Course: Vale do Lobo RoyalLocation: AlmancilCourse Designer: Sir Henry CottonEstablished: 1997Par: 72 – three x par 3´s, twelve x par 4´s, three x par 5´sSignature Hole: 16Vale do Lobo’s Royal Course is a spectacular cliff-top course, whose iconic 16th hole has effectively become the face of golf in the Algarve. Although it is a par-3, the green is set 238 yards away on the opposite side of a plunging cliff; standing on the tee facing the stunning sandstone cliffs is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating experiences in world golf. The legendary Henry Cotton’s design has been revised by Rocky Roquemore in recent years, and continues to delight visitors year after year.Course: Vale do Lobo OceanLocation: AlmancilCourse Designer: Sir Henry CottonEstablished: 1968Par: 73 – five x par 3´s, eight x par 4´s, five x par 5´sSignature Hole: 15The Ocean Course differs greatly to its neighbour; while the cliff-top Royal demands accuracy above all else, the Ocean allows golfers to use their creativity to great effect. Many of the holes run alongside a nature reserve, before the course winds down to the shoreline, where you can enjoy unparalleled views up and down the coast. The Ocean is a combination of two nine hole loops designed by Sir Henry Cotton, and is a gem of a course that will satisfy even the most demanding golfer.