Vilamoura (Millennium) - Algarve - Portugal

Dom Pedro Golf,
Millennium Course,
Apartado 970,
8126-912 Vilamoura,
Portugal


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  • Eduardo de Sousa

  • Martin Hawtree

  • Abilio Coelho


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The Old and Victoria courses are marketed as Vilamoura's top two layouts – ahead of the Millennium, Pinhal and Laguna – as they are rightly a cut above the others, but that is not to say the latter three are not very good courses in their own right.

The Millennium opened, as its name says, in the year 2000. Half the holes on the course once belonged to the former 27-hole Laguna course (built in 1990) and the other nine were added to create a new 18-hole layout. The refurbishment of the old holes and creation of the new outward half were overseen by Martin Hawtree, the renowned course architect.

The pick of the holes on the front nine is the 165-yard, par three, 6th where the green is protected by water on the left and a large bunker on the right. The toughest hole on the back nine is the 425-yard, par four, 16th which requires the tee shot to be played uphill to a fairway with bunkers either side of the landing area. The approach shot must then flirt with sand either side of the putting surface before being holed out.

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Description: Half the holes on the Vilamoura Millennium course once belonged to the former 27-hole Laguna course and the other nine were added to create a new 18-hole layout. Rating: 3.1 out of 6 Reviews: 7

Interesting course but sadly in very poor condition, greens were the worst I have played on in some years, bumpy and full of disease which made putting an absolute lottery. Tees were in the main threadbare and bunkers variable. We were charged a full green fee and were refused a reduction when we complained about the course conditions.
1 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
November 14, 2015


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The course is fine, yet unremarkable.It would suit if you were on a budget and/or in a mixed party with higher handicappers as is fairly open.It's a decent test but not tight, picturesque or varied as other courses in Vilamoura.Didn't play Lagune, but it's right next door and appeared similar, so would definitely play one or the other, but not both.
3 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
June 17, 2013


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Played here and nearby Salgados on my visit a couple of years and was impressed. Very nice course which is very new with a good layout. There are some weak holes but there are some strong ones as well particularly on the front 9 where holes 3 to 8 are carved out through the lovely pine trees. The par 3 7th in particular is a beauty a lovely 120 yard 1 shotter downhill to a small sloping green fronted by a wonderful pond and water fountain. The 17th and 18th are also very good holes but this course is definitely a budget course which is still nice but their are far better courses in the area most of them being part of the Oceanico group so it depends how much you want to spend.
4 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
December 17, 2012


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Played the millennium 3 weeks ago along with 19 other golfers, the 1st course in a tour of 5 courses around the vilamoura area. While its a perfectly playable course in a decent condition (excepting the slow greens) i found it a very unremarkable course devoid of much variation and excitement. Front nine consisted of one interesting hole the strong par4 7th but most holes were wide open short holes devoid of any challenges and risk taking. All par 3's required nothing more a pitching wedge or nine iron and i didn't feel challenged or wowed on any of them. If your'e in the area for a week and looking for a "budget" course i suggest the more interesting and under rated neighbour laguna course.
3 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
November 27, 2012


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This course - it has to be said - was a bit of a disappointment. With the name 'Vilamoura' on its boards you'd expect it to be of some sort of quality but it wasn't. I would say around 6 of the holes, from about the 3rd to the 9th, were classy, the rest were very ordinary and open with little features to make them memorable. The fairways were dry and hard in many places, as if the fairway sprinklers were not in use. The greens on some of the holes were pretty scabby. Also the distances between the tees were a long walk on many occasions. The clubhouse itself was ok, but the outside seating was very sparse, and after a hot slog round this course, you don't want to sit 'indoors' Aircon or not. We had a slow round too because of some old duffers who had clearly escaped the marshalls so all in all it wasn't the greatest golfing experience in the world. Its a shame because its a track that does have some potential, and it does have some nice holes. But I won't be rushing back.
3 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
September 18, 2008


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Vilamoura has a really nice feel to the place, five courses are open and the Millennium was the fourth. First couple of holes are new and look new; holes 3 through 7 are great through the umbrella pines and then 8 and 9 are on the same ground as the first two. It feels a little disjointed front nine with the middle five of these so much better. The back nine is pretty good with some nice holes but I had a feeling that the course just did not lift me enough to give it more than a 3-ball rating.
3 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
September 29, 2007


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A very enjoyable round in hot conditions, though there are some longish walks from green to tee so a buggy is advisable even though the course is fairly flat. 3 4 5 6 and 7 especially are extremely picturesque as they wind through the umbrella pines and stunning new villas which are being built here. Well worth a visit if you're in the Vilamoura area.
5 / 6
Vilamoura (Millennium)
July 13, 2007


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