Check out the second 5 holes of Oitavos Dunes:
PAR 4 / SI 1 / METRES: 434, 398, 341, 296
A friendly opening tee shot, where any quest for lenghtadds to the demand for accuracy as the fairway narrows beyond 250 metros. The second shot is to a bowl shaped green surrounded by dunes. A well flighted shot carrying on to the green is the best option, but the absence of bunkers allows you to begin your Links experience with a running shot. Play a little left as the ball will run in from this side.
PAR 4 / SI 9 / METRES: 399, 362, 334, 301
There is much more room to the left than appears from the tee at this dogleg right hole. Keep away from the bunkers on the right which are not visible from the tee. Either hit a running shot onto the green or a lofted iron, as this approach is hard and fast.
PAR 5 / SI 7 / METRES: 458, 429, 400, 361
The wind will determine if you can get home in two. Favour the left side of the fairway and check pin position before club selection on this long green. Take advantage of this birdy opportunity.
PAR 5 / SI 3 / METRES: 532, 503, 460, 397
Back to back par 5s, this one is the true test. One of the toughest holes in the course with the prevailing wind, so play safe and guarantee the bogey. Aim your tee shot to the keft side where you will leave yourself a downhill lay-up-shot. Aim to the flat area from 100 metres in to the green, past the undulations.
PAR 3 / SI 17 / METRES: 143, 125, 117, 96
The shortest hole on the course but a testy one! The green is concave and a ball hit to the front section can easily spin back off the green. Correct club selection and control of trajectory is vital. It may be worth hitting a less lofted club, held down the grip and played beneath the ever-present wind. Do not let the spectacular view of Cabo Roca break your concentration.