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.



The North Course was totally redesigned in 2014, by renowned architect Beau Welling, in conjunction with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications, with an investment of €9million.

All the greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and cart paths have been re-built using innovative technology. Four sets of tees have been introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels. Golfers are challenged by a combination of undulating greens, well-positioned bunkers and water hazards.

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SOUTH course

A favourite among European Tour professionals, the South Course has been extensively renewed to further enhance 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.




Designed by Jorge Santana da Silva in the grounds of an orange grove, Laranjal’s 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. Open since 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. At 6,480 metres in length, the challenging course demands the highest level of concentration and accuracy. Its distinctive rolling terrain has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world-class golfing experience.

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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

Discover our fantastic practice facilities in Quinta do Lago and Laranjal. Two driving ranges with an impressive back-drop where you will be able to improve your long game.



Set in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago has always been extremely passionate about looking after its natural environment. Nature is part of our DNA – as can be seen in our masterplan where only 9% of the overall area is built, with all the rest being natural spaces and green areas. The result is a destination inspired by nature, and the ideal backdrop for a lifestyle of wellness and unforgettable moments.
Some of our ongoing eco-strategies in Quinta do Lago include providing homegrown organic produce throughout their restaurants, improving irrigation and water treatment on our golf courses, reintroducing native plants to nurture the surrounding wildlife, and supporting our local community to enjoy nature and be inspired to make sustainable choices.