The Old course has a brilliant start with a downhill par-4, an uphill par-5 and a picturesque par-3 at the 4th hole. The setting is through the trees that are so familiar in this part of the world and the course benefits from having over 30 years of maturity. For me this is probably the best of the Vilamoura courses and pleasure to play. Favourite hole for me is the par-4 9th, which is only 265 metres, drivable? probably not, but worth a go, you may just get lucky and have a clear pitch to the green but maybe not – be warned.
Date: September 29, 2007