San Lourenco Golf is a par 72 course located in Quinta do Lago and is considered one of the best and most beautiful golf courses in Europe. The fact that this is an award-winning course is no coincidence. Bordering with the breathtaking Ria Formosa Natural Park, some of its holes are blessed with what can only be described as exquisite beauty, complemented with salt water lakes. If the first holes present no major surprise or challenges, after the 3rd, closer to the estuary, San Lourenco starts to reveal itself. After the 5th hole, a par-3 and the course's shortest, you're introduced to a dolgleg, stroke 1 sixth hole where your main challenge will be to avoid the dense shrub, so make sure you get your distances just right. As you get to the 7th, life is by no chance made easier but you still get the bonus of the outstanding views from this elevated tee before you have to focus on how to get around that green almost entirely surrounded by water.
On the back nine, the 12th is the most challenging hole on San Lorenzo, featuring a deep chasm along the left of a very narrow fairway. Holes 13th to 16th also face the ocean with the latter proving to be the most demanding par-3, featuring a whole 180 m carry to a shallow green. Seventeenth is, again, extremely beautiful but still falls short of the beauty that awaits you on the last hole. It is a great finale and one that will remain in your memory as it has an excellence that is renowned worlwide. It is, without a doubt, a course for special occasions, that will provide you with unforgetably beautiful moments. Of course such a unique course had to have unique requirements concerning the booking of your green fees and that is only possible if you are a guest at the 5 star Dona Filipa Hotel nearby or by contacting a selected few like Tee Times who will make the required arrangements to book what will be one of the most special games of golf you will ever play in your life.
course needs investment and has lost a lot of its quality compared to the surrounding courses we have played. Staff were excellent but tees, fairways and bunkers were not to the standard that would justify the green fee in Quinta!
Tees very poor paths horrendous and dangerous greens good fairways 6 out of 10 very long round due to over booking took five hours plus for 2 ball.
In comparison to the greefee you pay the quality was poor. Fairway and green conditions average. Pathways for buggies and fences broken. Clubhouse with lack of color and no warm water in the showers. We paid half the greefee for better conditions in Vale do Lobo a day before. Additionally there was sound of construction work on allmost every hole. Sad, but not worth the money.
Today I played the back 9 first because of a local tournament, in just 1 hour 10 minutes and I will play the front 9 at 15.00 this afternoon! Apart from this everything else was good ????
I played only 9 holes this morning due to first tee & 10th tee starting times, the first 9 holes took only 1hr 20mins. When I arrived at the 10th tee I had to wait for 10 minutes for the group in front! So I drove to the 11th tee hoping to go in front of them? Unfortunately there was a 4 ball on the 11th so I drove to the 12th, that was occupied, I then continued to check the remaining holes and they were all full so I drove back to the clubhouse, I told the lady what happened and she kindly credited me for the buggy which I will use on Thursday. Otherwise the staff were all very pleasant and the golf course was in good condition!
Unfortunately I didn’t feel to good this morning so I didn’t play so I look forward to playing it on Tuesday kind regards Steve
This is a former 5 star course that has been allowed to fall from grace. It needs tweaking everywhere. As a huge fan of this golf course in the past I can no longer see any value for money here. Finally, to charge €55 for a buggies on Calcada pathways that are unsafe & dangerous is bordering on criminal
Clubhouse really below any standard. Changing rooms very poor. No hot water in shower?? Course is very nice.
San Lorenco is always a favourite, but in the last few years it is really looking tired. For that money I'd want perfection.
Disappointing. Greens and tees in poor condition. Greens overwatered and lumpy. Scorecards were photocopied bits of paper!! Not what you’d expect and poor first impression! 5hrs for a round - no Marshall to hurry people along. Back 9 was 3hrs. 2 groups in front of us played an 8 ball on the last hole. Great reputation but currently not worth the money.
a large noisy group of Englishmen on the terrace. Course was excellent
*Undulated - Gentle rolling fairways
*Dogleg - Several on the front 9
*Tree Lined - With Pines
*Exposed - On the holes adjacent to the coastline
*Buggy Recommended - If Essential
*Water hazards - On both 9's, clearly seen
*Parkland - Overall, with links feel to middle of the front 9
*Signature Hole - 18th
*Comments - Trully Championship Course w/ Great Scenery . Special ocasions
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