Confirming the Algarve’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to play golf, England Golf, the governing body for all amateur golf in the UK, has announced that Quinta do Lago is to become the new winter training base for its national squads.
In a four-year partnership, the England Golf squads for men, ladies, boys and girls will stay at Quinta do Lago and have access to the resort’s South and North courses, the driving range and practice facilities, including the resort’s Paul McGinley Academy, and the new TaylorMade Fitting Center.
David Joy, chief executive of England Golf, said: “We are delighted to have Quinta do Lago as our partner. Their facilities are outstanding and having access to these during the winter period will bring real benefits to our performance programme and I am sure be appreciated by our squads.
“This relationship will make a great contribution to the identification and development of our most talented golfers and our ambition to achieve even more international success for English players.”
Quinta do Lago has become one of Europe’s most highly regarded golf and residential developments since opening in 1972. It is home to some of the most desirable property in Portugal, with luxury villas there attracting celebrity owner.
Since its creation, the resort has been at the forefront of golf in the Algarve with three 18-hole championship courses. This autumn the North Course will reopen as part of a €29million investment in the resort’s facilities.
John Dywer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, commented: “Quinta do Lago is delighted to be partnering with England Golf on this new project and we’re looking forward to welcoming England’s new crop of stars to the resort over the next four years. We have undertaken a significant upgrade of our golf course and teaching facilities over the last five years and this new association is a ringing endorsement for all the hard work that has taken place to make the resort one of Europe’s top sports and leisure destinations.”