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Golf in Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo is the home to two of the most challenging yet stunningly beautiful golf courses in Portugal – The Royal Course and The Ocean Course – Vale do Lobo hosted the Portuguese Open in both 2002 and 2003. Both courses are based on original concepts by the legendary late Sir Henry Cotton and have spectacular sea views and some tight narrow fairways heavily lined with pines.  Please note that as guests at our villa you are entitled to up to 40% off the published green fees.  We recommend all clients contact the club to check the rates available at the time of your visit.

The Royal Course

The Royal Course is one of Europe’s most acclaimed golf courses. Concern to preserve the environment’s natural beauty has played a significant part in the course design, with wild flowers and natural pine forests surrounding lakes and sandy bunkers. It is the Royal Course that includes the world famous 16th. par 3, best known as ‘the most photographed golf hole in Europe’. It necessitates a strong and accurate drive in order to carry the two indents in the red sandstone cliffs and reach the green. Other outstanding holes are the 7th. and 9th. which offer glorious lakeside views.

The Ocean Course

The Ocean Course is equally as challenging and situated on the very edge of the coastline allowing golfers to play alongside some of the most incredible ocean views in the Algarve. Flanked by pine and eucalyptus trees, this par 71 course is part links with gently undulating fairways leading down to the shores of the Atlantic.


Golf Outside The Resort

If you wish to experience some other golf courses, there are many to choose from that are within a ten-to-twenty minute drive from the Villa, the below are just a few.

Course Holes Par Length Telephone
Quinta do Lago North 18 72 6126m +351 289 390705
Quinta do Lago South 18 72 6500m +351 289 390705
Laranjal 18 72 6480m +351 289 390705
Vilamoura Old Course 18 72 6254m +351 289 310333
Vilamoura Victoria 18 72 6609m +351 289 310333
Vilamoura Pinhal 18 72 6353m +351 289 310333
Vilamoura Laguna 18 72 6133m +351 289 310333
Vilamoura Millenium 18 72 6157m +351 289 310333
Vila Sol 18 72 6189m +351 289 300505
Pinheiros Altos 18 72 5766m +351 289 320370
San Lorenzo 18 72 6238m +351 289 396522
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