I couldn't disagree more with the review below - a two ball rating for this course is outrageous. As with many of the other reviewers I've played this course upwards of 10 times now over the past 8 years or so. I've never seen it in bad condition. It's not a holiday resort course, it's a "proper" course. A true golfing test. I implore anybody visiting the Algarve to pay the money to play here. Victoria is the course that gets the plaudits due to its Portuguese Open status, but if I could only play one course for the rest of my days in the Algarve it would be the Old Course everytime.
Far from being a weakness the clubhouse for me is a strong point - it isn't modern, grand, or bling - it's small, comfortable, and perfectly in keeping with the course. I've spent many a happy afternoon on the veranda looking over the putting green and first tee enjoying some post-round beers.
Ignore the haters and play this course - you won't regret it.
Date: August 01, 2016