The Algarve venue was the only resort in Portugal, and one of only eight across the continent, to be chosen by the magazine as a recipient for its coveted ‘2019 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’.

Revealed in the latest issue of Golf Digest, the list features a who’s who of the top names in the global golf industry, and was finalised following close consultation with a combination of the magazine’s international affiliate titles and around 1,200 golf-course raters.

“The winners of Golf Digest’s Best Resorts in the Editors’ Choice category are those which we’d recommend to any golfer,” said Max Adler, editorial director at Golf Digest magazine.

“Resorts named as our Editors’ Choice are first-class facilities that, first and foremost, have an exemplary offering of unique and quality golf courses. The accommodations must also have amenities that separate themselves above the fray.”

Located just 15 minutes away from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago – host venue for this year’s Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship – has been at the forefront of Europe’s elite golf, sports and family destinations for nearly five decades and, with a combination of world-class golf and lifestyle facilities, is the perfect choice for a sporting break.

As well as three 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal – and outstanding practice facilities, guests can stay in shape at The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to keep fit.

Sean Moriarty, CEO at Quinta do Lago, added: “It’s a great honour for the resort to be chosen for this new international recognition, and to be the only venue in Portugal receiving this award gives the achievement added significance.

“It’s been another outstanding year of success for the resort on and off the golf course and I’m sure that, with the recent establishment of The Campus as a world-class training facility, and the launch of Dano’s and the Magnolia Hotel, even more exciting times lie ahead.”