There are two 18-hole golf courses at Vale do Lobo. The Royal Course and The Ocean course, both are demanding courses and each have there own special holes. On the Royal course there is the 16th hole which is a spectacular par 3 featured in the above header, and likewise on the Ocean course the par 4 9th is (featured below) requires an accurate but not massive drive to put you in a position to attack the green uphill between water and overhanging trees. The Vale do Lobo course, designed by British golfer Henry Cotton way back when Vale do Lobo had the three nine holes.
Vale do Lobo's nightlife is at the Praca, where there is a wide range of bars and restaurants where diners can enjoy international cuisine ranging from Asian, French, Italian and Portuguese seafood specialities - something to suit every visitor. There's a central stage, which hosts live bands and singers. And some of the bars offer entertainment as well – like karaoke, DJs and their own live music. The Praca has a small promenade of shops including a clothes boutique sellig selection of swimwear and souvenirs, a newsagent, selling a range of magazines, sweets, ice creams, pool toys, postcards and sun cream.
The Vale do Lobo beach and is a lovely walk stretching from Quarteira in the west to Quinta do lago beach eastwards. Walking eastwards from Vale do Lobo you see the superb terracota cliffs where the 16th hole on the Royal course crosses ravines over the beach, and in contrast to the west the you will pass another superb par 3 (15th) on the Ocean Course where the beach is almost level with the golf course with a stunning villa as a backdrop to the fairway.