Vale do Lobo resort’s Ocean course provides golfer an enjoyable experience with its distinctive design. Built with tight, undulating fairways, the course runs along nature reserve before dropping down to the coastline by the Atlantic Ocean. This specially designed golf course offers players with a challenge that is ‘half-parkland, half-links’.
In fact the Ocean course is a combination of two 9-hole courses, which were designed by Sir Henry Cotton himself. Eventually in 1995, it was merged into a full 18-hole course and offers golfers with a unique challenge.
Vale do Lobo Ocean Course is not very long, as it is a mere 6131 metres. But with tree lines on the front nine and ocean breeze on the back, it is imperative for golfers to be able to adapt to the style of play and adjust their game accordingly. Failure to do so would result in a high score and could cost you the round.
Love playing in Portugal! This is a spectacular golf course with perfect undulating fairways surrounded by pine trees. Outstanding views to the Atlantic ocean. Top resort with excellent value for money. This is the perfect place if you want to enjoy your vacation abroad. Pure luxury!
Unbelievable course, far better than any I have played back in the UK. Fantastic views, Ocean course Vale do Lobo was in mint condition, and the staff were very helpful. Would love to have another holiday here in the future.
Architect: Sir Henry Cotton
Ownership: Vale do Lobo RTL, SA
Golf Director: Hernani Estevão
Resident Pro: António Sobrinho
|Pro Comment: The Ocean course is another beautiful layout set in the complex. Shorter and wider, Ocean course is more forgiven and allows all handicappers to enjoy. Then you have the sea boarding holes being the 15th its masterpiece, a PAR 3 with the fairway side to side with the beach.|
|Signature hole: 11th|
|Handicap: Required: max 28 (gents) / 36 (ladies)|
|Whites: 6131 m / 6744 yd|
|Yellows: 5667 m / 6234 yd|
|Reds: 5103 m / 5613 yd|
|Par 3: 5|
|Par 4: 7|
|Par 5: 6|
|Tee box: Crenshaw|