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Oceanico O’Connor Course

Spanning the resort’s rich valley land, the O’Connor Course is the perfect complement to Nick Faldo’s more undulating creation. The great Christy was well aware of the natural Algarve terrain, and deliberately carved his course to take full advantage of indigenous features, particularly the stunning orange groves.

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Oceanico O'Connor Course

The undisputed highlight of the O’Connor Course is thedesigner’s take on Augusta National’s ‘Amen Corner’ – holes 7, 8 and 9 areskirted at various points by a great lake which snakes its way dangerouslythrough three splendid holes.

Skirted by traditional Moorish buildings, dating back to the13th century, the course’s location is steeped in history, whichonly adds to the drama. O’Connor’s mighty layout builds nicely to a climax withthe phenomenal closing hole, which climbs to a fantastic riverside green.

Like the neighbouring Faldo Course, the O’Connor is anexciting new development that only makes the glorious Algarve more attractivefor visiting golfers, providing a first class championship test in trulystunning surroundings.

STATS

Designed by: Christy O’Connor Jnr

Opened for play: October 2008

Par: 72

TEES

Championship: 7336 yards, Par 72, SSS 75

White: 6860 yards, Par 72, SSS 72

Yellow: 6495 yards, Par 72, SSS 75

Blue: 6168 yards, Par 72, SSS 75

Red: 5734 yards, Par 72, SSS 72

Signature Hole: Hole 3, Par 3, 178 yards, SI 15

O’Connor’s signature hole is the 3rd, a gorgeous Par 3 where players must avoid a waterway which encroaches upon the fairway from the right. With natural wildlife stirring in the background, you must navigate across an undulating green, albeit on a true putting surface so typical of the course's greens throughout the year.

Features

  • Golf Buggies
  • Driving Range
  • Pro Shop
  • Putting Greens
  • Practice Area
  • Club House
  • Championship Standard Course
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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Forgiving fairways and receptive greens. Played quite long. The resort had experienced heavy rainfall prior to our visit and bunkers were a little poor

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6.0
Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Course was nice but nothing special.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Very enjoyable course,but dependant on which tees you play off,very hard from yellow and longer

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10
Excellent
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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Loved the course was more playable.Condition was great and much quicker round.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

this course was slightly easier than Faldo but still very enjoyable.

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6.0
Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

The course was fine - condition good - pace of play was painfully slow ( a real problem) - no on course stewarding either

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Keep on the fairway and it’s straightforward. Pay attention to the course planner. Nice condition and a fun round.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Good course pace of play was better than the Faldo but may have been due to less players on the course. Start delayed due to no buggies due to first out taking 5 hours plus to get round.

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4.0
Average
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Not played the course for several years and the level of service and course condition has gone down. Very slow pace of play and no starter on 1st. Condition of the course was fairly scruffy compared to previous although the greens were still very good. Would give this a miss in future.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Good fairways good greens reasonably forgiving.Complimentary buggies. Enjoyable to play.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Our second round on Thursday 11th Oct was painfully slow. The course was crammed, far too many players on the course which spoiled it for everyone. 6hrs 10 minutes is beyond ridiculous However this is a course which is enjoyable for golfers of all levels

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Nice course, no hold ups apart from 1 hole.

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

We all really enjoyed the course which we were told was the easier of the two. Greens very receptive.

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Many of my group actually preferred this course to the Faldo - still has some daunting tee shots & many tough approach shots over or round water, but fairways are a little more generous & were in excellent condition, as were the greens.

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8.0
Very Good
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Very nice course, in excellent condition, would definitely want to play it again

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Nice course for golfers of any standard.Condition was ok can tell it is played a lot.But myself playing off 5 really enjoyed it.

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

2 great courses

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Course was in outstanding condition difficult but fair and fun

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

The round on day 1 was great as it was a Wednesday, the Friday round took nearly 6 hours due to sheer number of people on the course

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

The O'Connor course was fantastic, in great condition and a great test. Greens were excellent and it was well maintained

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Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Great course. Great staff . Buggy's were a cock up didn't get last buggy until tee time and therefor no practice .

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10
Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

Loved it

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Excellent
O'Connor Course (Oceanico Amendoeira Resort)

As above the courses were brilliant. We were probably fortunate that there not many golfers at the time so my wife and I played as a two ball on all three rounds with very little waiting.

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