OLD COURSE GOLF TIPS
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Portugal Golf - Algarve -
The Old Course Tips
The Old Course Golf Tips in Vilamoura, Algarve - Portugal
NEARBY GOLF COURSES
PINE CLIFFS ·
PINHEIROS ALTOS ·
QUINTA DO LAGO NORTH ·
QUINTA DO LAGO SOUTH ·
1st Hole - 302 metres - Par 4
Stroke 1) Open your round with a 3-Wood, hitting slightly to the right side of the fairway. As there is a gentle downhill slope your ball will have the advantage of the roll depending on the condition of the ground.
(Stroke 2) Use a Wedge to take you up to the pin that still lies below.
2nd Hole - 430 metres - Par 5
(Stroke 1) As the hole is gently uphill use a Driver off the tee and aim for the right side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) A 3-Wood will bring you a little short of the green. When lining up for the stroke aim lightly to the left of the green.
(Stroke 3) A Pitching Wedge will place you close to the hole whilst too much firmness in the shot will be compensated by the ridge lining the back of the green.
3rd Hole - 319 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) Use a 3-Wood aiming to the right side of the fairway towards the protruding group of trees.
(Stroke 2) A firm 6-Iron will place you on the green.
4th Hole - 158 metres - Par 3
(Stroke 1) This challenging par-3 hole requires a 5-Iron. To carry the water aim to the left of the pine ree that is in your line with you and the green. The accuracy and distance are all important as a bunker lies across its entrance.
5th Hole - 449 metres - Par 5
(Stroke1) This par-5 hole leading back to the clubhouse requires a firm Driver off the tee straight up the fairway and avoiding the far right side as it is "Out of Bounds".
(Stroke 2) Use a 5-Wood and try not to land short on the left side as this position will leave you with a very challenging next shot.
(Stroke 3) A Pitching Wedge will take you up to the hole.
6th Hole - 196 metres - Par 3
(Stroke 1) For this par-3 hole that lies invitingly below you a 3-Iron is recommended. Avoid the right side of the green due to the slope.
7th Hole - 344 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) A Driver will place you well up and aim for the left side of the fairway to be in a good position for the next shot.
(Stroke 2) Use a 7-Iron and aim for the left side of the centre of the green as there is slope to the right.
8th Hole - 414 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) The Driver will place you well up in the fairway on this par-4 dogleg. Ideally, aim slightly to the right side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) A 3-Iron to the left of the centre of the green should be the correct approach shot to this gentle uphill slope.
9th Hole - 260 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) Use a 5-Wood aiming to the left of the bunker on the right side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) Select a 9-Iron and aim to the left of centre of the green taking into consideration the position of the flag.
10th Hole - 148 metres - Par 3
(Stroke 1) This challenging par-3 hole requires a 5-Iron basically to the centre of the green. Club selection and quality of shot is imperative as there is lots of trouble on all sides of the green.
11th Hole - 371 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) A 3-Wood aimed straight between the two fairway bunkers will place you well for the approach shot. The landing area is narrow due to these bunkers.
(Stroke 2) Use a 4-Iron to take you to the left of the centre of the green.
12th Hole - 482 metres - Par 5
(Stroke 1) In order to play this par-5 dogleg you need a good drive off the tee with a Driver. Aim to cut the trees and the protruding bank on the right side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) As it is uphill from here you will need a firm 5-Wood avoiding the bunker on the right.
(Stroke 3) Select an 8-Iron and aim to the middle of the green.
13th Hole - 342 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) As this is a dogleg to the right use a 5-Wood to take you over the trees protruding on the right side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) The 6-Iron will take you to the centre of the green and as near to the pin as possible!
14th Hole - 436 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) This hole is a dogleg to the left and requires a straight drive with a Driver aimed between the two bunkers on the fairway.
(Stroke 2) A 3-Wood should bring you to a position that is a little short of the green.
(Stroke 3) Use a Pitching Wedge to lift you up and on to the green.
15th Hole - 145 metres - Par 3
(Stroke 1) The hole can be deceptive as the green is very short in length so club selection is very important - suggest a 6-Iron, depending on the prevailing wind.
16th Hole - 504 metres - Par 5
(Stroke 1) This hole is the longest par-5 on the course with a curving dogleg to the right. Use your Driver to carry the trees on the right hand side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) Use a 5-Wood to carry a further group of pine trees again on the same right hand side.
(Stroke 3) With a 9-Iron let your shot avoid the actual bunker in front to the left but placing the ball somewhere close. With this position you will have a clear shot towards the green.
17th Hole - 348 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) Use your Driver and avoid the bunkers on each side of the fairway.
(Stroke 2) A 4-Iron should take you to the middle of the generous green.
18th Hole - 340 metres - Par 4
(Stroke 1) As this is an open fairway a straight shot with a 3-Wood to the middle will achieve the ideal position.
(Stroke 2) Use a 7-Iron to pitch you onto the green followed by a good putt that will take you back into the clubhouse for a rewarding drink!
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