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Victoria Clube de Golfe

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The Course​

At the time of creation, the Victoria Clube de Golfe 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 host 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 back 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. 

 

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The Facilities

  • Clubhouse

  • Golf Shop

  • Driving Range

  • Practice Putting Greens

  • Bar / Restaurant

  • Buggy Bar

  • Valet Service

Rules

  1. Every player must have his or her own bag of clubs.
  2. Club bags and trolleys are not allowed on the greens.
  3. Buggies are not allowed on the tees, greens and avant-greens.
  4. Only two players and two club bags are allowed per buggy.
  5. Dogs are not allowed in the Clubhouse nor in the perimeter of the golf course.
  6. The use of softspikes is compulsory at all courses.
  7. Children under 12 are only allowed on the golf courses when specifically authorized by an accompaning adult with eligibility to sign the «Term of Responsability».
  8. Practice is only allowed within the practice areas.
  9. Putting areas cannot be used for pitching.
  10. Maximum Handicaps allowed (EGA):
    • Laguna, Millennium & Pinhal – Men 28 / Ladies 34
    • Old Course & Victoria – Men 24 / Ladies 28
  11. All starting times consist of four ball

Etiquette

  1. Bathing attire, jeans, T-shirts, sleeveless tops and training shoes are not allowed in the Clubhouse, practice areas or any within the perimeter of the golf courses. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  2. Dress code must include trousers or tailored shorts, polo shirts and golf shoes and socks.
  3. Any group with a free hole ahead should give way to the next group.
  4. The players looking for a lost ball should give way to the next group if the ball is not found promptly.
  5. During busy periods, players should mark the ball on par 3 greens so that the next group can tee off.
  6. Once finished the hole, players should leave the green immediately.
  7. In the interest of all, the game should go on without delay. So please:
    • Prepare your ball, tee and tee club in advance.
    • Do not leave your trolley too far from the green or in the wrong direction for the following tee.
    • Do not mark your scorecard on the green.
    • Do not make more strokes than necessary to score when playing Stableford.
  8. Before leaving a bunker please make sure you leave it as smooth as you found it.
  9. Please repair the divots on the fairways.
  10. Please repair the pitch and spike marks on the greens.
  11. Greens and fairways should not be damaged by practice swings.
  12. Please follow the instructions for buggies usage.

Recommendations

Do not leave money, valuables or golf equipment in the locker rooms or in the car.

Note: The golf course management does not accept any responsibility for loss of and/or damage to valuables, personal effects or golf equipment.

Location

Victoria Clube de Golfe is just 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport along the A22 motorway.

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Driving instructions:

Faro airport to A22 motorway

Exit Faro on the main road alongside the airport roundabout and follow the signs for Faro and A22. Continue along this road for approx 2.5 km and take the second exit on the right signposted A22 Lisboa & Portimão to join a dual carriageway. After approx 4 km move to the left hand lane and take the left fork on the dual carriageway following the sign A22/Lisboa/ Portimão/ Albufeira. After a further 3 km take the right hand exit off the dual carriageway following the sign for A22 Lisboa/Portimão/Albufeira.

A22 motorway to Victoria Clube de Golfe

Leave the A22 at the Boliqueime/Vilamoura exit, then follow directions to Vilamoura. On entering Vilamoura, follow the signs to Victoria Clube de Golfe.

Contacts

Address
Victoria Clube de Golfe
Caminho da Fonte do Ulme
8125-406, Vilamoura
Telephone

+351 289 320 100

Gps Coordinates

Latitude: 37.100036 | Longitude: -8.136884

Hole By Hole

1
Victoria Clube de Golfe - First Hole
First Hole
Stroke Index 9 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
408
393
360
344
320

Pro Tip

To begin the round, it is necessary to hit a strait good drive, far away of the bunkers which protect the fairway each side. Then play a medium iron to the undulated green, protected on the left side by a bunker.

2
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Second Hole
Second Hole
Stroke Index 13 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
327
314
287
260
232

Pro Tip

A good Tee off is the indicated to have a short and easy second shot to an elevated green, also protected by two bunkers. It is of a great importance to be aware of the flag position – in one of the two platforms.

3
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Third Hole
Third Hole
Stroke Index 5 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
517
491
458
440
411

Pro Tip

A good Tee off is the indicated to have a short and easy second shot to an elevated green, also protected by two bunkers. It is of a great importance to be aware of the flag positioThe tee shot is pretty easy, but it is convenient to be aware when playing the second and third shots, because of the fairway bunkers when approaching the green.n – in one of the two platforms.

4
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Fourth Hole
Fourth Hole
Stroke Index 3 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
372
354
334
315
290

Pro Tip

This is a left dogleg, where the first preoccupation should be to make the ball fly over the fairway bunker. Then you will find a slightly elevated green, protected by only one bunker on the right side.

5
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Fifth Hole
Fifth Hole
Stroke Index 11 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
529
430
410
380
370

Pro Tip

This is probably one of the course’s most difficult holes, where it is required a long and accurate Tee shot, since the descent of the drive to the right is protected by “Out of Bounds”. The entrance to the elevated green protected by three frontal bunkers represents another difficult shot.

6
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Sixth Hole
Sixth Hole
Stroke Index 15 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
199
160
149
134
112

Pro Tip

The longest par 3 of the round has a large and slightly sinuous green, that requires to be played with a long iron, trying to avoid the two frontal bunkers.

7
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Seventh Hole
Seventh Hole
Stroke Index 1 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
466
391
354
321
307

Pro Tip

A left dogleg where it is necessary to hit a 200m drive above the lake, as well as avoid the three bunkers on the right side, to have an easier shot to get the green. A wedge is a nice choice, but be aware of the bunkers on the right of the green.

8
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Eighth Hole
Eighth Hole
Stroke Index 17 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
154
134
119
102
91

Pro Tip

This is the round’s shortest par 3 which hosts the biggest green – 900m² of a pretty flat green, which is defeated by a huge bunker.

9
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Ninth Hole
Ninth Hole
Stroke Index 7 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
404
365
345
315
293

Pro Tip

The naturalized bunkers on both sides of the fairway require a straight and accurate drive. When attacking the green, it is also necessary to be aware of the two small but incommodious bunkers on the right side.

10
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Tenth Hole
Tenth Hole
Stroke Index 10 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
371
354
326
283
263

Pro Tip

The undulating fairway creates the illusion that this 371m are shorter than they really are. After avoiding the bunkers of both sides of the fairway on the Tee off, get into the green by the right hand side – the bunker on the left side it’s a though one.

11
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Eleventh Hole
Eleventh Hole
Stroke Index 14 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
352
329
305
289
273

Pro Tip

A hole to be played with intelligence – the drive’s descent is not easy since the hole is protected by water to the left and by two strategic bunkers to the right. The green is also protected by a beach bunker and water.

12
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Twelfth Hole
Twelfth Hole
Stroke Index 2 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
542
482
455
426
379

Pro Tip

This is a highly complicated hole, requiring a straight drive between the water on the left side and the huge bunker on the right side. After a good Tee off it is possible to reach the green in two shots, flying over part of the lake and a beach bunker.

13
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Thirteenth Hole
Thirteenth Hole
Stroke Index 18 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
183
155
135
131
113

Pro Tip

A highly complicated hole with a small green protected by a big frontal bunker and a smaller one on the left side. On the right side the sloping ground turns the approaching shot a hard work!

14
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Fourteenth Hole
Fourteenth Hole
Stroke Index 6 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
388
363
314
302
262

Pro Tip

One of the most beautiful holes of the course. It has two fairways separated by a water-line and a couple of waterfalls. If playing through the left fairway, there’s only a small bunker, but the second shot turns to be really tough – an elevated green with water on the left side. If playing through the right fairway, after making the ball fly over about 200m, the second shot is a much easier one.

15
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Fifteenth Hole
Fifteenth Hole
Stroke Index 16 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
288
275
257
241
224

Pro Tip

As the shortest par 4 of the course, this is a relatively easy hole without any great obstacles. The fairway is protected by bunkers to the right of the drive’s descent, and once crossed, a wedge can be used for the second shot– be aware of the depression before the green, it gets difficult when approaching from there.

16
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Sixteenth Hole
Sixteenth Hole
Stroke Index 12 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
190
180
170
129
120

Pro Tip

On the last par 3 of the course, it is required to hit a very accurate long iron, in order to reach the green. Aim to put the ball on the centre because of the frontal bunker and of the pronounced slopes in both sides.

17
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Seventeenth Hole
Seventeenth Hole
Stroke Index 8 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
538
509
477
412
386

Pro Tip

The “signature hole” chosen by Arnold Palmer is the longest hole of the course. All the dangerous sits on the right side, protected with water and several waterfalls. The approaching to the green, which is surrounded by water, is tough.

18
Victoria Clube de Golfe - Eighteenth Hole
Eighteenth Hole
Stroke Index 4 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
423
415
373
340
316

Pro Tip

To play the most difficult and challenging par 4 of the course, with water on left side and several bunkers on right side of the fairway, it is required a good and long drive and a very accurate medium iron to get to the green, surrounded by water on the front and left side.