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QUINTA DO LAGO MAKES HISTORY IN NEW GOLF RANKINGS
Quinta do Lago is flying high at the forefront of European golf after the
Portuguese resort was the only venue to have three golf courses included in Golf
World magazine's respected ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019'
The award-winning luxury golf and lifestyle resort took centre stage in the new
edition of the highly-regarded biennial list with all three of its 18-hole
championship layouts - the North, South and Laranjal - featuring for the first
time in its history.
Leading the way at number 29 was the South Course, with the eight-time host of
the Portuguese Open climbing an eye-catching 27 places into the top 30 of the
magazine's best courses in Europe.
Laranjal also made a significant move after being included in the prestigious
list for the first time since opening in 2008, with the North Course completing
Quinta do Lago's impressive achievement after being ranked 97th in the standings.
Sean Moriarty, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: "All three courses are
very special to those who play in Quinta do Lago, so it is a pleasure to have
our entire golf offering included in these benchmark rankings. The golf
operations and greenkeeping teams at Quinta are exceptional and create a
world-class experience for each and every golfer here.
"The South Course has long been acknowledged among Europe's most prestigious
golf venues and it's a real pleasure to see it ranked inside the top 30. The
North Course, which we revamped in 2014, continues to impress everyone that
plays it while Laranjal's move into the top 100 is well deserved and, we believe,
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 and boasts a combination of
world-class golf and lifestyle facilities.
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
The four-star boutique hotel is offering outstanding value on bed- and-breakfast
golf breaks this autumn, with two-night stays including a free round of golf
bookable from €240 per person.
The latest packages include 18 holes on any of Quinta do Lago's three acclaimed
courses and transfers to the golf courses as well as complimentary access to The
Magnolia Hotel's facilities including Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and chill
room. All prices are based on two people sharing a twin room.
For more information on the latest golf packages available at Quinta do Lago,
Quinta do Lago
Since its inception in 1972, 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.
• Quinta do Lago North Course - 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. The new
layout has been built to the highest specifications with a €9.6m investment
programme and has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and
strategy. While many modern-day developments tend to focus on length, Welling
and McGinley have been keen to design a golfing experience where accuracy and
course management are the key factors, and a course that is playable and fun for
golfers of all abilities.
• Quinta do Lago South Course - A favourite among European Tour
professionals, the South Course calls for accurate drives and precise shots, but
rewards players for their efforts with the stunning backdrop of the Ria Formosa
Natural Park. Regularly included in 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 18 holes. Having
hosted the Portuguese Open on no fewer than eight occasions, the South Course is
regarded as one of Portugal's premier golfing venues.
• Laranjal - Designed by Jorge Santana da Silva in the grounds of an
orange grove, the par-72 course was named as Portugal's Best Golf Course 2011 at
the Portuguese Travel Awards, and poses serious tests for players of all
abilities. Opened in 2008, Laranjal offers a pure golfing experience right next
to the Quinta do Lago estate and features fairways sown with Bermuda grass,
providing a challenging playing environment in a picture-perfect setting.
• Paul McGinley Academy - Quinta do Lago is home to the only Paul
McGinley Academy in the world, founded in October 2011 by Europe's 2014 Ryder
Cup captain. With a strong involvement from McGinley himself, who is a regular
visitor to the resort, the academy aims to cultivate and improve golfers' play
by providing them with the tools and techniques used on the professional Tours.
The academy focuses especially on younger players, working in collaboration with
local schools and is the perfect way to follow in the footsteps of the pros.
• TaylorMade Performance Center - Quinta do Lago's TaylorMade Performance
Centre is the only facility of its kind in Portugal and is located on the
resort's expansive driving range. Opened in May 2013, 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.
Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and located
just 15 minutes from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago offers residents and guests an
unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate, a variety
of lifestyle pursuits and a strong sense of community.
For more information on Quinta do Lago and its facilities, call + 351 289 390
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