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Millennium Clube de Golfe

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The Course

This conventional PAR 72 course opened in the year 2000, although the original back nine was formerly part of the 27-hole Laguna Course. Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and bunkers, particularly for holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards, with the aim to simplify the strategy of the course to make it more golfer-friendly. The renovated 9 holes were joined together with the new 9-hole loop to offer a layout of different character, style and playing quality. The work was undertaken by the well-established UK golf Architects Hawtree & Sons which culminated in the creation of the new, exciting 18-hole Millennium Clube de Golfe.

The course is particularly open, although some holes (the 3rd to the 7th) wind between pine trees and are similar to the neighboring fairways of The Old Course and Pinhal Clube de Golfe. In this more wooded area, the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy - while the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes at the 4th, 17th and 18th holes. The arrival of the Millennium course made Vilamoura one of the main - if not the main - European golf destinations.

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The Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Golf Shop
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Buggy Bar
  • Valet Service

Rules

  1. Every player must have his or her own bag of clubs.
  2. Club bags and trolleys are not allowed on the greens.
  3. Buggies are not allowed on the tees, greens and avant-greens.
  4. Only two players and two club bags are allowed per buggy.
  5. Dogs are not allowed in the Clubhouse nor in the perimeter of the golf course.
  6. The use of softspikes is compulsory at all courses.
  7. Children under 12 are only allowed on the golf courses when specifically authorized by an accompaning adult with eligibility to sign the «Term of Responsability».
  8. Practice is only allowed within the practice areas.
  9. Putting areas cannot be used for pitching.
  10. Maximum Handicaps allowed (EGA):
    • Laguna, Millennium & Pinhal – Men 28 / Ladies 34
    • Old Course & Victoria – Men 24 / Ladies 28
  11. All starting times consist of four ball

Etiquette

  1. Bathing attire, jeans, T-shirts, sleeveless tops and training shoes are not allowed in the Clubhouse, practice areas or any within the perimeter of the golf courses. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  2. Dress code must include trousers or tailored shorts, polo shirts and golf shoes and socks.
  3. Any group with a free hole ahead should give way to the next group.
  4. The players looking for a lost ball should give way to the next group if the ball is not found promptly.
  5. During busy periods, players should mark the ball on par 3 greens so that the next group can tee off.
  6. Once finished the hole, players should leave the green immediately.
  7. In the interest of all, the game should go on without delay. So please:
    • Prepare your ball, tee and tee club in advance.
    • Do not leave your trolley too far from the green or in the wrong direction for the following tee.
    • Do not mark your scorecard on the green.
    • Do not make more strokes than necessary to score when playing Stableford.
  8. Before leaving a bunker please make sure you leave it as smooth as you found it.
  9. Please repair the divots on the fairways.
  10. Please repair the pitch and spike marks on the greens.
  11. Greens and fairways should not be damaged by practice swings.
  12. Please follow the instructions for buggies usage.

Recommendations

Do not leave money, valuables or golf equipment in the locker rooms or in the car.

Note: The golf course management does not accept any responsibility for loss of and/or damage to valuables, personal effects or golf equipment.

Location

Millennium Clube de Golfe is just 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport along the A22 motorway.

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Driving instructions:

Faro airport to A22 motorway

Exit Faro on the main road alongside the airport roundabout and follow the signs for Faro and A22. Continue along this road for approx 2.5 km and take the second exit on the right signposted A22 Lisboa & Portimão to join a dual carriageway. After approx 4 km move to the left hand lane and take the left fork on the dual carriageway following the sign A22/Lisboa/ Portimão/ Albufeira. After a further 3 km take the right hand exit off the dual carriageway following the sign for A22 Lisboa/Portimão/Albufeira.

A22 motorway to MillenniumClube de Golfe

Leave the A22 at the Boliqueime /Vilamoura exit, then follow directions to Vilamoura. On entering Vilamoura, follow the signs to the Millenium Clube de Golfe.

Contacts

Address
Millennium Clube de Golfe
Caminho da Fonte do Ulme,
8125-406, Vilamoura
Telephone

+351 289 310 188

Gps Coordinates

Latitude: 37.101087 | Longitude: -8.135443

Hole By Hole

1
Millennium Clube de Golfe - First Hole
First Hole
Stroke Index 9 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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325
300
292
250

Pro Tip

A short par 4 opener that doglegs right about 100m before the green. The right hand side is defended by a copse and a ditch, as well as an out-of-bounds area which is the 9th hole. The bottom of the flag is not visible for the approach since the green is elevated. About 35m short of the green is a bunker at the foot of the slope and another guards the right front corner.

2
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Second Hole
Second Hole
Stroke Index 7 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
-
391
386
377
345

Pro Tip

At 391m off the raised back (white) tee this straight and flattish par 4 demands two long, accurate shots to reach the putting surface. A bunker just off the fairway can trap a hooked drive and two others are strategically placed at either side of the green.

3
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Third Hole
Third Hole
Stroke Index 11 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
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203
179
157
121

Pro Tip

The longest par 3 on the card at 203m from the white tee, but only 121m for the ladies. A combination of length and precision is required to end up on the expansive roller-coaster green, with bunkers on each side, the left one being the larger of the two.

4
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Fourth Hole
Fourth Hole
Stroke Index 3 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
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502
470
450
404

Pro Tip

A par 5 that is lined with pine-trees from tee to green. A small pond in front of the tee is merely a psychological hazard, and keeping to the fairway is the main secret. Mounds to the right of the speedy green can deflect a wayward approach away from that side.

5
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Fifth Hole
Fifth Hole
Stroke Index 1 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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423
390
353
325

Pro Tip

This 423m par 4 is stroke index 1 and is a slight dogleg left. Pines encroach on to the edge of the left hand side of the fairway and a long drive can reach a bunker to the right. A dip just before the green may hamper the long approach shot to an elongated green bunkered on either side.

6
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Sixth Hole
Sixth Hole
Stroke Index 13 / PAR 6
Tee Metres
-
151
137
128
88

Pro Tip

A tester of a par 3 as the green is set between a lake on the left and a bunker on the opposite side. The 26m long green which is narrow at the entrance accentuates the need for accuracy.

7
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Seventh Hole
Seventh Hole
Stroke Index 5 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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393
383
350
306

Pro Tip

Another challenging though not daunting par 4 and the last one in the pinewoods. Again a narrow fairway with some trees, especially on the left that can block out an errant tee-shot. On the approach the same difficulty arises on the right hand side and the green slopes generally from right to left where two small bunkers lurk in expectation.

8
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Eighth Hole
Eighth Hole
Stroke Index 17 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
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440
436
426
390

Pro Tip

The wide open spaces tempt players to hit out on this par 5 that is reachable in two shots but the drive must be navigated clear of two bunkers on the left, between 218 and 187m from the green. A slight depression before the green can prevent a long second shot from rolling on to it.

9
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Ninth Hole
Ninth Hole
Stroke Index 15 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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354
310
299
269

Pro Tip

Short par 4 dogleg left where long hitters can clear both left hand side bunkers and set up a birdie chance by leaving a half wedge approach shot. Some danger with trees in the rough, mainly on the right. Also, take care with the undulations on the large, upward sloping green.

10
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Tenth Hole
Tenth Hole
Stroke Index 8 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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339
335
319
274

Pro Tip

Fairly straightforward par 4, 339m off the white tee. A drive with draw will steer away from the large bunker just off the fairway on the right, leaving a comfortable iron towards a green guarded by bunkers on either side.

11
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Eleventh Hole
Eleventh Hole
Stroke Index 12 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
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467
458
446
382

Pro Tip

Tailored for the straight hitter, this par 5 includes three bunkers to trap off-line drives. Two more on the left, starting 58m from the front of the green, can force players to lay up short to allow for a full shot into the welcoming green that slopes up to the back.

12
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Twelfth Hole
Twelfth Hole
Stroke Index 16 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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317
305
288
238

Pro Tip

A fairway wood and mid- to short-iron shot are enough to land on the green on this par 4, only 317m from the back tee. Be careful with putts from the back down to the front as this green tends to be fast and has subtle breaks.

13
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Thirteenth Hole
Thirteenth Hole
Stroke Index 14 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
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188
142
132
95

Pro Tip

It’s advisable not to under-club on this par 3 in order to clear the large bunker that fronts the green which has its widest portion up towards the back. The narrow entrance to the sloping green is protected on the right by another bunker.

14
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Fourteenth Hole
Fourteenth Hole
Stroke Index 6 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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334
312
299
258

Pro Tip

On this short par 4 it is an advantage to clear the two bunkers on either side of the fairway between 80 and 100m from the green as the approach must be played with a high-lofted iron. This is because the green is offset awkwardly to the right and the bunkering on both sides offers a narrow target.

15
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Fifteenth Hole
Fifteenth Hole
Stroke Index 18 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
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122
119
112
101

Pro Tip

A short par 3 to a green surrounded by five bunkers, but an interesting challenge. Most players are content with two putts on the treacherous two-tiered putting surface which slopes from top right to bottom left.

16
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Sixteenth Hole
Sixteenth Hole
Stroke Index 2 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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378
371
346
304

Pro Tip

At stroke index 2, this 378m hole can cause problems to anyone playing it for the first time. The green is not visible from the tee as the fairway rises steadily for the first 230m and then slopes downwards. Aim to land your drive in the triangle formed by three bunkers just off the fairway. The gently undulating green is protected by three more bunkers but the narrow entrance will test your long approach play especially if the shot is blind.

17
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Seventeenth Hole
Seventeenth Hole
Stroke Index 10 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
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345
333
294
250

Pro Tip

A large lake on the right or two bunkers on the opposite side can attract an off-line drive on this short par 4. The green, which is 41m from front to back, is within reach of an uphill 9-iron or wedge approach.

18
Millennium Clube de Golfe - Eighteenth Hole
Eighteenth Hole
Stroke Index 4 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
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504
454
438
367

Pro Tip

A good challenging par 5 closing hole measuring 504m from the white tee. There is not much margin for error off the tee: out of bounds right and a tight landing area between a long lake left and a bunker at the edge of the fairway. The second shot must stay right to keep away from the water which extends close to the left hand side of the green. An iron shot is recommended until one can see the lie of the land and then it is a wedge approach to get home.