Chez Carlos Golf Society 2012-07-21 13:06:25
Chez Carlos Golf Society played Oceanico Laguna on this wonderful Saturday afternoon. The weather, although sunny and warm, was bearable, which made the atmosphere even more enjoyable for the 15 golfers. The course was in great condition and very challenging as always. This is a pretty open course with many lakes, (the name “Laguna” is no coincidence) and with a total of 79 bunkers, which combined with the frequent wind turn this into anything but a walk in the park. Nevertheless, everyone was in good spirits, which no doubt contributed to the good scores:
Joe Fraser, playing off 8 hcp – 39
Chris Milford, playing off 12.6 hcp – 34
Alan Toole, playing off 18 hcp – 34
There was no nearest-to-the-pin as everyone missed. All the par-5 holes are high in strokes, which proves to be a challenge to the average golfer. On the other hand, the par-3 are low in strokes, which are all things to be taken into consideration when playing a stableford, since the slightest distraction can result in a disapointing score. On this particular day the bunkers were quite hard, in fact almost solid, which didn't help matters. Overall, the back nine, with an extra 200 metres, is much more challenging than the front nine. Check out Laguna's scorecard and the pro tips.
After this exciting game we went back to Parkys where, as always, we were welcomed by Del and had a well-deserved drink with complimentary nibbles whilst watching the good players on the TV screen.
Chez Carlos Golf Society 2012-05-19 10:46:09
Oceanico Laguna is a par 72 course located on the coast, within the popular Vilamoura Holiday Resort. Dating back to 1990, it was designed by North American architect Joseph Lee and has been object of a few improvements throughout the years.
This 6121 m course features very few trees and numerous lakes, which also serve as the perfect habitat for many different birds and amphibians like otters and terrapins. In fact, close by, taking advantage from its proximity with the ocean, developers have created an environmental nature park that welcomes many different, resident and migratory, aquatic birds.
Although built in quite open terrain, it has an impressive total of 79 bunkers, which combined with the usual strong winds and the aforementioned water hazards, set the perfect conditions for quite the interesting round of golf.
Laguna shares its clubhouse with the neighbouring Oceanico Millennium course and is only a couple of minutes away from Vilamoura center, which, being the sought-after holiday resort that it is, provides the ideal setting for the relaxing moments of your golfing holiday. After all, we are talking about the largest tourist luxury complex in the whole of Europe.