Vale do Lobo
Golf in Vale do Lobo
If you love to play golf, then you have to have a round or two at the Royal and Ocean courses in Vale do Lobo. And if you've booked a villa with Sun-hat we can offer you great discounts on green fees for golf in Vale do Lobo, and right across the Algarve - click here for details and rates.
Vale do Lobo is built around two championship standard golf courses - The Royal and the Ocean.
Read more about each course by clicking on the tabs above. Read on for more information about the Golf Club's other facilities including Spikes restaurant, and the Wellness Centre.
Vale do Lobo Golf Club
The Golf Club, located half way down the main avenida of Vale do Lobo (see our map of Vale do Lobo), is the point of check-in for golfers using the Ocean and Royal courses. There is a golf shop selling an array of golfing equipment and souvenirs, and Spikes Restaurant and Brasserie.
The Golf Club is also the location of The Wellness Centre, which comprises of three main areas: The Royal Spa, The Fitness Centre and The Beauty Centre.
The Royal Spa
This spa represents the pinnacle of luxury and relaxation and offers a wide array of skincare, holistic, physio and massage therapies in a tranquil and chic environment. There is a relaxation area with loungers, trickling waterfalls and soft music and Pure, the Royal Spa café-bar-restaurant which serves a nourishing menu specially created by Chef Maurice Belhaj in collaboration with diet expert Rosemary Conley.
The Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre is equipped with the latest cardio and resistance machines and Powerplates. Membership to The Fitness Centre also includes unlimited access to fitness classes, Turkish bath, Hamm am, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Towels and use of a locker in the changing rooms are also included in membership fees.
The daily membership fee is €15 for a single and €25 per couple.
The weekly membership fee is €35 for a single or €60 for a couple.
The Beauty Centre
The Beauty Centre offers a variety of nail treatments and waxing and includes The Capelli Hair Salon.
Other amenities at the golf club include a post office, newsagents, wine and champagne store, clothes boutique and designer home décor shop. Mass is held at the golf club on Sunday mornings during the summer and there are safes that can be used on a weekly basis, for a small charge.
The Royal Golf Course - Vale do Lobo
The Royal Golf Course in set amid pine trees and beautiful lakes. The rolling fairways are surrounded by wild flowers.
The Royal Golf Course features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world, which has become the veritable symbol of golf in the Algarve.
The Royal Golf course includes the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover, one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world.
The Ocean Golf Course - Vale do Lobo
The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside 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 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 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.
It's emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, to 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.
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