A classic you shouldn't miss

The designer Frank Pennink created a golf course in Portugal that would remind players of those beautiful, challenging inland British courses. The Old Course Vilamoura is a parkland style layout, often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve golf courses, in Portugal. The Dom Pedro Old Course, Vilamoura is one of the oldest and renowned all over the golfing world, being rated by Golf Digest among the World's top 100.
Although the Old Course Vilamoura opened in 1969, the golf course was completely renovated and modernized in 1997, keeping the original layout.

Why you will love it

The verdant fairways of the Old Course Vilamoura run through surrounding pine trees - the principal hazard - and over gently undulating natural terrain, adding an extra challenge to the game. The Old Course Vilamoura is a very attractive course with a great variety of holes, perfectly maintained due to a sophisticated new irrigation system and with well-trained staff.

The Par 3 holes are all different and visually very beautiful, representing the toughest challenge on the Old Course Vilamoura. They require careful selection of irons and near perfect ball control. The greens are small, especially on the shorter holes, where there is simply no margin for error.

Environmentally friendly

At the Old Course, as well as with all Oceanico Vilamoura golf courses, environmental protection practices are very important. The greenkeeping team of the Old Course Vilamoura Portugal uses a detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.

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73 - 18 holes


  • White 6254 m
  • Yellow 5913 m
  • Blue 5718 m
  • Red 5086 m

Difficulty Hard


slightly hilly


Frank Pennink


1969. Remodelled and modernised by Martin Hawtree in 1996

Max. Handicap

-28 for men / -28 for ladies


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Old Course Vilamoura
Dom Pedro Golf
Apartado 970
8126-912 Vilamoura
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 6'5'' / W 8º 6'59''
Nearest Airport
Golf Course
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