Golf at Quinta do Lago
Golf World is Europe's premier golf magazine and home to the revered ‘Top 100 Courses and Resorts’ rankings. In a recent poll, the exclusive resort of Quinta do Lago in the golden triangle of the Algarve has been named Portugal’s number one golf resort.
Compiled by a panel of readers and industry experts, venues are assessed in six different categories – design, setting, memorability, playability, consistency and presentation.
A spokesman for the resort said: “Quinta do Lago’s position at the forefront of Portuguese golf has received a glowing new endorsement”.
“An eight-time host of the Portuguese Open, the South Course is a firm favourite with professionals and amateurs and being rated in the top 10, can expect to rise even higher in the rankings next time with the course set to reopen this autumn following a €7 million upgrade,”
The South Course came in at 9th place with all three of Quinta do Lago’s 18-hole championship courses ranking within Portugal’s top 25.
The South Course was followed in 14th place by Quinta do Lago’s North Course, which in 2014 was completely revamped by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The most recently added Laranjal course was ranked 22nd.
The Golf World Top 100 panel said: “Quinta do Lago has been transformed as a resort entry by the addition of the Magnolia Hotel. Prior to the acquisition of this cute residence in the heart of the ‘super resort’, the venue relied on villas for its accommodation because the hotels within the town-like complex do not have the same owner as the golf courses. Now the picture is different. And while the Magnolia isn’t the biggest or most luxurious hotel in the top 10, we absolutely love it! It has a vibrant atmosphere, neat bedrooms, a lively pool area and an excellent bar and restaurant. And its gym is world-class.”
There is further good news for the resort after it was named as a recipient of Golf Digest magazine’s ‘2020 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’ – this is its sixth successive year.
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