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Quinta do Lago is a great place to go on a golf holiday because it has some of the most luxurious and convenient options. This purpose built area has to be seen to be believed. Hundreds of millionaire villas line the three fantastic, lush green golf courses. You too can experience this lifestyle on a golf trip with several high-class restaurants and world-class sports amenities. Only a 20 minute transfer from Faro Airport, this is the perfect location for a golf trip.

Set next to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago offers luxury living and Algarve golf in a natural environment. Award-winning golf courses, a destination that’s popular with stars and celebrities.  The Quinta do Lago Estate in Portugal is a golf holiday paradise with countless beaches, offering a place to enjoy a golf break and relax in a comfortable climate.

An Expert Guide to Quinta do Lago

What are the Best Quinta Do Lago Golf Courses?

Quinta Do Lago North Course

Quinta do Lago North GC

In collaboration with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, world-famous architect Beau Welling, significantly upgraded the North Course in 2014. With an investment of 9 million euros, the architects designed the new layout with outstanding results. 

The team reconstructed all the greens, bunkers, irrigation systems, and pathways using new technology. To make the course more accessible and facilitate players of all levels, they have incorporated 4 tees on each hole. A mixture of undulating greens, bunkers, and lakes makes for a good challenge for all golfers.

Quinta Do Lago South Course

Quinta do Lago South GC

The fact that it has regularly hosted the prestigious Portuguese Open is a testament to this beautiful course. The course, designed by William Mitchell in 1974 and rapidly increased the benchmark for golf in the Algarve.  Incorporating American standard greens and bunkers make them among the best in the Algarve. Players who have the privilege of visiting the course, including the European Tour professionals, have rated it highly. 

The South Course's backdrop is beautiful, with a lovely scene set in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The course is maintained and upgraded daily, which brings it up to the same high standards we see today.

Quinta Do Lago Laranjal Golf Course

Quinta do Lago Laranjal GC, Algarve

Sited on the edge of Quinta do Lago and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, an excellent 18-hole golf course. 

The 5th hole is great for golfers. The elevated tee box is set in the trees and gives a great view. The ball seems to soar through the air for several moments before landing in the fairway. Do well at this hole, and you will be happy.  9th and 16th holes are difficult to navigate. Each has more than one water crossing. Take a deep breath and try to make a par if nothing else. 

Laranjal is a beautiful golf course that provides an excellent challenge to all players. 

In addition to the 3 courses on the Quinta estate, there is a performance centre with a driving range, practice green, and superb cafe.

What Else Can You Do at Quinta do Lago?

Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty right on the doorstep of Ria Formosa. There are trails along Ria Formosa that make it ideal for hiking or mountain biking. Alternatively, you can take part on a Segway tour. You can see a lot of attractions if you go on a boat trip too.

Visit Quinta Shopping

Visit the Quinta Shopping Centre, where a good range of shops and restaurants are available. Here you can stroll the boutiques and high-end stores in the sun, and unwind watching the world go by at the relaxing cafes.

Bars and Restaurants in Quinta Do Lago?

The Cheeky Pup

A buzzy Irish bar with fantastic food., drink and live music. Popular with golfers relaxing after a round in the sun. Very popular for Golf Holidays in Quinta do Lago.

Casa do Lago

Offers one of the most scenic views of the lake. Excellent service and at lunch, there is often live jazz to listen to. As a bonus, the seafood is exceptional. 

Casa Velha

A brilliant coastal retreat. Casa Velha is stylish and a firm favourite with locals. An outstanding dining experience located in a spectacular setting. 


This steakhouse offers a beautiful setting, and the food is cooked with precision, creating a spectacular experience for diners. The terrace is perfect for summer, and there's a substantial variety of cocktails to sip on. 

The Shack

The perfect spot to relax by the lake. lThe Shack is generally has a party theme or live music. 

The Campus Dano's Bar & Restaurant

Perfect for watching live sport on their multiple screens whilst having a beer or two.

The Best Golf Hotels in Quinta Do Lago

The Magnolia Hotel

The resort is situated near the centre of the exclusive Quinta do Lago estate in the Algarve. This small comfortable hotel is near several outstanding golf courses, and it's in an excellent place for a golf holiday. Here you can also taste innovative seafood recipes for lunch and some of the finest wine in a wide range of flavours from homemade paçoca to a deliciously refreshing sangria. 

Suppose you are a guest staying here tomorrow. In that case, you will take advantage of the fitness centre, swimming pool, sauna, Hammam Health, a la carte restaurant, and extensive manicured gardens. The Magnolia is a perfect refuge for those who don't want to engage in any commercial activities or do something that needs excessive driving but don't want to return to the city. We highly advise going ahead and booking a room early to prevent disappointment.

Wyndham Grand Algarve

The golf resort is only a 20-minute drive from Faro airport, 1 kilometre from Quinta do Lago shopping centre, and 200 yards from the golf clubhouse. 

Many events, including a pub and a pub-style bar where visitors can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks. The Peacocks is a fine-dining restaurant that serves a variety of foods, including the day's catch. 

There is a big swimming pool and vast gardens. The resort also has the Magnolia Spa with a professionally fitted gym and massage and makeup rooms. 

Golf is right on your doorstep with Quinta do Lago South and North adjacent to the resort. Laranjal and San Lorenzo golf courses are 4 km away.

The Quinta do Lago Hotel

The five-star premium Hotel Quinta Do Lago stands majestically across the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and the famed Quinta do Lago golf courses, at the heart of the Algarve's, if not Portugal's, most luxurious golf resort. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the Hotel's prestige has only been enhanced by its membership in the Leading Hotels of the World since 1988. It is regarded as one of Portugal's most prestigious luxury hotels. The hotel boasts a privileged location with views of the estuary and the sea beyond, which can be appreciated from many of the suites and restaurants.

Also consider the Conrad Algarve 5-star luxury hotel opposite Quinta Shopping.

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