Vilamoura (Victoria) - Algarve - Portugal

Dom Pedro Golf,
Victoria Course,
Caminho da Fonte do Ulme,
8125-406 Vilamoura,
Portugal


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After an investment of €18m in 2004, the fifth golf course at Vilamoura opened for play. Arnold Palmer designed the Victoria and it’s a big layout that was built with tournament play in mind. One year after opening, the course hosted the WGC World Cup, which resulted in a Stephen Dodd and Bradley Dredge Welsh team victory.

In 2007, Oceânico Golf, former owners and operators of a group of seven Vilamoura courses, secured the inaugural Portugal Masters. Englishman Steve Webster won the first event with an impressive 25 under par total. The Portugal Masters has been held on the Victoria course ever since.

In some ways, the Victoria is similar to the South course at the K Club, but naturally the weather here on the Algarve is much warmer. The hazards are severe and you may settle for the safe option and a few three putts by aiming to hit these huge, fast and undulating greens in regulation. Keeping out of the numerous water hazards and the threatening bunkers will pay dividends on this relatively flat course.

In 2016, the operator Dom Pedro Golf acquired five courses from Oceânico Golf: Vilamoura Old Course, Victoria, Pinhal, Laguna and Millennium.

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Description: After an investment of €18m in 2004, the fifth golf course at Vilamoura opened for play. Arnold Palmer designed the Victoria and it’s a big layout that was built with tournament play in mind. Rating: 6.7 out of 10 Reviews: 35
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Steve Harrison
Totally diasagree with the "boring", "flat" and "just a stadium course" comments. We played there in May 2010 and the course was fabulous. Maybe not in as great nick as the Faldo course but still very true greens and a good test for good golfers. Many holes here where yo uhave to think about how to play the hole rather than automatically reaching for the driver. I play off 6 and shot a 76 (4 over) hitting 14 greens in regulation. Basically one of the best rounds I hve pout together and still couldnt get near par. Lots of fun, great facilities and the hotel is worth staying in too if you can get a good deal
May 09, 2010
10 / 10
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marcus
May 10, 2010
I'm glad you played well but surely 6 balls is reserved for an outstanding golf course - Am i right in thinking this review is as much about how you played as the standard of the golf course? .
Steve
May 14, 2010
Thanks Marcus. It would be fair to say playing well (or badly) can influence how you view a course but all 4 of us shared the same view of Victoria. There is a lot of variety in the holes, and a number of holes where you have options from the tee, safe with a long 2nd, or a risk / reward tee shot for a short second. I cant think of one boring or fill in hole. The condition was excellent, pace was good, greens were true and for those reasons I think it deserves a 6.
John Moriarty
I have to agree with the positing that Victoria is boring. To my mind it is very much a formula course and could be anywhere in the world. Give me some of the older courses in the Algarve any day. Good course but I wouldn't be in a rush back to play it again.
April 24, 2010
4 / 10
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Brendan McLaughlin
Course in great condition and requires thought as well as power. Really enjoyed it and would rate it on a par with Old and better than Faldo & O'Connor. A must play if staying in Vilamoura
March 20, 2010
10 / 10
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Ady Keeble

I'm truly astonished that anyone should describe this course as boring, and equally shocked that so many think it inferior to Vilamoura Old. I have played the courses in this area on three occasions now as part of a party of eight (six single figure golfers and two off 10), and to a man we all rate Victoria the best, although we are yet to play the Faldo or O'Connor courses. It is a cracking test of golf, invariably in better condition that the over-played Old course, and much, much more difficult. That is why the Tour play here, although they do make it look easy! After a fairly gentle opening, the course gets progressively more difficult, with 17 and 18 being two of the best closing holes I have played. Anyone who knocks it on 18 in regulation deserves a pat on the back! Overall great course, top facilities and well worth the green fee. Don't be put off by those who dunked a couple of sleeves of balls in the water!!

December 06, 2009
8 / 10
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mikkel rossberg
Played the course today and its in terrible state, they are working on it to prepare for the tour event. Its not worth 10 euros
August 12, 2009
2 / 10
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steven dobinson
September 24, 2009
i totally agree - played this in mid september and it was still a mess - i think i'd put up with it if i was playing for thousands of euros though !!!!! the old course was an absolute beauty though
steven Baker
A tough course for the big hitter but nonetheless a fabulous track. Well thought out with bunkers and water just where you want to put your ball. Not as intimidating as I thought It was going to be as you can avoid water If you want to and can score well without having to hit It 300yds. mind you I think if you were bubba watson you'd murder It
March 21, 2009
8 / 10
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Peter Madeley

Played Victoria as part of a glorious week at Vilamoura in November and I think it has the hardest back nine that I've ever played. It was in great condition and the facilities were wonderful, but in reality, too difficult for me and I'd probably play Vila Sol rather than Victoria next time I'm there.

December 02, 2008
8 / 10
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K Jones
Enjoyed the course although played week after the masters. The rough was kept high which made the course very difficult and long. Fairways excellent along with greens. Back 9 with lots of water. Distance from tee to fairway was long which was great for the big hitters but not for the average golfer.
October 27, 2008
6 / 10
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rob
didnt enjoy it no were near par with the old
October 24, 2008
4 / 10
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Phil Bonsall
I thought this place was overrated and over priced.It is a good course, and challenging in places.How the European Tour boys shot 25 under for 4 rounds last year is beyond me. I found it very long and quite difficult.Good condition, but not worth the money.
September 25, 2008
6 / 10
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