Nature and prestige

Quinta do Lago Golf Resort is one of the most exclusive golf domains in the whole Europe. The three golf courses at Quinta do Lago are synonym of prestigious retreat and premium quality. Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, is part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, an ecosystem that hosts a great variety of birds.

A favourite among European Tour professionals, the Quinta do Lago South Course calls for accurate drivers and precise shots. Regularly included in the Golf World magazine's "Top 100 golf courses in Europe", the par-72 layout has received widespread praise for its strategically-placed hazards and varying difficulty across the golf course.

Quinta da Lago is currently on the top five golf venue by Golf World magazine in its list of the "Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe 2018".

A well known European course

The Quinta do Lago South Golf Course is still the most famous and one of the favourites among European Tour Professionals. This golf course, designed by William Mitchell and inaugurated in 1974, became world known after hosting the Portuguese Open on 8 occasions - the latest in 2001. The Quinta do Lago South requires accuracy, with trouble waiting for a miss-hit shot. The player has several ways to approach greens, and long hitters will be favoured. However, each hole has one easy route and the player who sees this, and has the skill to follow the designer’s intention, will produce sub-par figures.

Going into details

Although both anti-clockwise loops, the first nine of Quinta do Lago South favour a draw, while the second favour a fade from the tee.

The holes 3, 15 and 17 feature lakes, which must be negotiated.

Holes 8, 10, 15 and 18 of Quinta do Lago South are the most testing for the scratch player while holes 2, 3, 5, 12, 13 and 17 offer the best possibilities of birdies.

No. 15: exceptional hole

The most famous hole of Quinta do Lago South Golf Course and as well one of the most photographed of the Algarve is No. 15, a memorable Par 3 requiring a 200 m. shot over a lake from the championship tee onto a green surrounded by pine trees.

Upgrades of the course in 2020

In 2020, the Quinta do Lago resort invested €7million to upgrade the already famous South course. The improvements to the Quinta do Lago South course include changes to the original William Mitchell design and renewal of all tees, fairways, green aprons and bunkers.

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72 - 18 holes

Length 6488 m

Difficulty Medium


slightly hilly


William Mitchell



Max. Handicap

-36 for men and ladies


Driving range - Putting green - Golf Academy - Golf shop - Restaurant - Bar - Tennis
Quinta do Lago South Golf
8135-024 Almancil
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 2'44'' / W 8º 1'3''
Nearest Airport

Top 100 Golf Courses

43rd of Continental Europe 2018
Golf Course
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