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Royal Course overview
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.
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!
The 16th is one of the most famous holes in Portuguese golf and in the world, 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.
Accommodation near Royal Course
Ria Park Garden Hotel
A tranquil hotel based in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and a short drive to the Algarve’s best championship courses.
Vale do Lobo Resort
Fantastic golf and an array of other sporting options, combined with five-star accommodation, makes Vale do Lobo resort one of the best bases for your golf break to the Algarve.
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"Great coastal course. The par 3, 16th hole is one of the most iconic in Portugal. Sea visible on the last 4 finishing holes."
Senior European Travel Consultant