The world-renowned luxury golf and lifestyle resort beat off competition from some of the biggest names in Portuguese golf to take the coveted number one position in the new poll. The poll was undertaken by respected website leadingcourses.com and was named the best golf resort in Portugal with 36-plus holes. It scored highly for its…
The world-renowned luxury golf and lifestyle resort beat off competition from some of the biggest names in Portuguese golf to take the coveted number one position in the new poll. The poll was undertaken by respected website leadingcourses.com and was named the best golf resort in Portugal with 36-plus holes. It scored highly for its array of amenities both on and off the fairways, as well as its combination of world-class golf and lifestyle facilities.
Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of international golf, hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international tournaments. Home to three world-class golf courses, the resort also boasts a wealth of cutting-edge practice facilities.
Set just 15 minutes from Faro airport in Portugal’s famous Algarve region, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of Europe’s elite golf, sports and family destinations for nearly five decades.
As well as three 18-hole championship golf courses and outstanding practice facilities, guests can enjoy all kinds of sports at the state-of-the-art performance centre The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to train and live well.
Complementing the golf is a choice of 13 first-class bars and restaurants that deliver a range of delicious local and international cuisines, with accommodation on offer at the resort’s recently acquired boutique hotel, The Magnolia Hotel.
Opening in October 2014, the totally revamped North Course has been redeveloped by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and is set to become one of the new stars of European golf. There has been a €9.6m investment programme and has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy.
The course also hosts the Paul McGinley Academy which is the only one in the world. The Academy was founded in 2011 by the Ryder Cup Captain. The Academy aims to cultivate and improve golfers’ play by providing them with the tools and techniques used on the professional Tours. The Academy works with local schools and focuses especially on juniors.
As well as three championship Courses, the Club also has the TaylorMade Performance Centre which is located on the resorts expansive driving range. The centre is operated by trained TaylorMade technicians, offering golfers a custom-fitting experience testing hundreds of club and iron options, ensuring the best combination for every player’s swing. It also has a fully equipped Tour standard workshop and utilises FlightScope X2 radar technology to measure the entire flight of the ball from impact to landing whilst displaying its 3D trajectory in real time.
The new award is the latest accolade to be bestowed on Quinta do Lago following another memorable year, with others including all three of its 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal – featuring in Golf World magazine’s respected ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019’ rankings for the first time in its history.
For more information on Quinta do Lago and its facilities, call + 351 289 390 700 or visit www.quintadolago.com