Quinta do Lago (Laranjal) - Algarve - Portugal

Sociedade de Golfe da Quinta do Lago,
8135-024 Almancil,
Algarve,
Portugal


  • +351 289 359 220

  • Sean Moriarty

  • Jorge Santana da Silva

  • Nuno Goncalves

The Laranjal course is the new kid on the block at Quinta do Lago and the reputation of their third course already is growing. The course is routed through orange groves – which is where the name Laranjal was derived – opening for play in February 2009 and designed by Portuguese architect Jorge Santana da Silva.

Peter nominated Laranjal as a gem in November 2009… “I went with a group of lads with quite a wide spread of handicaps and everyone enjoyed Laranjal to the full. Course design 7.5/10, service 8/10, maintenance 9/10, value 7/10… You could play a course which would challenge you more like Monte Rei but the Laranjal was very good.”

Unusually, this new Quina do Lago layout is configured with five par fives, eight par fours and five par threes. The extra three-shot and one-shot holes provide a subtle change in balance to the many 4-4-10 configurations that are so prevalent across the world. We like Jorge Santana da Silva’s style and hope more architects consider his different approach.

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Description: The Laranjal course is the new kid on the block at Quinta do Lago and the reputation of their third course already is growing. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 21
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Ally McIntosh
Jorge Santana da Silva has done an excellent job routing the course on quite a tight property. He’s also put a good deal of thought in to the strategy of his holes and he favours large bold undulations on the greens which are tremendous fun, if not to everyone’s liking (including the maintenance crew I suspect)… Definitely one of the better courses in the area…As an aside, I agree wholeheartedly with your summation that designers / owners should move away from the automatic 4-4-10… Now just to get that magic par-72 figure removed from the sub-conscious…
March 29, 2010
6 / 10
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