Vila Sol Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal

  • Rating: Rating: 4.5  (1 reviews)
  • Opened: 1991
  • Holes: 27
  • Type: Parkland
  • Length: Prime 3241; Chalenge 3094; Prestige 3079
  • Par: Prime 36; Challenge 36; Prestige 36
  • SSS: Prime 36; Challenge 36; Prestige 36
  • Slope: 128
  • Green Fees: €60 - €110 dependent on season
  • Offers: Discounts for people staying on the resort
  • Location: Quarteira, Algarve
  • Tel No: 289 300505
  • Website: Visit Website


The magnificent Vila Sol Golf Resort, winner of ‘Best Golf Development’ 2001, is located on the famous Vilamoura Estate on the Algarve.

Vila Sol Algarve is characterised by luxury golf villa developments in a beautiful natural surrounding with a vast range of fauna, animal and plant life.
The 27 hole golf layout is arranged in three loops of nine (Prime, Challenge & Prestige) and all loops start and finish at the clubhouse allowing for multiple options of 18 hole round.
The Prime loop is regarded as the most difficult of the three - the fairways are long and narrow and it is not for nothing that it is known as “the most difficult start” on the Algarve.
The Prestige loop is shorter, but narrower still. 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. With shot positioning a premium, this is definitely a course where there is a real benefit from having played it a few times to make sure you know where the shots should be positioned to score well.
TheChallenge loop is generally played as the back nine of the 18 hole round. Here the greens are large and more undulating than on either the Prime or Prestige loops which means that a knowledge of the greens can turn a three putt into a two.
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 and this course is generally considered a top recommendation.


Golf Clubhouse with bar, full catering, terrace. Pro shop with equipment hire. Excellent golf practice facilities & golf academy

Golfer's Reviews of Vila Sol Golf Resort:

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Average Rating Rating: 4.5     Number of Reviews: 1

Simply beautiful, 17 May 2011, by Holiday Golfer, United Kingdom, Handicap: 17
Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 4.0
Value for Money
Rating: 5.0
Played here end April, weather was kind and course was in fantastic condition. started on the Prime loop and finished on the Challenge. Very different characteristics, both had some great holes and everything maintained well. Plus only 4 1/2 hour round (good for the Algarve). Well recommended

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