Ocean Golf Course
Golfing excellence in the Algarve
Share in our passion for golf in Vale do Lobo with our two 18-hole championship golf courses, the renowned golf club, exceptional facilities and exciting year round tournaments and competitions.
The Vale do Lobo Ocean and Royal Courses are world renowned and are home to some of the most iconic holes and golfing views to be found.
The unforgettable experience on the courses continues into the clubhouse, to be enjoyed with family and friends.
The Vale do Lobo Golf Club offers a full complement of services, including a golf shop, a Golf Academy with two distinct practice areas, club, buggy and trolley rental, changing facilities and lockers are also available.
Stroke Index: 5
Drive to the left half of the fairway on this tough opening hole. For the second shot, play a low runner to the right, allowing the slope to direct the ball to the green.
Stroke Index: 13
Aim between the two pine trees, left of centre, to leave a short approach over a large bunker. Watch the out of bounds on the right, and play the approach well into the green. Don’t be short!
Stroke Index: 1
Must drive to the right side of the fairway but left of the bunkers. Big hitters might go for the green over the lake but the wise option is to lay-up.
Stroke Index: 7
This hole moves from left to right. The tee shot must be aimed to the right edge of the cork tree, to leave a mid iron, to a well bunkered up-hill green. Do not over hit the green or you will leave yourself an impossible downhill chip/bunker shot.
Stroke Index: 17
This par 3 is guarded by one bunker at the left side and two at the back with water running down the right hand side, right of the green is your best option to leave an up-hill putt.
Stroke Index: 9
Aim for the left hand side of the water well in the middle of the fairway. If wind assisted, go for the green in 2, otherwise lay up to the left of the green to leave a solid pitch.
Stroke Index: 15
This tricky par 3 is no walk-over. Aim to the right half of the green, as the ground is sloping from right to left, you will need a good strike to carry onto this well bunkered green.
Stroke Index: 11
Tee shot must be the left of the fairway, to leave an up-hill second shot. Big hitters might make it in 2 hits, otherwise play for the middle of the bunker at the top of the hill, and leave a short pitch to this deep green.
Stroke Index: 3
Aim for the left side of the little bridge short of the stream, thus avoiding the lake. The approach to the large green is difficult. A par is well earned.
Stroke Index: 10
Tee shot should be aimed to the left side of the fairway in order to leave all the chances open.
The second shot can be a short lay up in front of the stream crossing the fairway, or one mighty blow over it.
This large undulating green has a big bunker on the front right hand side.
Stroke Index: 2
A harsh hole with a blind tee shot. Aiming over the left side of the fairway bunker at the top of the hill, will leave you a mid to long iron into this spectacular well bunkered green with its fantastic sea and beach view backdrop. The green runs from front to back right.
Stroke Index: 6
Once again a blind up-hill tee shot. Aim over the edge of bunker at the top of the hill, if it gets over the hill, it will leave you just a flick onto the up-hill green. If you are not able to clear the hill from the tee, you are going to have a very hard blind hit to this sloping green.
Stroke Index: 18
Up-hill par 3, well bunkered at the front and a two tiered green, you need to be close to the flag with an up hill putt to make a birdie here. The green is quite intimidating.
Stroke Index: 8
The drive from this beautiful elevated tee must favour the left hand side. The second shot can be landed on the green with a high to mid iron or you can bump and run through the big basin at the front with a low iron or wood shot.
Stroke Index: 12
Bunkers to the front and right, sandy waste and out of bounds on the left. Do not be short or off line on this impressive par 3!
Stroke Index: 4
Hit the blind tee shot to the right and the slope will bring it back to the centre. The clever second shot is to the bottom of the slope. However if you want to go for it, feel but do not say you were warned!
Stroke Index: 16
On this exquisite medium long par 3, running through umbrella pines and cork trees, stay left and do not be short as bunkers lie in wait. The green is large and slick particularly for down-hill puts.
Stroke Index: 14
Do not be wild on this narrow fairway but keep left of centre to leave a good line into this large and two tiered green. Watch out for the deep bunker front left and take an extras club to reach this elevated green.
The Golf Club is located at the Parque do Golfe complex in the heart of the resort, which offers a full complement of services, including a branch of Nevada Bob’s, the biggest golf store chain in Europe, and the fully-equipped Fitness Centre with a physiotherapist specialising in golf injuries. The Clubhouse is also the home of the Spikes Restaurant and Bar whose terrace overlooks a pretty garden, making it an environment that both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy from breakfast through to late at night.
The heart and soul of the resort. Dining and entertainment are provided in its diverse restaurants and bars, with something for every taste. This beachside complex is also home to the swimming pool with its stunning view of the ocean, a children’s pool, changing rooms, WC/shower facilities, crazy golf, Kangaroo Children’s Club.
The Golf Academy has two distinct areas. A higher level area for the instruction of beginner golfers which is used as a warming up area for golfers.
The second area is a sort game practice grassed area with bunkers which is used by golfers to warm up before the game and as an instruction area used by the Vale do Lobo Golf Professionals.
The Golf Academy incorporates short practice areas and a putting green. Coaching is also available from a resident teaching professional.
The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.
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It's emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th - which treats golfers to some of the most spectacular views in the Algarve - and the Par 3 15th, which runs alongside the beach.
The Ocean course is composed of two of the original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, which were opened in 1968 and 1972. His plans for the merged course became reality in 1995 after his death.
11 times Portuguese National Champion
"The Royal and the Ocean are two great courses. On the Royal, you have to hit the ball straight - you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t. The Ocean is different, it forces you to shape more shots and I really enjoy that."