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Vale Do Lobo – Ocean Course

Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Fast Facts



Vale do Lobo showcases golfing excellence in the Algarve region of Portugal with two 18-hole championship golf courses, exceptional cutting-edge practice facilities and clubhouse. The two golf courses at Vale do Lobo Resort are the Royal Course and Ocean Course. The Golf Club offers a full complement of services including a golf shop, a Golf Academy with two distinct practice areas, club, buddy and trolley rental, with changing facilities and lockers also available. Nearby golf destinations include Quinta do Lago and Dom Pedro Vilamoura. Luxury travellers are urged to stay at the Dona Filipa Hotel Algarve, which is the region’s premier ocean-front hotel.


The Vale do Lobo golf complex lies a convenient 20-minute drive from Faro Airport, which services flights from all over Europe daily. With 300 days of sun each year, the Algarve region of Portugal, and more importantly Vale do Lobo, welcomes golfers travelling domestically and internationally year-round.

Golf Course Information

The Ocean Course, composed of the two original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, features gently undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. Its symbollic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par-4s, the 11th and the 14th, and the Par-3 15th which runs alongside the beach. The course features undulating fairways which run alongside a nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.


“The Royal and the Ocean are two great courses. On the Royal, you have to hit the ball straight – you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t. The Ocean is different, it forces you to shape more shots and I really enjoy that.” – António Sobrinho – 11-time Portuguese National Champion

Venue Information


Located in the heart of the resort, the Cubhouse at Vale do Lobo offers a contemporary layout with a very friendly reception all-year-round. The Clubhouse is the home of Spike’s Restaurant and Bar whose terrace overlooks a pretty garden, making it an environment that both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy from breakfast to evenings. Spike’s Restaurant offers fantastic food whilst also making conscious healthy-eating easy with appetising salads, fresh vegetable soups and grilled meats with vegetables and a full plethora of European cuisines. Also located in the Clubhouse is a branch of Nevada Bob’s and the fully-equipped Fitness Centre with a physiotherapist specialising in golf injuries.


Golf Academy & Practice Facilities

The Vale do Lobo Golf Academy has two distinct areas:

·         A netted area for the instruction of beginner golfers which is used as a warming up area for golfers.

·         The second area is a short game practice grassed area with bunkers, which is used by golfers to warm up before the game and as an instruction area used by the Vale do Lobo Golf Professionals.

The Golf Academy also incorporates a challenging putting green next to the Clubhouse, the perfect place for warm up or simply to relax after a round. They have a Golf Professional full-time who can assist with any lessons ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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