Vale do Lobo is home to two challenging and outstanding golf courses – The Royal and the Ocean. Based on original concepts by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and re-developed by the respected American golf architect Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo courses have twice been host to the Portuguese Open. Both take players through umbrella pine and fig tree-lined fairways to the Atlantic – the Royal playing dramatically along the cliff´s edge, while the Ocean sweeps daintily down to the beach. This combination of links and parkland golf provides an enjoyable game for golfers of all standards.Members of the Proprietors´ Club at Vale do Lobo are entitled to buy specially priced golf titles (or benefit from a 55% reduction in green fees) and enjoy reserved tee-times. Regular tournaments and competitions make for a busy social calendar for both members and visitors, while a fully equipped clubhouse offers a complete service to golfers. Vale do Lobo offers the ultimate luxury holiday experience and an unrivalled golfing lifestyle for the discerning client. The **Ocean Course** has an SSS of 73.9 and a slope of 138 which puts it clearly in the challenging catagory and the **Royal Course** is also on the more difficult side with a Slope of 133 of the White tees.