The Vilamoura Old course is a wonderful place for a round. I've played a number of times here over the years but enjoyed it best when I had a late tee time and almost had the course for myself.
It's a lovely walk among the (pine?) trees and it's a very pleasing course aesthetically. There's really nothing tricked up here, just very pure and pleasurable golf.
I really like the clubhouse setting and the staff is very friendly. The putting green in front of the clubhouse is a nice place to warm up or settle a bet after the round. The range is very close by and from there it's 50 metres to the first tee. There are no long walks between the tee boxes, everything feels right. It feels compact and makes you want to play another round.
Date: March 25, 2020