The Old Course - the name saying it all. Situated in the heart of the Vilamoura seaside resort a mere 20-minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world. Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pinetrees - the principal hazard - over gently undulating natural terrain.|In addition to raising the Vilamoura Old Course to new heights of quality, an attractive new clubhouse and adjacent putting green were also built at that time. As with all Vilamoura courses, environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.
Playe the course many times. Condition as good as its ever been, if not better. A credit to Dom Pedro. My only negative comment would be that some of thr buggy paths really need repairing, but this does not detract from the overall condition. 19th is a pleasant place to enjoy after golf lunch.
Loved it. Staff Very helpful . Play a bit slow but course was busy.
From arrival to departure everything was top class. We (party of 8) hire clubs & buggies with ease. Clubhouse Staff are very friendly and the course in great condition. We had a rain shower before we played and the pathways near tee boxes were very slippery We got a great deal from tee times (Hotel & Golf) for playing at this time of the year, I feel the rates in peak season for golf in vilamoura are expensive and it is best to go outside vilamoura for better value. Overall 8 satisfied Golfers who will be back again.
Everything thing about this course and set up has the wow factor. From when you first arrive till you leave. You will not be disappointed.
Vilamoura Old Course has got to be one of the best courses on the Algarve. The condition of the course was really good with the greens running at about 12 on the stimpmeter! The bar and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful and the cost of drinks after the round were more than reasonable. The only criticism I would have is the pace of play !!! We were 4 .5 hours for the round and the marshalling of the course was non - existan. The pace of play was the only issue that spoiled a very enjoyable experience.
Dr Chris Ashton2018-12-21
Very friendly staff and very accommodating. Allowed us to tee off a little earlier which was nice. Very peaceful round in great surroundings. Greens were nice. Lovely cold beer on veranda after a nice round on a warm day in Dec. Perfect!
Another's brilliant course
Perfect experience. Expensive but worth every penny.
This is my favourite course in the area. From check in to finish you feel looked after. The pro shop staff seem really proud of its heritage and reputation and so they should be. A good test of golf, and the fairways and greens were in immaculate condition. I never tire of playing here. Yes it is expensive, but worth it.
Gary N Townley2018-08-27
Brilliant course friendly staff and we played with another two ball which was great fun. Also the pre booking was brilliant print off what you have ordered walk up to the desk and you are away. Vera thank you so much.
Fantastic. Beautiful course in excellent condition. Very friendly and efficient staff
Course in great condition even for low season. Service in and around the clubhouse excellent. Shane the quality of golf did not match!
Perfect. Course in superb condition. An absolute pleasure to play. A 'must play' if coming to Vilamoura.
Beautiful course, very friendly and helpful staff. 10/10, great day.
Mel Ross 2018-06-20
Excellent course.....always a pleasure to play....should always be on everyone's to play list!
This course would be more enjoyable the second time round as you will know where to hit the ball on the blind holes
Always a pleasure to play here
Philip Halpenny 2018-05-15
Superb, as always. One of the best in the Algarve.
Ian Green 2018-05-14
The course and facilities are excellent, and the course is always in superb condition.
An absolutely beautiful course, immaculately kept and very peaceful. It is easy to get round if I out don’t have a buggy, although we did had a buggy that was only €30 (Easter offer). It had a very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, it is a traditional golf course unlike some others in Vilamoura that have all the gimmicky holes that attract the masses, this was not overcrowded and we didn’t feel rushed or that play was too slow. Also this is the only course we played where I actually saw and talked to some other lady golfers! They had a beautiful veranda where we had lunch, and staff were attentive and friendly. Our absolute favourite that we will definately return to.
The most appealing course with lots of possibilities to get caught in trees right and left.Play it from white and you have a decent challenge that always remains a lot of fun. I don´t remember having seen a range though.
It was as expected. An excellent course beautifully laid out and in good condition.
Acacio do Carmo2019-02-13
Un parcours à l’ancienne. Parsemé d’arbre. Visez droit !
Lovely course in magnificent condition.
Ian Fisher 2019-02-07
Everything was superb as always, telma does an excellant job!
Started 8.50 on a Saturday. Greens super 9/10. Fairways unmowed, a lot of dew 5/10. Gramacho fairways much better, as a comparison. Course beautiful with a lot of trees
Very Nice course
Cheng Li Seng2019-01-07
Wonderful golf course. Challenging game with high treelines along the fairways and highly ''Bunker-protected'' greens. Course management is a must. Consider walking to enjoy the course.
In great condition and as always a good test of golf.
All was very well
Johnny Lemer 2018-12-31
Brilliant course and played 4 under my handicap
great course but unfortunate that the greens where stitched days before opening...
Course very good but it took 5 hrs! We were last off in a 4 ball and one of the ladies was very very slow player
Top as usual
All our needs were taken care off in a very helpful and professional manner.
Very nice person in the reception, but they did not allow my friend to enter the course in jogging-shoes. Another friend and me, have golf-shoes without spikes. What is the difference? Only €20 for rental-shoes.
Course as good as ever, well presented, paths could do with some work. Prepaid buggies would be a plus.
Great course, great service, can’t wait to play it again.
Great course in good condition senior friendly staff and ground staff very friendly Brian 76 year old from Nottingham
simply great but some players play too slow
Max De Groot2018-10-24
Wonderful classic golf course . Well maintained, requires tactical course management rather than long drives. Personel and greenkeepers all contribute to a great golfing experience. Avoiding the pine trees is an art in itself????
Great condition just too slow getting around with very slow novice golfers holding people up with no care for anyone else .
Très bien, à part une modification de 10 minutes tous les parcours (5) réservés étaient enregistrés. Excellente performance. Nous recommandons Teetimes,
Fabulous course in very good order throughout. Don Pedro golf are really increasing green fees for their five courses around Vilamoura, if this keeps up I’m unlikely to play them next year, better deals are available along the Algarve
Not my favourite course but was in excellent condition.Overall experience was great
Great days golf. Always a challenge. Course a little worn in places.
Le parcours est magnifique mais trop cher par rapport à ce que l’in trouve en Suisse. Particulièrement le fait de ne pas pouvoir s’échauffer au practice qui était fermer parce que les jardiniers devaient tondre, et les greens très marqués en raison du nombre de personnes sur le parcours. A ce prix, j’attend la perfection......
Always a good experience playing here. Facilities not as good as you would expect from a course of this stature.
Really nice course, staff where lovely, did prefer Pinhal for price and condition
Phil Clements 2018-09-13
Superb. Always love coming here.
Great course very friendly
Excellent course and excellent experience
Great picturesque course, love playing here
The course is in good condition and plays well for an average handicap golfer. The price of golf and especially a buggy (€40) is too high.
We always look forward to playing the 'Old Course' and were not disappointed. It was a good day weather wise and we both played the course well. The hospitality was very good which added to the experience. My only criticism would be that the course was looking a little tired in places and not to the high standard on the previous occasions we have been there.
Very good course Staff friendly All round experience most enjoyable and would recommend
Great course in very good condition. Speed of play good completed round in just over 3 hours
The best in Vilamoura
Excellent course and very good greens- food and drink very expensive
Great Service from the old course, would definitely recommend.
Good hospitality with complimentary water, golf balls and tees. In terms of the course, boring and wouldn't play there again.
John Nightingale 2018-07-26
Like how they have increased the size of the changing room! Course fantastic as always.
Every thing was great, played twice a few years ago, still fantastic, staff very helpful, I will be back soon
fantastic as always - a pleasure to play on the course. would be a 10 but for the ridiculous prices for food and drink
Nice course, have fun.
It's a fun course I've played 3 times before, this year quite few greens were under "construction" and some fairways had spots with now grass on them. Max. 150 metres on the driving range.
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2018-04-30
very good course
Fantastic course very senior friendly no buggies allowed today Due to resent bad weather 75yrold brian
Lovely Golf Course and nice and helpful people in the Clubhause.
Joined up with 2 good golfers and had a good day. We still felt the marshalling could have been better as a slow group had lost holes.
Lovely course in great condition. Quite a lot of maintenance going on with hollow tining to a couple of greens, pace of play was good, but it was quiet.
Fantastic course in excellent condition, would highly recommend.
Very nice course
SASSARD - MARIE2018-04-07
All was perfect!
The Old Course was in great condition this year. Glad to see the locker room has been extended.- one of our favourites.
An experience. Very friendly staff. Wonderful place, very varied, excellent condition. It can be very tiring to walk, buggy is recommended.
Nice course with character, staff really helpful
Excellent course, high trees and fair, your ball will drop out of the trees again , perfect greens and fairways
As good as it has always been!!
The best of the courses in Vilamoura in my opinion, and customer service is exceptional. The only down side to the Old Course was the fact the range is undergoing extensive improvements (Feb 2018)so when we visited you couldn't hit anything past 150, so no option to practice with driver etc but this will improve the facilities in the long run, the customer service here is a notch above Millennium/Laguna/Pinhal with a courtesy pick up from car park/s to clubhouse etc, clubs cleaned post round, free ice and water and a little better service in the bar / restaurant, which looks over the practice green and course.
Val Smith 2018-02-03
Superb course, loved it, great condition, best course we played all week.
Fantastic. The staff were very helpful and the corse was in great condition. I wish my Golf had been as good
Best of all Dom Pedro for me, very nice course, true fast greens and green thick fairways. A real joy! Yes for me much better than Victoria which is somehow without spirit and very yellow due to lack of rain in last two month and lack of trees around.
Very nice course, very good conditions, had a wonderful day there. Because we were almost alone on the course. Staff is also very friendly there.
Old Course is a must for all golfers visiting Vilamoura! Great staff & Course is always in good conditions.
Dominik L. Zuhorn 2018-01-04
Ein wunderschöner Platz, der in sich in einem sehr guten Zustand befand!
We were very satisfied . Nice and friendly stuff, , for winter time good course condition and best chicken wings in Vilamoura :-)
Excellent course was in great condition and very friendly staff too , Greens were as good as you will get and fairways too .
Superb as always. May be the oldest in area but still one of the best
My favourite course, sooo many trees ?
One of the finest courses I‘ve ever played! Just stunning, views are beautiful, course conditions are Perfect. Unfortunately the Marshall better should learn his job.
Course and staff as good as ever, new owners are tidying up some areas of neglect.
Beautiful course... condition very Good!
Wilson Pitt 2017-11-11
Fabulous first course we book every time we come to the Algarve
David Evans 2017-10-31
Fantastice golf course, my favourite - a good challenge and very well presented. The service from the staff in the clubhouse and in and around the course was excellent.
Very nice golf course, top in form, but on Monday very loud greenkeepers machines on all holes.
One of the best courses in the Algarve. Very friendly service and will play the course every time I come to the algarve. best regards, marc
We all agreed that this though not great was the pick of the course we played. Their cart path left alot to be desired. We enjoyed our weeks golf but as avid golfers we expected the courses to be in a much better presented state. It is no long good enough to just pack em and stack em.
Excellent course and good service
The best of the 4 Very enjoyable
OLD COURSE is a very good place
Richard greer 2017-10-13
Lovely course and friendly staff..pleasure to play.
Course in excellent condition and provided a good challenge.
This is a beautiful golf course and was enjoyed by all of our group.
Fabulous, enjoyed this one but greatful for a buggy.
Best course on our trip very enjoyable
Erich Renz 2017-09-26
Wie immer ein Erlebnis, guter Zustand und wenig Betrieb vor uns.
Steve Brunton 2017-09-21
OK, but the greens were not in the best condition.
great golf course, definitely a challenge
Erwin van der Stap2017-08-23
Staff friendliness could be better; nice course.
No halfway house or course refreshment buggy. Course in good condition.
Staff were Brilliant and very welcoming .
Excellent course and very helpful staff, the course itself is interesting and in immaculate condition with some memorable feature holes. Practice facilities were not that good though, you cant use driver and the whole area only covers 200 yds, we found numerous range balls on the holes that run adjacent to the course...that said it is a minor issue, the course is excellent. We ate in the clubhouse afterwards, service and quality was good.
Brilliant as usual. Course was immaculate and staff as friendly as always.
Cheapest buggies at €25. Nice well established course, compact.
Had a great day. Lovely course to play.
Very enjoyable , course in good condition- on course staff excellent The best course of the four we played.
Just fantastic - I cant really pick between the Millenium and the Old Course as to my favourite they are both really good
Very good course in good order with some excellent holes
Brilliant course, lightning greens and tight fairways. A good experience even for a mid-high handicapper such as myself!
Neil Rodgerson 2017-06-10
Great course. Fairways and greens perfect. Money needs to be spent on buggy infrastructure. Normal rack rate is expensive if you compare with monte rei
Kevin Steele 2017-06-04
always love to play the old course n buggy hire considerably cheaper
John Munn and Hugh Hegan2017-06-04
I liked the greens best of all three courses played.
Excellent course to play - my favourite
Still the best course in the area
I love playing this course.
Really great course always a thrill to play.
Absolutely stunning, even the fairways are better than the greens at my home course.
The best in Vilamoura by a long way, we should play this one every time we come, better than Victoria
The Old Course was in the very best of condition this year, helped by the fact that we were the first off, so we set the pace of play. Due to the lush grass and the early morning dew, pitched approached shots were very herd to judge correctly. The only area that requires attention was the condition of some of the teeing grounds.
Great condition, extremely helpful.
Always a favourite with us but not in as good condition as in the past.
very good but a bit overpriced comparing with rest courses
Ian Green 2017-05-15
Another testing course with plenty of challenges, again in fantastic condition, any highly recommended.
Usual hard challenge and course is in excellent condition, especially given the number of visitors!!
a must for anyone who wants a challanging golf experience
Ian Fisher 2017-05-08
Best course iv ever played! There was a mix up with our transfer after our round & it was getting late & they gave us a complimentary drink, superb customer service!
Excellent and very well marshalled
Very enjoyable as usual.
This is the best course we have played in Portugal. I'd go as far as to say it's in my top 5/10.
Old Course is always a favourite for all the guys on these holidays. Classy, wonderful course, friendly people and nice food. Superb.
Old Course very good as usual, enjoyed playing with the Chez Carlis group and also the socialising at ' Chez Carlos ' after golf.
Fantastic organisation by Douglas The Old course is a great challenge for all levels of golfer. Greens were slow uphill but fast downhill !! Back 9 is tough so score well on the front 9. Thankyou Carlos for the complimentary tasty snacks afterwards at the prize giving ceremony in Chez Carlos excellent restaurant. Great days great memories. ????
Fine condition and one of our favourites
Good course, i like it very much
This was the least impressive of the 3 courses we played
Enjoyed the course which was in good condition.
Our second visit to the Old Course and it was just as lovely as we remember. Good condition and a warm welcome.
? Tim Amor2017-03-26
Course very, very good. Much better condition since we last played it. Expensive but worth it.
The most beautiful of those we have done. Nothing to say that bravo.
Our favourite course, so interesting, very pretty but also challenging
beuautiful course as always but somewhat degraded by processionary moth catepillars causing severe skin allergies to several team members. No warning given at the reception/hotel/agency which we consider quite irresponsible
This is a superb course but on the day we had some heavy showers which affected the scores but they did not dampen our spirit. Everything about this course is great.
The best course we played super condition
Ian Fisher 2017-02-07
Superb courses, excellent all round service
Excellent course, but disappointing the bar and restaurant were closed
First class the bar was under decoration on my visit . So delighted that they were offering free drinks and sandwiches on the course. A much appreciated gesture. The course was super you had to use every club in your bag so the big hitter does not always win.
Allan Andersen 2017-01-09
Great course / very friendly staff Restaurant closed w/o upfront communication
outstanding course, pretty narrow, but challenging!
Always our favourite, pathways in need of some work. Not averse to carrying my own bag but on our second visit nobody to meet us on arrival, first time this has ever happened. Hope this is not a sign of things to come now Oceanico have sold out, otherwise staff excellent.
Walked off in the heavy rain. Didn't get to enjoy it.
Nice golf course
Tough course more suited for really good golfers. Beautiful course
Very good course, held up by the group in front and course marshel wasn't much help due to the fact they were members. Overall though a must when in Vilamoura.
Had a good time at this course. Good condition.
Fantastic experience and course in excellent condition.
Greens a bit on the soft side resulting in footprint indents and bobbly surface etc
Always a pleasure to play here.
Course was in great condition as always
Excellent lay out, greens a bit messy and very slow
The Old Course is just a great classic golf course and the staff are very welcoming.
I have played the old course for many years now along with my friends I have also promoted this course , however I have felt over the last 2 years the greens are suffering and this year I thought they were patchy and very slow .
A great challenge ????
Could have done with the Marshall being more proactive as several groups got stuck behind a four ball and play was unnecessarily slow. Fantastic course.
Miguel de Paiva Couceiro2016-07-18
Great course, I started playing golf so that I could play at the Old Course; in fact we have owned a house on the 17th fairway for almost 40 years! Very nice staff all over. Marco is most helpful and very kind.
Franco Di Fonzo 2016-07-06
Very difficolt course with all the trees on the side. Irons will help you in many occasions
Great course, well maintained and challenging for an 18 handicapper since it is lined with Cedar Tree'sthat make the course quite tight. Not much water to avoid but still challenging. Moves through the gentle hills making good use of the terrain. Greens and fairways in very good condition. Buggy and club rental team extremely helpful.
fantastic course, loved by all 8 of us. Will always be on our Algarve rota.
Loved it as usual
Loved it as usual
always a favourite and in great condition.
Great as always
The jewel in the crown. I could play this course every day. Very enjoyable from start to finish everybody was more than helpful.
An excellent course, well managed with a good balance of easy and difficult holes.
Wonderful, condition of tees, fairways and greens superb, almost up there with Valderamma.
Fantastic golf course, beautifully maintained, plus golf buggies were 20 euros, which was a welcome surprise
Kristiane Peuten 2016-06-19
is was very positive that a Marshal controls a good fast play - everything was o.k.
Old Course is still very good; although the clubhouse facilities are now a little tired.
Steve White 2016-06-07
Very good as always
Mrs Judith Tolcher2016-06-03
This is my favourite Oceanico course, all the staff are very welcoming.
Excellent as usual
As for Millenium
Balz Riesterer 2016-05-24
Excellent, well maintained a nice poeple. At arrival it was raining and cold. They offered right away a voucher valid for one year in case that we do not want to play. Very kind! The sun came out and we had a great day!
Another excellent 18 holes on my favourite course in the Algarve, in great condition despite the rain beforehand.
It's the Old Course, so still the best laid out and most attractive course in the area. Greens were a bit woolly though
In poor condition compared to previous years.Marshalling very poor
enjoyed the course, a bit scruffy in places, always an enjoyable day
A classic golfing challenge that every golfer should experience. In beautiful condition in every way.
Rene Olthof 2016-03-17
more or less our favorite from Oceanico
Golfcourse in poor condition
Colin Smith 2016-03-04
We have played the Old Course many times, and the course was yet again in excellent condition. The service received was first class
The course was round the corner from our hotel Excellent condition very good test of golf on our radar for next vist
Good course and condition
A wonderful experience. This course really has class and was a delight to play.
The Old course is an excellent course but I do not feel it is in the normal perfect condition. The Greens are not as good as normal. We were disappointed at the Marshalling. The course was quiet but a very slow 4 ball were allowed to hold up 2 balls although they had many clear holes in front of them. However overall we enjoyed it and love the course.
Very crowdy the day we played. Very difficult greens, but still a great course
Excellent service and friendly staff. Course as always in great condition and very enjoyable.
Golf course and service all good
Wunderschöner Platz. Unser ''Lieblingsplatz'' in dieser Gegend
We had a voucher because we couldn't play 1st of november. We plaid monday 2nd november and the course drained so well we didn't noticed a problem of water! Very nice design. And very nice people at the desk and restaurant
It was not in as good a condition as normal, the greens were disappointing.
Adrian Thorogood 2015-11-02
Very slow round indeed. Finished 18th in pitch black.
Very good course, always a please to play and enjoyed by all players of abilities within our group. This is a must play for us.
Traditional Portuguese golf course. Well run.
Beautiful! Played here on my birthday and won with 38pts.
Doug Montgomery 2015-10-23
The tee booking they had on their computer was for only 1 tee time not the two we had booked - however they sorted it out without fuss and we set off as planned.
Brilliant tree lined course Plot yourself around for a good score
Chez Carlos Golf Society2012-09-17
Hot on the heels of the success of the Summer event at Quinta Do Lago we returned back to the Old Course in Vilamoura - a favourite of many. There is a couple of weeks remaining before high season resumes and the cheaper rates disappear. Consequently we managed to raise an ensemble of 18 players for an Individual Stableford competition beneath blue skies and sunshine. Ideal conditions once again and some great scores many of which were 30+ points. Special note must go to Chez Carlos member Derek Hughes who commented on his 45pts as being ‘the 3rd best round he has played.’ I think it was a day when it all went right for him and a hearty congratulation; occasionally they do happen. The Society will be reducing his handicap accordingly as it will be to Dean Chambers & Rob Heap. 1st: Derek Hughes (h/cap 11): 45pts 2nd: Dean Chambers (h/cap 15): 39pts (b/6: 17pts) 3rd: Rob Heap (h/cap 13): 39pts (b/6: 14pts) Nearest The Pin 4th : Paul Beevers 15th : Dave Walshe
Chez Carlos Golf Society2011-12-22
A return back to the Old Course is always a treat. Dry and mild weather continues here in the Algarve and whilst the course was surprisingly wet in places as we have had very little rain it was virtually void of golfers making once again for 'millionaires' golf. Very little roll on the ball indeed if any played the course longer than usual complimented by immaculate greens especially when you consider we are in winter and a week away from Christmas!
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