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    Lagoon Alure Golf Course

    by kevin36 Updated Mar 19, 2006

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    Lgoon Alure

    In stark contrast to its three sister courses, Laguna is without pines and, as the name suggests, incorporates water hazards in its fairly flat layout. It used to have three nine-hole loops. The former East and South loops now form the 18-hole Laguna course. The former North loop was renovated and combined with a new nine to form the Millennium Course.

    The first hole here is an impressive par 5. You need a good drive and second shot, but the crunch comes with the approach. You have to carry an impressive array of bunkers to find the stepped green. And that's the least of your worries, because the green slopes to its front, creating huge borrows, with the step to complicate the line.

    The par 4 fifth strikes terror for even the staunchest player. Yes, the tee is nicely elevated, but the overhanging trees on your left narrow the line of the drive which has a lake to carry: it's about 160 metres. If you're lucky enough to strike the ball well, then there are waiting bunkers beyond the landing area. The approach must carry fingers of the lake to find a generous but sloping green. Somehow it's always difficult to have faith in the distance markers at this hole.
    golfer. A right-handed dog-leg determines the length and direction of the shot. The target is a very tight landing area between fairway bunkers and the lake on the right. The approach to a well-protected green is then over the corner of the water. It's always a tough hole.

    The par 5 fifteenth is a 'hop, skip and jump' hole, and needs a good drive, good second shot and accurate approach to the forward sloping green. With water intersecting the fairway, and to the right, the chances of a 'Barnes Wallis' are more than likely.

    Equipment: No. of holes: 18. Par (SSS): 72 (73).
    Length in metres: 6133.
    Requirements to play as a visitor: Knowledge of golf etiquette.
    Owned by: Lusotur Golfes, Vilamoura. Tel 289 310 180.
    Golf Secretary: Eduardo Sousa.
    Pro: Abilio Coelho, Joaquim Catarino.
    Amenities:
    Pro Shop
    Driving Range
    Putting Green
    Chipping Green
    Club Hire
    Lessons
    Trolleys
    Buggies
    Clubhouse: Attractive, modern building with terraces overlooking the ninth and eighteenth greens. All usual amenities, pro shop, reception, changing and locker rooms, lounge, restaurant and bar.

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    Vilamoura Glof Course

    by kevin36 Updated Mar 19, 2006

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    Vilamoura Golf Corse

    Vilamoura's fourth course is an exciting addition to one of Europe's finest golfing destinations. It demonstrates the technical and aesthetic excellence which the on-going 'Vilamoura XXI' improvement and expansion programme seeks to achieve.

    Martin Hawtree's completely new front nine holes are a perfect complement to the extensively reshaped original 'North' loop of the previous Laguna layout. Four of the Millennium's first nine holes are over rolling parkland; the remainder are set between umbrella pines, such a distinctive feature of this part of the Algarve.
    The par-4 first rises from the tee in a dogleg to the right. Long hitters may be tempted to try to carry the encroaching trees which form a barrier on the right-hand side of the fairway. At 300 metres it is not overly long, but there are awkwardly placed bunkers to catch a good drive or a wayward approach shot.

    The par 3's - the third and sixth - are a delight, both visually and to play. The sixth offers more of a test. There is a lake on the left and makes club selection paramount. When a course is as visually appealing as this one, it is hard to determine which hole will linger longest in the mind, but the twisting and turning par 4 seventh is a contender. Shadows of trees, and mounds and hollows dissecting the fairway conspire to confuse, but a well struck and very accurate drive will set up a comfortable approach to the green.
    he second nine opens with a benign par 4 of 335 metres. An elevated tee affords views inland to the hills. The rolling fairways makes you want to open the shoulders and look for a relaxed, comfortable shot to the generous green.

    The eleventh - a par 5 - has fairway bunkers and requires accuracy to score well. The par-4 sixteenth invites a drive to the right side of the fairway where there is a strategically placed bunker.

    Equipment: No. of holes: 18. Par (SSS): 72 (73).
    Length in metres: 6200.
    Requirements to play as a visitor: Knowledge of golf etiquette.
    Owned by: Lusotur Golfes, Vilamoura. Tel 289 310 180.
    Golf Secretary: Eduardo Sousa.
    Pro: Abilio Coelho.
    Amenities:
    Pro shop
    Driving Range
    Putting Green
    Chilling Green
    Club Hire
    Lessons
    Trolleys
    Buggies
    Clubhouse: The Laguna clubhouse has been greatly expanded and improved so that it can be comfortably shared with the Millennium course.

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    Kayaking around the coast.

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Sep 19, 2006

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    Orue, the Sea Rider.

    Lagos has a really beautifull coast.
    You can arrange a three hours kayak tour for about 25€.
    You´ll have the oportunity of seeing the cliffs and the caves from the sea, a really exiting experience.
    They also stop in a little beach where you could climb in the cliffs and jump. Be careful, they are really sharp!!
    You can also do some snorkeling.

    You can arrange it at:
    - Praia da Batata.
    - In Largo Marques de Ponbal, in front of the tourist information office.

    Equipment: Very important:
    - Suncream.
    - Watter.
    - Hat.

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    Mountain Bike around the cliffs

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Sep 20, 2006

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    Orue and me at the cliffs

    If you don´t know what to do, you can rent a mountain bike and go around the cliffs. Lagos coast is really beutifull.
    Eventually you can stop in the gorgeous beaches and have a refeshing bath.
    There are many bike rentals in the city, just look and ask for the best prizes and availability.

    RENT & BIKE TOURS
    Ask for Victor Neves.
    Tlf/Fax: 282 764 345
    Cell phone: 968 170 929
    Prices: Between 9 and 15€ depending on the bike.

    Equipment: - Sportwear and swimming trunks.
    - Sun cream.
    - Hat.

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    • Cycling

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    Surfing with FilSurf surf school

    by RipCurlGirl Updated Mar 11, 2013
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    If you have no idea how to spend a day or a couple of days in Lagos, I strongly suggest that you book surf lessons with FilSurf surf school no matter if you are a beginner or an advanced surfer! It's great fun not only for young people, but also families.

    The school offers group and private lessons. A 1-day-surf lesson costs 50 EUR and includes:
    max 8 students per instructor;
    transfer to the beach and back;
    2 surf sessions 1,5 h each including beach surf instruction (i.e. theory, stretching, getting familiar with your board, safety rules) and instruction in the water;
    Soft top board, wetsuit, leash, rash guard;
    Sport insurance;
    Healthy lunch;
    Professional tips and the exciting trip.

    Equipment: Don't forget to bring with you to the beach: bikini/boardshorts, beach towel, flip flops, cap/hat, sunglasses, waterproof high protection sunscreen, hoodie, some pocket money and good vibes.

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    • Surfing
    • Adventure Travel

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    Fishing trips

    by kevin36 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    You can go out on Big Game fishing trips for Marlin etc from Lagos Marina.

    Equipment: Pump your muscles up first

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