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1966


Penina Championship

Penina Championship by Sir Henry Cotton (now 18+9+9) opens!

1967


Ingrid Bergman used to spend some days in Silves, at Villa Carlota

When the prestigious writer and Swedish journalist Hans ...

1968


THE LOVE OF A BEATLE

Paul McCartney wrote ‘Penina’ while on holiday at ...

1968


THE GODFATHER & THE DONKEY

Sir Henry Cotton formed an amazing friendship at ...

1969


Vale do Lobo Ocean

Vale do Lobo’s Ocean course by Cotton opens, which was then called Orange & Yellow nines

1969


Oceânico Old

Oceânico Old in Vilamoura, by Frank Pennick, is unveiled

1974


Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago reveals 27 holes, by William Mitchell. Eighteen become the South and nine are added to by Joe Lee in 1989 to become the North

1976


Oceânico Pinhal

Oceânico Pinhal opens, by Frank Pennink. It was later remodeled by Robert Trent Jones in 1985

1982


Portugal Open

Sir Henry Cotton with Nick Faldo during the ...

1984


Portugal Open

“Seve” Ballesteros plays the Portugal Open at Quinta ...

1985


Portuguese Ladies Open

Laura Davies plays the Portuguese Ladies Open at ...

1988


Portugal Open

Sam Torrance plays the Portugal Open at Quinta ...

1988


Portugal Open

Colin Montgomorie plays the Portugal Open at Quinta ...

1988


San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo, by Joe Lee, opens to begin a second wave of course building

1989


Portugal Open

Colin Montgomorie wins the Portugal Open at Quinta ...

1990


Oceânico Laguna

Oceânico Laguna opens, also by respected American Lee

1991


Pestana Alto

Pestana Alto, by Cotton opens

1991


Pestana Gramacho

1991 Pestana Gramacho by Nick Price & Ronald Fream opens

1991


Pestana Vila Sol

Pestana Vila Sol by Donald Steel (which is now 18+9) opens

1991


Pine Cliffs

The Algarve’s busiest ever year, Pine Cliffs by Martin Hawtree opens

1992


Pestana Vale da Pinta

Pestana Vale da Pinta opens, by Fream

1992


Pinheiros Altos

Pinheiros Altos by Ronald Fream opens

1994


Salgados Golf

Salgados Golf opens near Albufeira, by Pedro Vasconcelos

1997


Vale do Lobo Royal

Vale do Lobo adds a second course, the Royal by Cotton & Rocky Roquemore

1997


Vilamoura Golf Stars Week

“Seve”, in April, at Vilamoura Golf Stars Week

1998


Portugal Open

Pacífico meets all Portugal Open players at Penina ...

1998


Portugal Open

Peter Mitchell wins the Portugal Open at Penina

1999


Algarve Portugal Open

Van Phillips wins the Algarve Portugal Open at ...

2000


A celebrity affair

Vale do Lobo has a glittering history of ...

2000


Oceânico Millennium

Oceânico Millennium opens, by Hawtree

2000


Benamor

Cotton’s final Algarve design – Benamor, in the Eastern Algarve on the outskirts of Tavira, opens

2000


Algarve Portugal Open

Gary Orr, from Scotland is the winner of ...

2000


Algarve Millennium Skins

Algarve Millennium Skins Game was held at Vale ...

2001


Castro Marim

Castro Marim opens, by Terry Murray (which is now 18+9)

2002


Quinta de Cima

Two courses open at Quinta de Cima (Cima and Ria), both by Roquemore

2002


Quinta da Ria

Two courses open at Quinta da Ria (Cima and Ria), both by Roquemore

2002


Boavista

Howard Swan lays out Boavista

2002


Portugal Open

Portugal Open takes place at Vale do Lobo ...

2002


Grand Champions Tennis

Vale do Lobo Grand Champions Tennis Tournament becomes an official ...

2003


Morgado

Morgado opens, by the respected European Golf Design firm

2003


Portugal Open

Frederick Jacobs, Portugal Open winner at Vale do ...

2004


Oceânico Victoria

Oceânico Victoria opens, by none other than Arnold Palmer

2005


WGC-World Cup

WGC-World Cup took place 17–20 November at the ...

2006


Álamos

Álamos opens, another Algarve course by European Golf Design

2006


Algarve Portugal Open

Paul Broadhurst wins the Algarve Portugal Open at ...

2007


Pestana Silves

Pestana Silves by Fausto Nascimento opens

2007


Monte Rei

Monte Rei by Jack Nicklaus open

2007


Portugal Masters

An emotional victory from Steve Webster at the ...

2007


JACK LEAVES HIS MARK

Jack Nicklaus has his name on many courses ...

2007


Summer Party

Vale do Lobo Summer Party is held at Parque do ...

2008


Oceânico Faldo

Oceânico Faldo by Sir Nick Faldo (now 18+9) open

2008


Oceânico O’Connor

Oceânico O’Connor by Christy O´Connor Jnr open

2008


Quinta do Vale

Quinta do Vale by Seve Ballesteros open

2009


Quinta do Lago Laranjal

Quinta do Lago Laranjal opens, by Jorge Santana da Silva

2009


Portugal Masters

Lee Westood holds the trophy of the Portugal ...

2011


Onyria Palmares

Onyria Palmares is revised by Robert Trent Jones Jnr into three loops of nine, becoming a brand new course

2011


Portugal Masters

Tom Lewis’ stunning victory at the Portugal Masters ...

2012


Espiche

A few minutes from Lagos, Espiche by Peter Sauerman opens

2014


Quinta do Lago North

New Quinta do Lago North by Beau Welling & Paul McGinley opens

2014


England Squad

England national football team chooses Vale do Lobo ...

2015


Chris Stilwell Cup

An handi-junior (1 disabled golfer and 3 juniors ...

2015


EDGA Algarve Open

For the second time EDGA Algarve Open (European ...

2016


Turismo de Portugal President

Luis Araújo, quoted: “It is with great pleasure ...

2016


Associação Turismo do Algarve President

Carlos Luis, said: “We are honoured to be ...

2016


European Tour CEO

Keith Pelley said: “The Algarve continues to be ...

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