Quinta do Lago North
Quinta do Lago, 8135-024 Almancil, Portugal.
GPS; LAT; 37º 3' 27.02" N. LONG: 8º 1' 35.12" W
Quinta do Lago North Course
Based in the Algarve, Portugal
The Quinta do Lago North Golf Course is one of 3 top award-winning Courses at the Quinta do Lago Resort. The Quinta do Lago Resort is an exclusive golf and residential estate nestling in nearly 2000 acres of verdant countryside and pine forests bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park.
The terrain of the North Course is superb and typical of the area, littered with umbrella pines. In the Spring, the rough is covered with a blanket of wild flowers, heather and gorse. The greens are fast and true and the fairways are very well maintained. The bunkering is incomparable, both on the fairways and surrounding the greens and gives the Course an advantage over many of similar quality and design.
The Course was redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy and with an aim to provide a Course that is fun yet challenging for golfers of all abilities. The routing of the Course was left intact but the golf experience was totally reworked. Playability was the aim but also creativity and strategic thinking is needed when approaching a shot.
The Quinta do Lago North Golf Course first opened in 1974 and was designed by William Mitchell (holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18). Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore then completed holes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 in 1989. In 2013 and 2014 the Course was completely renovated by Beau Welling and Paul McGinley - the greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and buggy paths were all re-built and thousands more plants and trees were added.
18 holes, Par 72
Black; 6140 m, Slope 133
Gold; 5640 m, Slope 128
Silver; 4873 m, Slope 119
Green; 4557 m, Slope 116
The total length is 6140 m
Facilities; Clubhouse snack bar and terrace, restaurant, pro shop, Paul McGinley golf academy, TaylorMade fitting Centre, putting and chipping greens, driving range, rental clubs, trolleys and buggies.
Quinta do Lago Golf Resort address; Quinta do Lago, 8135-024 Almancil, Portugal.
Quinta do Lago North Golf Course; GPS; LAT; 37º 3' 27.02" N. LONG: 8º 1' 35.12" W.