Ocean Golf Course
The Ocean Course, which forms an integral part of the exclusive Vale de Lobo tourist complex, is located near the sea and thus offers very pleasant playing conditions. Its undulating fairways built in a sandy terrain run alongside rows of pine, olive, orange-trees and eucalyptuses. The course was originally an 18-hole one designed by Sir Henry Cotton, but in 1972 another loop of nine holes was added.
It hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open in 1987 and recent work has given it yet another dimension: the various loops have been redesigned and divided into two 18-hole courses (the Ocean Course and the more famous Royal Golf Course).
Vale do Lobo is a luxury tourist resort only 13 kilometres from Faro international airport and has a good-sized 245-metre practice course ideally suited to all kinds of golfers.