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Home of the Portuguese Masters on the European Tour, Oceânico Victoria course is one of the finest golf courses in Europe. Owned and managed by Oceânico Developments, the Victoria course is one of 7-courses in the Oceânico Golf portfolio of courses along the Algarve. Opening in 2004, the Victoria Golf Course Vilamoura, Algarve, is one of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Portugal. One extraordinary fact concerning Victoria Vilamoura Golf Course is that the Arnold Palmer team masterly created 18 greens with totally different shapes and sizes. This is one of the unique characteristics of the Victoria Golf course, and having played the course before is by no doubt an advantage. The Oceanico Victoria, which covers some 90 hectares, is the most recent golf course project of Arnold Palmer in Portugal. As one of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Europe, every care has been taken to ensure the preservation of the wetlands and the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. Several lakes, occupying 13 hectares, provide mirrors of water and strategic reservoirs for irrigation. The course features 5 or