As befits the finest golf resorts in southern Europe, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo have constantly invested in golfing facilities to maintain their pre-eminent position.

Golf in Quinta do Lago

Over recent years Quinta do Lago has seen a redesigned driving range with a brand new short-game area, the introduction of the one and only Paul McGinley Academy, a new TaylorMade Performance Centre and a new clubhouse for the members.

Quinta do Lago features five magnificent golf courses situated on the edge of the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visitors will enjoy world-class golf, played on lush fairways and fast, true greens. Each course is memorable for its water features, bunkers and undulating landscapes, lined with umbrella pines and colourful plants. Quinta do Lago has proudly hosted the Portuguese Open on eight occasions. The Club has been going since 1984 and currently has over 500 members, of which more than three quarters are property owners within Quinta.

Driving range, long-game area, new short-game area, three boutiques and pro shops, golf rentals, buggies with GPS, trolleys, Paul McGinley Academy, Buggy Bar, TaylorMade Performance Centre and golf Clubhouse.

North Course

The North Course has been rebuilt. The course follows the old routing, but each hole has been carefully redesigned to improve its playability for all levels of golfer. It's a completely different course with a new playing experience. The opening of the golf course was in October 2017. Record timing of 12 months with a complete renovation.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,156 m
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36

Green fees
18 holes  rack rate Eur 222 to 282
9 holes    rack rate Eur 131 to 169


20 year title *

Full member EUR 28,080

Associate member (optional) EUR 15,990

*3 year waiting list

Cost of Perpetual Title

(Must be property owner in Quinta do Lago)

Full member EUR 120,000

Associate member (included) 

Annual Subscriptions

Certificate holder: EUR 2583

Spouse or family member: EUR 2435

Juniors (under 21): EUR 966


South Course

The famous South Course is a favourite with many tour players and favours the long hitter, but also requires accurate drives. The signature hole is number 15, a long shot across a lake to a green surrounded by pine trees.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,488 m
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36

Green fees
18 holes  rack rate Eur 222 to 282
9 holes    rack rate Eur 131 to 169

Contact details:
T. +351 289 396 141
GPS: 37 05' 21.00" N – 8 01' 84.30" W
GPS: 37 04' 39.00" N – 8 02' 39.70" W


An immaculate course surrounded by umbrella pines, cork oaks and orange trees. The natural watercourse and five lakes create a tranquil environment as well as a challenge for all golfers.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,062 m
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36

Driving range, putting green, pitching green with bunkers, pro shop, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, group clinics, club hire, buggies and trolleys available.

Laranjal does not charge a joining membership fee

Annual membership fee
Single   Eur 4050
Couple Eur 5700
Junior   Eur 500 (parents must be members)

Green fees
18 holes   rack rate Eur 222 to 282
9 holes     rack rate Eur 131 to 169

Contact details:
T. +351 289 390 700
GPS: 37 02' 44.98" N – 8 01' 03.06" W

Pinheiros Altos

A prestigious 27-hole championship course that borders the Ria Formosa Natural Park – a protected reserve that provides a habitat for many species of birds. The three groups of 9 holes include Pinheiros, named for the abundance of pine trees; Oliveiras, which is played on a gently rolling landscape near meandering lakes and Sobreiros, which is the longest and most demanding of the three.

Holes: 27
Par: 72
Length: Oliveiras/Pinheiros 6,028 m,
Pinheiros/Sobreiros 6,199 m,
Sobreiros/Oliveiras 6,137 m
SSS: Blue 72, White 71, Yellow 70, Red 71
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36

Driving range, putting green, chipping and bunker practice area, pro shop, restaurant and bar. The golf academy offers computerised coaching systems, physiotherapy rooms, private lessons, junior clinics, club hire, buggies and trolleys.

Green fees
18 holes    rack rate Eur 103 to 151
9 holes     rack rate Eur 62 to 83

Contact details:
T. +351 289 359 900
GPS: 37.048064 N - 08.008164 W

San Lorenzo

The inspiring San Lorenzo golf course is one of the finest in Portugal. Situated along the shores of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, this course snakes alongside protected lagoons which are home to over 70 different bird species. The majestic course also winds its way through an undulating pine forest and boasts stunning ocean and mountain views. The figure-8 design is impeccably maintained while the beautiful scenery makes golfing a real pleasure. In 2009, San Lorenzo was acclaimed by Golf World UK as one of the top 30 courses in continental Europe and continues to be highly ranked as one of the best in the world.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,247 m
SSS: 73
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36

Driving range, putting green, pro shop, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, club rental, buggies, trolleys and caddies available.

Green fees
18 holes  rack rate Eur 204
9 holes    rack rate Eur 123

Contact details:
T. +351 289 396 522
GPS: 37.030938 - 8.011388 San

Golf in Vale do Lobo

The Vale do Lobo resort is home to two outstanding golf courses that complement each other perfectly. These courses offer magnificent views of the Atlantic and are lined with tall umbrella pines, figs, olives, orange and eucalyptus trees. Regular tournaments and competitions create a busy social calendar for members and visitors, while the luxurious clubhouse offers everything from club rental to personalised coaching.

Putting green, chipping green, pro shop, fitness centre, conference facilities, restaurant and bar. Private lessons, club rental, buggies and trolleys available.


The Royal Course offers a challenging, dramatic game played along cliff tops. Surrounded by lakes and sand obstacles, the course is characterised by its long holes
and undulating fairways. The signature hole is the famous 16th, par-3, which requires a long stroke against the wind over spectacular cliffs to reach the green.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6,059 m
SSS: 72, CR: 72.9, SR: 133
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
(certificate required)


Meandering through the Vale do Lobo estate and alongside the beach, this undulating course is a combination of links and parkland holes offering magnificent ocean views. The Ocean Course was originally composed of two 9-hole courses that were merged in 1995.

Holes: 18
Par: 73
Length: 6,137 m
SSS: 71, CR: 73.9, SR: 138
Handicap: Men 28, Ladies 36
(certificate required)

Admittance fee
No joining fee for owners
Per person Eur 3,000

Annual subscriptions
Proprietor’s club member:
Principal member   Eur 2,735
Annual couple  Eur 4,920
Principal member  Eur 6,065
Annual couple  Eur  8,235

Green fees
18 holes    rack rate Eur 85 to 190
9 holes     rack rate Eur 45 to 95

Contact details:
T. +351 289 353 465
GPS: 37 03' 41.32" N – 8 04' 47.13" W

Palmares Golf

ABOUT LAGOS: Just 45 minutes from Faro International Airport (Algarve) this sea-side town is the Nº1 holiday destination in the world for TripAdvisor 2012!
ABOUT ARCHITECT Robert Trent Jones Jr.: CV with over 270 golf courses in 6 continents, including remodeling Celtic Manor for the 2010 Ryder Cup. RTJ Jr. is the son of the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. According to the Golf Research Group: “Today the Robert Trent Jones II name is the most powerful brand in the business”. 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: “One of the Algarve’s very first golf courses, “Palmares”, near the popular western tourist town of Lagos, has been transformed  into a new 27-hole golf course. Designed by the famous golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Palmares Golf offers something quite different from other Algarve golf courses. Robert Trent Jones II designed the golf course with the highest level of international tournament golf in mind as well as a pleasurable golf experience for members and tourists alike. The three loops of nine holes – the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses – enjoy expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos and Ria de Alvor. The course is as breathtaking as the milieu with each distinctive loop enjoying its own unique setting. The Alvor is predominantly parkland, on the elevated areas of the site; Lagos combines parkland and dunes and is named aer the two small lakes contained within it; and Praia, laid out upon the site’s lowlands, presents a links experience through impressive natural and restored coastal dunes. The views of the Atlantic Ocean, the river in the Alvor Estuary and the dramatic height changes, intimate valleys and sand-dunes make playing Palmares Golf a special experience
Holes 27: Alvor (1st Tee) , Lagos (10th tee) , Praia (19th tee)

Palmares Golf

MEN: 28 LADIES: 36 
Other handicaps up to 54: Allowed on request, only on specific times. 
- Driving Range, Chipping Area, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Locker Room, Restaurant / Bar– All day dining, Restaurant / Fine Dining, Covered Car Park
Annual Member Subscription
Single: 3 365€
Couple: 5 640€
Green fee 18 holes rack rate: 122€
Greee fee 9 holes rack rate: 75€
ADDRESS: Campo de Golfe Palmares, Odiáxere, 8600-250 Lagos – Algarve (GPS: N 37º 07‘ 36.47“ | W 8º 38' 29.78") 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: 5Km east of Lagos. Follow ‘Meia Praia’ and ‘Golf’ signs near the marina on EN125 to Portimão. Alternatively turn off to the south from EN125 at Odiáxere. 
T. (+351) 282 790 500 
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