Overlooking the magnificent Victoria golf course is a truly magnificent hotel namely The Tivolli Victoria. This five star resort offers luxury, comfort, relaxation great food. The views from elegant rooms and suites are simply breathtaking. All rooms are equipped with the latest technology, designed and decorated to the highest standard.
Dining at the Tivolli Victoria is a wonderful gourmet experience from the amazing buffet breakfasts to the excellent meals served in the hotel’s restaurants. Only the best local produce is used in preparing the traditional Portuguese and international dishes.
Everything at The Victoria is designed to make your stay an unbelievable and memorable experience including the Spa & Well-Being centre Elements Spa by Banyan Tree
There are seven treatment rooms, one indoor Vitality Pool, a sauna, private Jacuzzi baths with a view of the Victoria golf course, hydro-massage facilities and relaxation areas.
Getting to The Victoria Golf Course could not be easier for golfers staying at this fabulous hotel as there is direct access from the hotel to the clubhouse.
The Victoria Golf Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in 2004. The 18-hole, par 72 Championship course offers a unique and unforgettable experience for all who play it. The course is a major venue for top international tournaments including this year’s Portuguese Masters.
Every care has been taken to ensure the preservation of the wetlands and the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. The fairways are wide and undulating bunkers are cleverly positioned. There’s lot of water especially on the back nine.
The 17th is known as the “signature hole”, and is the longest of the course. The hole has a total of twelve water cascades bordering the right side of the hole, apart from several bunkers bordering the fairway. The approach to the green, which is surrounded by water, is extremely difficult.
The Victoria Course is seriously a must play course it’s exciting, challenging and indeed an amazing golf experience.
From Villamoura to Quinta da Lago, and to one of the newest courses in the Algarve, Laranjal.
Voted Best Golf Course at the Portuguese 2011 Travel Awards, Laranjal opened in 2009 as the newest course in Quinta do Lago.
Originally an orange grove, this beautiful par 72 championship course is situated in the Ludo valley, just 2km east of the resort. Boasting some spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes and its abundance of umbrella pines, cork and orange trees.
The first nine holes of Laranjal avoid most of the water in the middle of the course but other obstacles include many large bunkers. Water really comes into play from the 9th hole and this is where the fun begins! Accuracy and concentration is what’s required if you want to score well on this course.
Its distinctive rolling terrain has been expertly designed and manicured. Laranjal is one of the must play courses in the Algarve, before you leave you must try some of the freshly squeezed orange juice they serve in the bar. Straight from from Laranjal’s own oranges trees!
“It will be a surprise for a lot of people… it provokes a series of emotions from the first hole to the last. It is about the game and the strategy as well as the aesthetics. Nobody will be indifferent to it.” (Architect, Santana da Silva).