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The Old Course - Golf Club
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Owner description: In the heart of Vilamoura lies the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, The Old Course. As one of the first-established layouts in the region, the Frank Pennink-design is well regarded throughout the golfing world. No.Holes: 18 | PAR: 72 | Length: 6254 m | Slope Rating: 138 | Architect: Frank Pennink | Location: Vilamoura, Algarve The Facilities: Clubhouse | Golf Shop | Driving Range | Putting Green| Bar/Restaurant | Buggy Bar | Valet Service | Free WiFi
Thurles Co TIPPERARY
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“golf”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Great course tricky but interesting food was good staff friendly The upkeep of the course was poor which is a pity for the golfers.We played in March 2013

Visited March 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“a pleasure to play”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

played the old course in April this year and it magnificent to say the least ! some great risk/reward decisions can be made but be prepared to chip out sideways if you don't succeed !! it was a lovely 23 degrees when we played and the course look perfect ! We have already booked for April 2014 !!

Visited April 2013
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Yorkshire
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Sad to see a great course in such a sorry state”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The Old Course in Vilamoura is still many golfers' favourite on the Algarve and it is certainly one of mine. However it is a shame when this grand old lady is not maintained in the pristine condition it so deserves.
I played here with my two sons and a close friend in mid October and, while the majority of the course was in acceptable condition, the teeing areas were an absolute disgrace. They were rough, uneven and covered in sand. It was actually quite difficult to tee up a ball properly.

Let's hope this state is soon remedied

Visited October 2013
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Philpsburg
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Played it four times over the last three years. A great combination of challenging holes. Scenic with umbrella pines lining all the fairways, downhill, doglegs, short holes...nothing easy. The beauty of the course starts on the first tee box and never ends.

Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great golf course”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Played at 810am on 17 October, lovely cool morning, managed 10 holes before the sun really started to beat down. A great opening hole, down hill that needs accuracy off the drive. 4th is an excellent Par 3 over water and an imposing Umbrella Pine in front of the green. All fairways in top condition, well laid out course with a lot of interesting undulation, not flat like other courses. This is a tough test of golf if you don't hit the ball straight. Fairways are tight and trees are strategically placed on a no of holes. Greens were in excellent condition. Nice clubhouse. Personally I preferred this to Victoria. We hired clubs and were not disappointed, Titelist in good condition.

Visited October 2013
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