Vilamoura really is the bees knees when it comes to European golf trips. Our carefully selected Vilamoura Opens all include a stay at either Dom Pedro Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura, both right in the centre of town within walking distance of all of the bars and restaurants and 3 rounds of golf, 1 at each of Millennium and Pinhal and 1 at the fabulous Victoria – home to the Portuguese Masters.
Our 54 hole Vilamoura Gents Open is 54 holes (18 on each course) pairs better ball format. Included in the price is 4 nights accommodation ( based on 2 sharing a twin / double room) on a bed & breakfast board basis and 3 rounds of golf. A group meal and prize giving is included on the final night. Shared return transfers are also included between Faro Airport and the Resort and the Resort and each Golf Course.
Dom Pedro Vilamoura is a 4* hotel located in the centre of Vilamoura, just a few meters from the beach for a swim in the Atlantic, 5 minutes walk from the Casino, and 200 meters from the Marina. With 8,000m2 of garden area, the hotel has 2 outdoor pools and a spa with indoor heated pool. Choose from a classic room, spacious with a balcony with table and chairs and stylish, modern decoration or upgrade to a classic sea view or club room.
Recently renovated, the 4-star Dom Pedro Marina hotel in Vilamoura has a very distinctive presence with a terracotta architecture, just a few meters from the beach and Vilamoura Marina. The Hotel Dom Pedro Marina has 101 rooms and 54 suites, including 4 presidential suites, with private jacuzzi on the terrace. Enjoy the wonderful views from the balconies of the rooms, in a combination of colors between the blue of the sea and the sky and the green of the hotel gardens. Classic rooms have a balcony from where you can enjoy the Vilamoura Marina or the hotel gardens or upgrade to a sea view room or suite.
Golf in Vilamoura is legendary with a wide choice of courses all within an easy transfer. Dom Pedro themselves own and operate 5 golf courses and these offer the best value when staying at any of the Dom Pedro hotels in Vilamoura with discounted green fees and inclusive transfers between the hotel and golf course.
At the time of creation, the Victoria Golf Course was hailed as the most ambitious golf project Portugal had ever witnessed. Designed by true golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, there is absolutely no doubt that it has lived up to that lofty billing. Covering some 90 hectares, the venue encompasses one of the most complete golf complexes in Europe, and features an exceptional driving range and a putting green of some 2,500 m2. All of this has made it the obvious venue of choice for many of the top international tournaments to visit Portugal in recent times. Indeed, it has served as the host venue to the Portugal Masters on every occasion since 2007, while the World Cup Championship was staged there in 2005. The Par-72 Championship layout, measuring 6.651 meters (7,273 yards) from the Palmer tees, incorporates and has ensured the preservation of natural wetlands on-site, as well as the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. A significant proportion of Victoria’s acreage is occupied by lakes, forming hazards to be avoided but which also have a strategic purpose in providing reservoirs for irrigation. A number of teeing options on each hole (often as many as six are offered), accompanied by wide but undulating fairways, provide a fair test of golf, although water and cleverly-positioned bunkers pose a constant threat.
The second golf course to call Vilamoura home, Pinhal Golf Course was opened for play in 1976 and owes its personality to both the original designer Frank Pennink, who also turned his hand to The Old Course Golf Club nearby, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., who made a number of significant refinements in 1985. Traversing undulating parkland, many fairways are lined by pine trees. However, perhaps an even more significant challenge is presented by the Umbrella and Atlantic pines which present themselves on fairways and at times on the approach into greens. Length has recently been added on a number of holes, which ensure the test originally envisioned by Pennink is maintained. At a substantial 6,353 metres from the white tee markers, and with a par of 72, Pinhal Golf Course is certainly no pushover, although golfers will be pleased to learn that the ponds and stream which come into play on five holes should not, for the most part, present a serious threat.
Boasting a unique position within the Vilamoura portfolio, it is often asserted that the creation of the Millennium Golf Course was pivotal in cementing the status of this region as one of Europe’s most-visited and best-loved for golf. Opened in the year 2000 – comprising nine brand new holes and a refurbished inward half which had previously formed part of the original 27-hole Laguna Golf Course – this is a more open course than its neighbours, although holes 3-7 wind between pine trees. For many, this stretch bears a resemblance to fairways of The Old Course Golf Club and Pinhal Golf Course, where landing areas grow narrower, requiring greater accuracy. A number of lakes, particularly interestingly on 17 and 18, enrich the remaining holes of the Millennium Golf Course, where a simple course strategy is always the best approach.
4 nights bed &breakfast in a twin / double room
3 rounds of golf
Return airport transfers
Return transfers between hotel and golf course
Prize Giving Meal