The Ocean Golf Course at Vale do Lobo resort, features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.|Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th – which treat golfers to some of the most spectacular views in the Algarve - and the Par 3 15th, which runs alongside the beach. The Ocean Course is composed of two of the original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, which were opened in 1968 and 1972. His plans for the merged course became reality in 1995, after his death.
Nice course, found to have too many blind shots.
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We played yesterday at Vale do Lobo Ocean course on a hot day, but a sea breeze made it very pleasant.
We were 18 players of various nationalities, Portuguese, English, French, Swedish, Scottish and Irish, it is worth mentioning these last two nationalities.
The golf course was in perfect condition, with some greens that were fast and smooth but soft at the reception of the ball, a pleasure to play.
The course is long and has miscellaneous holes, the front nine being played in the north and west part of the resort and the back nine next to the Atlantic, which provides breath taking views and allows for some shots with the murmur of the sea in your ear. It is worth paying attention to the spectacular views on holes 11, 14 and 15. Very good.
The winner this day was Ian Godfrey with 38 points, followed by Fraser Graham with 33pt, and in 3rd 2 players with 30pt Jim Gillis and Peter Collins. Nearest the pin, on 13th, a narrow green well protected by deep bunkers was won by David Ziai, who placed the ball 3 meters from the flag.
We all return to our usual Restaurant in Vilamoura for some drinks and our free nibbles generously offered by João Filipe. Another day well spent.
The sheriff acted like an idiot, stressing us out and spoiling our fun, his remarks were out of place and made no sense...
Nice course and the round completed in a timely manor not waiting around . The greens were not as good as they have been in the past but an enjoyable day with great views
Good course, a bit tatty in places
Ocean is a nice course with lovely views and generally well planned. The greens were recently ''peeped'' and uneven. No sand in many bunkers and unfortunately something that greatly impairs the rating. Workers on course showed bad feeling that we as players want to make contact before we hit as personnel are in the risk zone.
Superb golf course and amazing views when you turn back towards the holes along by the sea. The only disappointing thing was the green keepers. They were cutting greens directly in front of us and we had to wait at least 6 - 7 minutes on 6 different holes before we could hit our approach shots. We were a 4 ball who teed off at 1.00pm so we didnt expect them at that hour of the day. The views over the ocean holes and a few challenging par 3's made it a pleasant experience though.
In good condition
Fabulous golf course, but first time to play there, no map was provided, we weren’t told at the outset which course we were playing, nor were we told to get a token from reception before going to the practice range. Reception could point these out, but overall really enjoyed it
Enjoyed the golf course, good service, however price for buggy are pretty expensive
For the amount of money to play at Ocean (not to mention 50€ for a buggy) many of the ball washers were empty/dry and there were no towels at the ball washers. Also we were told the beer buggy would be on the course, however in the heat of the day, we only had the beer buggy come by once!
Too late to have twilight
*Parkland - Mainly Parkland, with 5 links style holes around the coastline
*Undulated - More so on the back 9
*Mixt Course -
*Buggy Recommended - Essential
*Signature Hole - 11th
*Water hazards - Few holes on the front 9
*Tree Lined - A few Eucalyptus and Cork trees strategically placed
*Exposed - On the links holes
*Comments - Excellent course, hard to do 36 points
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