Timeless venue

The Vale do Lobo Golf Resort, in the Algarve, Portugal, is home to two exceptional golf courses: Ocean and Royal. Both golf courses are based on concepts by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and redeveloped by renowned American golf course architect Rocky Roquemore.

A challenging championship golf course

The two Vale do Lobo golf courses complement each other perfectly. The Royal Golf Course is characterised by undulating fairways that are set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes and surrounded by wildflowers, leading unsuspecting golfers to its pièce de résistance: the 16th hole.

This 6175-metre championship course is much harder to play than the Ocean Course. There are more water and sand hazards here, and the holes are also generally longer.

The most breathtaking views

The highlights of the Vale do Lobo Ocean course include the island green of the par 3 9th hole and the famous 16th hole, a par 3 with a cliff-top carryover which has become a symbol of golf in the Algarve and Portugal. Holes 6, 16 and 17 are also worth mentioning, featuring a number of water hazards. The last hole is not particularly long, but the green has a raised banking to the left and the ground falls steeply away to the right.

Luxurious facilities

A host of top-notch clubhouse facilities enhance the Vale do Lobo golf experience. The resort is home to an excellent brasserie and restaurant, practice and training facilities and a fully-equipped fitness centre. 

Free Golf Shuttle

Both Vale do Lobo golf courses offer a free golf shuttle service for clients who stay in hotels in the following areas:

  • Quinta do Lago/Vale do Lobo: min. 2 golfers
  • Quarteira/Vilamoura: min. 4 golfers
  • Albufeira centre and Marina: min. 6 golfers

Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more information.

Download Score Card


72/73 - 18 holes

Difficulty Medium


slightly hilly


W. "Rocky" Roquemore



Max. Handicap

-28 for Men / -36 for Ladies


Driving Range - Putting green - Chipping and bunker practice area - Golf shop - Restaurant - Bar - Tennis - Swimming Pool - Beach
Vale do Lobo Royal Golf
Parque do Golfe Vale do Lobo
8135-864 Almancil
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 3'19'' / W 8º 3'50''
Nearest Airport
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