The revamp has helped improve the overall playing experience
The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course in Vilamoura has officially reopened after undergoing extensive renovation work to improve the overall quality of the course.
Said a statement from Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, the refurbishment was based on “three key pillars: definition, contrast, and uniformity; designed to create a consistent look-and-feel throughout the layout and showcase increased playability for golfers of all abilities”.
Golfers can still clearly identify all areas of play, along with the contrast given by the different tones of grass and cutting heights. “100% Bermuda Grass has been installed across all the greens, fairways, and tee boxes; restoring them with improved aesthetics and increased water efficiency, to provide quality conditioning 365 days of the year”.
In addition, the course has seen an entirely new Rain Bird’s IC irrigation system fitted to increase coverage and reduce water consumption by up to 30% across the playing surface, whilst all bunkers have been rejuvenated with a fresh new layer of white sand for greater compaction, texture and reliability.
Pietro Dal Fabbro, Chief Executive Officer at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, said: “The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course has undergone continuous improvements over the years. Because of the pandemic, we decided this would be the best time to take a step forward with a more in-depth refurbishment, raising the quality of the course and meeting the expectations of sustainable development.”
Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro Golf, added: “Golfers will now find a golf course that consumes 20% less energy and fertilizer, as well as up to 50% less water. It will now be possible to identify protected areas for the preservation of the local avifauna. All areas of the game can also be identified, together with the contrast produced by the different shades of grass and heights of cut. All the fairways have been restored to their original layout, the greens have become faster and firmer, the bunkers revitalised, and the rough made more consistent for a greater playing experience.”
Originally designed by American golf course architect Joseph Lee, the Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course is located on relatively flat and open land, with many water hazards. It is often considered different from the other four courses and a fundamental piece of the diverse golfing portfolio at the resort. Many of its key holes – including the 5th, 9th, and 17th holes – showcase a links-style layout that offer different and varied options for golfers playing the course.
An exclusive offer has also been launched by the resort to coincide with the reopening of the course. Golfers can now claim a free token of driving range balls when booking any round of 18 holes on the Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course until September 15, 2022.
The resort in Vilamoura has also been named as the host venue for the DP World Tour’s Portugal Masters for the 16th consecutive year. Between October 27 and 30, Europe’s best players will once again descend on the Algarve to battle it out across the famous Arnold Palmer-designed Dom Pedro Victoria Course for Portugal’s most coveted golfing accolade.
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