Vale do Lobo Ocean Reviews

Daniel from Portugal
on Tue, 16th May 2023
Great, challenging course in beautiful condition.
This course was in great condition. The greens are fast, if you are putting down hill, good luck. The Fairways are plush, the rough is thick and sand traps are soft.

The course is challenging and very scenic as it has beautiful views of the ocean.

I highly recommend this course. Bring your A game!

Alain from France
on Mon, 15th May 2023
ocean, superbe
parcours en état exceptionnel, green parfait

préférence personnelle pour le parcours royal

Gary from United Kingdom
on Wed, 3rd May 2023
Scenic course in great condition
Course was very scenic and in great condition. Some memorable holes notably the 10th with a waterfall to the left of the fairway. Definitely worth taking a buggy as it was quite hilly
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Tue, 18th Apr 2023
Well maintained
With only a few small exceptions, the fairways were in wonderful condition .... not something most other courses in the area can boast of. The ladies tee boxes were also in good shape - so nice to be able to stand flat and not look down on hole after brown hole. Starting early, we finished play in just over 3 hours. It was a pleasure.
Meenh Fong from Singapore
on Mon, 17th Apr 2023
Truly enjoyable course
Nice course n many uphill holes. 2nd 9 was breathtaking esp H16
Roy from United Kingdom
on Tue, 11th Apr 2023
Extremely scenic course with six holes by the ocean. Well kept and designed, but not at the level of the very top Algarve courses. A very enjoyable round.
Walter from Switzerland
on Tue, 11th Apr 2023
Beautiful setting, perfectly groomed .
Beautiful setting, perfectly groomed fairways and greens, interesting architecture(the course and the villas along the fairways) with at times spectaculare views. Enjoyable all around. The Restaurant completes the very positive experience. The driving range doesn`t do its name justice...
John Drake from United Kingdom
on Mon, 10th Apr 2023
Vale de lobo
Very nice course in fabulous condition. Paired with someone who had only just started playing and kept getting asked to hurry up by marshall and and rightly so but V de L need to have a think!
Sylvia from Netherlands
on Tue, 21st Mar 2023
A great course!
A course that lives up to its name.

The one thing I don't understand about Vale do Lobo is that everything is top of the bill, except the practice facilities. Having said that, what a wonderful course!

Tony from Portugal
on Mon, 13th Mar 2023
Great course
Great course and v.good condition. Unfortunately slow play has to be endured mainly due to people who are incompetent and likely not to have handicaps. One case: three buggies, 5 people, 5 sets of clubs!!!
Marcel Hungermann from Germany
on Sat, 4th Mar 2023
Ocean Course in March
Amazing Course with lots of ondulation. Some holes are good for Driver. Good Conditions, some tough holes. Overall fair course. Super friendly and helpful employees. Good welcome feeling.
pallier from France
on Tue, 28th Feb 2023
beautiful scenary but you need to take a buggy
4 golfers in february: beautiful golf course, with beautiful sea landscape especially on the back nine; but the course is long and with many slopes, so we advise to take buggies: we were walking and it was tiring, and with some stress because others players had buggy, so we had always the feeling to be slow, even if we finish the 18 holes in 4h30.
Mac Shiells from Canada
on Mon, 20th Feb 2023
Needs maintenance
Lots or rough patches on both some of the fairways and some of the greens. Not in the best of shape. Should be better given the price of green fees. Many blind shots which is not good the first/second time you play here.
Paul from Portugal
on Sat, 4th Feb 2023
Stunning Vistas
Beautiful day, very good course layout, spectacular back 9 views. Fast greens. Friendly staff. Could use a little TLC after particularly cold January.

,Very much enjoyed the round.

Tom from United Kingdom
on Sun, 1st Jan 2023
Good course
Lovely course with some very interesting holes. The greens could do with some loving but guess it’s the time of the year. Would recommend playing
Steven Dranfield from United States
on Fri, 25th Nov 2022
good greens, conditions pretty good, more memorable than most of Royal, enjoyed
Tony from Portugal
on Thu, 24th Nov 2022
Excellent course with good open spaces.
Excellent course with good open spaces. Unfortunately, due to slow play by groups ahead there was bunching on tees with 3-4 holes to play. More control is required on handicaps and whether players are not beginners.
Andy Richardson from United Kingdom
on Mon, 21st Nov 2022
Good course, poor welcome.
Enjoyed the course once again. Shame that the lady om reception wasnt more welcoming. It felt like i was interrupting her day!
Magnus from Germany
on Mon, 14th Nov 2022
Ocean Course is a expierence
much better than Royal; wonderful Views on the second nine; Greens are welldone
Thomas from United Kingdom
on Sat, 12th Nov 2022
Incredible course, please maintain its standard.
Reception to golf course non existant, quality of greens and tee box were not up to local standards. Fortunately the golf architecture and views on the ocean are perfect. Green fee or maintenance to be adjusted
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Fri, 11th Nov 2022
Very scenic at times
We unfortunately were given a start time in the middle of a member's tournament which meant lots of waiting. At 4.5 hours it was okay. The course is in decent shape, except for lots of pitch marks. It's somewhere between a 3 and 4 - the relatively slow pace of play always makes it less fun.
Paul from Portugal
on Sat, 5th Nov 2022
The course is well maintain but the holes are not for good players…

I would not call this ocean course as one hole is near the ocean

Not the best course for the money

Mario from Switzerland
on Tue, 25th Oct 2022
Magnifique parcours avec quelques trius au bord de l'océan, splendide
Claire from Ireland
on Wed, 19th Oct 2022
They could do a better job in pairing players…. Laranjal & Quinta north & south run much better, staff & course’s excellent.
Denis from Canada
on Thu, 13th Oct 2022
Well managed course. Great service. A real test. Fantastic layout.

Our favourite.

on Thu, 13th Oct 2022
Always enjoy playing Vale de Lobo
goetz from Germany
on Sun, 9th Oct 2022
fantastic course with stunning views
Fantastic course with stunning views towards the ocean, superb maintained
Gary from United Kingdom
on Sat, 8th Oct 2022
Very nice course and well organised.
Dan from Portugal
on Tue, 4th Oct 2022
Pretty good
For 129 euros, I really expected a nicer course. Beautiful ocean views on the back nine, but the greens were really beat up. One buggy bar serving 2 golf courses, not ideal.
Mark from United States
on Tue, 27th Sep 2022
Gos course and great set up
Alan from United Kingdom
on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Lovely Track
Excellent course in great condition all round. Good test for all handicap levels. Generous fairways, no rough to speak of and fast tricky greens. Great day.
Derek from United Kingdom
on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Worth Playing
Not as good as the Royal IMOP, but still good, some nice holes.
Glen from United States
on Sun, 18th Sep 2022
Best ocean views of the week with a couple of spectacular holes. Great conditions and a nice spot for lunch after.
Nick from Portugal
on Sat, 10th Sep 2022
Should have been better for £100
Lovely setting.

Disappointed that scorecard did not have map/plan of holes.

Having paid £100 for a round I expected the greens to be in better condition.

On the whole and enjoyable round.

James Symons from United Kingdom
on Mon, 5th Sep 2022
Vale De Lobo Ocean
Fantastic Course! Will come back!
Iain from United Kingdom
on Mon, 5th Sep 2022
Great track.
Eddie from Portugal
on Sat, 20th Aug 2022
Tom from United Kingdom
on Sun, 31st Jul 2022
Mr Tom
Very enjoyable round. Holes that lead to the beach are stunning. Definitely will be returning.
Chris from Portugal
on Mon, 25th Jul 2022
Super course
Fabulous course in an amazing setting. A relaxed and welcoming clubhouse.
Lars from Sweden
on Sat, 23rd Jul 2022
Nice course with panorama views
Really nice course in good shape!
Tobias from Portugal
on Thu, 21st Jul 2022
Perfect afternoon
Nice staff - nice to play
Craig Smith from Portugal
on Mon, 18th Jul 2022
Lovely course, great condition
Really enjoyed my round here. The greens were very true, fairways and rough were nice to hit from. Best course so far this trip (including three in Spain). Recommend.
Stephen from United States
on Fri, 8th Jul 2022
The hack attack on tour
Brilliant course with stunning setting. Really enjoyed it and will be back. We not negative the lads were complaining the drinks truck only passed us 3 times 😂
Heinz-Peter Clodius from Portugal
on Sun, 12th Jun 2022
Excellent Ocean Course with wonderful views!
Wir sind jedes Mal begeistert: sehr freundlicher Empfang, guter Service vor Start, excellent gepflegte Fairways und Spurtreue Grüns!
Monika from Poland
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
Spectacular views
Spectacular views! Diverse holes - you won’t be bored and will definitely need a camera 📷!
Glen from United States
on Fri, 27th May 2022
Val do lobo
Was in great condition. We’ll worth playing, was very quiet on the sunset tee time.
Paoloi w from India
on Wed, 18th May 2022
Campo spettacolare!

Struttura e organizzazione di gran livello. Bella club house e pro shop.

Il campo è praticamente perfetto.

Le seconde nove più difficile ma con una vista meravigliosa sull'oceano.

Assolutamente da provare!

Tiernan from Ireland
on Thu, 12th May 2022
Amazing course can’t wait to play here again
Veronique from France
on Mon, 9th May 2022
Fantastic course
Fantastic course.
Henrik from Russian Federation
on Sun, 8th May 2022
Nice round but a bit slow. Definitely come back again
Tony from United Kingdom
on Tue, 19th Apr 2022
A great course and staff
Karen Clarke from Portugal
on Tue, 5th Apr 2022
The Ocean Course atVale do Lobo another must play.
This is the second time I have played the Ocean Course. Every bit as good as the first time and of help is knowing my way round. I got out early and on my own so got round with no hold ups other than letting the greenkeepers finish on z couple of holes. They have sit on mini tractors to smooth the bunkers. An interesting watch. Everything is in terrific condition. The subtlety of the slopes on the greens still caught me out. The holes on the back 9, in particular 11, 14 and 15, the latter being the signature hole, are the most memorable although the 9th is right up there with the somewhat quirky. I rate this course another must play and only marginally behind the Royal course and the Old Course. A buggy or trolley definitely needed although I struggle to see how 50 euros is a fair price for a buggy. That though is my only gripe. Give both Vale do Lobo courses a go because you will definitely want to play them again.
Keiran from United Kingdom
on Thu, 24th Mar 2022
Enjoyable course but had higher expectations
A good course saved by the greens and the views. The course was a bit rough in all honesty and the conditions weren’t as I’d expect for a course that’s 100 euros. The service in the resort also was disappointing, range not open until 8am and cafe/clubhouse not open until 8am. No good for us if we’re teeing off at 7.50am. Not the 5 star resort we expected it to be.
Matthew from Portugal
on Sat, 19th Mar 2022
Amazing staff, great environment. Course was impeccable, very well taken care of especially the greens!

Can’t wait to try out the royal course soon.

Mike from United Kingdom
on Wed, 16th Mar 2022
An excellent course in excellent condition. Not to be missed.
Bernd from Germany
on Fri, 11th Mar 2022
Mare e Monte
Challenging, changeable and great teeshots (e.g. 10) and greenviews (e.g. 11 & 14) and even after good teeshot at 9 a green high above defended by bunkers, pines and waterfalls.
Karl from United Kingdom
on Fri, 11th Mar 2022
An ok course but on some blind holes possibility of harming other golfers
Luc from Portugal
on Thu, 10th Mar 2022
Quality time
Played the Ocean 18 holes. Back 9 are the most beautiful playing close to the see. Green are fast and difficult. Had diner afterwards to conclude a great day!
francoise from Belgium
on Wed, 9th Mar 2022
Incroyable vue

Superbe parcours

Christopher from United Kingdom
on Sat, 5th Mar 2022
Loved it even although our opponents were cheating barstewards
Thomas from Germany
on Tue, 1st Mar 2022
Lovely place
Very nice course and place
ian from United Kingdom
on Fri, 25th Feb 2022
Long way from some greens to next tee.
Tony from Portugal
on Fri, 18th Feb 2022
Love VdL Ocean course
Love Ocean course and my favourite over the Royal. Good variety of holes.
Urs Luther from Switzerland
on Sat, 12th Feb 2022
Vale do lobo super this year
Actually best in the area

Perfect round

Tony from Portugal
on Wed, 9th Feb 2022
Excellent and a real joy to play and the views are genuine “ocean”
Chris from Portugal
on Mon, 7th Feb 2022
Beautiful course, well maintained, diverse, great ocean views. Fairways in great shape.
Tony from Portugal
on Mon, 7th Feb 2022
Love Ocean
Love the course that has challenging holes but nothing ridiculous and hence very enjoyable.
Michael Mclean from United Kingdom
on Sun, 30th Jan 2022
Bit pricey for the experience
Bit disappointed with course layout. Expected more. Not cheap to play and it wasn't worth the price. Nice open course with some lovely vistas. Club house very good and staff were excellent.
Lars from Sweden
on Sat, 1st Jan 2022
Wow feeling!
Real fun and exciting layout. In addition to hole 2, the course is an experience to play. Fantastic views and generally in good condition.

The restaurant is well worth a visit. Committed staff and really well-cooked food and good service.

Michael from Portugal
on Sun, 26th Dec 2021
Some strange hole, overall it’s just ok for me, nice view’s and environment
Andy from Canada
on Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
Good course but Royal is better
Not quite as interesting as the Royal course. A couple of ocean holes. Condition was slightly worse than the Royal course as well. Some blind holes.
Einar from Portugal
on Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
The fourth star for the Ocean holes!

Very modest start but second nine are really good with nice views!

Shop and restaurant what is expected. Staff friendly and service minded even if service in restaurant was slow.

bernard from United Kingdom
on Fri, 26th Nov 2021
Satisfactory only
I was somewhat disappointed by the Ocean ,only on 6 holes did i think it was worth the money and we paid 70 euro as an early bird. Nice 1st and last and the few where you can see the sea are okay.

My problem ? I have played Westcliffs north of Lisbon so everywhere else cannot match that gem.

Alexandre from France
on Thu, 25th Nov 2021
Beautiful course. Great value for Money.
Stuart from Portugal
on Tue, 23rd Nov 2021
Course in good condition overall with quick greens for time of year. Would recommend playing whatever your handicap.
Jens from Portugal
on Tue, 16th Nov 2021
Nice Course - great views
Always a pleasure
Hans from Germany
on Sun, 7th Nov 2021
Good Price to Performance Ratio
Course in very good condition, stunning , picturesque views and excellent course design.
Mark Kernaghan from United Kingdom
on Fri, 29th Oct 2021
Ocean review
Excellent course and enjoyed the layout. Greens very soft and many unrepaired pitchmarks which made the greens less consistent.
Achim from United States
on Thu, 21st Oct 2021
Spectacular ocean views
Service at check-in could have been a little more friendly. Other than that a very positive experience. Very nice setting, spectacular ocean views , fairways and greens in excellent condition.
Jacky Cougrand from France
on Thu, 14th Oct 2021
Perfect condition, staff very friendly and wonderful view
Douglas from United Kingdom
on Sun, 10th Oct 2021
Superb course and one to add to your list. We received a very warm welcome when we arrived and nothing was a problem. The course was in great condition
Ricky from United Kingdom
on Mon, 27th Sep 2021
One of the best!
Cant fault Val De Lobo Ocean course, spectacular vistas, superb ocean views, changing terrains, interesting holes and the most plush clubhouse out there, our favourite course.
David from Portugal
on Tue, 21st Sep 2021
Good, but not great.
Condition of course was good, but having played at Vale do Lobo several times over the years, it did feel a little crowded and rushed, even though though not as busy as normal.
David from Portugal
on Fri, 17th Sep 2021
Fantastic view…nice course!
Roger from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Most beautiful course in the area - we had an amazing time and the views are
on Thu, 12th Aug 2021
Beautiful Beach Scenery
Front nine is a little boring with some silly holes - 3rd and 8th. However, the back nine is tremendous with challenging holes and spectacular holes along the beach.

The club really encourage juniors with their €1 offer and I will play again next year with my two juniors.

Course condition was very good.

Jean Manuel from United Kingdom
on Mon, 2nd Aug 2021
Superbe parcours avec trous en bord de mer
Superbe parcours entretenu à la perfection. Plusieurs trous en bord de mer qui offrent des points de vue magnifiques.

Greens de très bonne qualité et très roulants.

Michael Hackett from Portugal
on Sun, 1st Aug 2021
Great Golf course - the staff really looked after us 👍👏👏
Sebastien Bidault from Portugal
on Thu, 22nd Jul 2021
The most beautiful golf course in central Algarve
The most beautiful and the most interesting golf course in central Algarve
Darren from United Kingdom
on Sat, 17th Jul 2021
Ocean Golf
Played this course many times and always enjoy not always in the best condition only minor touches missed though. Great service at Spikes bar always and the pro shop is good.

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