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Golf Courses: Quinta do Lago - San Lorenzo Golf Course - Vale do Lobo

Pinheiros Altos

Pinheiros Altos is a prestigious 27-hole championship course that borders the Ria Formosa Natural Park – a protected reserve that provides a habitat for many species of birds. The three groups of 9 holes include Pinheiros, named for the abundance of pine trees, Oliveiras which is played on a gently rolling landscape near meandering lakes and Sobreiros, which is the longest and most demanding of the three. Situated 30 minutes west of Faro, Pinheiros Altos is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and has a proud reputation of being an essential golfing destination in the Algarve.

Founded: 1992
Architects: Ronald Fream and Jorge Santana da Silva
Director: Brian Evans
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: Oliveras/Pinheiros 6,028 m, Pinheiros/Sobreiros 6,199 m, Sobreiros/Oliveiras 6,137 m
SSS: Blue 72, White 71, Yellow 70, Red 71
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
Fairways: Bermuda
Greens: Penncross Bent

Facilities: Driving range, putting green, chipping and bunker practice area, pro shop, restaurant and bar. The golf academy offers computerised coaching systems, physiotherapy rooms, private lessons, junior clinics, club hire, buggies and trolleys. Enjoy luxury accommodation at one of our recommended hotels in the Algarve.

Contact details:
Pinheiros Altos
Sítio dos Pinheiros
Quinta do Lago
8135-863 Almancil
Tel: +351 289 359 900
Fax: +351 289 398 195
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GPS Coordinates: 37 02’ 51.96” N – 8 00’ 29.66” W

Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago features three magnificent golf courses situated on the edge of the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park, designed in harmony with the natural environment. Visitors will enjoy a world class golfing experience, complemented by lush fairways and fast, true greens. Each course is memorable for its water features, bunkers and undulating landscapes, lined with umbrella pines and colourful heather plants. A computerised system uses humidity sensors to irrigate the courses efficiently with recycled water. Quinta do Lago has proudly hosted the Portuguese Open on eight occasions.

The North Course
The North Course boasts a flawless terrain and four magnificent par 5 holes. The natural woodland, undulating greens and well-positioned bunkers and hazards create an enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.

Founded: 1974
Architects: William Mitchell, Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore
Director: Mário Vitória
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,126 m
SSS: n/a
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
Fairways: Bermuda 419 hybrid
Greens: Penncross Creeping Bent
Tees: Bermuda 419 hybrid

The South Course
The famous South Course is a favourite with many tour players and favours the long hitter, but also requires accurate drives. The signature hole is number 15, a long shot across a lake to a green surrounded by pine trees.

Founded: 1974
Architect: William Mitchell
Director: Mário Vitória
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,488 m
SSS: n/a
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
Fairways: Bermuda 419 hybrid
Greens: Creeping Bent, Penn A4 (Agrostis)
Tees: Bermuda 419 hybrid

Laranjal
Laranjal is an immaculate course surrounded by umbrella pines, cork oaks and orange trees. The natural water course and five lakes create a tranquil environment as well as a challenge for all golfers.

Founded: 2009
Architect: Jorge Santana da Silva
Director: Vitor Lopes
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,061 m
SSS: n/a
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
Fairway: Bermuda 419
Greens: Creeping Bent, Penn A4

Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching green with bunkers, pro shop, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, group clinics, club hire, buggies and trolleys available. Enjoy luxury accommodation at one of our recommended hotels in the Algarve.

Contact details:
Quinta do Lago
8135-024 Almancil
Tel: +351 289 390 700
Fax: +351 289 394 013
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GPS Coordinates: 37 02’ 44.98” N – 8 01’ 03.06” W

San Lorenzo Golf Course

The inspiring San Lorenzo Golf Course is one of the finest in Portugal. Situated along the shores of Ria Formosa Natural Park, this course snakes alongside protected lagoons which are home to over 70 different bird species. The majestic course also winds its way through an undulating pine forest and boasts stunning ocean and mountain views. The figure-8 design is impeccably maintained while the beautiful scenery makes golfing a real pleasure. In 2009, San Lorenzo was acclaimed by Golf World UK as one of the top 30 courses in continental Europe and continues to be highly ranked as one of the best in the world.

Founded: 1988
Architect: Joseph Lee
Director: António Santos
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,247 m
SSS: 73
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
Fairways: Bermuda Tifton 419
Greens: Penncross

Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pro shop, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, club rental, buggies, trolleys and caddies available. Enjoy luxury accommodation at one of our recommended hotels in the Algarve.

Contact details:
San Lorenzo Golf Course
Quinta do Lago
8135-162 Almancil
Tel: +351 289 396 522
Fax: +351 289 396 908
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GPS Coordinates: 37 01’ 52.62” N – 08 00’ 41.91” W

Vale do Lobo

The Vale do Lobo resort is home to two outstanding golf courses that complement each other perfectly. Situated 20 kilometres west of Faro, these courses offer magnificent views of the Atlantic and are lined with tall umbrella pines, figs, olives, orange and eucalyptus trees. Regular tournaments and competitions create a busy social calendar for members and visitors, while the luxurious clubhouse offers everything from club rental to personalised coaching.

Royal Golf Course
The Royal Course offers a challenging, dramatic game played along cliff tops. Surrounded by lakes and sand obstacles, the course is characterised by its long holes and undulating fairways. The signature hole is the famous 16th, par-3, which requires a long stroke against the wind over spectacular cliffs to reach the green.

Founded: 1997
Architects: Sir Henry Cotton and Rocky Roquemore
Director: Hernani Estevão
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,059 m
SSS: 72
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 (Certificate required)
Fairways: Creeping Bent
Greens: Creeping Bent

Ocean Golf Course
Meandering through the Vale do Lobo estate and alongside the beach, this undulating course is a combination of links and parkland holes offering magnificent ocean views. The Ocean Course was originally composed of two 9-hole courses that were merged in 1995.

Founded: 1968
Architect: Sir Henry Cotton
Director: Hernani Estevão
Holes: 18
Par: 73
Length: 6,137 m
SSS: 71
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36 (Certificate required)
Fairways: Lolium, Poa Pratensis, Stuka Rubra
Greens: Bentgrass

Facilities: Putting green, chipping green, pro shop, fitness centre, conference facilities, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, club rental, buggies and trolleys available. Enjoy luxury accommodation at one of our recommended hotels in the Algarve.

Contact details:
Clube de Golfe de Vale do Lobo
Vale do Lobo
8135-864 Almancil
Tel: +351 289 353 465
Fax: +351 289 353 003
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GPS Coordinates: 37 03’ 41.32” N – 8 04’ 47.13” W

 

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