It was great to be back on the Algarve this past week and return to a few favourite courses.
Laranjal, was the first of three Quinta do Lago courses we played. This is a terrific course located a few kilometres from the it's more glamorous stable mates. The practice facilities are an improvement on the aforementioned North and South and the staff are extremely welcoming.
The course features mostly wide fairways with the real difficulties starting with the approach shots into sloping greens that are well protected by plenty of bunkers. Overall the course was in pristine condition which seemed to suit the longer hitters due to the nature of the greens. You really have to be accurate as missing greens or even getting in the wrong side of the hole invariably leads to difficult chips or nerve racking putts! I notice the course has been climbing up the rankings which to my mind is totally deserved as it never fails to impress.
Date: November 21, 2021