Quinta do Lago (South) - Algarve - Portugal

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


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Quinta do Lago is the dream which entrepreneur Andre Jordan realised in the early 1970s. This 2,000-acre luxury residential development was perhaps a bit ahead of its time, but now the “Manor estate by the lake” (to which Quinta do Lago roughly translates) is well and truly established.

Located fifteen minutes northwest of Faro airport, American architect William Mitchell raised the bar in terms of golf course architecture here at Quinta do Lago by importing American standard greens, tees and bunkers. The original and best course is now called the South and it opened for play in 1974.

The Quinta do Lago South course is certainly the most famous in the area and it has played host to the Portuguese Open on no fewer than seven occasions with Mark McNulty and Colin Montgomerie being former title holders. Given its championship pedigree, this is also a course which will be enjoyed by the average handicap golfer. The fairways are relatively generous and the predominantly sandy but undulating ground flatters medium hitters.

With umbrella pine-lined fairways, bold bunkering and a splash of water features, the South course at Quinta do Lago is certainly an eye-catching layout and one which will appeal to discerning golfers.

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Description: American architect William Mitchell raised the bar in terms of golf course architecture here at Quinta do Lago by importing American standard greens, tees and bunkers. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 33
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Andy
The South course is one of the ‘big’ courses in the area and one of my personal choices when I am in the Algarve. The course has always been a quality venue (Portuguese Opens have been held here) but this year the course looks even better, especially the greens. The fairways are more defined and the different cuts of rough have been emphasised to enhance the look of the holes. This course in peak season is extremely busy, but in no-way does it look overplayed. Golf at Quinta do Lago can certainly be called ‘holiday golf’ but do not think there is any distraction from a great course, with great holes. I am still waiting to par the 15th (200 yard par-3 over water), guess I’ll have to come back next year and try again! The après golf around the complex and the clubhouses has a relaxed but quality atmosphere.
September 29, 2007
8 / 10
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tom prendergast
Just back from a week of golf in the Algarve, the South course is a fantastic layout but the greens were a little slow which was disapointing.
May 15, 2007
6 / 10
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mark forster
Although a better layout than the North, the South had just had all its greens top dressed the week before so they were not as good as they should have been. This happened last year as well so if you are playing in January and are only playing one course make it the North. The South though has some fantastic holes and is reasonably generous for high handicap players. Good clubhouse, decent sandwich and beer. Good value.
February 06, 2007
6 / 10
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Rob
October 25, 2008
great experience superb conditions but greens 2 slow