Vale Do Lobo

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Sitting on the magnificent coast of Southern Portugal, the renowned Vale Do Lobo is one of Europe’s best all-encompassing golf resorts. Both of the courses at Vale Do Lobo, the Royal and the Ocean, are epic layouts in their own right and rank among the best golf courses in Portugal. While the Royal would be considered the leading course, it is the combination of the two contrasting courses that makes Vale Do Lobo so special. 

Vale Do Lobo is located in a prime spot in the centre of the Algarve, just 25 minutes from Faro Airport, the resort is within easy reach of the local beaches and the popular town of Vilamoura. The opulence and style of the accommodation at Vale Do Lobo Resort is known to be among the Algarve’s finest, designed for those who like a little extra luxury, there are an astounding 15 restaurants and The Royal Spa for guests to enjoy. 

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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.

The Royal Course at Vale do Lobo is ranked as one of the best courses in Portugal

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 self catered 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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Fantastic complex overall, only blips apartment quite isolated & required us to constantly have to book a 10 mins shuttle ride to get to any of the amenities ie: courses, Praca, & supermarkets etc. Though in fairness the shuttles were very prompt & the drivers extremely courteous. Only other gripe was the pool & gym advertised to us were both closed Would also like to thank your golf travel & Jay Conroy in particular this was my first venture into a golfing break & have to say Jay guided us through the whole process with absolute professionalism & courtesy

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Everything was fine as in the previous visits to vale do lobo the accommodation was excellent staff on and off the course were very friendly and helpful we will definitely be returning

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The apartment was very comfortable there were 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each room. Very hard to find fault with the comfort levels and the actual location of the apartment.

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Upgraded to small Villa with own plunge pool, accommodation was way above what we expected. Drinks obviously expensive. Supermarket on site. Free mini bus takes you around the complex. Everything is extremely well organised. TM M4 & M6 hire clubs. Couldn't fault it.

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Great apartment and the transport bus was very efficient. Could walk to and from restaurants.

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From the minute we walked through the door, the staff couldn't do enough for us. We arrived early so that we could play a round of golf, but couldn't check in to apartment until 3pm. Put our bags away safely for us and did the paperwork. After golf, collected our key and drove to apartment. Facilities at apartment were 1st Class, better than most hotels we have stayed at. Everything we needed was provided, including a welcome pack of bread, milk, tea, and coffee. Apartment very spacious with big TV and also wifi. Apartment was 15 minute walk from centre, but there was a free taxi service if we wanted it, just pick up phone and it was immediately there. Only used Spikes bar, food was pretty reasonable and varied menu, priced about what we expected. Again, everyone bent over backwards to be helpful. Checkout was very very quick and easy.

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What a fantastic location, surroundings and place. From start to finish everything was perfect and as a frequent traveller that is rare. The apartment was spotless and a free private shuttle is arranged from the course to your apartment with no hassle. The club house is lovely, food and drinks amazing though slightly pricey but this can be expected due to the location. Service is quick and always with a smile. The club has showers and free towels so you can freshen up between rounds and everything is spotless. My 3 stars on the facilities is only down to them having a driving range that you cannot hit more than a 9 iron (160m long) and it only has 6 bays. There is one bar/restaurant at the club house which is lovely however is quite expensive. We had 3 bacon toasties and 1 posh greek yogurt with 4 drinks and it was 70 euro. however don't let this put you off.In the evening there is a free mini bus service from your apartment. Simply dial 9 and within 5 minutes you are collected and drop anywhere in the resort. The local square has around 6 restaurants to cater for all tastes. An average meal was around 60 euro per person based on 4. There was no nightlife in Vale Do Lobo in March however I have been in August and it's a complete contrast. If you want something more you can head to Vilamoura in a Uber for 12 euro. All in all it was a fantastic trip and look forward to going back. On a final note we had unlimited golf which was well worth it. We played 18 holes in the morning, finishing around 2.00pm, then had some lunch and a few beers and then played a different course around 5pm and managed to get 9 holes in. Getting back out was no problem and free buggies were always available.

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Very clean and tidy everything you need for a golf stay in the apartment sky sports was a plus as well as free wifi. Choice of restaurants was small on site but that was due to all of them on the Praca weren't open yet, food was lovely in spikes bar and staff was brilliant couldnt do enough to help us. Definitely go back.

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We stayed in an apartment which was very comfortable and spacious. There was a basic welcome pack sufficient for breakfast which was great. Free resort bus worked really well so all the facilities were readily available

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Out apartment was very nice. It was clean and had a basic welcome pack with milk, bread, tea & coffee. All the kitchen equipment was in good working order. The staff at the resort reception were efficient & friendly. The restaurant was lovely & the staff were very friendly & helpful. The breakfast was very good & set us up for a good morning of golf. We did not hire a car so we used the resort bus to get back & fore from our apartment. All the drivers were helpful and friendly at all times. The resort is very large so the bus was vital in getting to the reception were the golf office is situated.

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Better than expected.

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My group of 12 have just returned from a weeks trip to Vale do Lobo. I have been organizing these trips for over 20 years and I would say that the YGT offer for Vale do Lobo is the best deal ever! In fact I rang Nick Hall direct to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. The deal consisted 7 nights accommodation in a link detached villa, which was very well equipped.We even had a pool! 7 rounds of golf on the Royal and Ocean courses, including buggies. We also had club rental included for Taylormade M4 clubs! Even our two best players who are 6 and 7 handicaps left their blades at home. For those who have not been to VDL it is a large site but the resort has a minibus pickup from anywhere on site. Normally they are with you in 5 minutes or so. There are a few bars and restaurants open in February but if you want a livelier time you may have to taxi to nearby Quinta do Lago. To top it all we qualified for a Taylormade M4 driver which our group had a draw for.

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One bed apartment very tired and in need of upgrading, would not choose this option again. Continuous calls made for housekiiping to replace consumables.

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Staff at the resort were very friendly and helpful Apartment was great, resort bus to transit you around the resort and only a 5 minute wait.

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It was just perfect!

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Our accommodation was self catering and we did not use the bars and restaurants so unable to give a rating for them

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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)

A course we have played regularly, great setting, lovely clubhouse, staff nice and helpful. Great test of golf gets better as you head towards the coast. Condition of course was excellent, greens were great.

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Excellent course

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Again course not in great shape, prefer the royal.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Stunning course, from 1st tee to 18th green. Lots of memorable holes and stunning views.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Wonderful course in all ways. Fast greens and unforgiving trees! We were paired with a couple from Scotland and it turned out the lady, Stella, had worked with my Sister in Glasgow. Small world!!

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Great course.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course. Very picturesque.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great day made even more difficult by very strong cross winds.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great day apart from the wind

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Average but still quite challenging

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Average but still quite challenging

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

excellent course and clubhouse staff very helpfull

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

excellent course andclubrooms very helpfull staff

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course, stunning views slick greens

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

As above

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Overall very good, a bit slow when behind golfers without buggies.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The set up from the minute you arrive is breathtaking, staff, shop, club house and surroundings you have entered a five star environment! The course has a grandstand finish with the back nine providing elevated tees with views over the Atlantic with the picture hole running alongside the beach - that is one large bunker!!

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Course marshal did not do his job, very slow play. On course drinks buggy was poor service. Course in very good condition, buggies very expensive and need Sat Nav at this price

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Course in good condition, greens very good. Course marshal not doing his job with very slow players being allowed to hold up the course !!

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Thought it couldn't get better after the last 2 days, but it did playing this course which was perfect. Fairways great. greens great and true, a little fast for the high handicappers and the back 9 holes were a true pleasure. My personal favourite out of the 3 but overall and fantastic 3 days of Golf playing 3 great courses, and it always my Golf Society mentality to play the best when we travel afar, and Your Golf travel did not disappoint at all with these 3 courses. Thank you.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Loved this course and had a good day plating it. Lots of different holes which kept your concentration to its highest level. Fairways great, greens good and true. A great day was had by all 22 players.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Excellent condition with a good build up to the signature 16th hole

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Ocean Course better

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great Course

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Beautiful course but too hard for a couple of or ladies but it has to be played just once

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Superb golf course, stunning views.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Love both vale do lobo courses but prefer the Royal The ocean has some very challenging uphill holes We had buggies and I recommend this as I would not want to walk this course

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

A must play & the 16th is fantastic

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

A must play when you go to the algarve

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Very hilly and not very well laid out. Lots of walks between tees and felt very disjointed lay out. Probably the least enjoyable course I have played in the algarve

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Found everything similar to the Ocean course & yes well worth going for the pics on the 16th Overall a fantastic experience for me & my family Thank you all

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Fantastic experience, course in great condition, my son & l tee’d off first thing so it was very quiet, some wonderful views & breathtaking holes also got round in less than 4 hours Unusually!! managed to keep the balls predominantly on the fairways consequently for a couple of 20 handicappers we found the course very fair

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The same as the review for the Royal

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

My group really enjoy playing this course fairways were in excellent condition the greens were very tricky but different from the greens on our course so tested our putting skills

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Fabulous golf course in great condition. There are photo opportunities on almost every hole. There seems to be more demand for the Royal Course but for me they are both fantastic.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Fabulous setting and the condition of the course was excellent. Thanks to YGT I had a buggy included in my rates and this I found invaluable. I loved the Ocean Course, it provided a great challenge, it has the most fantastic views and was less busy than the Royal Course. I'll be back.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Every tee time is taken with 4 balls, round was as expected 4.5 hours. We all loved the course, greens have plenty of undulations, everything was in great condition. We had buggies otherwise there are some fairly long walks between holes. Driving range only for chipping 150 yards long.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Every tee time is taken with 4 balls, round was as expected 4.5 hours. We all loved the course, greens have plenty of undulations, everything was in great condition. We had buggies otherwise there are some fairly long walks between holes. Driving range only for chipping 150 yards long.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

We did walk off one day after the 13th hole because of slow play. Very interesting to discover that the original 6 - 9th holes on the original course were now the 15 - 18 holes on this course. We cubit decide which course we liked the best and we played with some very interesting people. All in all we enjoyed both our golf and our stay in Vale do Lobo. We might return.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great to be back here after 20 years. The course had changed somewhat. Some holes were difficult for an OAP lady but nevertheless challenging and enjoyable.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course, would play again. A********. by far the best course we played.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course, would play again. A*****

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Personal opinion I prefer the Ocean to the Royal although the 16th is a must play hole. on the day the pin positions were ridiculous for a casual round of golf.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The course is in superb condition and the holes on the back nine are a pleasure to play, greens are tough and very quick, depending on pin placement you can 3 or 4 putt quite easily.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Our preference of the two Vale do Lobo courses, as it is a bit more open than the Royal. Some great holes down by the sea, and an excellent 18th to finish!

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Excellent course, in great condition. Some long walks between holes, so recommend a buggy.

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Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Exactly the same comment from Royal Course experience. Slightly different course in that it is a bit tighter. Greens maybe slightly faster than Royal. A couple of devilish holes that I failed to master, which meant I favoured the Royal, just. Again managed 3 rounds including 36 on last day. Will definitely want to go back and try again sometime.

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Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Like the hotel, service was exemplary. The guys on doing the buggies and clubs were so helpful. Made sure we had everything we needed. Clubs were free for us and were Taylor Made M4's as main choice, shortly being upgraded to M6's. Loved the course, so many different holes especially Par 3 16th. Would love to say I played it well, but I didn't. Hey ho, always next time. Greens were devilishly fast with loads of borrows. Score would have been great if I could have read them better. Couldn't fault the course at all, and managed 3 rounds and a couple of front 9's with unlimited golf on offer.

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Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The Royal course lived up to everything i expected and hoped for. Pristine fairways, mirror like greens, challenging pin positions and well... the 16th hole is something from a golfers dream. We had the joy of playing this using our unlimited golf 4 time in two days and managed to play the 16th as the sun set which was breathtaking. We also found the course less congested and often wouldn't see other players for a few holes. If playing the twilight rounds remember to take bug spray as they are rife in the evening on the watery holes. Would fully recommend the two courses and yourgolftravel.com for sorting an amazing trip from start to finish.

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

The ocean course was fantastic for the time of year with near perfect fairways and greens. There were a few patchy areas on the fairways but I am sure in a few months these will be spot on. The ocean holes are beautiful and very challenging. We played this course twice over the three days and would certainly play it again. My only negative is you felt that you were constantly rushing as it was quite busy. I lost a lot of balls as I felt I didn't have time to look for them. Apart from this everything else is positive, on course refreshments, you can phone a number on your scorecard and they will bring you drinks and food. Note: Practice your putting as I have never know greens as fast as these and as challenging which made the golf even more enjoyable especially those special moments when you drain a 30ft put.

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Good course. Good food in clubhouse. 45euro dear for a buggy.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Same as Ocean course regarding views until you get to 16th then it goes to next level of brilliant with the par 3 on cliff face best hole ive ever played. Again course was emaculate cant wait to go back and play both again.

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Very enjoyable round views were brilliant and villas framed the course perfectly was better than we imagined pictures dont do the course justice definitely advice to play it.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

All I can say is wow, the best and most difficult course I’ve played. Every hole is stunning and challenging in different ways. The signature 16th par 3 on the cliff edge is the best hole I’ve ever played. Can’t wait to play it again

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

First 4 holes are average but then once you get in to the villas and head towards the coast the course is stunning but very difficult would love to play it again

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

This was our third course and we kept the best to last beautiful setting excellent course just wish my golf could have done it justice will play this course again and again every time I come back to Portugal

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Superb challenging course would return and play again pace of greens was quite fast for this time of year everything about this place was first class

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Beautiful course, not as technical as the Royal but stunning ocean scenery especially on the second nine. Again very playable for us mid handicappers.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course in excellent condition, played it 3 times. Some lovely challenging holes but very well playable for 10 and18 handicappers. Off the yellow tees it is not very long. Overall top class course.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

My 11 year old Great grandson loved this course very much. It was a long course for him but he coped with it very well. Although challenging, his game held together very well. The 16th hole is very exciting & although not hitting the green he did reasonable. He played this course twice Tuesday PM & Wednesday late morning

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

My Great grandson aged 11 loved the course. He had not played on a course as long as this before so he found it a challenge but he had me to caddy for him. At the end we came off both really delighted with the round. He played this course Monday AM & Tuesday AM

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

This course is magnificent with wonderful views. not surprising that the Ryder Cup is here in 2022 would have liked to have played better but the experience more than compensated.

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Excellent.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Excellent experience

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

In my view even harder than the Royal course with very demanding fast greens. Also has fantastic views over the ocean.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Beautifully manicured course in fantastic condition. Greens very fast with lots of hidden slopes. Some of the best views in golf including the magical 16th over the ocean.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

My absolute favourite with the iconic 16th making it special every time

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

90% of holes are fantastic, some have lacked either imagination or space.

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great round and top quality . Spoilt only by a large group commanding all facilities including the practice facilities

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Very quick service ,no delays ,clear instructions

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Preferred this course to the Ocean the greens were not so fast and the 16th (signature hole) was extra special

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Tee to green was tricky in places with bunkers in prime positions on the fairways and around the greens. Water to cross and when you eventually landed on the green the greens were quick. out of the two courses I preferred the Royal course.

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great condition would play again

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Same comments as for the Royal course

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Greens spoiled by other players not having repaired their pitch marks. Otherwise they were fast and true. The difficulty was average as there was no rough to speak of, consequently only lost balls to OOB and water hazards

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Very picturesque course. Our favourite

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8.0
Very Good
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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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

i love it near ocean , superb views physicaly not easy

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10
Excellent
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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10
Excellent
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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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

very well organised so play flowed

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8.0
Very Good
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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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

enjoyed our round, would play the course again

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10
Excellent
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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10
Excellent
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Lovely course

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10
Excellent
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

Great course lovely views

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

We liked this course the best.

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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6.0
Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
Ocean Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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6.0
Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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8.0
Very Good
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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10
Excellent
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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10
Excellent
Royal Course. (Vale Do Lobo.)

Great coarse quality venue had a great time

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10
Excellent
Ocean Course. (Vale Do Lobo.)

Came 1st in our party good for me

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8.0
Very Good
Royal Course (Vale Do Lobo)

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10
Excellent
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
8.0
Very Good
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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Ian – Reviewed

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