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Vale Do Lobo – Royal 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. There are two golf courses at Vale do Lobo: 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. 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. The Algarve region of Portugal is known for its fantastic weather, laidback lifestyle and quality golf destinations. Nearby golf attractions include Quinta do Lago, The Lake Spa Resort, the Dona Filipa Hotel and Dom Pedro Resort.

Golf Course Information

Inaugurated in 1997, the Royal Golf Course was designed by top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, based on the original drawings of Sir Henry Cotton. Recognised as one of Portugal’s most prestigious golf courses, its features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most photographed holes in Europe. The Royal Golf Course has rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes surrounded by wildflowers which presents more of a challenge to the average golfer than the Ocean course due to the amount of water and sand obstacles combined with seemingly longer holes with the noticeable elevation changes.

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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