OCEAN COURSE

VALE DO LOBO RESORT | Phone: +351 289 353 465

The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside a nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. The front nine are located on slightly hilly land which characterizes Vale do Lobo Algarve, surrounded by pine trees with sea view from several holes. The back nine in particular are characterized 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 fairway runs directly down towards the beach and, for the next few holes, incredible views and Atlantic breezes are guaranteed to make a player’s round exhilarating. 


OLD COURSE

Volta do Golfinho, 3 | Phone : +351 289 310 333

Situated in the heart of Vilamoura a mere 20 minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world. Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees - the principal hazard - over gently undulating natural terrain. Although it opened in 1969, the course was completely renovated and modernized 27 years later although no major changes were made to the magnificent layout. This is one of the courses in Portugal that will always stay in the memory of visiting golfers.


QUINTA DO LAGO NORTH

Quinta do Lago - Almancil | Phone: +351 289 390 705

The North Course is the newest addition to Quinta do Lago’s five-star golf facilities, the totally revamped course has been one of the most talked about golf projects in 2014 and is set to be one of the new stars of European golf and the new number one course at Quinta do Lago. Redesigned by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, the new layout has been built to the highest specifications with a €9.6m investment. The North Course has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy. Among the changes introduced on the 6,776-yard course which has been closed since last December, all greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and cart paths have been rebuilt using the latest state-of-the-art technology. Four sets of tees have been introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels and golfers will be challenged by a combination of undulating greens, well-positioned bunkers and water hazards.


PINHEIROS ALTOS

Sitio dos Pinheiros, Qta. Lago | Phone: +351 289 359 900

Pinheiros Altos is established as one of the most prestigious and successful premier golf and leisure resorts in Europe, and owns a 27 hole Championship golf course. The original 18 holes were designed by the respected American architect Ronald Fream and the additional 9 holes, created by the highly regarded Portuguese golf architect George Santana da Silva, opened in 2007. All holes have their starting and finishing points in close proximity to the beautiful Pinheiros Altos Clubhouse. Each hole has four starting tees: The white and yellow tees represent the championship and medal tees respectively for the men, the red and blue tees for the ladies. The firm, fast and testing greens, sown with Pentcross Bent and combined with the Bermuda fairway grass, provide resilient and excellent surfaces on which to play golf and make Pinheiros Altos a must play course when visiting the Algarve.