Unique Features Of The Vale Do Lobo Ocean Golf Course
Spectacular View and Stunning Design
Landing in Algarve, which has turned into a popular golf destination in Europe in a stunning short span had me raring to sample the golfing delights the place had to offer. While Algarve entered the golf scene, only after the 1960s, it has emerged as the ideal place in Portugal to play golf in. Of the various golf courses, this one caught my attention, as it had two stunning golf courses- Royal and Ocean, which had some great reviews. Of the two, I prefer the Ocean golf course. This is not because it was the first place I visited of the two courses, but also because of its stunning oceanic view. Here is my first impression of the course.
Vale Do Lobo
Vale Do Lobo Golf course is a popular golf resort in Algarve in Portugal. The resort houses two spectacular golf courses namely the Royal golf course and the Ocean golf course. The entire course had been originally designed by the renowned golf architect Sir Henry Cotton.
Ocean Golf Course
The ocean golf course stands apart with its stunning sea views. The course has both holes based on links style as well as parkland holes. I could enjoy both the scenic parkland as well as the oceanic beauty as the holes meander through the entire course. Besides the spectacularly placed holes, you can find undulating and sandy fairways. The fairways are designed to run along a nature reserve and end in the Atlantic shores giving golfers an incredible ocean view of Algarve.
The course designed by Sir Henry Cotton was opened first in 1969. The par 73, 18-hole course has a length of 5667m. The par fours of the 11th and 14th hole are spectacular and very challenging. Besides, they offer a splendid view of Algarve. Another spot in the course that attracts attention with its amazing oceanic backdrop is the 15th hole’s par three. This spot runs parallel to the beach giving you a great view.
The beach holes undoubtedly were the best and remained etched in my memory long afterwards especially the par three, which rivals even the par three of 16th hole in Royal course. The holes are surrounded by eucalyptus and umbrella pines making the varied golf course with its links and parkland holes a must visit place for every golfer frequenting Algarve and Portugal.