Vila Sol Reviews

Denise Hennin from United Kingdom
on Thu, 14th Jan 2021
Course OK but ....
Did not think the green fees reflect the course condition. It was interesting and had some really hard holes but as I was playing alone, I spent a lot of time waiting. Staff were lovely but unfortunately course needs some work.
Ian from United Kingdom
on Tue, 3rd Nov 2020
Mr I Birch
Started from 19th . Enjoy the 3rd nine. Definitely going to play the 27 holes next time
Ian from United Kingdom
on Sun, 1st Nov 2020
Mr I Birch
Loved the set up. Course is amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful
Michael from Ireland
on Sun, 25th Oct 2020
Undertrated good solid course and best value
Jan from Netherlands
on Tue, 13th Oct 2020
Everybody happy
Top course for every player. Played with my wife hcp 28. I hcp 15 lost. What a night we had...😉
Jan from Netherlands
on Tue, 6th Oct 2020
Villa Sol good day
Nice golfcourse
Roderick from Netherlands
on Fri, 2nd Oct 2020
Vila sol
Good course with nice greens! People should fix their pitchmarks
Trevor Richardson from United Kingdom
on Thu, 10th Sep 2020
Love Vila Sol, convenient to Vilamoura and lovely!
Very tight but manicured course, with greens in great condition and running true although not fast. Love the design, we played our front 9 from tee 19, with our back nine from tee 1, thoroughly enjoyed the game and with a buggy we got round in exactly 3 hours with no hold ups, which was much appreciated, as playing twilight golf we needed to return the buggy by 8pm and actually returned in by 7pm! Great clubhouse and friendly staff completed our experience. 5 stars
Paul Rimmer from United Kingdom
on Tue, 8th Sep 2020
P. Rimmer
Played here the last 4 years and probably the worst condition that I’ve seen it in. However it’s still a very tough course and enjoyed it.
Ian from United Kingdom
on Mon, 31st Aug 2020
Superb could not fault it. Very good
Glenn from Canada
on Tue, 11th Feb 2020
Long holes
Some very long par 4s. Great course for straight hitters. Very challenging.
Rebecca Draper from United Kingdom
on Sun, 2nd Feb 2020
too slow - again!
Once again we (a two ball in a buggy) were held up for every shot, behind a four ball walking. Took 2 hours 40 to do 9 holes, which meant we were then going to be unable to complete our round before dark (teed off at 2.20). The course rules state on the back to let faster groups through, but this elderly group had no intention of letting us through, even though we were actually on the 1st tee ready to go before all four of them had even teed off, so they had opportunity from the start to do so.

Spoilt the round again ...this is now the third time we have played there and the second time we have not been able to complete 18 holes. Very disappointing and the pace of play needs to be addressed and marshalled better.

DIncau from Switzerland
on Tue, 14th Jan 2020
Merci, excellent service, le parcours était parfait la température idéale pour jouer au golf (17 degrés).

Le seul bémol, le jeu lent ou l'étiquette n'est pas contrôlé, quatre joueurs devant nous (2joueurs) derrière pas possible de passer, c'est énervant.

M B from Portugal
on Fri, 11th Oct 2019
play to slow
play far to slow....this needs to be addressed!

We had to wait at most tees

Rob from United Kingdom
on Thu, 10th Oct 2019
Enjoyable course
Excellent course. Some challenging holes but not ridiculously difficult. Unable to pre-book buggies, but staff very helpful and managed to arrange some for we seniors. Slow round, waiting on most tees.
Ian from Ireland
on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
All Good
Great set up
René Duit from Netherlands
on Tue, 17th Sep 2019
Vila Sol
Af en toe gele (verdroogde) plekken op de fairway.

Medewerk(st)ers zijn onvriendelijk en doen alles plichtmatig.

Géén baancatering en bij halfway-house geen moeite om een broodje te organiseren.

Sam from United Kingdom
on Mon, 15th Jul 2019
Great Course, rude staff
A beautiful round, lovely course. However, the staff in the pro shop were rude a dismissive, put a damper on the round.
Michael from Sweden
on Fri, 12th Jul 2019
Best Algarve experience this year
Fantastic course. Really friendly reception, course in great condition. I like Donald Steel courses, You can always find your ball eventhough you are a bit off the fairway.
Graham from United Kingdom
on Thu, 11th Jul 2019
a good resort course in fair condition, nothing was exceptional but on the same time no complaints either

Enjoyed the day

ROB from United Kingdom
on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019
Great course
Great course with fast greens which added to the challenge. Hire clubs were good quality and all staff were very helpful. Will be back again.
Robert from Ireland
on Mon, 17th Jun 2019
golf review
Great course in excellent condition with lovely greens. Great clubhouse in a lovely location
Colin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 12th Jun 2019
Difficult course
Having not played here for some time, we were looking forward to it.

We had a deal with buggies but they were all out on the course. We eventually got sorted.

Course more difficult than we remembered but in good nick

Arto from Finland
on Thu, 25th Apr 2019
Ok course
Peter from Germany
on Thu, 28th Mar 2019
Would not play the offered combination again.
Mark from United Kingdom
on Thu, 11th Oct 2018
Fantastic course
Brilliant course, great facilities, premier division, fully recommended and certainly worth paying that little bit more.
Stephen Mcmullan from United Kingdom
on Mon, 8th Oct 2018
First time at Vila Sol
Played 3 days in a row. Tees were not changed and all were quite worn especially the par 3s. Pin positions on greens were not changed either. If would have been nice to have had a bit of variety. Also no buggy bar on course for all 3 days. It was 28 degrees and the buggy bar would have been very welcome. The bar / hut at 10 was only open 2 out of the 3 days.... Greens were just ok and pace was good.. We were fortunate to have buggies but quite a few of the paths are very bumpy and could do with being resurfaced.... We stayed in the deluxe garden rooms, they were excellent very clean and the breakfast in hotel was first class.. Special mention to Jorge and Ricardo on reception they both couldn't do enough for us.. Would certainly go back to resort unfortunately not to play golf
Paul from United Kingdom
on Sat, 29th Sep 2018
Very Disappointed, played there several times before this week but not recently. Course was ok. However, there were no buggies available. We were told we would have to wait for buggies to come in which is understandable. But people who had booked in before us but were teeing after us, had buggies. The staff were very unsympathetic and didn't seem bothered. The organisation was poor. No staff on the course to keep play moving. We were behind a four ball who had buggies (we were a four ball) that had fell several holes behind. They wouldn't let us play through, so we walked off after nine holes. Also wihlst having a drink a six ball came down the 18th. All in all it was a very disappointing experience. The staff were very poor.

Regards Mr Paul Preston

Robin from United Kingdom
on Mon, 24th Sep 2018
Played 1 to 18.there are 27 holes here.the front 9 is good but for me the back 9 is verry good and was in much better condition
Eoin from Ireland
on Tue, 18th Sep 2018
Started off on hole 19 and to be honest holes 19-27 were a bit rough..fairways were burnt and bare but when we moved onto holes 1-9 there was a marked improvement in the condition of the fairways and greens..would go back if it holes 1-18
Nikki from United Arab Emirates
on Tue, 28th Aug 2018
Truly lovely course
Lovely course, fabulous holes and amazing views.
Domingo Ramos from Portugal
on Fri, 24th Aug 2018
Very good conditions
Josephine from Portugal
on Thu, 28th Jun 2018
First time playing at Vila Sol.
It wasn't a particularly challenging course as long as you keep to the fairways. Cow grass rough and loads of trees so stay clear if you can. We started on hole 19 as 1 -9 was closed for maintenance. Chockers when we went back to hole 10 for our cross over. Some fairways weren't in the best condition. Overall, did not enjoy as much as other Pestana courses due to slow play in front and tailgating golfers behind.
Lin from Portugal
on Sun, 17th Jun 2018
Golf in the sun
Great round of golf on this course. Was in excellent condition would definitely play here again
Boccaccio from France
on Wed, 13th Jun 2018
Very nice golf course, quiet, well equiped
Paul from Portugal
on Tue, 12th Jun 2018
Nice course
Nice, crisp course, with some challenging and some not so challenging holes.
on Sun, 10th Jun 2018
Vila Sol Review
Played 19-27 then 1 - 9 Vila Sol

Friendly pro shop, starter introduced himself showed us to the tee.

Course condition - Green were good running smooth, sand in bunkers were consistent fairways a little patchy in places. Tee boxes and buggy paths looking tired in need of attention.

Overall - course layout great

Ronald Duffy from United Kingdom
on Thu, 24th May 2018
Long course
Good long course with some good challenges.
Mark Sheppey from United Kingdom
on Fri, 11th May 2018
great course, first time i have played it but real enjoyed the course and the way it is looked after
Darren Corbett from United Kingdom
on Fri, 27th Oct 2017
Good not great
Good set up but didn't have the same feel as other courses in the area, not in such good condition either. It was really busy too. I would choose others around before returning.
Paul Griffiths from United Kingdom
on Thu, 19th Oct 2017
Terrible organisation
Course was ok but so bably organised.

If we had known there would be no buggies available then we would not have booked to play here. 4 guys in our group over 65 yrs of age.

5 1/2 hours to play and then charge you 23 Euro for a electric push cart!!!

Utter disgrace and certainly one place we won't be returning.

Nick from United Kingdom
on Sun, 15th Oct 2017
Nick P
Good course but completely disorganised no proper organised starter took 5.5 hrs to play 18 holes. Then got to the 16th and a 3 ball had cut in (is this what you expect for 80 euros a round? Maybe that’s ok for a run down municipal but not what you’d expect for a top course on the Algarve?) in summary course ok golf management leaves a lot to be desired.
Andrew from United Kingdom
on Sun, 1st Oct 2017
Love it, but course can have a sting in the tail
A lovely place to play golf, fairways can be a bit soft in places, and the course is very tight in places with very small margins for error. A little unfair sometimes, and a bad shot is always punished. Would never turn up the opportunity to play here. Allow plenty of time for a drink after as it probably has the best club house in the area.
on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017
Overcrowded, very pricey and so slow which was a shame as the golf course itself was well presented and a real challenge
Alan from Portugal
on Wed, 6th Sep 2017
Vila Sol
Condition bit patchy especially on 3rd nine holes. No golf carts for drinks. Course very busy.
NIGEL from United Kingdom
on Fri, 25th Aug 2017
Course in good condition. Played here some years ago and has improved. Greens a little slow but understand must be protected in the heat. Good test of golf, I'll be back!!

Nigel Jones Blackwood

Olivier from Portugal
on Thu, 17th Aug 2017
Nice and good race, service not bad but not excellent
Michael from United Kingdom
on Sun, 13th Aug 2017
Lovely course and great golf experience.
Great course and a very enjoyable golf experience. Course playing well, considering it is open all year round.

The only negative was the cost of buggy hire, at 45€ each.

Michael Currie, member of Edenmore Golf and Country Club.

David from United Kingdom
on Mon, 31st Jul 2017
A must to play
Best course we played on our trip, great clubhouse with welcoming staff. Course condition fantastic, greens slow compared to West cost of Scotland which seems normal for the area. Great value
James from United Kingdom
on Fri, 28th Jul 2017
Excellent course
Penny from United Kingdom
on Tue, 25th Jul 2017
Vila Sol now one of
Fabulous course. Front 9 though was poor regarding the greens. Sooooo long. And the fairway grass was very long too. Back 9 fabulous. Lovely setting and a real treat to play the course. A definite favourite now
Roberto from Portugal
on Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
So and so
Not bad... the holes are funny and it's very good that there are 27 holes! But the grass was dry in a lot of parts and the green were very ruined.
Rodney Cooper from United Kingdom
on Wed, 28th Jun 2017
Majorca Friends - Vila sol June 2017
The course was well maintained and in good condition. It was interesting in that all holes were different. A challenge but nevertheless very enjoyable. The fairways were ample and the greens good to putt on if not a bit slow ( time of year ). The staff ( bar, reception and caddy master ) were brilliant - helpful, polite and pleasant.
Gary Armstrong from United Kingdom
on Sun, 25th Jun 2017
Vila Sol
Played 1-18. Testing opening holes. Very busy front 9 with most groups playing it as their back 9, then nobody on our back 9. Probably need to look at and monitor tee times and speed of play. Enjoyable visit
Adam from United Kingdom
on Tue, 20th Jun 2017
Good course but probably won't be returning
A challenging course and in good condition, however I have now played here twice and on both occasions very slow pace of play! Round took over 5 and a half hours.

Also one player in our group had to pay full price due to a late decision to play (the rest of the group got summer special deals) however we were disappointed that at least half of the tee boxes were forward off the red tees.

Thomas from United Kingdom
on Mon, 19th Jun 2017
Vila Sol June 2017
Holes as interesting as ever but the manicuring around the greens was very poor plus the greens were patchy and had disease on them. Overall enjoyed the course but it does need a lot of TLC
Rebecca from United Kingdom
on Sat, 10th Jun 2017
Excellent condition course
Excellent course in fantastic condition. The staff are very helpful and the club house is great overlooking the course
Jonny from United Kingdom
on Sun, 21st May 2017
Challenging course but untidy attention to detail.
Vila Sol is a good layout that is a challenge. However, the condition is below par. There are courses in better condition in the area for a similar price.
Gavin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th May 2017
Good to be back playing it again
Course could do with a bit of maintenance but good fun to play again. Some great holes and really enjoyable.
David from Switzerland
on Wed, 12th Apr 2017
3rd nine very tight
Avoid playing 19-27 if you can. They seem to be an afterthought and there was probably not quite enough room.
Bernard from France
on Sun, 2nd Apr 2017
fairways not very good
Thomas from Sweden
on Sun, 19th Mar 2017
Very technical lots of tree
Jonathan from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Feb 2017
Vila sol Feb 2017
Greens were pretty good but fairways were shockingly bad. Very over priced for the condition of the course.
James from United Kingdom
on Sun, 30th Oct 2016
Vila Sol - too busy and very slow
Very busy and very slow - 3 groups waiting to play one of the par 3s. Electric trolley cost Eur23 to hire!
on Tue, 27th Sep 2016
Good shape and lay out
Good shape and nice lay out. We played prestige and challage course.
Nigel Featherstone from United Kingdom
on Mon, 1st Aug 2016
Vila Sol, 9 holes closed!
Great Course, a very traditional Portuguese course with fairways lined by Umbrella Pine Trees. We could only play the front nine of the Championship course and the 'Primo' 9 because the back nine of the Championship course was closed for maintenance, which really just looked like a rest as there was no visible maintenance taking place! This was disappointing and we had no prior notice of this being the case, despite the front 9 having been closed for at least 2 weeks before we got there, so not great from Algarve.net. the Primo 9 is a good and enjoyable walk but not as challenging as the Champ course.
Lloyd Young from United Kingdom
on Fri, 24th Jun 2016
I've played this course many times and it was a treat on my birthday. Ticks all the boxes for me, challenging, pretty & fair.👍
on Tue, 21st Jun 2016
Nice course
Marion Bridgen from United Kingdom
on Tue, 7th Jun 2016
Greens were poor
Greens were poor, slow and bumpy, the course overall was reasonable. If it were in really good condition it would be fantastic as it would be a great test of golf.
Derek from United Kingdom
on Mon, 30th May 2016
Very good.
Course and greens in very good condition, weather of late has obviously benefitted the course.
Howard from United Kingdom
on Sun, 1st May 2016
Golf break
Wonderful course. Well organised, good communications. Nice lunch, attentive staff.

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