Venue Info

The Facilities

- Clubhouse
- Golf Shop
- Driving Range
- Practice Putting Green
- Bar / Restaurant
- Buggy Bar
- Valet Service
- Free Wi-Fi

Course Info

The Course​

At the time of creation, the Victoria Golf Course was hailed as the most ambitious golf project Portugal had ever witnessed. Designed by true golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, there is absolutely no doubt that it has lived up to that lofty billing. 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. 





Type of grass

- L93 Bent grass / Poa

Height of cut

- 2.9mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 11

Any specific comments

- Very large and undulating greens



Type of grass

- Bermuda 419

Height of cut

- 9.5mm

Width / contouring

- Wide fairways

Any comments

- Lots of fairway bunkers, but not many in play



Type of grass

-Tees: Bermuda 419, Collars: L93 Bent grass / Poa

Height of cut

- Tees: 8mm, Collars: 8mm

Any comments




Type of grass

- Rye grass / Bermuda

Height of cut

- semi

- intermediate

- rough

- Any comments


- 32mm

- 70mm

- 100mm

- 10m on each side of fairways over seeded Rye grass



Weather in advance

- Very hot and dry

Forecast for tournament

- Sunny and warm




- 2004

Course designer

Special features


General playability

Undulating / flat

Tree lined / exposed

Many / few water hazards


Changes to the course

- Arnold Palmer



- Low scoring course

- Very flat

- Very exposed

- Four lakes come in to play on seven of the holes


- Small narrowing of fairways, but still a bit generous




Card of Course

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14446408 104406371
24358327 114385352
34481440 125547500
44407372 133200183
55579529 144424388
63218199 154315288
74510466 163208190
83168154 175589539
94442404 184463423
Out3536093299 In3635373234

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2WARREN, MarcSCO18-16
T3STORM, GraemeENG18-15
T5GOUVEIA, RicardoPOR18-14
T5LIMA, José-FilipePOR18-14

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