Beautiful view of Quinta do Lago South Course
Beautiful view of Quinta do Lago South Course

Quinta do Lago Golf Club

Quinta do Lago (Almancil), Algarve, Portugal

There are 3 courses at Quinta do Lago Golf Club: North, South and Laranjal. Quinta do Lago North and South courses offer different challenges. The terrain is similar on both courses, based on sandy Algarvean soil covered with pine trees, heather, broom and many beautiful wild flowers. The large greens are basically of Creeping Bentgrass. The fairways are Bermuda. The terrain is gently undulating and several lakes feature in the play of each course. The bunkering is superb. The layouts provide a test for players of all ability levels – the sign of great golf courses.

Quinta do Lago North Course

Located adjacent to the Ria Formosa natural park, this 6,000 metre, par 72 course was originally co-designed by William Mitchell and Joseph Lee. It was recently redesigned by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and re-opened1st October 2014. This is now considered the number one course at Quinta do Lago.

Quinta do Lago South Course

Designed by William Mitchell, this 6,488 metre, par 72 championship course, set in undulating hills and pine forest, has hosted the Portuguese Open 8 times. A truly wonderful course, ideally designed to test the scratch golfer, it can also be enjoyed by the handicap golfer. The layout favours the long hitter but correct placement of shots is needed to score well. Strategic bunkering, occasional water hazards and large, contoured greens are the main challenges. The signature hole is the beautiful par 3 15th with a long carry (190 metres) over a large lake to a well-guarded green set amongst pine trees. The 8th, 10th and 18th are excellent, testing par 4s for low-handicap players on this scenic course which is an enjoyable experience for players of all standards. This is a course that demands accuracy on your club selection as the greens are very wide and long.

Quinta do Lago Laranjal

Laranjal, originally an orangery, is today a beautiful and totally different golf experience. It is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in golf and personalized service. Its narrow fairways and well defended greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate this testing routing laid down on a rolling and well defined topography. It is a par 72, 6.500 meters, with five par 5s, eight par 4s, five par 3s set amongst umbrella pines, corkoaks and orange trees with a natural water course and 5 beautiful lakes. Penn A4 was selected for the greens to help guarantee good putting surfaces all year round and the Fairways were sown with Bermuda. Relatively a new course, Laranjal is quickly climbing up the rankings as one of the best in Portugal.

Accolades and Awards: 
2022 - Quinta do Lago South Course was awarded Europe’s Best Golf Course as well as Portugal’s Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards.
2015 - Quinta do Lago was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards. 
2015 - named ‘Best Golf Resort in Portugal’ at the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards

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Dogleg hole on Quinta do Lago Laranjal with water on the right

Tree lined hole on Quinta do Lago North Course


Facts & Figures

Quinta do Lago North Course

18 holes, Par 72 

Men's Championship White:
6126 m, CR 71.8, Slope 131 

Men's Yellow:

5724 metres, CR 69.9, Slope 126

Ladies Championship Yellow: 
5724 metres, CR 75.9, Slope 131 

Ladies Red:

4982 metres, CR 71.2, Slope 122 

Men 28, Ladies 36

Quinta do Lago North Scorecard

Quinta do Lago South Course

18 holes, Par 72 

Men's Championship White:
6488 metres, CR 73.5, Slope 127 

Men's Yellow 
5870 metres, CR 70.4, Slope 118

Ladies' Championship Yellow: 
5870 metres, CR 76.6, Slope 130 

 red Ladies' Red: 
5168 metres, CR 71.80, Slope 120

Quinta do Lago South Scorecard 

• 8 times host to Portuguese Open (European PGA Tour event) 
• Portugal Travel Awards, Publituris 2012, Best Golf Course in Portugal 2012
• Quinta do Lago South is in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Golf World Magazine, 2012

Course Record:
63, Colin Montgomerie (Portuguese Open,1989) 

Men 28, Ladies 36 

Quinta do Lago Laranjal

18 holes, Par 72

White 6.460 meters, 
Rating: 75.4, Slope: 140

Signature Hole: 11

Architect: Jorge Santana da Silva 

Opened: 2009

Greens: Creeping Bentgrass Penn A4

Fairways, Tees & Roughs: Bermuda 41

Men 28, Ladies 36

• Quinta do Lago Laranjal was awarded as the Best Golf Course in Portugal by Publituris Awards, 2011 


Pro shop, restaurant and bar, member’s lounge, showers. Driving range, putting and chipping greens. Caddies, trolleys, buggies available.

Located just a 15 minutes drive from Faro International Airport.

North: GPS Latitude 37 3' 12.72" N,
Longitude 8 1' 2.18" W

South: GPS Latitude 37 2' 42.63" N,
Longitude 8 1' 28.14" W

Laranjal: GPS Latitude 37 3' 34" N,
Longitude 7 59' 54" W