Review for Oitavos Dunes

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I’m not one to write reviews but my experience here last week meant I’ve felt the need. Having played a number of the top 100 (Barnbougle, Lost Farm, Kingston Heath for example) I was expecting great things. Headlines

Greens in great condition

Beware the sea mist, we played the first 7 holes with limited visibility. Not the fault of the course of course

Tee time booked for 730am we were there at 710 and when we teed off others had snuck in and there was no one there to welcome us, sell us balls, drink etc

Middle holes particularly uninspiring, backwards and forwards and wide/open. Very little ‘dunes’ about the course

Few holes where you stand on the tee and think ‘how do I approach this?’

Given we played during the summer we hoped the half way house might be open or the buggy round to see us (remember pro shop not open before the round). It did reach us as we teed off on 16, somewhat late

Bar not open when we finished at c 1130

So all in all, can’t understand why it rates so highly and certainly why they charge what they do. If you’re local, best search out Penna Longa, a totally different and wonderful experience both on and off the course.

Date: September 05, 2021

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