golf at quinta do lago

Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of international golf since its creation. Today, the resort’s three courses are among Europe’s best and are joined by world-class golf facilities such as the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and Southern Europe’s only TaylorMade Performance Centre.


Our recent accolades include:

Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Resorts in Continental Europe’ 2019, Golf Digest

North, South & Laranjal ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2019’, Golf World Magazine

Nominated as ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2019’, World Golf Awards

Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2017, World Golf Awards

Europe’s Best Golf Destination 2015 and 2016, World Golf Awards

Editors’ Choice Award for “Best International Resorts” 2016 and 2017, Golf Digest


These exceptional golfing credentials ensure Quinta do Lago’s place among the world’s golfing elite.

north course

Championship par-72 course. Redesigned in 2014 by renowned architect Beau Welling with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications, with an investment of €9 million.

south course

The crown jewel of Quinta do Lago. A favourite among European tour players, the 6,500 metre par 72 is set among umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa Natural Park, and varying difficulty challenges golfers of all levels.


Originally an orange grove, the par 72 championship course is situated 2 km east of the resort, in the Ludo Valley. Boasting spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes, umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees.

the paul mcginley academy

Founded in 2011 by the captain of the 2014 Winning Ryder Cup team, the academy aims to cultivate and improve golfers by providing them with the tools and techniques used by professionals on tour.

taylormade performance centre

The only facility of its kind in Portugal and one of the few in Europe of its calibre. With state-of-the-art facilities and technology, designed to evaluate your current level and significantly improve your game.

driving range and
practice facilities

A driving range with an impressive back-drop will improve your long game, a new short game area, developed by Beau Welling and Paul McGinley and offers a chipping green, putting green and pitching area.