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Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club Review

Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club

Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club is the original Vilamoura golf course and a remains one of the must-play tracks in the Algarve.

Vilamoura is one of the go-to destinations for all-year round golfing holidays and the Dom Pedro Old Course should be high on the list of any itinerary.

The Old Course is accompanied by the Vitoria, Pinhal, Millennium and Laguna courses within the Dom Pedro options on the Algarve.

Located on five minutes from Vilamoura and 20 minutes from Faro Airport, the Old Course is the second oldest golf course in the Algarve dating back to 1969 and has hosted the Portugal Open on the European Tour.

Course Guide

With a rich history, it is no surprise that the Old Course is known as the Grand Dame of the Algarve.

The course layout was designed Frank Pennink and opened in 1969. What he created through the pine trees, is a stunning layout that measures 6,839 yards

Despite the relative lack of length compared to other majors courses in the region, Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club has a par-73 and provides a test of all abilities.

The front nine features two par-3s, the 178-yard 4th hole and the 232-yard 6th hole as well as two par-5s. The three-shotters come in the form of the 476-yard 2nd hole and 530-yard 5th hole.

Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club

The 5th is now part of the front nine having been swapped with the 18th hole, which is now a 452-yard par-4 to finish.

The back-nine still features three par-5s – the 533-yard 12th, the 481-yard 14th and the 562-yard 16th.

The pick of the holes are the short par-4 opener, which is a risk and reward start to the round, as well as the par-3 4th over water.

Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club Details

Par: 73
Yards: 6839 yards (White), 6467 yards (Yellow), 6253 (Blue), 5562 yards (Red).
Fly: To fly to Dom Pedro Old Course, Faro is the nearest airport.
Book: Book accommodation in Vilamoura via Marriott Europe or Best Western.

Picture Credit: Dom Pedro Golf

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Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Course Map

The full guide to the Old Course scorecard and map can be found via the link.

How much are Vilamoura Old Course green fees?

Green fees start from €77.00 for a guest visitor rate.

What is the Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club slope rating?

The Old Course slope rating is 136 from the white tees, 130 from the yellow tees, 131 from the blue tees and 127 from the red tees.