Fully renovated course

The Quinta do Lago North Golf Course, located in the Algarve, was totally redesigned in 2014 by golf architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with the Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley, with the objective to become one of the best golf courses in Portugal.

Among many other features, these renovations have allowed Quinta do Lago North Golf Course to reduce its impact on the environment through the use of recycled water and solar energy. 

One of the most exclusive venues

Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf resort, nestled in nearly 2000 acres of verdant countryside and pine forests bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Since its creation in 1972, Quinta do Lago Golf Resort has won several awards for excellence, and is a symbol of quality tourism in the Algarve, Portugal.

Several architects for one project

The Quinta do Lago North Golf Course was designed by numerous architects. William Mitchell was responsible for holes 1 to 5 and 15 to 18, while Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore designed the golf course from holes 6 to 14.

The Quinta do Lago North Golf Course offers very different challenges, with four magnificent Par 5s. The Par 4s are generally doglegs, except for holes 10 and 13, while the Par 3 holes are influenced by the Algarve's typical wind, requiring very precise shots. At holes 13 and 18, lakes make getting a good score quite difficult.

Hole no. 12: not to be missed!

This is a wonderful hole, with a lake on the left side that runs along the fairway until just before the green. For your first shot, you should use a long iron. The second shot provides a challenge as you have to hit over the large lake. The green, protected by bunkers, is wide and undulating.

Free Golf Shuttle

From 1/11/22, the Quinta do Lago golf courses will offer a free shuttle for clients staying in hotels in the following areas:

  • Vilamoura
  • Vale do Lobo

Minimum 4 golfers, must be booked when booking tee times up to 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability.

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72 - 18 holes

Length 6126 m

Difficulty Medium


slightly hilly


William Mitchell & Rocky Roquemore


1974 / 1989

Max. Handicap

-36 for men and ladies


Driving Range - Putting green - Golf Shop
Quinta do Lago North Golf
8135-024 Almancil
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 2'44'' / W 8º 1'3''
Nearest Airport

Top 100 Golf Courses

92nd of Continental Europe 2018
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