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San Lorenzo Golf Club

Quinta do Lago,

Almancil, Algarve 8135-162

  • Office

    +351 289 396 522
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 396 522
  • Fax

    +351 289 396 908
  • Golf pro

    Albano Rodrigues

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and seaside.

  • Designer:

    Joseph "Joe" Lee
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6238
5837
5171
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.2
70.5
72.2

Location

Latitude:

37.031238

Longitude:

-8.011640

How to get there:

16 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 4.4 km at roundabout No.6 turn left direction Sau Lorenco Golf. After o.8 km golf entrance is on your left.

San Lorenzo Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

San Lorenzo Golf Club is regularly ranked in continental Europe's top echelon of golf courses, with good reason. The 18 holes of San Lorenzo lie in the less developed southeast corner of Quinta do Lago, where the layout is allowed to run alongside the wonderfully scenic Ria Formosa estuary and salt water lagoons.

Laid out in a figure of eight, with the clubhouse at the course's centre, the opening holes will give you an idea of the overall quality of Joe Lee's design. The real drama starts at the oceanview par-3 5th, the shortest hole on the course. What follows are two breathtaking holes played alongside the beautiful Ria Formosa lagoon, with the Atlantic ever-present in the background. The par-5 8th brings you back inland and plays alongside the largest of San Lorenzo's inland lakes. This lake and another just beyond it will challenge again at the testing 17th and 18th, two stunning par-4 holes where straying too far left is not an option. The greens here combine a good mix of large and small, the bunkering is impressive and the semi-rough not too penalising.

Many holes at San Lorenzo are now flanked by good-size villas, which complement rather than detract from the otherwise tree-lined, lakeside and Ria Formosa facing holes. When in the Algarve, this is a course not to be missed.
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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: €180 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

San Lorenzo is located alongside the Ria Formosa nature reserve in the Algarve (the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, and one noted for tourism and related activities). The Ria Formosa salt water lagoon, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by a system of barrier islands, stretches for over 50 km along the coastline of the eastern Algarve. San Lorenzo is located at the very western end of the Ria Formosa.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 86th best course and 18th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Portugal.

Where2Stay

  • Dona Filipa Hotel5-star

    Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135, Algarve

    +351 289 357 200

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    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).

  • Hotel Quinta do Lago5-star

    Quinta do Lago, 8135-024 Almancil, Algarve

    +351 289 350 350

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    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).

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