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Vale Do Lobo

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The prestigious Vale do Lobo estate is home to two terrific golf courses, whose delightful blend of links and parkland styles make it one of the most attractive and dramatic golfing destinations, not only in the Algarve but in the whole of…

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Golf courses

Royal Course

Vale do Lobo's Royal Course is a spectacular cliff-top course, whose iconic 16th hole has effectively become the face of golf in the Algarve. Although it is a par-3, the green is set 238 yards away on the opposite side of a plunging cliff; standing on the tee facing the stunning sandstone cliffs is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating experiences in world golf. The legendary Henry Cotton's design has been revised by Rocky Roquemore in recent years, and continues to delight visitors year after year.

Ocean Course

The Ocean Course differs greatly to its neighbour; while the cliff-top Royal demands accuracy above all else, the Ocean allows golfers to use their creativity to great effect. Many of the holes run alongside a nature reserve, before the course winds down to the shoreline, where you can enjoy unparalleled views up and down the coast. The Ocean is a combination of two nine hole loops designed by Sir Henry Cotton, and is a gem of a course that will satisfy even the most demanding golfer.

Hotel Information

Vale do Lobo is one of Europe's most exclusive resorts, having offered luxury holidays since its inauguration in 1962. Your stay will be based in stunning residences, ranging from simple apartments to private villas, all fully equipped and serviced daily by a personal maid.

There are standard, superior and deluxe units, all of which are spacious and comfortable, while the upgraded versions are decorated and furnished in an exquisite designer fashion.

The resort itself is perfectly formulated to provide a wonderful holiday for couples, groups and families who want a little bit of extra luxury, while the two golf outstanding golf courses are among Portugal's best.

The Royal Spa at Vale do Lobo is the total relaxation and rejuvenation experience, where the sound of running water melts into the scent of essential oils. The spa's ethos is to provide the total range of treatments, from natural herbal remedies and traditional Oriental cures to the latest vitamin-enriched treatments and cosmetic medicine. Overlooking the golf courses, the resort's fitness centre is complete with the latest Technogym equipment and a wide range of free weights. Vale do Lobo also prides itself being a comprehensive sporting facility, particularly the tennis academy, which is among Europe's finest, featuring 14 superb courts and outstanding tuition facilities.

Vale do Lobo has 15 first-class restaurants, most of which are tobe found around the beachside Praça area, which serve the best in international cuisine.

In Vilamoura, head to Casa del Forno for Italian food, or the Ostra d'Ouro Grill at the Marina for sublime seafood.

Vale Do Lobo


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Stu
Great golf and accommodation
5 Star Rating

Not only was the villa secure, it was seriously awesome: with its own pool, back gate onto the beach, massive barbecue and walk-in fridge there was very little reason to leave the house. In fact it was so comfortable that there were rumblings of a protest when we set out on day 2 to play our first round of golf...

And so to the golf. The courses you chose for us were all fantastic. My personal favourite has to be Monte Rei which was, as you said when you suggested changing our itinerary to include it, simply unbelievable.From the time we got out of the car and were escorted to the titleist pyramids on the range until the moment we picked up our freshly cleaned clubs to return home the whole experience was amazing. The condition of the course was breathtaking. In fact, I enquired about getting a couple of rolls of fairway grass dug up and delivered to my house to recarpet the living room but the professional politely declined which was the only downside to the whole day really.

Wendy
The Royal is one of the best I've played
5 Star Rating

Vale do Lobo Golf Review.

In May 2011 and four ladies full of anticipation set off from Bristol Airport to the beautiful Vale do Lobo Resort. Like all holidays the run up to travelling is an important part, and with the excellent service and support from Your Golf Travel, we set off full of excitement and enthusiasm.

With transfers from the airport to hotel waiting as we landed, we arrived at Vale do Lobo in a little over 20mins from leaving the airport arrivals. What bliss! The sun was shining in the blue sky and shimmering on the sea.

The Dona Filipa Hotel has classic Portuguese style rooms, and is set in the most fabulous setting, close to the beach and Praca with views to die for. The staff as always were excellent and nothing is ever too much trouble. After a quick change we were on the sun-beds by the pool, followed by a stroll to a beach bar for lunch and our first drinks!

The rest of the week was split between golf on the San Lorenzo golf course, one of the top courses in Europe, and the Royal Course at Vale do Lobo, host to 2 Portuguese Opens, and including the iconic 16th hole along the cliff tops.

The quality of the courses and friendliness of the staff really takes some beating. These are two of the best courses I have ever played and we will certainly play them again if we return to Portugal on future golf holidays. We even managed to play in a Charity Day on the Royal Course but failed to hole in one at the 16th for an Audi Car so will have to retain our amateur status for next year!

In the evenings you are spoilt for choice in the number and variety of local restaurants. Our favourites are Casa do Campo, Casa dos Pinheiros and O Malveiros - all in the Almancil area.

All too quickly it was time to come home. I would recommend Vale do Lobo to anyone wanting good value hotel accommodation with excellent golf courses and beaches. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Algarve golf break and will definitely be using Your Golf Travel for future golf tours as the service and value for money were simply unbeatable.

Ian
2014-09-11
Good course with tight fairways
4 Star Rating
Played The Royal Course as part of a 4 round tour. Whilst it wasn't the best we played (Laranjal took that honour), the Royal was very good and an enjoyable challenge. The front nine is probably the easier of the two with some reachable par-5's and short par 4's, obviously the 16th along the cliff tops is one to take your camera for but all in all it is a nice course with demanding drives off elevated tees to tree-lined fairways. 4 out of 5 and would go back again to play.