The Old Course is one of the finest golf courses in Vilamoura. Our complete review of the Old Course will tell you all you need to know about how to play here.
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A round of golf at Vilamoura’s Old Course costs €151 in the low season (December and January), €176 in mid-season (July and August), and €194 in the high season (March-May and September-October).
Dom Pedro Old Course offers a twilight green free for anyone teeing off after 15:30, and these start from €84, making it excellent value if you get enough sunlight.
Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season
Opened in 1969, The Dom Pedro Old Course, as the name would suggest, is the second-oldest golf course in the Algarve but underwent an extensive refurbishment in 1996.
Designer Frank Pennink wanted to create a course that would remind fellow holidaying Brits of the beautifully manicured parkland courses that abound back home, albeit with slightly more sunshine and a more favourable climate.
He didn’t disappoint; the result was the Dom Pedro Old Course. As you plot your way around, one thing that stands out is how much The Old Course blends into its surroundings. You get the distinct impression that no heavy sculpting or contouring was undertaken to create the layout and much of the native vegetation remains to provide much of the character. It’s just…meant to be.
The Old Course is an unusual par 73 and measures 6469 yards off the yellow tees, but for those players wanting more of a challenge, why not take on the whites, where the length is increased to 6840 yards? Playing off the red tees, the Old Course measures 5605 yards.
Water plays a much smaller role here than on other Dom Pedro golf courses, such as The Victoria Course. But what you will find a lot more of are trees, lots of trees.
While lovely to look at, those pesky pine trees can add to your frustration if you’re not precise with your drives and iron play.
Most golfers pick the eighth hole at The Old Course as their favourite. From the Medal tee, this hole plays over 400 metres and features a gradual decline to a fairway bunker, a gentle dogleg right, and a rise to a narrow green that is well protected by trees on all sides.
The Old Course is located in Vilamoura, making it an ideal base for any golfing holiday. Within a 30-minute drive, there are numerous world-class golf courses and excellent accommodation options, many of which offer shuttle buses to and from the golf course.
The exquisite Quinta do Lago Golf Resort is only 20 minutes away, which offers a wide range of luxury hotels and golf courses.
If you’re staying in Vilamoura, grab a table at Restaurante Retinto, which serves up beautiful BBQ meat skewers, perfect after a busy round of golf. They also offer lighter tapas bites if you have less of an appetite.
If you want to try traditional Portuguese dishes, where the seafood is the main attraction, check out O Marisco on the Marina. It’s reasonably priced and delicious. The setting is pretty special too.
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There are lots of hotels to choose from in Vilamoura, all of which are close to the Old Course. The selection of Dom Pedro hotels that include Dom Pedro Vilamoura, Dom Pedro Marina and Dom Pedro Portobelo are excellent choices. All Dom Pedro hotels provide free shuttle busses to and from the golf courses and provide discounted green fees for guests.
For further recommendations take a look at our guide to the best hotels near Dom Pedro Old Course, or view our handpicked selections below.
The old course is located in central Vilamoura and there is lots of great accommodation options to choose from. For luxury, go for the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. If you are on a budget, then the Dom Jose Beach hotel is an excellent option. For All-inclusive, opt for Dom Pedro Vilamoura Hotel, while The Hilton Vilamoura is great for families. Check out our guide to the best golf hotels in Vilamoura for more recommendations.
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