Starting in the pine trees and at the 5th hope, you suddenly end up into a large open space where the wind becomes a real factor.
As long as you stay on the grass, you will be on a fairway. Greens are sloppy and quite fast.
An overall great experience but you have to remain patient and enjoy the challenge offered by the wind.
It's a good mix of links style and pine forest holes. Most fairways are pretty generous but greens are all well protected by numerous bunkers. While not being directly next to the Atlantic shore, there are views on the ocean on most holes.
I played 36 holes in a day and can't complain about anything. Nice weather, good pace of play, perfect maintenance, you can't be wrong by booking a round at Oitavos ! Onsite hotel is really good value.