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Vale do Lobo - Royal Course Highlights

  • Has the most photographed par-3 in Europe
  • One of Portugal’s most premium courses
  • A loop with mixed challenges throughout
  • Great for long hitters
  • Book now for an unforgettable round!

Course Stats

  • Designed by Rocky Roquemore
  • Opened in 1997
  • 6,567-yard/6,005-metre length
  • 72-Par course

Top hint for this course

We're going to give you some inside knowledge of the course and it's what you deserve as you're handling the booking process. On the 6th, you need to first drive down the right to avoid the bunker. Then, use your second shot to give yourself a sweet layup shot to approach the green, as the fairway narrows near the dancefloor with water and sand on either side.

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Full Course Lowdown

A classic stunning Algarve course built on a coastal edge with challenging and picturesque holes scattered across the loop. Prepare for a longer round as you'll be admiring the view at every hole.

It's a long course with bunkers and water hazards placed carefully throughout the fairways to keep big swingers second-guessing. Bring along a group of strong golfers and see who comes out on top. Will it be you?


Let's get into the swing of things. From the opener, a narrow par-5 with bunkers demands a strong central drive to clear most of the fairway and avoid being a lumberjack (it happens…) The fairways narrow more towards the end, so use your sexy approach game to get on the dancefloor and sink that putt.

The end of the front nine is a beautiful par-3 with crystal blue water between you and the green. A delicate tee-off is required to land on the dancefloor, without overhitting into the water. You could play it safe and aim for the fairway to the right of the green, but who's playing safe on holiday?

Now the feature hole. The most photographed and picturesque hole in Europe. Carry over the cliff gap immediately in front of you by aiming slightly to the right to land safely on the fairway. If you've got a scorcher in your locker, carry straight over onto the dancefloor. Then let the short game do the talking.


"Spikes" is the ultimate 19th hole that caters to everybody's needs. A classic Mediterranean menu provides hungry golfers with delicious examples of Portuguese cuisine to refuel after a round. Also ice-cold Sagres, of course.

It's an excellent venue for cocktails whilst topping up your tan on the decking. So, grab some beverages, tuck into some grub, and have a laugh at the friend who bottled the round last minute. It's a golfer's paradise.

Course Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Golf School
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Trolley Rental
  • Proshop

More than a Game!

More than a game
Getting lifelong friends together
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Those hole-in-one moments!
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Charity events
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Celebratory nights
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World class golf experiences
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Celebrate the wins!
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Laugh with your friends

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The Location

The course is located at the Vale do Lobo Resort, so you're already in the thick of it in terms of entertainment. Nearby is everybody's favourite holiday activity: beach bars. Check out the local stretch of golden sand beaches whilst enjoying some swing oil.

The course is located 16.9km from Faro International Airport, so getting to the fairways is a breeze.

Similarly, Albufeira is 38.6km away from the resort. For accommodation, nights out, and sublime restaurants it's Portugal's chief location. It's absolutely bouncing.

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