Quinta do Lago Golf

Quinta do Lago,

Almancil, Algarve 8135

  • Office

    +351 289 390 705
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 390 706
  • Fax

    +351 289 394 013
  • Golf pro

    José Ferreira (PGA, Academy Mgr & Head Professional).
  • Academy

    Paul McGinley Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Holes 1-5 and 15-18 were designed by William Mitchell (1974). Holes 6-14 designed by Joseph "Joe" Lee & Rocky Roquemore (1989). Major revamp by Beau Welling & Paul McGinley (2014).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6205
5804
5031
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
72
72

At the same location:

Above distances are for the North course. Also at Quinta do Lago is the 18-hole South course (par-72, 6488 metres); located 6 km NE of the main clubhouse is the club's Laranjal course.

Location

Latitude:

37.045603

Longitude:

-8.016993

How to get there:

15 km W of Faro

From the A22 (Faro-Portimao motorway) take exit 12 (Loule/Quarteira) and follow the N396 direction Quarteira. After o.6 km turn left at T-junction, still on the N396 direction Quarteira. After 2.3 km at traffic lights turn left onto the N125 direction Almancil. After 1.3 km turn right direction Almancil. After 1.9 km in Almancil turn right direction Quinta do Lago. After o.3 km turn left direction Quinta do Lago. After 2.5 km at "multi-colour Q" roundabout take the third exit direction Quinta do Lago (& Hotel). After 2.1 km at roundabout No.4 turn right. After 100 metres golf is on your right.

Quinta do Lago Golf (North Course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1974

Quinta do Lago Golf (North Course): For a long-time regarded as the No.2 course at Quinta do Lago, the North course took a big step forward in 2014. The course's major revamp, designed by American architect Beau Welling and Ireland's Paul McGinley, included the rebuilding of all the greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and cart paths using the latest state-of-the-art technology. The North now keenly rivals the South course for top honours at this renowned Algarve luxury estate.

The North course is basically an out and back layout cut through a natural pine forest. Many tee-shots require accuracy rather than length, especially the many dog-leg holes, the most interesting of which is the one watery hole - the 12th. The par-3's are a bit routine, and the lack of "features" or views creates a slight sameness as you go round - but overall a good course to complement its bigger brother. Some long-ish walks between holes.

List of courses: Algarve, Portugal

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (spring/autumn): €166.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).

Did you know?

Quinta do Lago's North course was formerly known as the Ria Formosa course.

Published ranking

North course:
Portugal's 14th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 114th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Quinta do Lago5-star

    Quinta do Lago, 8135-024 Almancil, Algarve

    +351 289 350 350

    Visit website

    The Hotel Quinta do Lago, is situated in the resort of Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, next to the Formosa Estuary (Ria Formosa) and the sea. It is at the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park. A member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” collection since 1988, the hotel is considered one of the most prestigious five-star luxury hotels in the Algarve.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); San Lorenzo; Pinheiros Altos; Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vila Sol; Vilamoura courses (Oceanico - Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria).

  • Dona Filipa Hotel5-star

    Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135, Algarve

    +351 289 357 200

    Visit website

    The Dona Filipa Hotel in Vale do Lobo is one of the Algarve's most famous luxury hotels, which welcomes guests with a touch of glamour and the essence of true quality. The hotel offers stunning views, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Vale do Lobo (Royal & Ocean courses); Quinta do Lago (North, South & Laranjal courses); Pinheiro Altos; San Lorenzo; Vila Sol.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vilamoura courses (Oceanico - Old, Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, Victoria).

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