Vale do Lobo Golf Club

Vale do Lobo Golf Club, Faro is

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Vale do Lobo, Almancil, Faro, P 8135 864 Portugal

Tel: 00 351 289 353 535

Website: http://www.valedolobo.com
 

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  4.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 146
Average Ratings
4.42 ... Overall Rating
4.57 ... The Course
4.67 ... Course Cond.
4.62 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.80 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.00 ... Pace of play
4.28 ... Hospitality.
4.11 ... Prac. Facil.
4.33 ... Food + Drink
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146 ratings & 102 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 22 out of 1971.

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What the club says: Former host to the Portuguese Open, Vale Do Lobo is home to two of the most stunning courses in Europe. With European Tour members Brian Davies and Jarmo Sandelin regular visitors, be careful who you bump into in the clubhouse.


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Reviewed Nov 13 2018 by Vallabh S - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course and facilities

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Reviewed Oct 22 2018 by Wayne M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 27 2018 by Cheryl M - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course

Well it is expensive but such a fabulous course and well worth doing for the signature 16th. Fairways and greens immaculate and the facilities second to none. We started the day in style with a continental breakfast and whilst the Golf was mixed the whole experience was worth the price

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Sep 18 2018 by Bob J - rated 5 out of 5

Awesone course

Exceptional course with some great views of the sea as you would expect. Difficult par 3 holes and tricky but true greens all round.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Philip S - rated 5 out of 5

Well worth a visit

Course in absolutely fantastic condition, greens very lively but they hold and are so true. The iconic par three 16th didn?t disappoint, with breath taking views putting it up there with the best holes of golf we?ve ever played.
Facilities are superb at Vale do Lobo with ultra friendly staff throughout.
Not the cheapest round of golf on the Algarve but well worth experiencing the resort for a real treat.
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Reviewed Aug 24 2018 by Chris O - rated 5 out of 5

Magnificent course

Absolute quality! The best course I have ever experienced. The tees, the greens, the course layout and the scenery were just perfect. The 16th hole is special and one to remember.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.4)
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Reviewed Aug 3 2018 by Mark Sheehan - rated 5 out of 5

Vale Do Lobo Royal & Ocean Courses

My first round of golf in Portugal was at Vale do Lobo on the Royal course and what a course to start on! From the moment you drive in the gate you see the quality of the upkeep of the property and you get a feeling the courses are going to be excellent! The club house is of a very high standard with a very friendly welcome, a very well stocked clubhouse, modern and spacious locker rooms. Spikes bar has a wide ranging menu where there is something for everyone. In the bar itself the seating is of a high quality and also there is a snooker table. There is the option of inside or outside seating which overlook the well maintained large putting green. I enjoyed a lovely cappuccino after my rounds and took in the lovely atmosphere, the bar is popular with non golfers also which is also a good sign. There is on site gym as well that can to be used if staying in local area.

The Royal Course starts with a nice par 5 where a straight drive is needed! The fairways are tree lined and even if your off line you will find your ball and will have a shot. For me I don't think there is a bad hole on the Royal course added to high standard of course maintenance(as can be seen by my photos) means its a very enjoyable round of golf. I walked the course while carrying and played it early morning which meant i escaped the heat. If your playing it after 11am in summer time my advice would be get a buggy. Everyone that thinks of golf in Portugal will have a picture of the world famous par 3 16th and its always at the back of the mind playing the holes before it! However don't under estimate the stunning beauty of the 15th hole, get your drive in the fairway and your playing your second shot to a green which seems to float out to the ocean. Back to the 16th its was a 193 yard carry into the wind for me that day and I just about made it with a flat out 3hybrid, the sense of relief is great because you most certainly can't be left or short! I loved The Royal course its a must play.

Played the Ocean course Friday 20/07/18 and having previously played the Royal course I knew the quality of maintenance would of the same high standard. My tee time was 07.15 so i decided to walk and carry again but same advice as outlined above i. e if playing in the summer with a tee time after 11am then hire a buggy as it will make the round a lot more enjoyable. The opening hole par 4 eases you into the round with a downhill tee shot and wide enough fairway(For the Ocean and Royal courses my advice would be to buy a stroke saver €5 per course as there is great advice for each hole). The first 7 holes allow for tee shots to be slightly off line as there is good room, if going for the par5 3rd hole in two then make sure you can carry the water as there is no room for error. For me The ocean course really gets going from holes 8 to 18 with 9th hole being a stunning par4, a 4 or 5 iron will do off the tee leaving a 2nd up hill shot to a green that slopes back towards you with a lovely mini waterfalls on you left! On the back 9 Ocean views come into play and on a blue sky day with clear blue sea in front of you then i reckon your in golf heaven! The par3 15th runs along the beach line but don't get lost in the views because this is not an easy par3 by any means!

If you haven't played Vale do Lobo my advice is to put it on the must play list and to play both courses there don't pick because they are both excellent. Loved it there and check out my instagram marksheehan07 for more photos and videos of the courses.
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Reviewed Jul 14 2018 by John C - rated 5 out of 5
Great course with excellent facilities. Challenging and some lovely picturesque holes especially the 7,8,9

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.3)
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Reviewed Jul 4 2018 by John A - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 104 Handicap: 20.3)
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Reviewed Jun 13 2018 by Bob M - rated 4 out of 5

A real challenge

Beautiful course in mature setting. Signature 16th hole on the cliff tops lives up to the reputation.
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Reviewed May 22 2018 by kev - Kermit T - rated 5 out of 5

Muppet Tour 2018

Outstanding, best course ever played. view of the ocean from nearly every hole.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 115 Handicap: 28.1)
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Reviewed Apr 30 2018 by Toby M - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning, challenging but picturesque Course. Highly recommend !

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Reviewed Feb 21 2018 by Mark D - rated 5 out of 5

Worth a try

First time i played this course and will be back for sure. Great staff, lovely course and great views.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed Nov 6 2017 by Dave B - rated 4 out of 5

The 16th !

What a great course and the 16th hole is the best hole Ive ever seen, beware of the cliffs and the sea.
Happy Hacking

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 117 Handicap: 25.5)
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Reviewed Sep 23 2017 by Derrick L - rated 4 out of 5
first round just off the plane so happy with the front nine and then tired ...course in great condition and the greens were fantastic

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2017 by Paul H - rated 5 out of 5

Golfing Heaven

Superb golf course i will visit again in the near future everyone on the staff were helpful and friendly

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2017 by Chris M - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course with fantastic views

Played with Stephen while on holiday. Lovely course with great views of the ocean

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 109 Handicap: 25.5)
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Reviewed Jun 16 2017 by Andrew G - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 14 2017 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning all round

Always enjoy playing Vale Do Lobo, clubhouse excellent. Practice facilities superb. Played the Ocean this time and is as good as ever. Course in emaculate condition, greens quite quick. Great scenary especially 14th down to the sea and 15th along the beach.Recommend a buggy as long walk around.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 5.4)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2017 by Daren B - rated 5 out of 5
BRILLIANT COURSE, GREENS VERY QUICK AND FANTASTIC DAY WITH GREAT FRIENDS. EXCELLENT CONDITION

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 15.1)
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