Golf Course Reviews

Dom Pedro Old Course, Vilamoura

15/07/2019 by .

On the 1st tee, João Carlota, a former Portuguese U21 champion, was athletically warming up to show me around the Dom Pedro Old Course.

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Golf at The Grove

Ben, my golf relations assistant, has just driven up in his buggy to check on my well being. “How you coping with the course Mr. Mossack?” Perhaps he’s just spotted me pulling one into the nearby lake, so I cover quickly. “all good here Ben, thanks..Loving it.” Ben smiles and drives off. It’s an impressive example of Golf at The Grove.

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Las Colinas Golf Club

Sam the assistant pro at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club is feeling particularly confident as we walk to the first tee. He’s “nailed a few memorable rounds this week” and adding another journalist scalp to his growing trophy cabinet would be a welcome addition it seems.

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Course improvements at The Grove

The Grove,London’s five-star golf resort, has commenced a series of enhancements to its award-winning Kyle Phillips-designed golf course, in preparation for hosting The European Tour’s British Masters supported by Sky Sports, later this year. Further course improvements at The Grove is renovating all 90 bunkers on its 7,152 yard golf course, and also enhancing drainage […]

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Peter is the genius behind the clubhouse vegetable soup apparently. “the splash of curry powder is the secret” he whispers to me as he shows me the way to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club first tee. Just as well he did, as these links courses can be tricky to navigate, and getting lost on the way […]

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The South Course review. Quinta do Lago

If ever there was a golf course which captured the hearts of golfers around the world then the South Course at Quinta do Lago is a perfect example. This is a course you will never forget for a variety of reasons; aesthetically she is the real deal, bordering the Ria Formosa nature park and meandering through umbrella pine forest with stunning villas lining the fairways. Then there is the elevation, some dramatic changes perhaps echoing Augusta in many places. The huge greens are formula 1 speed with some very tricky slopes to negotiate and like Quinta’s other two championship courses, the new North Course and Laranjal, you can score well with good course management and accurate shot making.

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North Course review. Quinta do Lago

Rarely has a golf course on The Algarve received so much speculation than the new version 2.0 North Course at Quinta do Lago. Perhaps it was because, in times of so called austerity, eye brows were raised when €10million was spent on a revamp to a course that was already one of the most popular in the region along with her sisters the South Course and Laranjal. Or perhaps more likely, it was a genius move to improve it and then be in the enviable position of having three world class championship courses under one roof so to speak.

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