The Royal Golf Course, set amongst lakes and lush vegetation, takes players through pine and fig tree bordered fairways, then surprises with exhilarating sea views. A par 72 course, this superb test includes three demanding par 3 holes. One of these is the magnificent cliff-top 16th hole. Originally the 7th hole, this has a spectacular carry over the russet cliffs and is one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world. A well-known symbol of the Algarve, it is said to be the most photographed golf hole in Europe.