72 | Length: 6254 m | Slope Rating: 138 | Architect: Frank Pennink | Location: Vilamoura, Algarve The Facilities: Clubhouse | Golf Shop | Driving Range | Putting Green| Bar/Restaurant | Buggy Bar | Valet Service | Free WiFi
Reviewed December 2, 2013

the old course is quite rightly regarded as a good test of golf. We had an early start and the greens staff were all out tending to the course.
Centrally located in vilamoura the greens were in good shape and requires a thoughtful approach but good scoring is possible with a strategic approach

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Played it many times, but not at its best recently. Overall service is very good here, and the feel of the place is second to none. Sadly we must have mistimed the visit as the course was a touch shabby.

Will still go back as I love the place.

1  Thank FoxtrotUk
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great course tricky but interesting food was good staff friendly The upkeep of the course was poor which is a pity for the golfers.We played in March 2013

Thank Delia L
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

played the old course in April this year and it magnificent to say the least ! some great risk/reward decisions can be made but be prepared to chip out sideways if you don't succeed !! it was a lovely 23 degrees when we played and the course look perfect ! We have already booked for April 2014 !!

2  Thank Eoghan45
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Old Course in Vilamoura is still many golfers' favourite on the Algarve and it is certainly one of mine. However it is a shame when this grand old lady is not maintained in the pristine condition it so deserves.
I played here with my two sons and a close friend in mid October and, while the majority of the course was in acceptable condition, the teeing areas were an absolute disgrace. They were rough, uneven and covered in sand. It was actually quite difficult to tee up a ball properly.

Let's hope this state is soon remedied

2  Thank Alan S
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