South Course

Winner of europe and Portugal's Best Golf Course 2023 by the World Golf Awards

The South Course is the crown jewel of Quinta do Lago. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve. Soon the course gained a prestigious reputation and became a flagship in the European Tour Course. 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.

South Course has hosted the Portuguese Open eight times, including Colin Montgomerie’s win in 1989. Having won 24 under par, he finished 11 strokes ahead and broke the world record with a round of 63.

Its championship status however does not deter the amateur golfer. While the 8th, 15th and 18th are testing holes for low handicap players, the course’s varying difficulty challenges golfers of all levels and abilities. Accurate tee shots are essential for reaching the greens, as the variety of doglegs and strategically located hazards increases the course’s difficulty. The front nine holes, which wind their way through the parkland, favour a draw. While the back nine, which loop around the lake, favour a fade from the tea.



Golf Course and Reception 

Open daily from 7:00 to 20:30


Driving Range

Open daily from 7:00 to 19:30

services & facilities

Club Rental


Practice Area

Buggy Rental

Buggy Bar

Electric Trolley

Trolley Rental


Discover our Packages & Special Offers


Quinta Package Q2 includes 1 round on South Golf Course and 1 round on Laranjal Golf Course. Book today and enjoy this special offer at Quinta!

Price from €187

pro tuition golf package

Go Pro with a 7 nights stay in a villa, 4 days tuition in the Paul McGinley Academy, unlimited practice balls, 3 dinners* at our finest restaurants, a round of mini-golf plus a free Quinta do Lago polo shirt!

stay & play at the magnolia hotel

Experience 3 nights in our latest addition, The Magnolia Hotel, including breakfast. Not only does this package include a round of golf on both the North Course and the Laranjal Course, but free access to our Wellness Area, so you can wind down at the end of a long day.

Award-Winning Excellence