The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside a nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic
The front nine are located on slightly hilly land which characterises Vale do Lobo Algarve, surrounded by pine trees with sea view from several holes.
The back nine in particular are characterised by spectacular ocean views, with some holes almost stretching down to the beach. On reaching the brow of the hill on the 11th, players come suddenly upon a sight fit to take the most concentrated golfer’s breath away.
The fairway runs directly down towards the beach and, for the next few holes, incredible views and Atlantic breezes are guaranteed to make a player’s round exhilarating.
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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 where opened in 1968 and 1972. His plans for the merged course became reality in 1995 after his death.
""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.""
11 times Portuguese National Champion