Golfers with property in Quinta do Lago have welcomed the news that one of the resort’s three stunning golf courses is to be upgraded, with a re-opening scheduled for next autumn.
Quinta do Lago has announced plans for a major overhaul of its North Course, in order to bring it up to the championship standard of its other two courses, namely the South Course and the Laranjal. Homeowners in the resort will soon have three exceptional golf courses on their doorstep, only adding to the value of their property in Portugal.
Laranjal was voted ‘Best Golf Course’ at the Portuguese Travel Awards (Publituris) in 2011, while the famous South Course, eight-times host of the Portuguese Open, was included in Golf World Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe’ in 2012.
Work on the new North Course began in November and expected to be completed by October 2014, with the new plans designed by American golf architect Beau Welling in collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.
John Dwyer, CEO of Quinta do Lago, said: “This is a very exciting time for us, our members and residents. This renovation will allow us to further reduce the impact on the environment by using recycled water and solar energy to maintain the course. The reduction of grassed areas will lessen the impact on the environment and the new design will include the creation of some new animal and plant habitats.”
Launched in 1972 and located amongst 2,000 acres of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago is a globally acclaimed golf and residential development in the Algarve. since opening in 1972.
Just 15 minutes from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago boasts a sought after year-round temperate climate, and in addition to golf, offers all types of lifestyle and beach activities.