Vale do Lobo Royal Reviews

Dany from Switzerland
on Thu, 25th Oct 2018
Signature Hole - 16 - outstanding !

Good greens đź‘Ť

Bernard from United Kingdom
on Wed, 3rd Oct 2018
Disappointing Val de Lobo
Big disappointment, lovely club house but Royal course very disjointed with little in fill holes stuck here and there, quite a lot of housing along it- Ocean course is better than Royal. There are many nicer and better value courses
Peter from United Kingdom
on Thu, 6th Sep 2018
VDL Royal couse
Very tough test of golf. As with both course it was in immaclate condition with views of some stunning villas. If i had to level a critcisim it would be the jorneys between holes
marc-alrxandre FUMEX from France
on Fri, 31st Aug 2018
buggy to expensive
Ludmila from Czech Republic
on Thu, 2nd Aug 2018
Great course maybe maintained but play was terribly slow because the ocean course was close. Lower quality of fairways
Josephine from Portugal
on Sun, 8th Jul 2018
First time playing Vale do Lobo
Fantastic fairways and condition. There were many flights playing twilight so it was slow. Signature Par 3 was spectacular but the sun glare was strong at that time. Overall enjoyable and possibly come back during off peak season.
Richard from United Kingdom
on Mon, 2nd Jul 2018
Great course very well maintained but play was terribly slow because the ocean course was closed
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Sat, 30th Jun 2018
Great round at Vale do Lobo Royal
Excellent strategic course. Maybe a bit too tight for those who like to get the driver out. Fairways and greens in fantastic condition. Amazing views from the 16th.
William from Portugal
on Tue, 26th Jun 2018
The Vale do Lobo Royal experience.
Not quite up to the standards of Amendoiera, surprised that there is only a driving range for max 9 iron, some tee boxes moved up to the ladies tees, which made a great hole at once boring, and not the same 'visitor experience' . Almost no mens XL branded polos in the shop, which was also a minus point. Course 8/10, whole experience 7/10.
on Tue, 12th Jun 2018
Favourite course in the area! Not long but make sure you put the ball in the right place or you will struggle
Brian from United Kingdom
on Fri, 1st Jun 2018
Never been disappointed with this course, love it .
Lars from Denmark
on Thu, 17th May 2018
Very very good course in fantastic conditions.

I want to play this golfcourse again ASAP!

Lutz from Germany
on Wed, 2nd May 2018
sehr schöner und gepflegter Platz
Gavin from United Kingdom
on Tue, 24th Apr 2018
Superb and great fun course, would put it in my top 3 on the Algarve for sure.
on Mon, 26th Mar 2018
Fantastic course, but a bit hard to play because it's so narrow
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Sun, 25th Mar 2018
A favorite
The course is in excellent condition, with the nicest fairways (mostly) in the area. We really enjoy this course except perhaps for hole 17. Playing the early bird slots are best, as there is generally no waiting and we can finish the course in 3 hours.
Jeff from Canada
on Thu, 15th Mar 2018
Vale do Lobo Royal
Interesting course and good greens.

Wind was crazy, gusting to 40 mph.

Blew my golf ball off it’s tee several times on the 200 yd par 3 16th hole. Took several minutes to be able to tee off on that hole. Haven’t seen that happen since Carnoustie 35 years ago.

Philip from Portugal
on Wed, 7th Mar 2018
An enjoyable 14 holes of golf, weather cloudy but no rain.
Marc from United Kingdom
on Thu, 1st Mar 2018
Excellent course and facilities, some of the tees need levelling and the practice area isn’t the best. Apart from that excellent, and very good value for money on the twilight deal which we were on.
James from Portugal
on Sat, 24th Feb 2018
The course was beautiful and in great shape. some very challenging holes for sure. Service was great at desk and on course. Very friendly.
Jeff from United Kingdom
on Mon, 12th Feb 2018
Vale do Logo Royal, what a great great test of gol
Great layout that's much more than undulating, on some of the holes there is a bit of a climb. The 16th is a classic that's a real stretch into the wind with the bunker in front waiting to catch anything under hit. The greens were as I expected very tricky to get the pace and if you miss the cup you could end up with a lengthy put back.
Udo Behrendt-Janke from Germany
on Wed, 20th Dec 2017
Gerne wieder
Der Kurs ist wunderbar in die Landschaft eingepasst, es kommt keine Langeweile auf. Es gibt Spielbahnen mit blinden Schlägen, die durchaus für Überraschungen sorgen können. Die Löcher am Meer, insbesondere das Loch 16 Par 3 mit den Klippen, haben für einen richtigen Kick gesorgt. Der Pflegezustand der Anlage war ausgezeichnet. Die Grüns waren sehr schnell und sensationell gepflegt. Das Personal im Clubhaus, beim Caddiemaster und in der Gastronomie war überaus freundlich und sorgten für einen aufmerksamen und professionellen Service. Interessant: Es war die erste Golfrezeption in Portugal, die das Handicap abfragten. Meinen DGV-Ausweis wollten sie allerdings nicht haben. An diesem Tag waren einige Gruppen unterwegs, die aber nicht wirklich die Spielgeschwindigkeit beeinträchtigten. Ich werde diesen Kurs gerne im nächsten Jahr wieder spielen.
Umberto Trulla from Italy
on Sun, 17th Dec 2017
My first time in Algarve.....and not the last.
Great location,great design fantastic last 4 holes (especially 15-16),perfect maintenance ,reception desk perfect,only bad the driving range little and maximun practice concess are 9 iron.
David from United Kingdom
on Sun, 3rd Dec 2017
A Classic
Loved this course. Played it 20 years ago and still superb. Missed the green on 16th but still got my par. A must play course.
Thomas Nordlund from Portugal
on Sun, 3rd Dec 2017
Nice company, but many crossroads. And the buggy was not loaded enough for the last holes. Needed pushing by one of us to reach the tops of the hills.
Edward from Portugal
on Fri, 24th Nov 2017
Lovely well maintained course
Lovely course, well maintained in a beautiful environment. I have previously played the Ocean course several times and this is, if anything, even better.
richard brindley from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Nov 2017
Always good to return to an old favourite, condition excellent and always a challenge.
on Tue, 21st Nov 2017
Course great at usual. Set up is very disjointed - it doesn’t flow.
Anne from United States
on Mon, 13th Nov 2017
great course
very much enjoyed this
Barry from United Kingdom
on Thu, 14th Sep 2017
Good but not quite as good as Ocean
Good but not as good as Ocean. This is a very good resort course but I personally prefer the Ocean Course. The course is in good condition and well looked after. Greens on both courses are good and a consistent speed which allows confidence in putting.
Jack from Portugal
on Fri, 25th Aug 2017
Though but Fair
Good course, tough but fair. Played as a three ball and walked round in just under 4 hours. Greens show signs of the maintenance that was done but nothing too major just coring and sand on some more than others. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Marcel Brunner from Portugal
on Fri, 14th Jul 2017
perfect !
PAUL MCPHERSON from Australia
on Tue, 4th Jul 2017
Good presentation.
pierre from Canada
on Mon, 3rd Jul 2017
Good older design course, hole 16th is spectacular
Good older course requiring all the shots in your bag. Very hilly with stunning views of the ocean and cliffs on hole 16th. A bit on the expensive side for the quality of the course. Most holes have homes on each side of the fairway. Good pro shop.
George from United Kingdom
on Sat, 24th Jun 2017
Course was in good condition however the pace of play was horrendous. We considered walking in after nine holes, others did!!! Even with the marshals out it didn't seem to make any difference. Pity as it spoilt a nice course
Matthias from Switzerland
on Sun, 28th May 2017
Gut gepflegter Platz
Schöner Platz. Gut gepflegt und spurtreue Greens. Schöner Blick aufs Meer.

Anspruchsvoll zu gehen.

Steven Brice from United Kingdom
on Thu, 18th May 2017
Some spectacular holes and others very similar. Greens excellent some bunkers not. I preferred the Ocean course.
Uno from Denmark
on Tue, 11th Apr 2017
The look to the ocean is priceless.
Mikhail from Sweden
on Fri, 3rd Mar 2017
Fantastic course but Very expensive buggy
Rebecca from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Feb 2017
Royal Course
Lovely course and will go again. However, the corse management could be improved by putting pairs together to make four balls, so that there is less waiting around time.
Peter from Portugal
on Thu, 15th Dec 2016
One of the best in the Algarve.
This course is a good challenge with its tight fairways and well protected greens. The ocean holes are beautiful and to walk the course is also an accomplishment as there are some very long walks between holes with many hills. Altogether a great day's golfing.
Michael Allen from United States
on Thu, 24th Nov 2016
Eye Candy
I loved this track, especially the holes down by the beach. Superb conditioning. A challenging walk but worth every step.
Christian from Germany
on Sun, 23rd Oct 2016
Narrow - but by houses instead of nature

Fairways mediochre

Would clearly prefer ocean course

Barbara OBrien from United Kingdom
on Wed, 19th Oct 2016
Good, especially the 16th
Some great par 3's including the sensational 16th, fairly tight fairways on the other holes. In great condition though. I prefer the ocean course as it's a bit more open and scenic. buggies expensive at 45 euros
Gareth Purshouse from United Kingdom
on Sun, 16th Oct 2016
Interesting and fun course to play. Our first time of playing Royal and thoroughly enjoyed having to plot our way around the holes with plenty of scenic views, water and intricate bunkers.
Gordon from United Kingdom
on Tue, 20th Sep 2016
Very Slow play in front of us but a fantastic course none the less!
Eric from Italy
on Mon, 15th Aug 2016
Algarve's must
A good course, set in a beautiful context. Hole 15th and 16th will make your day
Ian from United Kingdom
on Tue, 2nd Aug 2016
Really good track
Really nice layout, enjoyable game. Pace of play significantly better than my experience on the Ocean course. Terrific final 3 holes finishing stretch. Most enjoyable.
Patrick from Portugal
on Mon, 18th Jul 2016
Perfect 18 holes
I Loved playing over here! Courses are well maintained
David from United Kingdom
on Sat, 4th Jun 2016
Superb Day at Vale Do Lobo
Superb course in great condition fabulous views on 15 th out to sea and 16th over beach was stunning . The staff were also extremely welcoming made it a very special day
GICQUEL Pierre from France
on Mon, 16th May 2016
changing tee-time
we regret not to have the opportunity to change our tee-time.

We were 4 players in our group and its unpleasant to have several teams of 2or3players behind us not very glad because they wait althoug we were strictly on time.

Alan from United Kingdom
on Sun, 8th May 2016
Just got back today from staying in albufeira. Weather awful but golf courses in great condition especially the greens, Vale do Lobo is one of the most picturesque and when you get to the 15th & 16th holes the view is simply stunning.Would definitely recommend playing this course.
Michael from United Kingdom
on Sun, 24th Apr 2016
Really nice course (didn't realise how hilly it was). Clubhouse also really nice. The 16th is just stunning!
Kari from Finland
on Sat, 23rd Apr 2016
Beautiful golf cource with different types of holes.

Bunkers was terrible, very hard no soft sand

Barry from United Kingdom
on Fri, 15th Apr 2016
Good course
Course just re-opened after 2 weeks closed for maintenance, for which they offered free carts as it wasn't in top condition. Greens actually rolled ok and sand on fairways didn't prove to be an issue. Tight course and would definitely play again when it's in the best condition. The famous 16th par 3 didn't disappoint.
Gordon from United Kingdom
on Tue, 15th Mar 2016
Royal - no way
Possibly past its best, a little tired, don't particularly like courses that wind in between buildings. Hire a buggy!

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