The Quinta do Lago Courses
have four nine hole loops with sufficient flexibility to allow four
hole combinations (all Par 72). A recent transformation divided these
loops into two different courses.
Quinta do Lago South, built
over loops B and C, is still the most famous. This course, designed by
William Mitchell and inaugurated in 1974, became world known after
the Portuguese Open on seven occasions.
The course allows the player
to approach greens in very different ways. The most famous hole is
15, a memorable Par 3 requiring a 200 metre shot right over a lake from
the championship tee onto a green surrounded by pine trees.
Quinta do Lago is part of
the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, an eco-system that hosts a great
It is part of a tourist resort
of great quality, including excellent restaurants, bars and the
of complementing the game of golf with other activities.
Accuracy is needed on this
course with trouble waiting for a miss-hit shot.