Disappionting condition, not kept up as well as earlier years. Not good value for the momey. Tee boxes in particular were bad.
Good course in good condition. But overbooking leads to long waiting times
Vincent Van Diest
Front 9 not top Back 9 Okker
Pro shop staff were very efficient and helpful and so were the drinks staff and buggy masters. However, cramming over 700 golfers on a course meant a round that took over 5 hours and a 13.48 tee time putting out in the dark on the 18th. Greens were terrible and slow and looked like they hadn’t been cut that day. Bunkers had hardly any sand in. Not what I remembered from Vila Sol 15 years ago. I think I need to avoid this time of year if I come back as the staff were excellent and I can’t fault them, but the overall value is not reflective of the prices charged. Groups behind us wouldn’t have even got to finish the round so we were lucky in that respect.
Good course, good condition on the greens and fairways. Can be pretty slow, expect well over 4 hours a round.
Round of golf to slow , to many people out on course
I always enjoy Vila Sol being local and very challenging course. Plus really good value. Just a shame the tee time was so late.
lovely course .. good challenge .. just let down by no booking of buggy .. quite a hilly course to walk
Vincent O Hara
Great course. More maintenance required.
Course was in excellent condition. Pro shop assistance wasn't great. No starter so people just teeing off randomly and despite being told there was a half way house to get refreshments in, it was closed when we got there which wasn't ideal in the heat
Course was nice, pro shop welcome was ok. However they did split us up across 2 diff times even although I had booked all 3 at same time. The Marshall did solve by sending us off on the back nine but it was a tad annoying.
Challenging course to play, tight and tree lined with various other hazards as well. Course in good order with sand in bunkers. Some picturesque holes to bring a smile to your face. Food afterwards was nice but not the beer, everyone was sending it back.
Nice course to start our holiday, although Tee box signs were worn and need repainting/replacing. That made you feel course not maintained as well as it could be.
Far too hot but you can’t control that unfortunately. However the golf should flow easily but this won’t happen when you are following a 5/6 ball which was holding the whole field up. This spoilt the experience ruined our game having to wait to take every shot - not nice in this heat.
Good course only problem was the push trolleys were ten euro and mine broke after 2 holes no one would come out with a replacement
The course was lovely however we played at twilight and there weren't any marshalls which resulted in slow play behind a couple of slow groups. Also buggies needed to be returned by 7 which meant we had to use a trolley.
The course was in better condition than when we played last time about 5 years ago. Buggies were a a bit expensive and could do with the bar staying open until 21.00, whihc was when outr pick up arrived. Otherwise a great experience.
Quality of the course versus greenfee paid quite low. Very crowded and slow play (despite was a Friday and eveeyone with buggy) 5 hours… boring course and noisy, close road with high traffic We will not come back.
I played from hole 19 to 27 These holes are not so good compared to 1-9. I was a little disappointed I did not get to play 10-18
Not keen on villa sol especially 19-27.
A nice morning out, greens were good and the course was very enjoyable
Very slow play today, almost 3 hours for 9 holes due to three groups playing extra slow. We walked off after 9, at that rate it would have been dark before 18.
very high buggy price at €55
Layout was nice, course condition was good, pace of play was grazy slow and we had problems with our buggies… another stopped in the course (battery out) and another almost… we had to push them climbing the ”hill”.
Ok golf course and ok service!
We played today sunday 23/10 on Challenge and Prestige, hole10-27. As always nice to play at Vila Sol courses but today it was uncut greens wich was unusual to us. Very slow greens. And they have to do something about the the ''roads''. It is for sure a bumpy ride if/when you are driving buggies.
Because of the rain we were only able to play 10 holes, then we were soaking wet and had to break the round. But the course was as always in good condition.
Need more buggies
very nice court
Wonderful golf course everyone was curtious well organised
Not good , overcharged on buggy, no brakes, no sat nav, no water and we were charged €55 per buggy
Too busy and slow play, no rangers or food and beer buggy. Greens and tees bad condition.
Course in good condition & a very enjoyable course
Tricky trees all around
A great course - happy to return at any time. Shame about my own golf!!!
Bit of a tough course in windy conditions Tee boxes in poor condition Club house really nice and welcoming
Vila Sol in good condition considering the drought, greens pretty slow though.
Vila Sol fairways are showing effects of lack of rainfall and greens were very slow. Convenient for where we were staying. O'Connor course was in better condition with speedy greens
Very average golf course. Poorly maintained. long grass not strimmed, bunkers have grass growing in them.
A very enjoyable course.
The course was generally good, and it was not too busy, so we were able to tee off a little earlier than anticipated which was good. However, the bunkers were not in great condition as they had not been raked and didnt have much sand in them, so they were very firm. The greens had also recently been cored and sanded so they were slow. We had only booked to play 9 holes but they club stated it was 18 so I am not sure where this error arose and if we over paid. Having said the above, I would return.
Tough course in very good condition
Friendly efficient service
Great service with no problems.
Always love playing this golf course, buggies were ready which was an issue last year with batteries, the course is in great shape and condition, well done to all the staff! Thank You
nice course and friendly service
Courses in good condition and pro shop staff very helpful when we needed another tee. Twilight rates were good value for money.
Great Golf course. Greens in excellent condition. Only negative comment some areas of the course requiring attention, Tees and hole markers require updating and some bins not emptied.
An excellent day at Vila Sol,beautiful weather and as always the course is a great challenge.
We didn’t like it at all. We felt it was untidy and of a poor standard. Having played the Ocean Course Vila Sol was not at all good. Would not even think of playing there again.
Absolutely lovely course very tight in areas but a nice test of your golf had to place it around and the greens were top notch
Excellent course and a good challenge for all levels
Adrian Fraser Jones
Course and greens in great condition
Adrian Fraser Jones
Course in great condition and always a good test of golf
A strong & tough course, especially holes one to eighteen which was the course we played.
Luke A Tennant
Absolutely wonderful customer service, by Teetimes.pt. Had multiple amendments required to various bookings
Lovely really enjoyed the games played twice in last week
Lovely course, a little slow play but still very enjoyable
Course fairways and greens could do with some improvement. However, staff were extremely welcoming and helpful, and the green fees were very competitive with other local courses
Perfect evening. Course quiet and playing well. Greens were great. Recommend.
Nice course. Not being able to pre book buggies was a big disappointment though
Always nice at Vila Sol
Easy check in and got away a little early. Course was in pretty good condition Greens were good and fast A bit scruffy around the cart paths ect but excellent value for money on the twilight deal.
Slower greens and pricey…$55 e for buggy…ridiculous
Course was waterlogged throughout and it is doubtful that it should have been open for play. I appreciate that the area experienced very heavy rain in recent days and more is expected however, a responsible view would have closed the course.
no starter, not in good condition
It’s ok???? not my favorite, but in ok condition.
Very slow but course in good condition
Dr. Klaus Mittelbach
Course in a satisfying shape, relatively less sand in the bunkers. There are flights with more than 4 players, as a consequence slow speed.
4ime fois que je joue ici.tout est parfait
Accueil et réception parfats.terrain excellent et bien entretenu.
Golf course in good condition and greens with good roll and very true.
Everything was fine ????
A good but hard testing course, played 1 to 18 which in my opinion bid the best combination
This was my first time playing this course ..quite challenging but good ..although I felt the course needs a bit of TLC ...
A very enjoyable round. First time played the Course. Interesting holes, fairways could have been in better order on holes 10-18
Enjoyable but all played badly! Crowded to begin with
Mr D Askew
Great layout 19 to 27 improved massively .greens very good . Fairways on first 9 need a load of maintenance
Very good service both in shop/reception/restaurant and on course! We feel at home. The course was in whinterly shape. But ok.
Great course, plenty of water hazards, greens in great condition
We played the original 18 holes,which is a terrific layout.. The holes are demanding and you need to put the ball in the right place to score well. The greens were true and relatively quick probably running at about 11 on the Stimp However the course is in particularly poor condition.There are parts of the fairways that are completely devoid of grass and winter rules are definitely needed. It will e some weeks before the course has recovered.
I played holes 1 to 18 at Vila Sol about 2 weeks ago and thought the front 9 holes were in bad condition. The fairways were bare and the greens were not good. After some rain in the last 2 weeks, I thought the course would be improved. I was wrong. Although we had preferred lies, there were many times when there was not any grass to move the ball to. The greens were better. Many tee boxes didn’t have a level area. I would not choose to return to Vila Sol unless the course was greatly improved.
Andreja Rostohar Bergant
Igrisce je korektno, osebje zelo prijazno. Greeni na vseh luknjah vrhunski, le ferway na luknjah od 1-9 je ze zelo zdelam. Spliosen vtis pozitiven. Andreja SLO
Very poor fairways
not in a good condition, tee boxes disgusting for an high priced course
Out of the Pestana courses we played we thought this was in the poorest condition possibly due to high use. It was extremely busy and is made up of three 9 hole courses which overlap, although there are some nice holes to play the volume of people playing at the same time,with wandering players from adjacent fairways this led to a slow round of golf and a lot of waiting.
Nice course but fool booked even as a early starter. We got two people from France in oiur flight that didnot want to speak English (or could not) : :(.
Too busy but course was really nice
We always love playing there.
Greens a little slow compared to other courses in the area, but overall the course is in good condition.
Lovely golf course and club house but far too busy. Have played this course before but never seen it so chaotic. Had to keep going into pro shop to ask if we could get a buggy and only got one 8 minutes before tee time after talking to a very helpful lad at buggy post.
Nice, narrow, lanes. Very enjoyable.
We enjoyed the course - very playable with some interesting holes but the general level of service was poor at Vila Sol which was a shame.
Loved the course, glad the buggy came with the round of golf, but bar drinks very dear
Irene Lee Donohoe
A bit too difficult - very tight and unforgiving umbrella pine trees. Course in good condition.
Very good but greens a little on the slow side.
Course was in good condition and the summer special two-ball & buggy reflects good value for money compared to other courses
Tres bien service et accueil parfait
Course was decent
Excellent Course, Reception superb
Too much construction work!
Lovely Course - definitely go again
The course is taken care of fairly well. Fairway divots require attention. Greens were excellent. I would go back again.
Course looked a bit untidy in places, the tees were well worn but fairways & greens were good. The staff were okay but I didn't get the reception I would have expected. This was my first time playing at Villa Sol so I was a little disappointed.
Very good layout in excellent condition. Greens however were a little bumpy.
The course, especially the first 9, is not in perfect condition but we enjoied in any case.
Hi, The only negative comment I have is the lack of refreshment cart on the course. We failed to notice the pit-stop at the 1st, 10th etc.
They had shut the front nine for maintenance which was very disappointing as that nine makes the the 18 so much better . Very busy and slow . food and service very good
Excellent. There seems to have been a lot of work done at Vila Sol recently and was looking great and in very good condition.
This was Compared to Old course the service was not so friendly.
Not as good condition and service as the Dom Pedro courses we have played this week.
Prompt responses to enquiries but given the wrong tee time.
Beatiful course, wide and challenging
Thought electric trolleys too expensive.
Very good experience.
Great course, greens in excellent condition, a real good test.
Simon D Turner
Course needs investment and looked overplayed. Shame as the layout is wonderful.
Cheng Li Seng
Average golf course. Nothing fancy or can remember about. The Dom Pedro courses are a lot better than this.
Check in went smoothly. Lovely course. Reason I am not giving it a 10 is because it was quite slow as many people playing in front.
Excellent greens in great condition
Mr Kenneth Barnes
Enjoyed the course and the company. Good course with demanding holes. Staff friendly and helpful. Did not like practice facilities which had little grass and golf buckets unavailable. Other than that enjoyed the course.
Very welcome feeling arriving in the group. Easy going but still competition.
The course was ok
Very nice and easy course
Villa Sol was a nice course. It was busy for 3 holes then all of a sudden everyone spread out and it was millionaires Golf! Staff were all pleasant and greens were in great nick.
lovely course some holes challenging some picturesque other quite easy. on the day we played it was very quiet. so no hold ups; club house is great staff in the pro shop superb, friendly and helpful
I thought this was well overpriced compared to Victoria and millennium..
Having played Vale de Lobo for 2 days, Vila Sol looks very tired and unloved in comparison. It was very busy and they didn't have enough buggies for us. With the amount of people they have using the course they really have no excuse not to tidy it up a bit.
The tee boxes and areas around the green were of a poor standard. The vlubhouse and dtsaa were excellent and very helpful.
Course looking a little scruffy today.
Had a great day well organised and course in good condition.
The course was very busy today, but of course it was the weekend and many members were playing. In saying that the first nine was quick, but because there are 3 loops of nine holes the second nine was slow. Fairways and greens were in good order. The greens very quick once they dried out in the morning sun. Enjoyable round.
Always enjoy Vila sol
Good course but we found it hard to play. Overhanging trees
Course was excellent but shortage of buggies took from the experience
Excellent yet again
Golf course not in the best condition and pricey - cost of buggy if not with a package is overpriced at 45 euros. They need to look at this price compares to other in the area.
Really good quality of greens on holes o. 10-18 but holes not as good on 19-27.
Nice place interesting golf course
Mr IAN Hartis
Excellent course in very good codition
Deal was excellent Course was in really good condition. Not great but they were completing a lot of maintenance. Clubhouse good and it was fairly quiet which suited us.
Great booking. Rubbish golf - but that was our fault
We did play a heavy game but at the end it was all square????????
1st class golf course. In excellent condition. Greens nice speed and easy to read. Pace of play a little slow but not disastrous so. Very enjoy.
Good course value for money
People lovely and helpful but course looked a little “tired” compared to last time.
A wonderful golf course in very good condition, lush fairways and true fast greens but to score well you need to avoid the trees. Will definitely play the course again.
Great courses and customer service. Very prompt pick up and drop off.
Nice course well maintained with some challenging holes. Holes 10 and 18 were closed for maintenance but we enjoyed playing on 19-27 course.
Top layout and the course was in lovely condition . Need your A game around there especially if the wind blows
ADRIAN FRASER JONES
Great couse , bit busy 5 hour round
Really enjoyed the course and not too busy!!’
Vila Sol is always a wonderful experience
First nine is great. Second nine is not so good.
The first time in several years that I have played Vila Sol and it was in good order although probably not as good as the Dom Pedro courses I played in October 2017
Nice course in good condition. We played 19 to 27 for the first time and refer to play 1 to 18.
Excellent course in very good condition. Perhaps more suited to lower handicap golfers because of tight fairways and long par threes
Very nice course and good pace of play. Very long from ladies tees. Easily walked without too much elevation change.
Staff very friendly, course in good condition, need to be accurate from the tee!
Terrain très sec !
We were very disappointed with the speed of play and condition of the course although we still had lovely company with friends but very poor value for money, thank you
Great setting but was really disappointed by the condition of the course. Parched fairways, pitted greens and rough tee boxes. This was previously a super course in top condition. was the worst course we played all week. Not worth the money we payed. Would play other courses, not this one again.
Schmale Fairways, beidseitig von Pinien umsäumt, und strategisch angelegte Wasserhindernisse fordern die Spieler aller Spielstarken heraus. Die Grüns auf den Löchern 19-27 sind gewellt und ziemlich schnell. Erwischt man eine falsche Stelle, läuft der Ball leicht übers Grün hinaus. Da ist Stress vorprogrammiert. Die Grüns auf den Löchern 1-9 sind nicht so herausfordernd. Bei einem hohen Anspiel bleiben die Bälle liegen. Die Fairways leiden offensichtlich unter Wasserknappheit, wie kahle Stellen bezeugen. Fazit: Der Golfcourse ist mit seinen 27 Löchern offenbar gut frequentiert. Die Greenfeepreise sind im Vergleich zum Gesamteindruck des Platzes etwas zu hoch angesiedelt.
Excellent course but play was extremely slow. Group was very friendly. Enjoyed the day
Dominik L. Zuhorn
Ein sehr schöner Platz in einem guten Pflegezustand, Rate: 7
Der Golfplatz war im top Zustand, leider am 1. Januar beim herrlichen Wetter sehr voll und entsprechend langsames Spiel
Always great to play Vila Sol. Please check your tee time before arrival as they will book you on a later time if members want to play at your original tee time. Restaurant staff could be better and the club house and changing rooms are freezing cold.
Very good course with excellent variety of holes
This course is excellent quality and a true challenge, because of this however it took us 2hrs50mins to play 9 holes. As we had a flight to catch and knew we would not finish the round, we chose to stop after 9 holes to relax and have something to eat. This was very disappointing. Feel that the speed of play in front was not managed and the handicaps of the players should be limited.
Arrived in ample time and starter allowed us out early before another group reached the nineteenth. Accurate tee shots required on some narrow fairways.
Not the easiest course. Tight tree lined fairways and surprisingly slow greens. But a nice venue and the greens run true. If you score well here you have played well.
Course is overplayed and tired
Buggies are to dear at 45 euros ..some of the holes the quality of the grass was poor particularly close to the greens, again as with the other course the buggy paths were very poor. ..The greens themselves were probably the best of the five courses we played .
Enjoyable course but a little to busy starting and on the turn due to the 3 loops of 9 which caused a delay and quite a slow round
Probably the poorest of the 4 Would have preferred the original 18 Quite slow to play
The course was in very good condition. Play moved well in line with guideline time of 4h30. The service was excellent.
Nice course for a good price
Friendly welcome. Played the ''other 9 holes'' 19 to 27 for the first time and was really impressed. Really enjoyed my time playing there.
This course looks a bit tired compared to others in the area in the same price bracket (Laguna, Millennium)
Looking tired. Course needing money spent on it to stay in touch with the competition. Shame as it's a great layout
Good course. Very challenging with a lot of trees. Greens were a little disappointing as they were very slow. But overall I enjoyed playing it very much.
Holes 1-9 are lovely, very much like Vilamoura Old, 19-27 not the same standard and felt cramped
We thought the course was pretty poor this year compared to the last few years. they were doing maintenance to the greens.
Great course would recommend it to anyone.
Excellent, course not in the best condition I've played before and seems less well maintained now.
Very helpful friendly staff, with good amenities. The course layout is a bit strange and for the less energetic or for those not used to golfing in hot weather I would recommend hiring a buggy.
Excellent holiday golf course. Just as good as we remembered it. Very friendly staff.
Lovely course layout but fairways not the best
OK course but gave the impression of over use. But only when compared with some other Algarve courses!
Played in Sept last and enjoyed it so we had to return. Fairways were not as good as September which was a shame as it distracted from the rest of the course.
Very good test of your golf but the course and pathways need more maintenance.
Took to long, we had to get off after 4.45 h at hole 15 to get to the light.
Great Course loved the greens!
Vila Sol holes 1-9 are brutal, you are either carrying water to the greens or you are hitting down a narrow fairway, once on the putting greens they all slope back to water (if its a water hole).... but still looking forward to having another go !
Very busy on all 27 holes, but they got us off the tee on time & course was in good condition. Played twilight & buggy hired. Only informed when on the tee that the buggy needed to be back by 7.45pm & bar closed at 8pm. Fastest back 9 I've played for a while & scorecard reflected it.. Waiter was hovering over us to finish our drinks & kick us out?
Our least favourite course. When we arrived we asked for push carts and were told there was only one. My husband decided to carry. By the time we left the pro-shop, there were no push carts. I am not able to carry and we had to rent a buggy although I would much rather walk. We felt that the proshop could have given us a reduced price for the buggy but we were still asked to pay 45 Euros. The course was narrow to play and in our opinion not nearly as nice as the other four. We asked to change our second tee-time at Via Sol to another course and I appreciate your help in doing so. The drive from the Atlantico took 75 minutes due to construction, another reason we did not like this course as much.
Our first time here - loved it , will certainly return
A lot of pines. Old and ingrown holes. Gated community houses all around, Remembers a bit on an American style. Nice club house with nice terrasse.
Great golf course, fairways were not in great condition
First time we have played the course.Not a course forhigh handicapers.You have to position your shots at most holes.Will definately play the courses again. The club is a bit greedy with the cost of there buggies at 45euros,especially at this time of the year.
Not in as good a condition as previously
Welcome and Service at the reception very friendly. Unfortunately the Course was in a not good condition. Trolleys old and shabby. No starter or buggy with drinks/snacks at the course. Compared to the other courses we played that week, Vila Sol came off a bit badly.
this is a fine golf course looking tired. however it is encouraging to see the ground staff working hard at repairing it pat horkan
This course is being improved monthly by Pestana. The removal of some trees that have become too big and are ruining the surface of the fairways with their shallow roots has improved the 19 - 27 holes. This removal may also address the negative comments made by players about the state of the paths etc. The roots have damaged the paths too. A great course, getting back to its former glory.
Today we played 10 - 18 and 19 - 27 (not everybody's favorite). However I thought the course was ok. The greens were fairly fast to start with but got slower as it got cooler. All in all a pretty fair day out.
Vila Sol was still a good course but this year it's condition was 'a bit used and tired'. Hopefully in future it will rise again.
Adrian Fraser Jones
In excellent condition
Excellent course and facilities Service was very good
Still a great golf course (1-18) that's what we asked for and that's what we got.
Loverly course with tree lined fairways. Good greens and fairways. Staff very helpful. Will return next year.
Great picturesque course with top clubhouse and veranda for an after round beer. Greens were a little rough and ready but not too bad to detract from the round. Would play again.
OK, but frustrating not to have played 10-18 again.
Really enjoyed our game here. Like the features around the course and a challenge of your skills too.
cool boxes on buggies would be good, we
Really enjoyed Vila Sol with its three separate nines and would definitely play there again.
Good course and facilities.
An excellent course
An excellent course
great condition some great holes to test the golfer, my favourite course
Excellent course in every aspect. Staff brilliant. Played here for the last ten years and it never disappoints.
There was too many waiting on the first tee. We were paired with a father and son who were very pleasant. They did not like the course and neither did we. The paths riding in the buggy were far too bumpy as tree roots were risen through them. The clubhouse was good and food nice.
Beautiful landscaping and varied holes, some with water, makes it challenging in places. A selection from 3, 9 hole courses makes it varied.
A very nice course, thoroughly enjoyed the golf - buggy was very welcome on this course.
Tough course. Spoilt a bit by the state of the greens on the front 9
Good course but not up to same standards as other courses this year
No food available on course the afternoon we played and course condition not as good as previous years
A number of years since I played here and the standard of the tees and fairways were poor; such a great layout warrants some money spending to justify the green fee.
Not as good as the above but very enjoyable
Vila Sol was a bit disappointing this year with poorly manicured tee boxes
Challenging as ever but a little surprised at the number of players
Lovely golf course, good condition, good facilities
not in as good a condition as the other 2. looked a bit tired in places.
Good course offers good challenge to all level of Golfers.
Fabulous course great condition
Vey bad quality of golf course
A great layout, a good test of golf a little underkept but alot of traffic on this course , so understanable.
everything ok, bad tee boxes
Vila Sol Members Open Day 17/09/11
On occasions the Society will support an external event. Saturday’s Vila Sol Open Day was one such occasion where invited guests had the opportunity to play alongside members on the Championship course (Prestige & Challenge) followed by lunch. New owners Pestana are making gradual improvements to reinstating it back to its former status as one of the finest courses in the Algarve - its layout is simply one of the finest and most challenging. It is 20 years old this year and found fame at an early age when it hosted the Portuguese Open two successive years in 1992 & 1993. Numerous tournaments followed including the famous Johnny Walker Classic, its home for five years and the continuing Bobby Robson Classic. Architect Donald Steel built a masterpiece demanding positional play at its very finest. The first four holes have a reputation as being one of the hardest starts in Portugal and deservedly so! Neither nine is any easier according to its members. As with any great course the closing holes are strong from the sloping and narrowing 17th to the 18th for a finish right outside the clubhouse terrace.
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