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Address: Avenida da Encosta, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
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+351 289 353 465
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The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside...

The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic

The front nine are located on a slightly hilly land which characterises Vale do Lobo, surrounded by pine trees with sea view from several holes.

The back nine in particular are characterised by spectacular ocean views, with some holes almost stretching down to the beach. On reaching the brow of the hill on the 11th, players come suddenly upon a sight fit to take the most concentrated golfer's breath away.

  The fairway runs directly down towards the beach and, for the next few holes, outstanding views and Atlantic breezes are guaranteed to make a player's round exhilarating, even if his game is below expectations.

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Welcome a little bit icy, good fairways and greens, golf crowdy, expensive

We had a bad experience because the golf was crowded and slow to death, nevertheless the fairways and greens were in good shape. This golf is too much surrounded by villas that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tulane P
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a bad experience because the golf was crowded and slow to death, nevertheless the fairways and greens were in good shape. This golf is too much surrounded by villas that are very next to it. The cart was average without GPS. We gave up the play at the 14th, too slow!

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london
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We played a three ball on the Ocean course. It was an afternoon visit and cost 69€ each. A bargain! Club hire was 30€. - The course was in immaculate condition and is one of the most scenic courses that I have ever played - a sheer pleasure. It is 5,638 mtrs off the yellow tees and although there are... More 

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Thank extourop
Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing Department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Vale do Lobo and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. The entire team in Vale do Lobo work to create a memorable experience for every golfer, visitor, guest and property owner and we hope that you are able to return in the very near future to play golf... More 

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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Nice people workung here but that doesn't take away the worse condition of this course. The views are great but a lot of positions in the course are without or with bad grass. The putting green has not the same speed as the green in the course so after a while of practicing we were out of order. Not what... More 

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Thank MyDennis
Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing Department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Ocean Course and for sharing your experience with us. We value all customer feedback to help us to constantly improve our resort for all visitors and residents and your comments have been passed on. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please contact our golf department directly and a member of the team... More 

Brighton
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Played both VDL course. Excepting the wonderful holes by the beach I was not especially impressed. We booked 4 rounds with Tee Times Golf for about £500 for two. Buggys were 45 euros. The courses were in good condition with good greens. The service in the club house and from the starters was fine. The course Marshall was driving around... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing Department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of golf in Vale do Lobo with us. We are very happy to hear that you found the courses, greens and clubhouse service to be of a good standard. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding other areas of your experience, we appreciate all comments to help us... More 

Loule, Portugal
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269 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Played with friends last week. The course is in an ideal location with good views. However, having played the course in May I was disappointed with the general condition. Several tees need attention as they are poorly maintained. Some fairways were also patchy and the amount of pitch marks on the greens was unbelievable (I know this is not the... More 

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Thank Jon M
Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing Department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to return for more golf with us in Vale do Lobo. We appreciate all feedback to help us to constantly improve our level of service and your comments have been passed on to the team. We are also very happy to hear that you found our staff within the golf department all to be... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Course was in very poor condition, explained that they were working on the sixth hole and reduced the buggy/trolly price!! Holes two to six were in extremely poor condition the back nine was better but all in all the condition was extremely disappointing. Electric trolly packed up after 13 holes and I felt that they were only interested in taking... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We appreciate all feedback from our guests to help us to constantly improve our level of customer service and your comments have been passed on. If you would like to discuss this issue further, please contact our golf team directly. Thank you More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent variety in the 18 holes on this very good course. Greens were good but some produced too many bobbling rolls to be able to say it is a top course. That's one of the problems with resort courses esp when playing in the afternoon. Tough course but fair. Some spectacular holes along or overlooking the sea. Not a bad... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to play the Ocean Course in Vale do Lobo and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the overall experience with us. We are always happy to hear comments and feedback to enable us to constantly improve our level of service and your comments have been passed on. Thank you again and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Played twilingt golf with our friends here one evening - very enjoyable, nice fairways and not too challenging. Pretty cascade onthe 9th hole. We did not quite make it down to the oceanside holes, but we had a lovely drink on their terrace after. It seems to have been very busy during the day, but we had a nice round... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a twlight session of golf in Vale do Lobo. We ofer a variety of golfing packages and promotions and the twilight option is very popular with those looking to get a taste for the course as the sun sets. We are pleased that you were also able to join us after your golf for... More 

Nottingham
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Played here late September 2016. Having played the other VDL Course (Royal) and the disappointing Victoria courses we were hoping for a grand finale and boy did we get it with VDL Ocean. Very scenic and in great condition. The greens were much better than the VDL Royal course, and ten times better than Victoria. The clubhouse and surrounding areas... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us. We appreciate all feedback to help us to constantly improve our level of service and your comments have been passed on to the team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A good course to play although in quite windy conditions it wasn't very forgiving for this high handicap golfer. The course generally is in good condition although the greens show signs of the high traffic and the lazy players who do not repair pitch marks .In our round on this course and also on the Royal course we did not... More 

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Vale-do-Lobo-Algarve, Marketing Department at Ocean Golf Course Vale Do Lobo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review of your experience with us in Vale do Lobo. We value all feedback and your comments have been passed on to help us to constantly improve our level of customer service. Thank you again. More 

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