Where to Stay: Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
Compared to the Old Course Vilamoura and the other courses to play golf in Vilamoura, this course is laid out over low-lying coastal terrain. With its many water hazards and few trees, this course is significantly different from the other courses to play golf in Vilamoura, and many of its holes convey a link atmosphere. This course, created by American golf architect Joseph Lee, first opened its doors in 1990. Many past visitors would know it as a portion of the original Vilamoura III course, which had 27 holes. This system has undergone continuous development over time. The par 72 course, which measures 6121m from the white tees and has various lakes that impact play on a total of 11 holes, measures 6121m from the white tees.
Even though the Laguna golf course has undergone continuous improvement since the first ball was struck in 1990, it retains all of the characteristics of a modern test of golf. The strategic placement of bunkers and several water hazards necessitate accuracy in the player's approach shots.
In addition to serving as natural hazards and emergency water reservoirs, these lakes perform an essential ecological function by attracting a diverse range of aquatic birds, both resident and migratory, as well as amphibians, otters, and terrapins.
Additionally, Vilamoura's master developers, Lusotur, have created the Vilamoura Environment Nature Park, located near and overlooking the golf course.
Aside from the lakes and an astonishing number of 79 bunkers, another potential danger is the wind, which consistently blows across this somewhat exposed site.
The Laguna golf course and the nearby Dom Pedro Millennium golf course share an expansive, pleasant golf clubhouse that is spacious and welcoming.
While now closed for necessary renovation, the Laguna Golf Course is scheduled to reopen in 2022, approximately west of Vilamoura Marina and slightly southwest of the Dom Pedro Old Course in Portugal.