Dom Pedro Golf – Newly refurbished Laguna Golf Course reopens for play in the Algarve
September 6, 2022 – The Laguna Golf Course at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, in the Algarve (Portugal), has officially reopened after undergoing an extensive requalification to improve the overall quality of the course as part of a new dimension to the resort’s well-renowned golfing portfolio.
The requalification of the Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course 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.
Upon re-opening, golfers can now 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 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, stated: “The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course is one of the golf courses in the Algarve that has been subject to continuous improvements over the years. We determined because of the pandemic, this would be the best time to take a step forward with a more incisive requalification of the Dom Pedro Laguna Course, raising the quality of the course and meeting the expectations of sustainable development”.
Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro Golf, added: “At the reopening of the Dom Pedro Laguna, golfers will now be able to 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 reservation of the local avifauna, but also all the areas of the game, 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 5th, 9th, and 17th; 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 15th September 2022.
The resort is also excited to have been named as the host venue for the DP World Tour’s Portugal Masters for the 16th consecutive year. Between 27th – 30th October, Europe’s best players will once again descend upon the Algarve to battle it out across the famous Arnold Palmer-designed Dom Pedro Victoria Course for Portugal’s most coveted golfing accolade.
More information on the Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course.