Vale do Lobo
Some say that is the jewel in the crown of the Algarve. Some say the landscape is unique. Some make it a must on their Algarve golf tour. We are speaking, of course, about Palmares golf course. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, near to the historic city of Lagos, commanding magnificent views of the bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique hills. During springtime, the fairways and hills are covered with the flowering shrubs, acacia…The Blossom from the Almond trees giving the impression of snow covered trees, lining the vivid green fairways beneath a warm springtime sun. Five of the 18 holes are situated on sand-dunes along the Atlantic coast on the Meia Praia beach. The remaining 13 holes are laid out among gently undulating hills. The 5th hole is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most outstanding links holes in Europe. Most of the other holes enjoy either panoramic views over the Bay of Lagos or of the more distant Monchique hills. Palmares Course is a Par 71, including 11 par 4’s, three par 5’s, and 4 par 3’s.