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.
Fantastic course some challenging holes but they make it all the more competitive
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.
Loved the course and the caddy staff were very helpful when we had a faulty battery out on the course
Great course, good test of the game. Stunning surroundings.
Always good but some areas were scruffy, especially tees
Today only took 2hrs & 20 mins to play 18 holes fantastic course in good condition all staff very friendly and helpful and of course the excellent weather ??
Having read Tripadvisor I was wondering what to expect . I feel the comments are not justified as the course was more than acceptable
Great course Lovely layout Range is appalling Clubhouse very dated
This is a tough but fair golf course with six or seven very memorable holes. With a proper investment this could easily be the number one course around here
What an excellent golf course. Fantastic layout fairways could be a little better but overall superb
This is a superb golf course & after 36 years of playing it never let's me down. This course has 8 to 9 amazing/memorable holes which that you could play over & over again. The only negative is the cart paths are in very poor condition, verging on UNSAFE, once this situation is addressed I would give this course 9/10 for challenge & enjoyment ????
As expected, we found the course to be in relatively poor condition but it still offered an enjoyable experience and, without doubt, is a beautiful and challenging course.
*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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