The Dona Filipa Hotel, Vale do Lobo is located approximately 15 minutes drive from Faro International Airport, in the heart of the regions golfing paradise, surrounded by lush golf courses and pinewoods overlooking the sea.
Further a field, within 15 minutes drive you will find a whole diversity of entertainments, including excellent golfing, water sports, sailing deep sea fishing and a sophisticated casino. This is the art of living in the Algarve: total rest and relaxation under clear, blue gloriously sunny skies.
With golf courses San Lorenzo, Quinta Do Lago; North, South & Larranjal, 27 Holes at Pinheiros Altos and the Ocean & Royal Courses at Vale Do Lobo the hotel is situated in a true golfing paradise and with Vilamoura only 15 minutes away golf is always on your doorstep.
Golf Course’s: San Lorenzo & Pinheiros Altos
San Lorenzo Golf Course, is exclusive to the Dona Filipa Hotel guests, and is considered as one the best golf courses in Europe and is without a doubt is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. The golf course was designed by the American architects, Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore, and is one of the most demanding and remarkable courses in the Algarve.
Located in Quinta do Logo and just a 10 minute courtesy bus ride from the hotel, San Lorenzo Golf Course has become the showpiece of the Algarve, with its superbly manicured fairways maintained by the green keeper’s policy of preparing it as if for a new tournament each and every day.
Natural Beauty, Pristine Presentation
San Lorenzo Golf Course designed by American Joseph Lee, opened in 1988 and remains etched in the memory of all who play it. The course is a combination of natural beauty, pristine presentation and hole after hole of challenging golf. Having received countless awards, the San Lorenzo Golf Course is considered one of the best golf courses, not only in Europe, but ranked worldwide.
Bordering the Ria Formosa Estuary
While much of the San Lorenzo Golf Course meanders through typical pine woods, it also opens to magnificent ocean vistas and distant mountain backdrops. A good part of the San Lorenzo Golf Course is virtually an extension of the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa Estuary with fairways that run alongside saltwater marshes and freshwater lagoons.
This protected environment is the habitat of over 70 bird species, including herons, hoopoes, white storks, coots, black-winged stilts and the rare purple gallinule.