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What To Expect From Oceanico Laguna Golf Course

Golf enthusiasts looking to play in a championship class course that is considerably different from others often pick the very well known Oceanico Laguna Golf Course. Its uniqueness lies in its design and the landscape it is built on. The architect has converted a low-lying coastal landscape into a fantastic course that has many features of a link course. It’s also different because it has very few trees and plenty of water hazards.

  • The Oceanico Laguna Golf Course was earlier known as the Vilamoura III Golf Course that comprised of 27 holes. It was designed by Joseph Lee, a US architect, in the year 1990, and over the years the course has undergone improvements to suit the changing tastes of the golfers.
  • Golfers can be sure of having an interesting and challenging time at this unique course. The fairways here are wide and tress very few; this allows players to hit strong drives with confidence. The challenge comes from the 79 bunkers and strategically placed water hazards that test the finer skills of a golfer. Adding to the challenge is an occasional gust of wind that plays on the minds of the players.
  • This par-72 ground isn’t too long, it measures just 6121m and staying true to its name, water hazards play a crucial role in 11 of the 18 holes on this course. Apart from being a challenge to golfer’s skills, the water bodies that act as home to many terrapins, otters, amphibians, and migratory birds are a treat to the visual senses of the golfers.
  • The Oceanico Laguna with its link like features presents the kind of challenges that one can expect from a link course. The very first hole is a 470m par-5 with five bunkers dotting the fairway and a few more sand traps bordering the green. The second hole is an easy par-3 with short fairway and large bunkers around the green. The fifth hole (par-4, 315m) is an interesting one as it demands an accurate drive off the tee and an equally perfect approach.
  • Similar to the second hole is the sixth, which is a par-4, 300m long hole, which has a wide fairway and offers an easy opportunity for a birdie. The seventh has many small sand traps on either side of the fairway. An accurate fairway shot with a wood and a precise approach will help the player dodge the sand traps leading to the elevated green.
  • The eighth is a par-5 dogleg with the green bordered by four bunkers. The ninth is an interesting hole; it’s a par-4 with a wide fairway, a bunker and out of bounds on the left, two water hazards on the right, and a green with two sand traps to the north. The final – eighteenth hole is a tricky one at 377m and a par-4. It has four sand traps engulfing the green, leaving only a small entry point from the east – start practicing your short game to negotiate the bunkers around the green.

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