Royal Course, Vale do Lobo Resort

Faro, Portugal

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Overview

Style: Cliff Top

The Royal Golf Course in Vale do Lobo has rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes. It's features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th par-3 over the cliffs. Whilst staying at Vale do Lobo Resort, you can also sample the Ocean course which is just as good and actually features more holes along the Atlantic Ocean. The Royal Golf Course has rolling fairways set amidst pine trees and beautiful lakes surrounded by wildflowers. Its features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world, which has become the veritable symbol of golf in the Algarve. The Royal Course has plenty of water hazards, sand traps and generally more length than its neighbouring course, offering a much sterner test of golf. Designed by top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, the course was inaugurated in 1997 and based on the drawings of Sir Henry Cotton.The 16th hole is one of the most photographed and celebrated golf holes in the world.

Signature Holes

The 16th is one of the most famous holes in Portuguese golf, a par 3 requiring a shot of over 235 yards over three spectacular cliffs to reach the green.

Did You Know?

The acclaimed Royal Course is among the top 100 best golf courses in Europe.

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Vale do Lobo Resort Vale Do Lobo Almancil Algarve 8135-864
Our experts say...

"Great coastal course. The par 3, 16th hole is one of the most iconic in Portugal. Sea visible on the last 4 finishing holes."

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Matt Beahan

Senior European Travel Consultant

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