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The Vale do Lobo Royal Course was originally designed by Sir Henry Cotton and was updated by 'American golf architect 'Rocky' Roquemore. It incorporates the world Famous par-3, hole the 16th, which is a spectacular hole which calls for an extensive carry over two yawning chasms in the red sandstone cliffs to the green 176 metres away. It is probably the most photographed hole in the history of golf. The course as been perfected in recent years and is in immacalute condition, and is only 20 minutes drive west of faro Airport.

One of the signature holes is the par-3 ninth over a lake to a spectacular semi-island green. Another fine hole is the challenging par-4 twelfth with sharply contoured fairway and a Large green bunkered on all sides.

The Algarve, which takes its name from the Arabic 'al gharb' meaning 'the land to the west', is one of Europe's leading golfing destinations. Vale do Lobo lies at the heart of one of the most scenic and accessible regions of this beautiful coastline.

This combination of links and inland golf provides an excellent challenge for visiting golfers of all levels of ability who can enjoy the comforts of luxury rented accommodation in Vale do Lobo's quality apartments and villas.

Restaurants offering excellent cuisine including Spikes in Vale do Lobo golf clubhouse and there are vibrant bars, shops close to the golf course.


Driving Instructions:

20 Kilometres west of Faro Airport on the Quinta da Lago estate. There are three main roads to the coast from the village of Almancil. The courses are well signposted from Almancil.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       Brown
       White 6050 m
       Yellow 5650 m
       Blue
       Red 4925 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   27 Female -   35
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