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Designed by American Golf Course designer, Joseph Lee, this parkland course built on low-lying coastal land has many heavily bunkered greens and several water hazards. More exposed than the other courses at this large resort Laguna is often influenced by the sea breezes, and as a feel of a links course.

The opening hole is an impressive par 5. You have to carry an impressive array of bunkers to find the stepped green. And that's the least of your worries because the green slopes to its front, creating huge borrows, with the step to complicate the line.

The par 4 fifth strikes terror for even the staunchest player! Yes, the tee is nicely elevated, but overhanging trees on the left narrow the line of the drive which must carry the lake in front of you. It's about 160 metres.

The 9th hole is a tricky par-4 with an old well in the middle of the fairway and a lake on the right.

The par 5 fifteenth is a hop, skip and jump hole. It needs a good drive, equally as good second shot, accurate approach to the forward-sloping green. Water intersects and lies to the right of the fairway. The chances of a penalty shot here are pretty strong if you aren't able to carry the water. (--Please note the course is closed until September 2009 due major upgrade work being done--).

Driving Instructions:

From Faro Airport exit road for Faro: Right after 3km for A22; after 4Km right onto N125 for Almancil; 11km past 1st Almancil sliproad Left at lights into Vilamoura estate; right at 3rd roundabout (1.5Km); left at 2nd roundabout (1km); Left into club after 400 metres.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       White 6133 m
       Yellow 5761 m
       Red 4933 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   28 Female -   36
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