Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course
Vale do Lobo is a well-known tourist complex in the Algarve, where its three nine-hole courses are an attraction for foreign golfers who visit our country.
The «Yellow» and the «Orange» courses were opened to the public in 1968; the «Green» course was opened in 1974.
There is also a project for a further nine-hole course. The courses were designed by Sir Henry Cotton but the land at his disposal did not have similar characteristics to Penina, both in space and in geographical scope. Vale de Lobo does not have the some «invincible» aspect as Penina, but here also Cotton's touch was brilliant, creating some first rate holes, such as the first on the «Green» course, an extremely attractive par 4 and, above all, the par-3 7th of the «Yellow», course, perhaps, «the most photographed hole in Europe», according to the chronicles. It is played to a green, 178 metres away, over a deep ravine in the cliffs. The wind plays an important role and even a good one-iron is frequently required by long hitters. The nine hole course named «Yellow» was enlarged, forming today the "Royal Golf Course".The nine hole courses named here «Orange» and «Green» have been connected, forming today the "Ocean Course".
[In O Golfe em Portugal - Fernando Nunes Pedro - Texto Editora-Andersen Consulting]
Royal Golf Course facilities include:
You have other fine Golf Courses near by, where you can play. Still in this beautiful resort of Vale do Lobo you have the Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course. At a few Kilometers you have the Quinta do Lago Resort, where you can find the Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago South,Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo Golf Courses.
At a small distance from this Golf Course you have Vilamoura, a touristic complex where you can find many points of interest. You can go to Faro, the Capital of Algarve where you can enjoy the historical center and its attractions. To the North at a few Kilometers you have the city of Loulé, the Concelho (County) Capital where you can enjoy the picturesque, the market, the restaurants.
The Vale do Lobo Resort has a front to the beach with the same name, Vale do Lobo beach.But the coast here is a long strip of clear white sand. The near by beaches are Quinta do Lago beach, Ancao beach and Garrao beach. At a bigger distance you have the Marina beach and the Falesia beach near Vilamoura.
If you would like to stay near this place, you have several options you can choose. The best options are the near Le Meridien Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago Hotel and Ria Park Hotel & SPA. Also in Vilamoura you have the Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort and Hotel Dom Pedro Golf Resort.
From the road EN125 you have to exit in almancil and from there follow these instructions.