12 Reasons to Visit Quinta do Lago Resort
Looking for a luxury golf break in the sunshine? The Quinta do Lago Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast is hard to beat for its combination of great golf, superb accommodation and dining set in a stunning location. With easy transport links to Faro’s airport it is perfect for groups, couples and families alike.
We take a look at just some reasons why it's an essential destination to experience.
Why Quinta do Lago?
1 - Feeling special. From the moment you enter the estate you feel honoured to be able to visit a bucket list resort that oozes class in every respect.
2 - The South Course. Recently subject of a 7m euro investment that has opened up views, remodelled bunkers, improved tees and fairways, this is the jewel in the crown and remains the best of the three. It is a joy to play, not least due to the fabulous sea and lake views on the back nine.
3 - The North Course. It might be a tad easier than its siblings but it is no push over, demanding some careful decision making.
4 - It is a must-visit resort for golfers of all abilities. Iconic Quinta do Lago has been wooing golfers for five decades and it remains a beacon to which rivals across Europe aspire. Blessed with 54 holes on three great courses, a myriad of accommodation and dining options, it is easy to see why this venue wins award after award.
5 - Laranjal. It is out-in-the-sticks by Quinta do Lago standards, situated 10 minutes drive from the main resort on the site of an old orange grove. It is the last of the three to be constructed and can prove demanding in places. Like the others, this is one really worth playing.
6 - One of Quinta’s great plus points is its location, just 20 minutes drive from Faro’s airport. This means a taxi is as good an option as a hire car, particularly as the hotels offer free shuttle services to the courses.
7 - The resort is now supported by many accommodation options from very smart hotels, timeshares and self catering. It is unashamedly up-market, and visitors are pampered at every turn.
8 - Restaurant choices abound from serious a-la-carte through to a typical seafood beach bar and pizza outlets.
9 - It’s not just golf enthusiasts who are catered for with top class facilities. The resort prides itself on offering a vast range of sports and leisure opportunities for families and elite sports people alike.
10 - Nearby courses. Nobody needs to stray too far from Quinta do Lago to play elsewhere. On the doorstep is Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo, while the Royal and Ocean courses at Vale do Lobo are a 10 minute journey.
11 - Beach lovers are bowled over by the vast expanse of sand lapped by Atlantic waves for miles and miles either side of the resort.
12 - Nature lovers can enjoy shoreline walks to explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park on their doorstep.
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Once visited there are few who wouldn’t wish to return to this exclusive golfing community that offers everything. The three courses each set in glorious surroundings are constantly highly rated for their conditioning and challenge. Recent investment in the South Course has improved the experience at an already acclaimed resort, cementing its position as one of the finest in continental Europe.
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