Oceanico Old Course is situated in the heart of the Vilamoura seaside resort, just a 20-minute drive from Faro airport. Designed by Frank Pennink and opened in 1969, its style layout is one of the oldest in the region, making it one of Portugal’s best known golf courses. The course is known Internationally for its outstanding layout which is moulded to the natural contouring of the terrain and integrated into the surroundings. Recent upgrading and modernisation managed by Hawtree & Sons has brought the old course up to a new level of excellence, enhancing the image that made it famous.
The tranquillity of the course, the immaculate condition of tees, fairways and greens, and the welcoming personalised service received by all those who visit the new, well designed clubhouse with its refined decor make playing the old course an unforgettable experience.
Each hole on the Oceanico Old Course has its own individual character, making each one truly memorable. The first five holes are relatively straightforward, allowing players to gain confidence and build a basis for a good score. Holes 6, 7 and 8 however, bring one back to the reality of a course that demands complete concentration and precision shot-making. To score well on the outward half, the short but extremely well defended par-4 ninth must be negotiated. Players must draw on all their strategic and golfing abilities to avoid both trees and bunkers. On holes 10, 11 and 12, achieving length and accuracy off the tee is a real test. The following trio of holes afford some respite before one faces the 16th, the best par-5 and a truly challenging hole. The two closing holes give golfers a chance to score well, giving them a pleasant memory to take back to the clubhouse.