Laid out over low
lying coastal terrain, Oceanico
Laguna golf course, with its many
water hazards and few trees, is considerably different from the other
ones at the resort and many of its holes convey a links atmosphere.
golf architect Joseph Lee designed this course which was opened
in 1990 and many previous visitors will recognise it as part of the
former 27 hole Vilamoura III course. It has been subject to continual
improvements over the years.
6,121 metres from the white tees, the par 72 course
includes several lakes which influence play on a total of 11 holes. In
addition to acting as hazards and emergency water reservoirs, these
lakes serve a useful purpose in attracting a variety of aquatic birds,
both resident and migratory, as well as amphibians, otters, terrapins
master developers, Lusotur, have also established an environmental
nature park not far from the course.
from the lakes and an impressive total of 79 bunkers, another
hazard is the wind that frequently blows over this somewhat exposed