What Makes The Vale Do Lobo Royal Golf Course Worth Visiting?

A course that is often the visual subject of magazines and golf ads is the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course—sometimes referred to as simply, The Royal. With a view that is beyond the imagination, and one hole that is one of the most photographed in Portugal, this course attracts thousands of golfers for the view. But those who know the course also recognize it as a formidable challenge—no matter what their handicap. Let’s take a closer look at this course.

The spectacular view

One aspect that makes the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course worth the visit is the stunning sea view. From the first nine holes you will be playing with your back to the sea, but on the second nine, you will have a full view of the ocean. The sound of the waves smacking against the cliffs will mesmerize you as you play each hole—just try to concentrate more on your game than on the scenery.

The challenge to any player

Something the magazines probably don’t tell you is that the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is suitable for players of all levels. Don’t be put off if you are just starting to play the game; and if you’re a professional, all the more reason to come and take part in the challenge.

The picture-perfect hole

The 16th hole of the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is said to be one of the most photographed in all of Portugal. Beautiful cliffs, a bridge that looks like it comes out of a painting, and a green terrain contrasted with the perfect sea view. All these put together make for a picture-perfect hole that leaves you with little wonder as to why photographers go gaga over it.

So as anyone who has played the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course will tell you, you simply must play on this course. It’s well worth the visit because seeing it alone is enough to create a memory not easily forgotten. For this reason alone, it is well worth the visit. But no matter what your golf status—beginner, amateur or professional—this golf course will test your skills and teach you much about your golf game. So brush up on your game and come and give it a try. Oh, and don’t forget your camera.