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Vale Do Lobo

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 Europe.

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  • Free buggies for Vale Do Lobo Residents as well as free Taylormade club hire. Valid for travel dates between 01 November 2018 - 28 February 2019
  • 1 free in 8 for Vale do Lobo Residents, valid for Nov 18, Dec 18, Jan 19, Feb 19, Mar 19, Jun 19
  • 1 free in 16 for Vale do Lobo Residents, valid for Apr 19, May 19, Sep 19, Oct 19
  • 1 free in 4 for Vale do Lobo Residents, valid for 16 Nov - 24 Dec 18, 01 - 13 Jan 19, 27 Jan - 17 Feb 19

*Where applicable, the relevant promotions will be applied during the booking process.

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Golf Courses at Vale Do Lobo

Royal Course

Vale do Lobo's Royal Course boasts some spectacular holes, not least of which is the cliff-top 16th hole which has effectively become the face of golf in the Algarve.

Although it is a par-3, the green is set some 238 yards away on the opposite side of a series of plunging cliffs and standing on the tee facing the stunning sandstone cliffs, with a gleaming white sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean to your left is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating experiences in world golf.

The legendary Sir Henry Cotton's design has been revised by Rocky Roquemore in recent years, and continues to delight visitors year after year thanks to its amazing surroundings and the sweeping elevation changes that define the layout and provide much of the challenge, in addition to of course, the tight fairways that are bordered by mature umbrella pines that are so indicative of golf courses in the Algarve.

Course Information

Par 72
Designed by Sir H. Cotton/R. Roquemore
Opened for play 1997
Did you know? The only two ‘hole in ones’ on par 4’s on the Royal Course were both achieved in 2000: by Mr Geoffrey Widdowson on the 376 yard 4th and by Mr Francesco Vazzana on the 442 yard 17th.

Tees

White 6,626 yards SSS 73
Yellow 6,208 yards SSS 71
Red 5,368 yards SSS 73

Signature Hole – No. 16: Par 3, 234 yards (White Tees) 

There is little question that the 16th on the Royal Course at Vale do Lobo is the course’s signature hole and it is arguably the signature golfing experience one can enjoy in the whole of the Algarve. This is a brute of a par 3 which can be played one of two ways. Either take on the forced carry over the cliffs to the large green or, if you don’t have the required firepower, take the long way around, utilising the small patch of fairway the right right. This might be the more sensible option for many but few will be able to resist having a crack at the green on such an iconic hole.

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 & Rocky Roquemore who added the newer nine in 2003, and is a gem of a course that will satisfy even the most demanding golfer.

Perhaps seen as the “second” course at Vale do Lobo, the Ocean might not get the praise it deserves as it’s an excellent course in its own right, and a handful of the holes take you as close to the sea as you’re going to get in the Algarve. These holes, which come towards and middle of the round and into the back nine, are the truly memorable holes on the course and the 15th in particular is a stunner, almost rivalling the famous par 3 16th on the Royal for wow factor.

Course Information

Par 72
Designed by Sir H. Cotton/R. Roquemore
Opened for play 1968 – Updated in 2003
Did you know? Football Manager Louis Van Gaal once said of the Ocean Course: ‘I love playing the Ocean Golf Course as I always seem to play better on there! The views are also outstanding and you can feel the sea air wafting around you as you take in the scenery and enjoy the greens.’

Tees

White 6,712 yards SSS 74
Yellow 6,116 yards SSS 71
Red 5,494 yards SSS 74

Previously hosted: The Algarve Golf Open (1971), Portuguese Golf Open (1976, 2002, 2003), Open Foursomes Golf tournament (Since 1983), Portuguese Golf Ladies’ Open (1985, 1987).

Practice Facilities

Vale Do Lobo also provides a golf academy, with two distinct areas. There is a netted area for the instruction of beginner golfers, which is also used as a warm up area.  A short game practice area with bunkers is also available. This can be used by golfers to warm up before a game and as an instruction area used by the expert Vale Do Lobo Golf Professionals.

At the Clubhouse

Vale Do Lobo’s clubhouse is home to Spike’s Restaurant & Bar. The terrace overlooks a pretty sculpture garden, making it an environment which both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy from breakfast through to late at night. Spike’s offers a range of snacks and club sandwiches as well as some traditional Portuguese dishes.

Other Information

The Vale do Lobo Golf Club is home to a branch of Nevada Bob’s Golf, an established global network recognised as the world’s largest chain of specialist golf stores. All of the chains outlets carry over 2,500 products including all the major brands such as Mizuno, Ping, Callaway, Taylor-made and Titleist. The golf shop will cater for every day needs such as golf balls, gloves and soft spikes, while also providing top of the range sporting apparel. 

A fully equipped Fitness centre is also on site, with a physiotherapist specialising in golf injuries. Club, buggy and trolley rental and changing facilities are also available.

Vale Do Lobos dress code requires golfers to wear golf shoes with soft spikes as well as collared shirts and golf trousers or tailored shorts.

Accommodation at Vale Do Lobo

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.

Features

  • In House Restaurant
  • In House Bar
  • On-Site Parking
  • Satellite TV
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The apartment was very spacious and had lots of facilities such as dishwasher,microwave, washing machine. The nice touch was the milk, bread, coffee and tea left for us. However, the apartment did look tired and really needed re decorating, especially the bathroom

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Quite a large complex, but the internal "resort bus " system works well, and is easy to use. Apartment was spotless, ans had everything one could ask for. Nice outdoor terrace too. Two lovely and challenging but fair courses, with very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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Best views on a golf course
May I say that every body in my group including my self could not fault this trip in any way the Royal and Ocean courses were superb offering us some breathtaking views and good golf all the staff were extremely helpful and polite
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Good course with tight fairways
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.
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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

An excellent course with some interesting par 3's and generally in good condition

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Very picturesque course. Our favourite

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The course is great. The hilly sections make you puff a bit when pulling a trolley. The Starter was very helpful in allowing us to go out as a two ball. We played it twice and the en second time it was very slow

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

i love it near ocean , superb views physicaly not easy

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Loved this coarse, a little more friendly than the Royal but still very challenging for the higher handicaps,all the usual things that Portugal brings in abundance and some.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Lovely shame we had quite severe rain ☔️ on the day but the coarse held up very well and the greens remained quick.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

High winds and a monsoon arrived so only could play 4 holes.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

very well organised so play flowed

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

A wonderful course with some very attractive holes, the 16th is an absolutely iconic stunning hole. Clubhouse and staff were excellent and facilities very good.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

enjoyed our round, would play the course again

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Love this course a few water hazards makes you think about your next shot. Some generous fairways let’s you open your shoulders but go wayward and you are blocked out. Greens very true and fast.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Lovely course

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course lovely views

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

We liked this course the best.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great day out. Unless you're super-fit, take a board or buggy-there are some sponsored walks between green and tees! Beautiful course, beautifully presented. Lovedit.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

All good-my golf wasn't the course's fault! Scenic and well maintained course, fabulous views from many tees, some delightful holes.

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Royal Course. (Vale Do Lobo.)

Great coarse quality venue had a great time

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Ocean Course. (Vale Do Lobo.)

Came 1st in our party good for me

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Best views on a golf course
May I say that every body in my group including my self could not fault this trip in any way the Royal and Ocean courses were superb offering us some breathtaking views and good golf all the staff were extremely helpful and polite
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Dave – Reviewed
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Good course with tight fairways
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.
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