Oceânico Victoria GC

Victoria GC where this years’s Portugal Masters is to be played, was voted best course in Portugal in 2006.

Oceânico Victoria GC where this years’s Portugal Masters is to be played, was voted best course in Portugal in 2006.

Victoria Clube de Golfe, where this year’s Portugal Open is to be played, is one of seven owned by the Oceânico Group in the Algarve area, was voted the best golf course in Portugal in 2006 and still rates right up at the top with Europe’s best.
Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, it was veiwed as Portugal’s most ambitious golfing project ever when the previous owners completed it at a cost of 18 million euros in 2004 with the express purpose of establishing it as one of the brightest stars in the European golfing firmament
Its18-hole, par-72 parklands championship course is 6,560 metres long and occupies a total area of 90 hectares, has bent grass greens, Bermuda 419 grass fairways and tee boxes and rough that is made up of a mix of Bermuda, Lolium and Festucas Ovina grasses.
Every care has been taken to ensure the preservation of the existing wetlands, the typical vegetation of carob, olives and almond trees, and the several lakes that occupying 13 hectares in the area and provide wonderful mirrors of water and strategic reservoirs for watering purposes.
With 5/6 tees per hole, wide and undulating fairways, extensive water obstacles and well positioned bunkers, Victoria generously rewards the heroic and ambitious shot maker.
As Palmer’s most recent project in Portugal, it is destined to become one of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Europe accentuated by the extraordinary fact that the Palmer design team masterfully created 18 greens of totally and uniquely different shapes and sizes for which local knowledge will be an advantage.
(See under: Hole No; Yards; Par; Rating)
1 408 4 9
2 327 4 13
3 517 5 3
4 372 4 11
5 529 5 1
6 199 3 15
7 417 4 5
8 154 3 17
9 404 4 7
OUT – 3327 yards, par 36
10 371 4 10
11 352 4 14
12 500 5 4
13 183 3 18
14 388 4 2
15 288 4 16
16 190 3 6
17 538 5 8
18 423 4 12
IN – 3233 yards, par 36
TOTAL -6560 yards, par 72
You can see a hole-by-hole desciption of of the Victoria course on the club’s official webstite by clicking here.

Another major attraction of the club is it’s exceptional practice facilty made up of a state of the art driving range and chipping and bunker area as well as an enormous putting green of around 2,500m2.
Oceânico Victoria Golf Club’s large and modern clubhouse, has:
– A well-stocked pro-shop where clubs, golf carts and buggies can be hired
– A bar, restuarant and a buggy bar that serves snacks and drinks on the course, and..
– A large parking area
NOTE: Only soft spikes are allowed on the course and a handicap certificate (men – max 24; women – max 28) must be produced before play is allowed.
Prices for 18 Holes and 9 holes direct:
– High season (March, April and October): €140 and €80
– Mid-season (Nov, Feb, May, June and September: €135 and €75
– Low season (Dec, Jan, July and August: €118 and €70
Note: Special package deals over 7 and 10 days are also available at reduced rates
– Please visit www.oceanicogroup.com or e-mail vilamoura@oceanicogroup.com
– Write to: Victoria Clube de Golfe, 8125-507 Vilamoura
– Telephone: Reservations (351) 289 310333
– Fax (Reservations): (351) 289 320 104
– Fax (General: (351) 289 310349