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16th Hole at Vale do Lobo
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Vale do Lobo

Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Vale do Lobo combines with neighboring Quinta do Lago to provide an exceptional variety and quality of golf in Portugal’s southern Algarve. Vale do Lobo offers two courses, Ocean and Royal, which are famed for several holes that run along the beach and clifftops of the Algarve coast.

The Royal Course offers probably the most famous golf hole in Portugal. Well positioned late into the round, the first intimidating glimpse of this spectacular par-3 16th can be seen from the 15th fairway, adding to the suspense and anticipation. The daunting tee shot plays over the red sandstone cliffs, with sea breezes and a substantial drop to contend with. Spot the ball collectors waiting on the beach below for errant shots.

The Ocean Course receives its name from a run of seafront holes on the back nine. The par-4 14th plays down to a green that sits adjoining the beach, creating a spectacular approach shot. The par-3 15th plays parallel to the beach and the par-5, 16th plays away from the ocean, with tee shots often aided by the prevailing sea breeze.

Both courses are well-maintained resort-style layouts, with significant elevation changes a defining feature as you meander down to the coastline and back.

Course Details

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Spectacular Iconic Coastal Holes
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2 Exceptional Golf Courses
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Designed by Sir Henry Cotton
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Ideal Location for an Algarve Golf Tour
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Perfect Year-Round Climate
Vale do Lobo Golf Course

Vale do Lobo & Facilities

Once the ocean-font golf is completed, the ‘Spike Bar’ adjoining the clubhouse offers spectacular elevated views of the 1st and 18th holes on the Ocean course. Alternatively, you can return to the Vale do Lobo beach to enjoy a range of bars, restaurants, and a beach club.

Additional facilities include an exceptional tennis academy and a well-being spa, ensuring a relaxing and restful stay at this unmissable Algarve golf destination.

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Vale Do Lobo Cliff top Par 3

Take an Algarve Tour

The Algarve is the coastal region of southern Portugal, best known for its beautiful, dramatic Atlantic coastline and year-round climate.

Courses make the most of postcard views of beaches, cliffs, coves, and crystal-clear water, creating unforgettable golfing moments.

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Vale do Lobo FAQs

There are two golf courses available at the Vale do Lobo, these are the Ocean and the Royal. The ocean is well known for its series of oceanfront holes and gentle sea breezes and the Royal is famous for having one of the most challenging late-game holes set amongst the red sandstone cliffs.

You can customize your golf tour itinerary at Vale do Lobo and the team will be happy to offer any tips or recommendations to make your trip as memorable as possible.

The best course in Vale do Lobo depends on the golfer, both the Royal and the Ocean are highly rated and have enjoyable seafront holes, but the Royal is especially famous for its difficult cliff-to-top par 3 16th.

Green fees are included in all Premier Golf trips to Vale do Lobo, these can vary with seasons but will be clearly itemized so you can see what the overall course costs will be.