The iconic Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort is far more than a luxury hotel. Sophisticated and savvy, it sets the tone for the best contemporary holidays. Superlative leisure and sports facilities, with a variety of restaurants and bars, ensure that every age has the holiday of a lifetime.
At the time of creation, the Victoria Golf Course was hailed as the most ambitious golf project Portugal had ever witnessed. Covering some 90 hectares, the venue encompasses one of the most complete golf complexes in Europe, and features an exceptional driving range and a putting green of some 2,500 m2.
All of this has made it the obvious venue of choice for many of the top international tournaments to visit Portugal in recent times. Indeed, it has served as the host venue to the Portugal Masters on every occasion since 2007, while the World Cup Championship was staged there in 2005.
The Par-72 Championship layout, measuring 6.651 meters (7,273 yards) from the Palmer tees, incorporates and has ensured the preservation of natural wetlands on-site, as well as the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. A significant proportion of Victoria’s acreage is occupied by lakes, forming hazards to be avoided but which also have a strategic purpose in providing reservoirs for irrigation.
A number of teeing options on each hole (often as many as six are offered), accompanied by wide but undulating fairways, provide a fair test of golf, although water and cleverly-positioned bunkers pose a constant threat.
The second golf course to call Vilamoura home, Pinhal Golf Course was opened for play in 1976 and owes its personality to both the original designer Frank Pennink, who also turned his hand to The Old Course Golf Club nearby, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., who made a number of significant refinements in 1985. Traversing undulating parkland, many fairways are lined by pine trees. However, perhaps an even more significant challenge is presented by the Umbrella and Atlantic pines which present themselves on fairways and at times on the approach into greens. Length has recently been added on a number of holes, which ensure the test originally envisioned by Pennink is maintained. At a substantial 6,353 metres from the white tee markers, and with a par of 72, Pinhal Golf Course is certainly no pushover, although golfers will be pleased to learn that the ponds and stream which come into play on five holes should not, for the most part, present a serious threat. One of the most remarked upon features of Pinhal Golf Course is the stunning panorama provided from the clubhouse, which extends over the excellent driving range and practice facilities and beyond. Completely renovated at the turn of the millennium, its veranda offers the perfect setting for post-round relaxation.
Boasting a unique position within the Vilamoura portfolio, it is often asserted that the creation of the Millennium Golf Course was pivotal in cementing the status of this region as one of Europe’s most-visited and best-loved for golf. Opened in the year 2000 - comprising nine brand new holes and a refurbished inward half which had previously formed part of the original 27-hole Laguna Golf Course - this is a more open course that its neighbours, although holes 3-7 wind between pine trees. For many, this stretch bears a resemblance to fairways of The Old Course Golf Club and Pinhal Golf Course, where landing areas grow narrower, requiring greater accuracy. A number of lakes, particularly interestingly on 17 and 18, enrich the remaining holes of the Millennium Golf Course, where a simple course strategy is always the best approach.
The iconic Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort is far more than a luxury hotel. Sophisticated and savvy, it sets the tone for the best contemporary holidays. Superlative leisure and sports facilities, with a variety of restaurants and bars, ensure that every age has the holiday of a lifetime. For couples, our airy Suites provide a leisurely sense of space, while the exclusive, laid back chic of our Purobeach summer beach club makes those long Summer days and nights, the ones to remember.
The Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort is justly famous for its family-friendly offerings - from toddlers to teenagers, there is something for everyone. Vilamoura is the golfer's mecca and our Golf Desk ensures that your golfing holiday is flawless. Spa lovers indulge in our Tivoli Spa, or refresh and revive in our indoor and outdoor pools. Portugal is serious about wining and dining, and our guests flock to taste Pepper's steakhouse's juicy cuts; Oregano's fresh pasta; or signature cocktails at the Side Bar.