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Quinta do Lago South

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Par: 72
Yards: 6420
Slope: 118

Quinta do Lago South

There are three great reasons to play golf in Algarve's Quinta do Lago in Portugal. With three excellent courses to choose from at this golf resort near Faro, it can be challenging to decide where to tee up your first shot, and we recommend you try them all. However, there is much about the South Course, which will have it high on your list when playing golf in Portugal.

The South Course is considered the pick of the courses during a Quinta do Lago golf holiday. The fact it has played host to the prestigious Portuguese Open on several occasions is a testament to that opinion. The course was designed in 1974 by William Mitchell and quickly raised the standard in terms of fairways and greens in the Algarve by introducing American standard surfaces and bunkers. It was and still is ranked very highly by all the players who have the pleasure of visiting the course, including the European Tour professionals.

The South Course's backdrop is stunning, with the Ria Formosa Natural Park setting a lovely scene. The course is regularly maintained and renovated, which keeps it up to the very high standards we see today, and you will struggle to find better quality fairways and greens in the Algarve.

Where to Stay:

Hotel in Quinta Do Lago, We also recommend The Magnolia Hotel.

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Although the course plays to a championship standard, amateur golfers should not be deterred from playing the South Course because it is a brilliant course and very enjoyable. As an amateur, be prepared for holes 8, 10, 15, and 18, which are the most testing on the course. However, several other holes on the course present good birdie opportunities, with three of the first five holes giving players of all abilities the chance to score low and build a good round.

As you work your way around the front nine, you will notice the shots favour a draw whereas on the back nine they favour a fade from the tee. The front nine features many fairways that twist and turn on their way to the green, with the par-5 5th hole being a good example. The 3rd hole is also a good test, with an approach shot over water. The back nine are generally considered a little more challenging than the front, with more undulating fairways and greens, and the holes work their way around a lake, which comes into play on some of the holes.

If you can hit the ball long, this is advantageous on the South Course, but accuracy is also required off the tee, to give yourself the best angle for attacking the green. You may hit the ball long and straight, but this is not always enough on this course, and it pays to know the location of the pin before playing shots. Some of the semi-rough around the greens can be difficult to chip from such a good club selection, and approach play must avoid facing a tricky chip onto the green.

The South Course is currently closed due to design and maintenance improvements. It is expected to re-open on 1st September 2021.

Anyone who has played the South Course will tell you it's some of the best golf in Portugal, with the additional new improvements being made, you will be thinking about booking your next tee time before you have reached the 18th green.

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Nearby Golf Courses in Quinta do Lago:

Vale do Lobo Royal Course and Vale do Lobo Ocean Course are a short drive away.

Other courses include San Lorenzo Golf CoursePinheiros Altos Golf, Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago South and Quinta do Lago Laranjal are also within ten minutes drive.

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Quinta do Lago South Reviews

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Paul J
We have been using 360 golf for a number of years. Jeff's knowledge hotels, golf courses etc are first class. The information provided by Maria is always excellent. I would highly recommend them.
Marc M
Another amazing golf holiday perfectly organised by 360 Golf Holidays, cant recommend them enough. Wouldn’t book with anyone else!!!
Trusted Customer
We had a terrific time and the golf courses were relatively deserted.
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