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Vila Sol Golf Club

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Address: Alto do Semino, Quarteira, Algarve, 8125, Portugal
Rating: 3.9
Rating: 3.9
Opened: 1991
Holes: 27
Type: Parkland
Length: Prime 3241; Chalenge 3094; Prestige 3079
Par: Prime 36; Challenge 36; Prestige 36
Rating/SSS: Prime 36; Challenge 36; Prestige 36
Slope:
Green Fees: 60-110 Euro dependent on season
Offers: Numerous 'Stay & Play' offers plus various golf only deals. Contact club for detail.
Tel No: 289 300505
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Website: http://www.pestanagolf.com/en/golf/vila- sol/
   

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

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Facilities
Clubhouse, bar, full catering, terrace, pro shop with equipment hire, golf practice facilities inc chipping & putting greens, driving range and golf academy
Description

The magnificent Vila Sol Golf Resort, located in an estate of some 150 hectares, is characterised by its beautiful natural surroundings with a vast range of fauna, animal and plant life.  The 27 holes are arranged in three loops of nine (Prime, Challenge & Prestige) and all starting and finishing at the clubhouse.

The Prime loop is regarded as the most difficult of the three - the fairways long and narrow and it is not for nothing that it is known as “the most difficult start” on the Algarve.

TheChallenge loop is generally played as the back nine of any 18 hole round. Here the greens are more hilly than either Prime or Prestige, because of the natural terrain, which means that players need to be more accurate when approaching the greens.

The Prestige loop is shorter, but narrower. Accuracy and not length is by far the deciding factor on this loop. This loop only has five bunkers, but course architect Donald Steel managed to integrate natural obstacles to challenge the player, and you have to play the course various times to familiarise yourself with the best places for opening shots.

Vila Sol has twice played host to the Portuguese Open, in 1992 and 1993. In addition it was presented with a Green Flag award from the Green Globe organisation in 1996 in recognition of the environmental sensitivity and in 2001 it won the prize for Best Golf Development.

Visitors are always welcome.

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Review's of Vila Sol Golf Club

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Number of Reviews: 6

Handicap: 16
Pro Member

30 Mar 2019, 17:45
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Loved it can't wait to go back

Pestana Villa sol hotel is having a refurb but after getting an upgrade i'm not complaining
loved every bit of it golf courses were stunning great condition not too busy and some good challenges
Uber Cab to town for dinner and drinks 6 euros and so cheap to eat out

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

24 Nov 2015, 09:58
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

The best I've played yet!

Well what can you say about Vila Sol other than outstanding. The course was set up for the EDGA Portugese Open so it was immaculate. The greens were bloody quick in the sun. Slow play ruined my experience but I must find away of coping with that. This course has a slope rating of 3 extra shots, so its far from easy. Bring plenty of balls as I lost a few.
Features holes 6, 7, 13 and 14 hardest hole....the first its a brute!

  

Handicap: 16
Pro Member

28 Mar 2015, 20:17
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Seen better times

Having read Ian's review of this course there is very little to add. once this may have been a jewel of a course, but unfortunately the owners have let it go - yes we know there is a lack of money in the country, but that is not an excuse for a company that is obviously turning a shilling or two to let their business fall to disrepair. Will not return to this course when next in the area.

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

27 Dec 2014, 12:12
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Nice but perhaps seen better days ....

This course is well known to me purely because another TSG member has been a member here for a number of years and spoke highly of it, so I was keen to see it for myself.

The clubhouse on first sight is welcoming although quite difficult to find your way round at first. The course itself is quite tight but not to the point of distraction or frustration and is set out in two loops of nine returning to the clubhouse. All the fairways are lined with a combination of pine, almond and fig trees, plants, flowers, lakes and streams – and it makes for a good and pleasant stroll.

However, this course, despite its history is very scruffy in places with unfinished housing, terrible fairway weeds creeping across many of the holes suggesting that it has seen better days. There is poor signage between holes (very important to the visitor). The course layout is good and the greens are fair and true but I would be lying if I said it was anything special. Of course, there are some great holes, most notably the Par threes stood out for me but I am not sure I would describe the place as PGA Tour standard.

In addition, the food served pre round was pretty poor, unless you think a deep fried soggy chicken sandwich is standard Portuguese fare. All the staff were friendly but I am not sure I will be rushing back any time soon.

  

Handicap: 14

16 Feb 2014, 17:51
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Great course that is worth playing

Really nice course. Good practice facilities and clubhouse. Tight course in places so some good driving will help keep your score low.

  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

14 Dec 2013, 12:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Brilliant course in top condition

Beautiful course, in great condition. Quite long and a test for all abilities, but not so penal that it becomes too much for high handicappers.Fairways and greens were superb, and there are some spectacular holes. Beers in the clubhouse were cheaper than in townand food was good value. Highly recommended.

  




 

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