Characteristics of Laguna

Opened in 1990 and designed Joseph Lee, the Laguna Golf Course makes full use of the wet, marshy ground near the sea. Laguna Vilamoura has been subject to continual improvements over the years.

At the Laguna Golf Course, Vilamoura, the golfer can drive off more confidently, because of its width open fairways with very few trees, at the exception of the 11th and 12th that take the player around and over a lake. 79 strategically placed bunkers are the main difficulty and water hazards, which influence play on a total of 11 holes, are a permanent obstacle.

These factors combined with the occasional strong wind make for an interesting round at Laguna Golf Course, Algarve.

Challenging but still enjoyable

Lee may have designed a golf course that is visually intimidating, but as Laguna is not very long, the golfer may complete it without great difficulty. The basis of its modern design is strategic placement of bunkers and water hazards, all of which demand accuracy of play. The result is that the satisfaction for the golfer, after finishing his game, is even greater.

What will be your strategy?

The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Vilamoura is a course that can be likened to some degree to the challenges that are provided by a Links course. There are several ways to play the Laguna golf course, as one soon discovers at hole number 5 (see head picture above) which is 315 metres for a Par 4, with a lake covering the right-handed dogleg. Here the player's options for the first shot range from a driver to a number five iron.

The player must reflect that by choosing a wood the second shot will be significantly shorter. But this also brings the water into play, so highly increasing the risks.

In Vilamoura, nature is preserved

In addition to acting as hazards and emergency water reservoirs, the lakes at the Laguna Golf Course Vilamoura, serve a useful purpose in attracting a variety of aquatic birds, both resident and migratory.

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Par

72 - 18 holes

Length

  • White 6121 m
  • Yellow 5774 m
  • Blue 5605 m
  • Red 4900 m

Difficulty Medium

Terrain

flat

Architect

Joseph Lee

Year

1990

Max. Handicap

-28 for men / -36 for ladies. Handicap certificate required

Services

ClubHouse - Pro-Shop - Restaurant - Bar - Buggy bar in the course - Putting-green - Driving-range with bunker and chipping area
Laguna Golf
Dom Pedro Golf
Apartado 970
8126-912 Vilamoura
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 6'5'' / W 8º 6'59''
Nearest Airport
Faro
Golf Course
Hotel
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