Played on the 13th September 2019 and was in great condition. 4 hours for a 4-ball so doesn't take all day.
I've played the Old Course 6 or 7 times I guess and it never disappoints. If you like tree lined courses there are none better on the Algarve. Sure, Monte Rei and others offer something different but this is the best of its type.
Positioning off the tee is more important than length. If you want to bomb a driver all day you may not always get the best out of it. Don't expect a straight shot to the green from anywhere on a fairway, you may be blocked out. That said, its fair, very engaging and for some, may take a second visit before you start to appreciate it.
Date: September 16, 2019