Sitting on the magnificent coast of Southern Portugal, the renowned Vale Do Lobo is one of Europe’s best all-encompassing golf resorts. While both courses at the resort, the Royal and the Ocean, are epic layouts in their own right, the Royal is considered as the leading one. The legendary Sir Henry Cotton's design has been revised in recent years, and continues to delight visitors thanks to its mixture of challenges that slowly builds to a crescendo on the eighteenth.
The course has sweeping elevation changes and rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes surrounded by wild flowers. It features the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th - one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world. Although it is only a par-3, the green is set some 238 yards away on the opposite side of a series of plunging sandstone cliffs. Standing on the tee with the gleaming Atlantic to your left makes for one of the most exhilarating experiences in world golf.
- Year of Opening - 1997
- Designer - Sir Henry Cotton/ Rocky Roquemore
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6712 Yards