The course of Vale de Lobo,
which hosted, in 1987, The Portugal Ladies Open (part of the WPG
Tour) has matured since its inauguration in 1966.
18 holes, designed by Sir Henry Cotton. In 1972 however, a loop of nine
holes was added to the course. Recent works have given it
two courses of 18 holes (The Ocean Course and the Royal Golf Course).
The 5,493 metre Ocean Course
was created by joining up the ‘green’ and
‘orange’ courses. Its sandy fairways
undulate alongside pine, olive, orange trees and eucalyptuses.
Vale de Lobo, which
focal point of a sophisticated tourism complex is only 20 kilometres
from Faro International Airport, and also has a good sized 245 metre
course, creating excellent training conditions.