Luxurious Surroundings and Superb Landscapes
Known as the “Golden Triangle”, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura form one of the most sumptuous areas of the Algarve and, moreover, are the best equipped in terms of golf.
Based on the original drawings of the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and restructured by American architect, Rocky Roquemore, the Ocean Golf Course in Vale do Lobo is made up of a Par 72 with a combination of links and fairways, which provides holes of the highest order.
With one of the most famous settings in world golf, the Royal Golf Course is characterized by a daunting Par 3 which drives off the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean – the famous 16th hole, the most photographed hole in Europe.
Quinta do Lago, including four golf courses and San Lorenzo, shaped like an eight, form a border with the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Quinta do Lago Norte is a joint project of architects, William Mitchell, Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore and features magnificent Par 5s, which require both power and accuracy; likewise, its Par 4 doglegs demand very precise tee shots.
The course at Quinta do Lago Sul favours the long-hitter, but demands skill and accuracy in positioning the ball in order to get a low score. Another golfing highlight is Pinheiros Altos. Designed by acclaimed architect, Ronald Fream, and comprising two sets of 9 holes: the first nine, following a winding path through the pine trees; while the second nine resting by the still mouth of the Gondra River.