Laguna Golf Course comprises holes of widely varied playing conditions, a typical trait of American designer, Joseph Lee. This applies to both the opening nine holes, inaugurated in 1990, and the back nine, which were ready for play in 1993. Unlike the other Vilamoura courses, Laguna is located on relatively flat, open terrain. The basis of its modern design is its strategic placement of bunkers and water hazards, which demand accuracy of play. Facilities include ClubHouse, pro-Shop, restaurant, bar, buggy bar in the course, putting-green, driving-range with bunker and chipping area.