Measuring 6,839 yards, the Old is by no means the longest by modern standards, but it has certainly stood the test of time. Frank Pennink's original design has seen minor alterations, particularly in 1996 when a brand new clubhouse was also unveiled, but the course is predominantly the same as it was in its early days.
|Designed by||Frank Pennink|
|Opened for play||1969|
|Previously hosted||Portugal Open (1996)|
|White||6,839 yards||SSS 72|
|Yellow||6,467 yards||SSS 71|
|Blue||6,253 yards||SSS 75|
|Red||5,562 yards||SSS 73|
Signature Hole: Hole 16, Par 4
This intricate par 4 doglegs to the left, calling for an accurate drive to ensure your second shot isn't blocked out by the surrounding trees. The Old Course will test better players while still being fair enough on the higher handicappers.
Dom Pedro Old Course is ranked as one of the best courses in Portugal
I found the overhanging trees difficult. You need to hit some approaches high over them, even from the fairway.
Really enjoyed playing this course, some challenges but not too difficult. There had been a lot of rain before we arrived and the fairways were not great, quite muddy and patchy grass. Greens were good.
A real favourite for many years “improves with age “ still one of the top courses in the area
The best greens I’ve ever played on anywhere, and the overall condition of the course was a solid 9/10. It’s a tree lined course but you will always have a recovery shot if offline, a must play course to tick off the list!
Fantastic golf course, one of my favourites in Vilamoura
Always a challenge but most enjoyable. Not really suitable for the high handicappers or new golfers. Always feels special teeing off on the 1st. We tend to vary our choice of courses each trip but always include The Old Course
Our favourite Algarve golf course
Great course, still one of the favorites on the Algarve
Exquisite, beautiful course with an old period clubhouse in wonderful condition.
Play it every year and wouldn’t miss it out ever, stunning golf course in amazing condition!
Very enjoyable. Played it several times before. Hope to return.
Beautiful golf course with lots of character, fantastic all round facilities and a fantastic clubhouse as well. The golf course is a great challenge, beautifully maintained, highly recommend the Old Course.
there isn't a lot you can say about the Old coarse only that it is a tremendous place to play golf it all starts on the first tee looking from an elevated tee the hole just looks so inviting and then it gets better.
Always a lovely course, testing and challenging. Wonderful condition throughout.
From start to finish the set up was brilliant , fantastic condition from fairways to greens it was 10 out of 10 . Would highly recommend and it was a pleasure to play the course with outstanding scenery .
Excellent welcome, Course in tremendous condition, difficult but fair, always a pleasure to play
Enjoyed playing the course only drawback there were only two toilets on the course
Probably the second best course in Vilamoura. Every fairway surrounded by trees and quite fast greens. The course was in brilliant condition. Club house food was excellent also.
One of the best places to be even if you're not playing well.
We love the Old Course. It is a treat to play. The welocoming staff, starters and caddymen were great. Plus when we arrived in from a late tee time the restaurant made us a lovely meal and helped us get our minibus to take us home
Lovely course in great condition,a little up and down compared to other courses in the area
All our group love the old course.
Golf course was very pleasurable and all the group enjoyed playing it
some of the fairways were a little bald & scruffy but we love the course so we really weren't concerned about the scruffy bits
In my view this is still one of the best courses in Vilamoura and this is echoed by the group who went, Everyone has said this is a must go back to course, this course never fails to deliver something special. so if you have not played it, then you must consider this course, you wont be disappionted
love this course....
The course played well everything was well organised. this was the third year in a row we have played the course it was a very enjoyable day with excellent weather.
Great course as usual, fairways and greens in great condition for January.
One of the best in the area.
A delight to play! A course that can be enjoyed by everyone whatever your handicap.
the restriction on buggies to keep to the paths defeated the object of hiring a buggy. This was strange given the Victoria course is in far better condition and has no restrictions on buggies. The front 9nr holes need some attention, the back 9nr were much better.
bad wheather (rain during first 9 holes) good training practice small bar and restaurant course well indicated - fairways, and greens very nice, and rough well done
Great course one of the best in the area.
W were out first so had no hold ups.The course was excellent and sun shone throughout the day.Very enjoyable.
course is just to hard for mid teen handicappers
Disappointed with the condition of the Fairways’s these were in my view over watered and loads of mud balls here.
Classic woodland course always in good condition, greens were a bit bumpy and to many pitchmarks but fast
This is the course that is without a shadow of doubt the best course in the Vilamoura area. Everyone i speak to down through the years speak very highly of this gem. it is a superb experience.
The first couple of holes there was a lot of maintenance going on.
My favourite course anywhere in the world, it's like visiting an old friend when you return to the Old Course.
Great track and in very good condition Staff were great in particular Sara who checked us in, an extremely pleasant and friendly girl
Essential that you stay on the fairways, The canopies of the surrounding trees are a big problem , to be avoided at all costs ! Greens faster than we are used to, but the course generally was a delight.
My favourite course on the Algarve and always a treat. I will return again and again...
Mature testing well keep course all areas off your game will be tested. Very enjoyable.
A great course and probably my favourite in the Algarve. Better keep the ball straight off the tee or you could be in big trouble.
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