Old Course Reviews

Joanne Burdett from United Kingdom
on Mon, 20th Mar 2023
Lovely course
This was my husband and myself favourite course beautiful , challenging
Steve from United States
on Sun, 19th Mar 2023
Greens were sanded but course pretty good.
Massimo from United Arab Emirates
on Wed, 8th Mar 2023
Old Course wonderful
Beautiful course and really enjoyed it, despite the rain. Special thanks to the marshall of the 6th of March who reminded slow pace players in front of us to speed up or let us go through.
Phillip from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Feb 2023
2nd best dom Pedro course
Brilliant course, green and fairways spot on.

Staff really nice, you got free water and tees which is a nice touch.

Very very tough course, greens caught us out with how fast they are…..

Worthy of the green fee.

julian from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Feb 2023
Lovely day
Great course and club house few fairs abit muddy
Brian from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Feb 2023
Perfect golf day
Really nice course - lightening fast greens in excellent condition- starter and reception staff friendly and polite - great days golf - thank you
Gerhard from Austria
on Sat, 7th Jan 2023
Perfect Golf experiance
Frindley Staff, perfect greens and Fairways, just the paths need renovation. Beautiful trees - somtimes to close…;-)
Tom from United Kingdom
on Sun, 1st Jan 2023
One of the best in Portugal
Cracking course in lovely condition
Colin Galloway from United Kingdom
on Sat, 31st Dec 2022
fabulous tree lined course
Course in excellent condition, a good challenge for us mid- handicap golfers ( hcp 8-14) . Received a warm welcome in pro shop and good food options for after the round.
Barry Delaney from Ireland
on Tue, 20th Dec 2022
super course
lovely lovely course...enjoy the contrast of the different holes and course in was in great condition
Bob from Portugal
on Fri, 25th Nov 2022
It is quite simply a brilliantly designed course. Deceptively difficult. As the name would suggest, very well established and as such, it is always so pleasant on the eye. A must if golfing on the Algarve .
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Sun, 20th Nov 2022
Classic Golf
A classic course in good condition. Fairways and greens are fine, but approach areas near the greens are rock hard ... my pet peeve. As long as courses get no rest, can't see that this will change. Bunkers were well groomed. Players had repaired their pitch marks - bravo. Despite the few complaints it's a very enjoyable course,
Adrian Hill from United Kingdom
on Sun, 20th Nov 2022
Stunning course
Thomas from Portugal
on Thu, 17th Nov 2022
For us the Old Course is the most beautiful Course
Gary from Bermuda
on Mon, 14th Nov 2022
Old course
Course was in good condition, but layout, especially the first 5 holes is a dangerous shooting gallery. Expensive and don’t expect service of any kind. Not really a great golf experience
Mark from United Kingdom
on Fri, 4th Nov 2022
Just fantastic
Tim from United Kingdom
on Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Good but needs TLC
This is a good course dominated by savage trees that punish a misdirected shot. Fairways and greens excellent. I have scored it 4 stars because it’s a little scruffy in places. The cart paths are terrible, the tee boards are old and rotting and barely readable. There are raised logs on cart paths to stop you going on the fairways at certain points and these were tired and in a lot of cases had just collapsed. This in my opinion is unacceptable for the high green fee. We are returning to the Algarve in the new year and will not be playing this course. When you compare this course with Quinta do Lago (similar green fees) and Vale do Lobo(lesser green fees) there is no comparison.
Taylor from United Kingdom
on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
Thanks for but no thanks.
The course was in ‘good condition’ took us 4 and half hours to get around.

Course was like a tube of tooth paste , we were waiting on each tee 10 to 15 mins just to take a shot, the course was definitely over booked and very commercialised.

How can the club charge €117 per person for a twilight tee off €30 for a buggy when they fully understand that they’re not going to finish that round.

Hopefully they correct this for next season.

Anja from Switzerland
on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
An Ll
Beautiful and challenging
Boris from Switzerland
on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
THE Golf Course in Vilamoura !!!
Pour moi, toujours le plus beau parcours de Vilamoura. Tout y est propice au golf. Les fairways sont parfait, comme les green. Je ne peux que le recommander à tous les passionnés de golf !!!
Duncan from Portugal
on Sat, 8th Oct 2022
Quality course But.....
Nice course with good greens in lovely condition, but a lot of holes were a bit the same. Found it a lot easier than I expected A’s course relatively short off yellows. Will definitely like to play it again which says it all but not sure it’s in the best 5 courses in the Algarve.
Michael from United Kingdom
on Sun, 2nd Oct 2022
Great established tree lined course.
Absolutely fantastic course. Well established, beautiful holes and challenges. Lots and lots of large trees with nice high crowns. Highly recommended.
Derek from United Kingdom
on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Always worth Playing
Stunning a always, loved it.
Mark from United Kingdom
on Tue, 20th Sep 2022
Wow! Played this course many times in the past. Great holes, fairways and greens. A real test to any golfer. We loved it.
Glen from United States
on Sun, 18th Sep 2022
Great layout with nice fairways and greens. The rest of the course could use some work, especially the cart path/minefields.
William from United States
on Sun, 18th Sep 2022
Very pretty and challenging.
The course itself is nice. Good shape and very pretty. My big problem was the lack of information provided. I never knew any distances or where to hit my drives. Went through the fairways into the trees on almost every dogleg.
Jamie from United Kingdom
on Sun, 18th Sep 2022
Excellent condition really good course couldn’t say anything negative about it. Recommend
Brian from Ireland
on Tue, 13th Sep 2022
Super challenge
Fantastic course, really good challenge for any golfer. You need a wide variety of shots in your bag.

Pathways around the course are in terrible condition and in desperate need of repair.

Sam from United Kingdom
on Sun, 11th Sep 2022
Decent course
Decent course, greens played slow and fluffy but fairways were good and a lot of trees
Lars from Sweden
on Sat, 23rd Jul 2022
Nice course!
Classic course in good shape. Fast greens and over all a fantastic course.

Tee information/boards are in bad condition as all Dom Pedro courses! gives a bad impression and a feeling that the course/club has lousy finances.

Louis from United Kingdom
on Fri, 15th Jul 2022
Tough course, always in pristine condition. Greens spot on as always.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Tue, 12th Jul 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and facilities, played decent which always helps. Twilight deal was well worth the money, hardly anyone on the course. Enjoyed it so much I cancelled a game at Vila Sol to play the old course again
Mark from United Kingdom
on Fri, 1st Jul 2022
Great golf course although interesting that they let singles and two balls in amongst 3 and 4 Balls
Colm Burke from Ireland
on Tue, 28th Jun 2022
Challenging with tricky greens...and pricy
The Old Course was in great condition and will test your green reading skills to the limit. Super variety of holes -this & Victoria rank as the best of this cluster of courses. However- prices far exceed Quinta & Vale de Lobo and I fail to see why.
Monika from Poland
on Sat, 18th Jun 2022
A must play!
A great course in a perfect condition. Very challenging with narrow fairways and tree branches catching every mistake.
Darren Howes from United Kingdom
on Sat, 18th Jun 2022
Nice course and club but slow play
Always in good condition but pace of play was incredibly slow. We were the first twilight group and were 100 mins behind the last tee time. We played the first 7 holes in 1 hour and it took 3 hours to play the last 11 holes. So a 5-5.5 hour round pace. Not good enough
Stephen from Israel
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
The Old met expectations
Very enjoyable and playable course that was still a good test of golf. Tree lined fairways also welcome in the heat. We play a lot of golf and this course was exactly as described - classy and well


Paul Kenny from Ireland
on Thu, 26th May 2022
Old Course May 2022
Great course, staff excellent, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, facilities were excellent, all positive
marinus matheus from Netherlands
on Thu, 5th May 2022
Good course but expensive
ian from United Kingdom
on Sat, 23rd Apr 2022
Always a pleasure to play.
Anthony from United Kingdom
on Wed, 20th Apr 2022
Excellent as ever
What a joy to play this classic course in pristine condition

Couldn’t find fault and can’t wait to return

STEPHANE from France
on Mon, 18th Apr 2022
A la hauteur de la réputation
Très beau parcours très bien entretenu à rejouer avec plaisir
paul from Netherlands
on Sat, 19th Mar 2022
club house may be renewed.
nice old golf course. clubhouse dated
Grant Stephenson from United Kingdom
on Mon, 7th Mar 2022
A beautiful gem & must play course in Vilamoura.
Aesthetically beautiful to the eye and a pleasure to play. A real test of accuracy & course management. Played early March and it was in a very good condition. First time visit, but safe to say, I’ll definitely be back again. It’s very up & down in elevation, so it’s well worth investing in a golf buggy. One minor little niggle… there needs to be a large net installed to separate the driving range from the 5th fairway, as there were practice balls everywhere.
Lee from United Kingdom
on Thu, 10th Feb 2022
Lee on tour
Played at 13.30, “twilight” terms.

Joined by a very nice Dutch couple.

Not held up at all.

Finished in just less than 4 hours.

Fantastic mature course in great condition.

Very fast greens.

PHILIP from United Kingdom
on Tue, 8th Feb 2022
Great day brilliant sunshine good people
Great day brilliant sunshine good people
PHILIP from United Kingdom
on Tue, 8th Feb 2022
Very enjoyable
Lars from Sweden
on Sat, 1st Jan 2022
Old is undoubtedly the best of Dom Pedro courses.
Dom Pedro courses are generally nice and well planned. Care and finish are okay/good when it comes to greens and bunkers. Unfortunately, the feeling is of a weak commercial will as there are no offers on balls, no takeaway solutions for drinks / snacks / sandwiches. The restaurants have larger menus than they can handle and it does not feel like the owner has any sense at all of the service that a golfer appreciates. It seems more important to have a dry and non-commercial environment than a selling and for the golfer, well-thought-out service.
Henrik from Sweden
on Fri, 24th Dec 2021
Wery nice golfclub to be at!
Jerome from France
on Sat, 4th Dec 2021
Great experience
Great course : old fashioned . Very challenging design . Good quality of bunkers . Greens ok for the season . Good welcome . We played in 4 hours as a four ball which is reasonable. No need for buggy because few space between the holes
Andy from Canada
on Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
Classic older course
A classic older course. Good condition overall. Tricky greens with a fair bit of break on some. Lots of mature trees that can really get in your way if you don't find the centre of the fairway. Nice layout and hole design. Interesting.
Jack from United Kingdom
on Sun, 28th Nov 2021
Quality greens and hole design.
Excellent greens, very true roll. I liked a lot of the shorter par 4's, you have to play sensible tee shots to leave a good chance in. Inviting first hole downhill, some great looking par 3's. You can see why this has held pro tournaments as from the tees looking out onto the fairways, the design is there to see. Bunkers immaculate, tees well used but good, lots of traffic over peak months. Fairways great. Would recommend! Walked with a trolley, some up and down bits so buggy may be more suitable if you don't like some walking up slope. Distance between tees not an issue, majority are close by.

Greens and hole design stand out here.

bernard from United Kingdom
on Fri, 26th Nov 2021
The Dom Pedro Old is a fine course strikingly similar to Sunningdale /Wentworth which i was not expecting -i go on holiday to find places different to what we play in UK which is not a criticism but an observation.V good condition throughout.
Douglas from United Kingdom
on Sun, 10th Oct 2021
Simply the best! We played a few courses during our stay but this one is by far the best course in Vilamoura. If you only play one course it has to be this one. The welcome was warm and very well organised.
Jorge Arizpe from Russian Federation
on Thu, 7th Oct 2021
Poor Course Management
I played as a 1 ball at the beginning of twilight hours (1545). The first hole was great--a two ball was finishing as I got ready to tee off. The second hole not so good. The two ball was in the middle of the fairway waiting for a 4 ball group to finish. By the fourth holeI had to wait 5-10 minutes at every tee box because the two four ball groups were constantly look for their balls. By the ninth hole the two ball in front of me were so frustrated they left. Four hours after starting my round I had to quit at the end of the 16th hole because the course closed. The two 4 ball groups still playing past the closing time as I walked up to the club house. The course marshal did not care that the two groups were holding up 4 groups behind them. The wait times were not worth the price I paid to play on the course.
Patrick from United Kingdom
on Fri, 1st Oct 2021
Great course but Marshall's didnt get onto the slow play 5 hour round for 2 ball spoilt the round
Robert from United Kingdom
on Thu, 23rd Sep 2021
Great course but needs a few paths tidying up since I last played
Steve from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Mr Stephen Hather
Fantastic as always all seven golfers enjoyed this course some playing for first time
Steve from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Mr Stephen Hather
Fantastic as always our favourite course in the area all seven golfers enjoyed the course some playing for first time
petrus from Netherlands
on Mon, 13th Sep 2021
Beautiful course, but unfortunately too busy
Played for the second time today at the OldCourse. The course looks fantastic. Very friendly staff.Unfortunately, we were disappointed by a large group of Englishmen (4 flights) who played very slowly and very poorly, so we had a lot of delay and eventually stopped earlier.
Mark from United Kingdom
on Sun, 29th Aug 2021
Excellent condition
Stefan- from Germany
on Fri, 27th Aug 2021
Classic course
The Old course is a classic design in very good condition. Some holes are a little tight, the front nine are better. Not a world class design but very good. One of the very best on the coast.
Gary from United Kingdom
on Tue, 24th Aug 2021
Super course
Absolutely fantastic, got to be up there with the best on the algarve, staff brilliant,course immaculate,all round superb
merci from United States
on Mon, 2nd Aug 2021
A must if in the area
merci from United States
on Mon, 2nd Aug 2021
Course was incredible. Greens were fast but rolled well. Beautiful holes. Loved it
Darren from United Kingdom
on Sat, 17th Jul 2021
Old Course
Lovely course very quiet on the day we went which was also good.
Dana from Portugal
on Tue, 13th Jul 2021
Great round of golf
Very much enjoyed our 18 hole outing on the Old Course. The layout is challenging, with lots of narrow fairways placing a premium on driving accuracy. Not much water on the course, but plenty of ways to lose balls if you stray from the fairways. The course was in excellent condition from tee to green.
Tony Higgins from Ireland
on Mon, 5th Jul 2021
Classic golf course - not to be missed.
Jan Bruegelmann from Portugal
on Mon, 21st Jun 2021
Course marshal missing
I really love the Old Course - so beautiful and also challenging. Reason for the mediocre rating: there was ni course marshal on duty after 2 pm probably due to personnel problems - so the two of us were stuck behind a four-ballflight for 10 out if 18 holes - just incredible ignorant players! Regards Jan
Javier from Spain
on Sun, 6th Jun 2021
Quallity and tradition, worth the visit
Very smooth flowing course, Not very wide fairways, huge old trees, need to hit straight. Very good golf course
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Sat, 15th May 2021
Top Algarve Course
This classic course is the pearl of the Dom Pedro courses (Victoria is the championship course). We played it 5 times this year due to the non-opening of the other Dom Pedro courses, which allowed us to fine tune our strategy. Not that that made the course an easy play, but it did eliminate excuses for not playing well. The course is in good condition and the range is so improved from the Oceanico days. We did lose a couple of balls when hitting the trees LOL.
Thomas Manth from Germany
on Thu, 6th May 2021
Absolutely Recommended
Beautiful, and extremely well maintained. Well worth the fee
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Thu, 29th Apr 2021
Probably the area's best
Rated it a 5 taken in context of the area - it probably wouldn't be a 5 if compared to Pebble Beach. The course has benefitted from the improvements made since the takeover by Dom Pedro. The fairways were mostly nice and cushy (not much roll though). The greens were still lightly sanded, but seemed fine. Good pace of play even considering that it was the best booked course we've played on this trip.
Denise Hennin from United Kingdom
on Thu, 14th Jan 2021
Great Classic Course
My first experience of this lovely course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to playing it again. A classic proper golf course. Staff friendly and helpful. Food menu limited but tasty.
Denise Hennin from United Kingdom
on Thu, 14th Jan 2021
A proper golf course
A beautiful original course with plenty of trees and challenges. Love it!

Staff were all friendly and helpful as well.

Michael from Ireland
on Fri, 30th Oct 2020
A real classic , tight fairways and nature at mature stages makes this a treat so if you can take it in - it’s a joy to play
peter from Russian Federation
on Thu, 29th Oct 2020
Played this course a few times and never fails to impress. Always immaculate condition, some super holes and in my view the best course in the area. Didn’t get a chance to enjoy the restaurant due to covid but have previously and no faults at all. If you are in vilamoura, this is a must play course.
Renald from Belgium
on Mon, 19th Oct 2020
Great but expensive
This course is wonderful. Fairways and greens are state of the art. Not easy to play as fairways are not very large.

I give only 4 stars because of the greenfee which is too expensive according to me.

Michael from Ireland
on Thu, 15th Oct 2020
Old classic
A beautiful classic old style parkland in pristine condition with fast greens this was a very enjoyable experience , and would highly recommend if you can get a reasonable green fee
Boris from Switzerland
on Tue, 13th Oct 2020
Magnificent golf course with a fabulous welcome at the shop and at the reception. The course is very well maintained, clean and the greens are in perfect condition! I loved playing the Old Course. I would even say that I am interested in becoming a member of the Club.
Joaquim Vilà from Spain
on Thu, 27th Aug 2020
Course in perfect condition, including greens with perfect speed. We will come back to this course. We really enjoyed the course.
Dirk from Germany
on Sun, 23rd Aug 2020
Schöner Platz etwas teuer
Schöner Platz etwas zu teuer für das was er bietet. Hatten trotzdem eine schöne Runde. Anfänger werden unter den vielen Pinien auf die Probe gestellt
Susan from United States
on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
Mixed review
Loved the course but play was very slow. Caught behind a bunch of foursomes who took 4 3/4 hours to play! Greens were in superb condition; some of the fairways suffered from bare and patchy areas. Regardless, we would want to give the course another go!
Mark from Portugal
on Tue, 11th Feb 2020
Twilight deal works great!
Very enjoyable day. Warmed up on the range, had lunch them played with Alex who I met on the first tee. We were joined on 14 th tee by Mark and Rob for more fun . Greens are in fine shape. It was a pleasure to play the Old Course. Mark from Canada.
DIncau from Switzerland
on Tue, 14th Jan 2020
Les premiers trous nous ont fait douter de la qualité du parcours, le 2, 3 et 4 n'avais pas le ferway en bon état.

Mais la difficulté du parcours ne nous a pas fait oublier qu'il faut de l'entraînement pour jouer sur ce genre de parcours.

thomas from United Kingdom
on Sun, 12th Jan 2020
Mr Thomas Orr
Excellent course ,

Starter was excellent

Course condition excellent,

Patricia from Portugal
on Sat, 11th Jan 2020
Disappointed in condition of course
Petra from Germany
on Mon, 6th Jan 2020
Nice beautifull Top Place to Play golf
Perfekt design course, Top quality

But a few trees ;-)

maurice from Netherlands
on Fri, 3rd Jan 2020
Visually one of the top courses
A must course to play at least once.

You feel an atmosphere of a real old course in the positive sense. A lady which you have to show respect and handle with care.

Very fast greens, fairways sometimes too bold.

Visually superb holes, especially the par-3's.

Why did I a 4-star iso 5-star score: we made use of a buggy and were not allowed to use the fairways. In the morning with dawn, this feels reasonable, however after a while when the fairways are dry, this makes playing less comfortable then it could be

Philipp from Switzerland
on Thu, 2nd Jan 2020
Some exceptional holes (Par 3)

Rest more or less standard

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