Golfers of all ages and abilities can take advantage of world-class golf and tuition facilities from now until the end of the summer holidays as the build-up continues to the eagerly anticipated reopening of the resort’s iconic South Course this autumn.
The eight-time host of the Portuguese Open has undergone a major €7m upgrade over the last 12 months. Among the improvements made, all the South Course’s fairways, bunkers, tees and green surrounds have received an upgrade, with subtle changes also being made to a number of holes to enhance the golfing experience.
The new-look South Course will be officially unveiled at the start of September but golfers have plenty to look forward to before that, with Quinta do Lago’s summer schedule providing the ideal opportunity to unwind and enjoy five-star facilities including two other 18-hole championship golf courses, a premier sports hub, a golden sandy beach and numerous first-class bars and restaurants.
Among the golf promotions available is the resort’s ‘Summer Golf Offer’, where players can enjoy 18 holes on either the pristine North or Laranjal championship golf courses including a shared golf buggy for just €99 per person.
Boys and girls of all levels aged six to 15 have the chance to improve their golfing skills at one of the weekly junior academies run by the expert team of coaches at the Paul McGinley Golf Academy, who have masterminded numerous junior victories in recent years – including Quinta do Lago being named Portuguese junior club champions in 2020.
Designed to be engaging, exciting and, most importantly, lots of fun, the five-day academies – which are limited to groups of five children per coach and run until 27 August – take place from Monday to Friday with two sessions each morning from 09.00 to 10.30 and 10.45 to 12.15. The programme costs €200 per week or €65 per day, with every child receiving a gift pack and a €15 discount if two or more siblings are booked.
Other highlights include TaylorMade Demo golf days on 6 and 20 August (www.quintadolago.com/en/events/taylormade-demo/), mini-golf family competitions and Quinta do Lago’s ever-popular ‘Movies in the Park’, with a giant 3D outdoor screen on the driving range.
A summer of sport awaits fitness enthusiasts at The Campus high performance sports hub, with memberships, events and programmes for all, while guests can relax in style with a choice of dining experiences available at one of Quinta do Lago’s 13 impressive bars and restaurants.
These include the resort’s acclaimed Bovino steakhouse and recently-opened Asian restaurant ’UMAMI’ – showcasing a variety of modern dishes from the sushi counter and the robata grill using locally sourced Algarve produce – with live music to help evenings go with an added swing.