The Ocean Golf Course at Vale do Lobo resort, features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.|Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th – which treat 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.
Lovely resort course, friendly reception. Good pace of play.
Played twice in two days, first day was very windy and course was difficult second day not so windy and course was fantastic. Would highly recommend the ocean course at vale do lobo.
Padraic Ó Dubhshláine2018-11-28
The ocean course opened with a difficult tee shot that may prove to set the tone of the day, if you get a good one away, you will have a good day. There are some fantastic shots on this course, the first tee shot, the sixth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth all proving demanding tee shots. There are some memorable approach shots which are again very demanding. The golf course was fair, if you hit a good shot, you were rewarded, if you hit a bad one, it was a mix of being punished, but also the chance to pull off a spectacular recovery. We thoroughly enjoyed the golf course, and would highly recommend it over the royal course. The facilities are top notch apart from the driving range, this is a must play course outside of the vilamoura courses.
one of the better course in Portugal Club house very pleasant
Great services, very well organised & no problems checking in for our tee off times. Polite professional people, course & facilities were superb.
WOW !!!!!! unbelievable course, 1st class
Challenging course and especially so in the first 9 holes. Nonetheless a really enjoyable round with stunning scenery and very well kept. Only downside was that the course was very busy though still manages to maintain a 4.5 hour round. My playing partners felt it was a little inferior to it's Royal sister.
Brilliant course! Treated brilliantly by all the staff
Fantastic course, will definitely be back next year.
We played the Ocean course as the Royal was closed due to maintenance. We very much enjoyed it as the course was in great condition, not to mention tbe greens were superb. Fast and very true. Cant rate the course, staff and facilities higjly enough, a must play course.
Stephen Hooker 2018-08-13
Very very good experience - staff really helpful , course magnificent condition. A real treat - thank you
Thanks for arranging my tee time today, I got there early and was allowed to tee off before time and had a very quick round indeed. Great course and views ??????????????
Great course, friendly reception! Perfect!
Craig Monks 2018-08-07
Excellent golf course in a stunning location. Would play again and recommend to others. Very similar to the Royal although preference was Ocean and also less daunting for higher handicappers (Royal much tighter, lined with properties). Clubhouse is excellent with reasonably priced food and drink available to enjoy post-round. We did the volume deal for 8 players (8 for price of 7) with buggies included post-1pm - unbeatable value for money. Look out for the water features on the 9th hole and the approach to the 11th, very picturesque and the 18th hole coming back to the clubhouse with the grandstand next to the green is a great way to finish
Teetimes staff are excellent, this is second year I have used them and they have been extremely helpfull!!
Course was probably the best we have played. Excellent green and views to die for
VERY ENJOYABLE CADDY MASTER AND SARTER GUYS VERY NICE AND WELCOMING STAFF AT DESK NOT JUST AS WELCOMING - WAS 7.20 IN THE MORNING THOUFH ? BUT WE HAD A GREAT ROUND OF GOLF - COURSE IN GREAT CONDITION WE ENJOYED BREAKFAST IN THE CLUBHOUSE AFTERWARDS
Outstanding course! We liked it.
Great test, superb layout, glad we used buggies here though it’s a tough climb sometimes
So easy to book with teetimes.pt and great golf course
Great layout . a real pleasure to play
Course and views 10/10 Service 10/10 Food 10/10 Overall a top experience with a course that was in a fantastic condition. A must play course for any golfer. Take your camera :) Will definitely be back and will also try the royal course next time. Perfect golfing location.
Very beautiful course !
Course is in Fantastic condition, the whole place runs really well from the reception to the bar staff, all 8 of us have had a great time.
My personal favourite even if it isn't the best course in terms of technical design and lay-out. From the beautiful waterfall feature on 9, the majestic high tee-box on 10 overlooking Vilamoura and the rest of the Algarve coast, the stunning view of the Ocean and Beach just behind the green of the 11th and the other holes around the Ocean - wow, take a deep breath, take it all in and appreciate how fortunate you are to be playing golf at such a beautiful scene.
Magnificent ! We like very much this golf club and courses. I recommened this for everybody
Always a pleasure to play at one of the best courses on the Algarve. From the first class reception to the caddy staff there is always someone to help you. The course today was in good shape. The fairways and greens were showing the benefits of recent rain. Tough conditions in the wind resulted in some pretty high scores. The Ocean course is no pushover. Try it...
First round of the week and a stunning start it was some lovely beachside holes after the turn but the 9th hole with the waterfall down the left side of the green approach sticks in the mind wonderful setting and clubhouse
Fantastic course and facilities. Best greens ever.
A beautiful and cared for golfcourse. And a 5 star clubhouse facility.
very good golf course in good condition
Tee Times is Awesome! Both courses at Vale do Lobo are Great
We play for the second time and all the things are ok. The course was very nice.
Wonderful, nice place and golf course.
Love both courses!!!! Need upgrade on push carts BADLY! Like yesterday
Very nice course and golf resort
The booked times including transfers were fine and everything went to schedule even getting off the tee slightly early.
Excellent course in first class conditions, greens like glass. Great fun.
The quality of the course (fairways and greens) is very good for this time of the year. We had a very pleasant round.
Johnny Lemer 2019-01-01
Super golf course with views of the Ocean. Enjoyed it as always.
All was very well
I had great experience from booking tee times, club rental service and the Vale Do Lobo Ocean course is absolutely stunning. Their staff provided great service from the golf reception to the buggy person and also the starter. Should have on course Marshall to keep the speed of play more steady. We were a 2some and barely make 18 hole with 1pm start time. Looking forward to play other courses in the Algarve.
5 hour round so even for nivember a bit busy!
Rainer Albath 2018-11-09
All very good and nice
Course very wet, condition of the course did not match green fee. Service excellent
Tres beau golf joué dans excellente conditions tres bien entretenu tres golfique tres bon accueil
We enjoyed playing the Ocean course. Fairways were a little wet.
Luc de Booij2018-10-22
Great time with friends and well kept course.
Unfortunately this days golf was affected by heavy rainfall and we came off after 9 holes massively disappointed as this is another wonderful course on par with the royal we were offered a rain voucher for 9 holes & buggies to play the following day but we decided after paying additional transfer costs 9 holes weren’t worth the cost and to pay to play the full 18 the club wanted 75 euros each extra just to play the additional 9 which is far too expensive. This doesn’t retract from the quality of the course
Good welcome. Beautiful golf course in good condition. Round spoilt by slow pace of play. The marshals eventually pushed things on after we mentioned it to them but they were not active enough on the first 9 holes which took 2.5 hours.
Fantastic course and superb facilities
Very good .transfer pick up great,course staff friendly. And helpful,course in great shape.will Return again.will never play a Dom Pedro course again.
one of the better course in Portugal Club house very pleasant
very good and beutiful course
Another great day at Vale de Lobo. We didn't like the course as much as the Royal but still had a great day.
Best golf course I have ever played.
Great thank you
Great course and staff were very helpful on arrival. Buggy was stocked with water and bag loaded for us. The breaks on our buggy were very worn and required a fair amount of judgement regarding stopping distance.
Excellent facility, staff were brilliant & the course condition was excellent
Enjoyable experience. Course set up perfectly for our mixed ability group.
Parking was a problem. Would have found it very difficult without a buggy
In okay nick. Greens brutally quick. Mix of simple and very challenging holes but little rough on the tough ones. Some herberts on course charging around in their buggies ignoring all the cart rules and not repairing pitch marks but what’s new. Incredibly welcoming of my 12 year old daughter who is a novice. Got round in 3.5 hours having started at 3:30 so no issues there. Some brilliant views. Put it on your list to play and Royal.
Beautiful course Poor bar service
Lovely days golf. Course felt a little tired and could do with some attention (eg the paths need repairing in places)
Still playing!!! Might be here for a while yet!
Good back nine but without buggies huge distance from greens to next tee
Mr R Shires2018-08-10
Great course and in good condition
Course is great! Service provided on arrival is not up to what you receive at The Old Course, Villamoura for example. I also did not have any ice in my cool box and in 30 degree heat would of been appreciated
Good service in the clubhouse, 6th fairway in very bad condition and marshall unnecessarily trying to speed us up. We never saw him again.
fantastic course, expecially near the beach
John de Jong2018-06-17
The Vale do Lobo Ocean was in a very good state, thank you for advice and recommedation. The pick-up service of my clientes in Paraiso da Balaia and delivery from the clubs was BAD, the driver did not know the place???!!! ( GPS )??
First time we have played this course, not quite as interesting as the Old Course.
White tee to difficult and sometimes unfair.
Peter Hampton 2018-06-06
Very nice , not too many appartments overlooking . Spongy fairways , but greens are good , some bunkers need more sand .
Found distance very difficult to judge but overall a magnificent challenge and will play again
Golf course in pretty good condition, I will recommend to all my friends. it is a great SHAME that its very expensive to play a round of golf in there.
Course was in fantastic condition.
Very nice course with amaizing point of view
Mike Lee 2018-05-08
Played here a lot, always a good golfing experience
Excellent apart from slow play by others. Always an enjoyable course in good condition and friendly staff.
hard to rate as weather was very windy balls were being blown off the greens borderline not playable
very good service......many thanks
Course in very good condition. Thoroughly enjoyed playing it.
Very fast greens, good fairways. Over all a very good experience!
I very much enjoy playing the Ocean Course and, for that matter, The Royal Course. Our Visitor told me that he too enjoyed the visit to a course that he had not visited previously.
Really nice, played twilight
Excellent course made more difficult by a very strong wind. Would recommend to anyone playing in the area.
3great days of golf. Courses were excellent
Despite the weather the course was in excellent condition and we are looking forward to playing the course again later in the week .
An absolute jem of a course . Old style . Tree lined and in super condition . Great value for money . Excellent staff . Only trouble was finding the course and the sat nav had us lost . Will defiantly play here again .
Rene Tour 2018-04-02
Beutiful course with wonderful views and a fantastic golf
Nice views. Course condition is ok.
A great course, lovely setting, very kind service
Perfect ! Course difficult but in perfect shape even if it was raining a lot.
Beautiful course, professionell staff, great condition
Muss man einfach spielen, super gepflegt, für jeden etwas dabei einfach ein super toller Platz der sein Geld auf alle Fälle wert ist.
Enjoyed the course since it is suitable for all levels of golfer. Buggy hire was expensive -' 2 golfers plus a buggy' specials would be excellent on both vale de Lobo courses.
Quick reply to email enquiry and as good a deal on green fees as I could get. Second time with these folks and I would use again.
Es war alles in Ordnung. Bestens
Tom Conaty 2018-02-26
Lovely course but 2nd 9 ruined by marshal harassing us to speed up. Buggies too expensive.
We had an excellent time thank you. Course was lovely.
Nice course, but a bit less than the Royal course.
Superbe parcours. Qualité des greens et fairways au top. À faire...
Perfekter Golfplatz, top Pflege.
A wonderful Court in a very good condition
An excellent, interesting and top spec course!
Nice track but slow play
Absolutely fantastic place, all very well organized, stunning views and good quality golf course that exceeded all my expectations. Greens and fairways in great condition despite January. Would recommend this to anyone. Thank you V d L.
Jean Jacques Bertry2018-01-10
Superb course in all respects Condition, variety in holes, views, course staff
The course was in stunning condition in particular the slick and smooth greens. As good as it has ever been.
excellent friendly staff - course superb
Couldn’t have been better
Excellent experience. The staff made the whole experience special by making everything easy, except the golf.
That was my first time playing at vale do lobo. loved it, highly recommended. Francisco Coutinho
hi Tamar Course very tidy & staff friendly. Greens difficult to hit because of blue flag coding & elevated greens. Suggest move to FRONT/MIDDLE/BACK with different coloured flags instead. Greens difficult to read in terms of pace/line but that was probably just me as I struggled with them! Enjoyed overall but wouldn't rush back. Will look forward to trying 'Atlantico' next time we come to Portugal.
Gordon Reid 2017-11-20
Beautiful course it was nice not to be paired up for once back on Thursday for another round
Golf course great. People are friendly and organised.
OK but expensive and a bit too corporate. Too many large groups of very loud Brits.
Very nice... Good condition. More nice design then royal course!
Wilson Pitt 2017-11-11
Great course for all range of handicaps
Interesting layout with some long walks from green to next tee. Greens were very good, a bit too pacey for my liking, though it's a shame more people don't make the effort to repair pitch marks properly!
Very nice accomodation, two excellent golfcourses, very reasonable price Best regards, Reinhard
Greens were as fast as lightening
Greens 6/ 10 Fairways 5/10
Top Top course in great condition
Preferred lies which was a little surprising
The service was great! They helped me rearrange times in an effortless way. The royal course at Val do lobo is a fun but short sunshine course. In places they seem to overwater the fairways but the greens are great. The ocean is a harder test with a lot of tricky greens. The course is very ungelated so you rarely get a flat lie. Nevertheless an all in all good test for the better golfer. My only negative would be it is expensive when you include club hire, buggies and the round.
one of the best course I ever played world wide
Condition of course not great - very soft underfoot in many places.
Glyn Richards 2017-09-30
Great Course with some fantastic views
Course was in good condition. Excellent clubhouse facilities
Steve Brunton 2017-09-21
Very good. Best condition of the courses we played this year.
great golf course, loved the holes down by the beach
Chris Hutchinson 2017-09-18
Very nice course and pleasent staff. You dont see much of the ocean until the back 9.
Great course with some tight & tricky holes.
Least organised venue, some of the staff were a bit unfriendly. Course very spread out and disjointed, lots of noise from holidaymakers in properties adjacent to the course. Course in great condition though and some excellent golf holes.
Good course with some excellent sections making for an enjoyable game
Some slow play on day one - do they really check handicaps or standard of play ?
Loved this course. Was slightly disappointed that the green on the signature hole was so poor but the rest of the greens were good and it was a course I'll play again.
Excellent but expensive
For my first experience of this course I found it in good condition with varying difficulties at each hole. A nice mix of length, undulation, water, trees and bunkering. The pace of play was very slow and we didi not see any course marshalls during the round and we could see large gaps between groups
Very Nice Course Transfer halv an hour delayed
Very Nice Course Transfer halv an hour delayed
Fantastic fairways this year
Ocean course is unbelievable, best experience abroad yet!
Fantastic scenery. Beautiful course and clubhouse. Good food.
The course was fantastic, Ive now played both layouts at Vale de lobo, in my opinion the ocean was better with some absolutely fantastic views.
The best clubhouse in Europe. Course was immaculate.
We were looked after really well, the course is nice (although not as nice as the main course), and the views whilst playing round made it a really enjoyable round for us. Some local knowledge or a strokesaver is recommended if you haven't played the course before, as there are a few doglegs and blind shots. Nice day out, really enjoyed it.
This was the best course we played during our trip, the fairway like a carpet and the greens as fast as a snooker table. 10/10
Michael Bryan 2017-04-09
Rushed onto 1st tee about 20 minutes before booked tee time by the starter. Whilst nice to start early, I had no time to practice putt and failed to grasp all the things the starter was saying about course markings etc which led to a very poor round of golf scoring wise.
second best 9 out of 10...great golf course...little bit confusing too many blind shop
Best course during our week!
Janice Carruthers 2017-04-04
Excellent course and facilities. Really enjoyed the layout. Would recommend.
excellent course and facilities
Loved the course. Buggies too expensive. We had to fit it in on Wednesday because I made a mistake with the booking but both TeeTimes and Vale do Lobo were very accommodating. Thank you.
Could not play. Waterlogged. Got raincheck. Excellent. Will be back next year.
If you are going by feet a good condition is necessary. The fairway of tee 10 is very narrow to fairway of tee 15. If your playing on fairway 10, you cannot see balls, which are hitting with a slice from tee 15. (perigo...)
Good but maybe too testing for us.
Really enjoy the whole experience of playing this course. So much variety of holes makes for a great day.
Rob Hollis 2017-02-27
Great course. Trolleys and buggies greatly overpriced
An excellent day at a beautiful course. One slight criticism is the sand in the bunkers was much too soft. I managed to lose a ball which I expertly chipped into a bunker and we never found it, even after raking the area thoroughly.
Another great day with lovely people, you do a fantastic job and see you in three weeks ??????????
très joli parcours, et l'acceuil très agréable, et très correct par rapport à l'état du terrain. On nous a proposé de jouer l'autre parcours, et avec voiturette offerte car le terrain était pas au top. Merci beaucoup pour leur professionnalisme.
We couldn't play because three holes we're in maintenance. They changed us to Royal
Bep Van Der Pas2017-01-08
A beautiful course. When you play badly you can still enjoy the walk and the stunning views.
Bep Van Der Pas2016-12-11
Beautiful course, not the easiest though. An enjoyment to play.
Love the course but it did appear to be suffering slightly. Probably a combination of the wet weather and the great number of players. Only irritation is that we were a 6 and the club treated us as a 4 and a 2 and put others (strangers) out with us. Other than that the staff were excellent.
Patrick J Neary2016-11-27
Lovely course but I preferred the Royal
Parts of Vale do Lobo Ocean course were very wet after the heavy rain. They had heavily sanded the 6th fairway and gave us 5 euro discount of the golf trolleys as compensation!!
I had never played this course before but I am well acquainted with Trafal beach and the excellent Temperus beach bar. The course was excellent but with long distances between holes and very hilly in places. Had I realised that I would need to walk almost 10 miles I might have booked a buggy
Enjoyable walk, pity about the 6th fairway but enjoyable nonetheless
Played this course two years ago and it was in excellent condition, found it a little disappointing this time as it was not up to the price charged to play.
Came close to Victoria as the best course , only came second because of the staff at Victoria.
Steve Brunton 2016-09-22
Beautiful, picturesque course and a lovely atmosphere around the clubhouse etc. A touch of 'opulence' that we enjoy.
The course was in very good condition, particularly so given the amount of 'traffic' it receives. All staff were friendly and helpful.
Great course and facilities. Great layout with some challenging holes.
Robert van der Struijf2016-08-07
Brilliant course, nice and friendly staff. Only thing... 2 balls most of the times will be a 4 ball... when it is busy.
we like both courses here. they are always in good condition
Excellent course, however buggies could do with course navigation aid.
Absolutely love this course even though its not the best technically. If you cant be inspired by holes 11 through 16 when youre playing literally next to the Ocean, have played it every year sometimes more than once for 14 years now!
Yet again superb golf course some spectacular holes, unless your extremely fit would recommend a golf buggy, as the distance between green to tee on a lot of holes is almost like walking a par four,
Fantastic facilities but very expensive to play. A beautiful course.
Not as good as royal but that's not a bad thing. Still a great course
Excellent course with great views
buggies way to expensive
We all enjoyed the course and facilities clubhouse excellent. One senior bar staff was not very pleasant.
Robert Moore 2016-05-16
All aspect of this club was very good.
Wonderful, but preferred the Royal by a whisker.
Good service - good course
A good experience and some really nice holes down by the sea.
my favourite Algarve course and in great condition. Buggies very expensive again
Rien Schakenraad 2016-03-21
Good course that is why we came back to it again :-) Great views
First class service and best value
Rob Thomas 2016-03-18
Great course, in great condition. Friendly and flexible staff with good shuttle service.
It was my favourite course and we received a warm welcome and the course was in great condition Vale do lobo Ocean The course was beautiful, however the we had really bad weather and had to retire after 9 holes due to the rain. Hopefully we can credit for the 9 holes we did not get to play.
Sehr schöner Platz. hervorragend gepflegt
one of the best courses we''ve played
We played VdL Ocean once and we felt it was the better course. Stunning views and in good condition. Once of the course the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Mark De Keyser2015-11-23
Nice, better than expected, in good condition.
Course and greens in particular could be better
Beautiful Course, the views are gorgeous.
this year really not good - really bad condition - it was so wet!!!
very enjoyable but very slow, we were only a 2 ball which didnt help
Arrived late, but was still hurried onto the course and played a v pleasant round as a single. Tight fairways on the back nine; Two or three v strong holes, close to but not quite in the same league as the Royal.
Could not complete round due to heavy rain but staff at reception were friendly and sympathetic. Provided rain check for us to play again next year. Could not have asked for better treatment
Totally overrun with golfers
Great course in great condition
Everything ok but the rental price for a trolley is too expensive (9 € per round)
good as always
This week by Carlos’ skillful attention to the weather forecast we exchanged a potentially cold and wet Saturday for a delightfully sunny day on Sunday to play the Vale do Lobo Ocean golf course. This is a par 73 and presents itself with some of the most spectacular views on any golf course in Algarve. It 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 a slightly hilly land which characterises Vale do Lobo, surrounded by pine trees with sea view from several holes. The back nine in particular are characterised by fabulous 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, outstanding views and Atlantic breezes are guaranteed to make a player’s round exhilarating, even if his game is below expectations. This is a golf course well worth playing at any time of the year. A field of 18 made for a good competitive day. Nearest the pin at the testing 7th hole was Tracey McCall – yes the same Tracey McCall who was nearest the pin a couple of weeks ago! At the shorter 17th David Exley pipped Steve Jinks by a matter of inches. With 4 ladies in the party, their prize was won by Helena Burke off 20 handicap with 28 points. Helena’s card featured several spectacular holes mixed with a number of “blobs”! In the men’s competition, Tracey also finished in 3rd place. Playing off 9, he scored 34 points. New member Alastair Smith scored a creditable 36 points off 15 handicap, but was pushed into 2nd place by Ron McLachlan – yes me – who shot 37 points for the first time since 2008! Handicap 13 next week! Socially, we returned to Parky’s where conversation went on well into the evening. Carlos reminded everyone that we have a Special day this Wednesday when we go to Salgados for some early morning golf followed by a meal at Chez Carlos Restaurante of traditional Feijuado (with Caipirinha and wine) prepared by Rosangela to her family recipe all for a price of 40€ for members or 50€ for non-members. Anyone wanting to join us for the meal only will be charged just 15€. Next Saturday it’s Pinhal! See you then. Ron McLachlan 17th February 2014
Chez Carlos Golf Society2012-04-05
Play Vale Do Lobo Ocean and you will rarely have a special view ahead of you; it is probably more spectacular than its sister course The Royal. Essentially the front nine is new Ocean and the back part the old layout. Either way you play it is a treat. Rain had finally arrived in the Algarve this week much to the delight of the golf courses who have experienced a very dry winter todate. The greens whilst adundant with grass were slow and uneven - not usually a Vale Do Lobo trait. The morning rain subsided to leave us playing once again under blue skies and sunshine.
Chez Carlos Golf Society2012-01-20
As we all know the English like to talk about the weather but it is justified to mention to mention it here. December had simply been fabulous with dry sunny conditions throughout whilst January has continued a similiar theme. Consequently many courses are now having to irrigate at a time normally when the sprinkler systems are run at a mininum and as they depend on mother nature to do the rest. The course was in fine condition and presented a tough challenge and this was reflected in the overall scores many of which were sub 25pts. The winner came in with 36pts. A couple of the members were seen talking to golf architect Rocky Roquemore in the VDL clubhouse that morning. Famed for many a masterpiece that incudes San Lorenzo, Quinta Da Ria, Quinta Da Cima and Golden Eagle and Belas in just Portugal alone. He was responsible for the remodelling of the Ocean course after the original blueprint laid down by Sir Henry Cotton.
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