Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas, surrounded by stunning gardens. The hotel is preferences of golfers, proximity to Vilamoura golf courses, including Pinhal Golf Course. Just twenty minutes from Faro International Airport, this five-star luxury resort just located in a quiet area surrounded by superb golf courses.
The accommodation options of the resort has several type of rooms from deluxe rooms to apartments and suites with balconies, all the rooms designed with modern décor, stylish furnishing and high-quality amenities for your comfort. They are quite spacious and reflect a peaceful ambience with their soft colours. The rooms have pools, hotel gardens, golf courses or Vilamoura views. They are all packed with air conditioning, TV, telephone, internet connection (fee applies in some rooms), alarm radio, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, bathrobe, bathtub, walk-in shower and bathroom amenities.
Nearby the hotel, Pinhal Golf Course located within Vilamoura – Europe’s largest private tourism resort – the course offers magnificent sea views and a rolling landscape of lush green fairways.
Set in an elegant and cosy atmosphere, Moscada Restaurant is where buffet style breakfast and dinner served. Cilantro Restaurant, with a signature menu, serves the delicious Italian flavours with a touch of Algarve in a chic and impressive ambience.. Furnished with luxurious leather comfy chairs and sofas, Rubi Bar invites you to enjoy the wide selection of spirits, Port Wines and snacks here accompanied by live music.
Indulge yourself in the fascinating 7Seven Spa; the largest Spa onsite in Portugal. Pamper your body and soul in these state-of-the-art treatment areas with the soothing sound of cascading water on the glass or rough-stone walls.
Vilamoura offers you all you need for entertainment. From fishing to horseback riding, scuba diving to bowling, the area is full of daytime activity options. When the sun goes down, a vivid nightlife rises.
This conventional PAR 72 course opened in the year 2000, although the original back nine was formerly part of the 27-hole Laguna Course.
Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and bunkers, particularly for holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards, with the aim to simplify the strategy of the course to make it more golfer-friendly.
The renovated 9 holes were joined together with the new 9-hole loop to offer a layout of different character, style and playing quality. The work was undertaken by the well-established UK golf Architects Hawtree & Sons which culminated in the creation of the new, exciting 18-hole Dom Pedro Millennium golf course.
The course is particularly open, although some holes (the 3rd to the 7th) wind between pine trees and are similar to the neighbouring fairways of the Dom Pedro Old Course and Dom Pedro Pinhal. In this more wooded area, the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy - while the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes at the 4th, 17th and 18th holes. The arrival of the Dom Pedro Millennium course made Vilamoura one of the main - if not the main - European golf destinations.
Laid out over low lying coastal terrain, this course, with its many water hazards and few trees, is considerably different from the other ones in Vilamoura and many of its holes convey a links atmosphere.
U.S. golf architect Joseph Lee designed this course which 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.
Measuring 6121m 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 and terrapins.
Vilamoura's master developers, Lusotur, have also established an environmental nature park not far from the course.
Apart from the lakes and an impressive total of 79 bunkers, another hazard is the wind that frequently blows over this somewhat exposed location.
The Dom Pedro Laguna course shares a large, welcoming clubhouse with the neighbouring Dom Pedro Millennium course.
This was the second golf course built in Vilamoura and inaugurated in 1976, having originally been designed by Frank Pennink, the architect of the nearby Dom Pedro Old Course.
Several refinements were incorporated over the years, the most significant one by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985. The course is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous umbrella and Atlantic pines that line many of the fairways and a few even stand out on fairways or near greens.
Ponds and a stream come into play on five holes but are not serious threats to above-average golfers. To keep up with modern technical advances in clubs and balls, several holes have recently been lengthened and the PAR 72 course now measures 6353m off the white tee markers.
The clubhouse was completely renovated and modernised at the turn of the millennium and from the large veranda one can enjoy a panoramic view over the excellent driving range and practice facilities.
Situated in the heart of Vilamoura a mere 20 minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world.
Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees - the principal hazard - over gently undulating natural terrain. Although it opened in 1969, the course was completely renovated and modernised 27 years later although no major changes were made to the magnificent layout.
In addition to raising the Dom Pedro Old Course to new heights of quality, an attractive new clubhouse and adjacent putting green were also built at that time. As with all Dom Pedro courses, environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.
This is one of the courses in Portugal that will always stay in the memory of visiting golfers.