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Quinta do Lago South Course

Quinta do Lago South Course
Quinta do Lago,

has 17 nearby hotels and

Green Fees starting for £143

for low season to

£185 for high season

and packages starting from £465.


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Quinta do Lago South Course is one of Portugal’s finest golf courses. Read on for our full course review, providing all you need to know about one of the best golf courses in the Algarve.

When you’re ready to play here, check out the latest green fees and book tee times to make The South Course part of your next golf trip.

Fancy making a golf holiday out of your visit? Then take a look at our specially selected Quinta do Lago South Course golf packages, all provided by leading specialist golf travel agents.

Quinta do Lago South Course Green Fees

Green fees at Quinta do Lago South Course range from €143 in the low season (July & August).

Mid Season runs from February and June and 1st-5th September and green fees are €165 per person.

High Season is March-May and 6th September-31st October and green fees cost €185 per person.

Low Season: £143

Mid Season: £165

High Season: £185

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Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season

Quinta do Lago South Course Packages

Starting from £465

We’ve researched for you and can confidently recommend the best golf packages for the Quinta do Lago South Course, sourced from specialist golf travel agents.

Most packages include accommodation at hotels such as The Magnolia Hotel, Conrad Algarve, and Wyndham Grand Algarve, all of which are conveniently located near the golf course.

In addition, golf packages typically include rounds of golf at the prestigious Quinta do Lago Laranjal CourseQuinta do Lago North Course, and, of course, the championship South Course. 


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Equipment Hire

Quinta do Lago South Course has the following equipment available to hire.

Club Hire

Buggy Hire

Trolley Hire

Quinta do Lago South Course Review

Quinta do Lago, an idyllic golfing haven, was the brainchild of Andre Jordan and his entrepreneurial spirit in the 1970s.

The South Course, crafted by the talented hand of William Mitchell in 1974, has earned its place among the elite courses of Europe, hosting the Portuguese Open on eight separate occasions.

Redefining Excellence through Refinement

In 2020, the South Course underwent a comprehensive overhaul, resulting in a beautifully restored layout. The lush fairways stretching from tee to green was reseeded with Bermuda grass to create a striking carpet of green. The bunkers received a complete makeover, while the lakes on holes 3 and 17 were elevated to new heights. On hole 8, pine trees were relocated to improve sightlines, making the fairway a more inviting environment.

A Game of Length and Strategy

The Quinta do Lago South Course extends over 7100 yards from the championship tees, presenting a par 72 challenge to golfers of all abilities.

In addition to the championship tees, the South Course offers two alternative teeing options for golfers seeking a shorter or more relaxed round.

The yellow tees, measuring 6420 yards, provide a comfortable test for intermediate players, while the red tees, at 5652 yards, are perfect for beginner golfers or those looking for a leisurely pace.

With its scenic location amongst umbrella pines, lakes, and vibrant wildflowers, the course overlooks the serene Ria Formosa Natural Park. The layout features five par fives, eight par fours, and five par threes, requiring both length and strategy to navigate.

Do You need a handicap to play at Quinta do Lago South Course?

A handicap of 28 for men and 36 for women is required to play at Quinta do Lago South Course, so make sure you have your handicap certificate to hand when checking in.

A Course for All Handicaps

The South Course is a course that caters to all handicaps. Wide fairways and undulating terrain dotted with sand offer a fair test for golfers of all abilities. Holes 8, 15, and 18, however, present a stern test for those with a low handicap. Despite the presence of water, which adds to the challenge, the course is not overly punishing.

The Greens

The greens at the South Course are a true marvel. In impeccable condition, they roll firm and fast, with subtle undulations that keep even the most experienced golfer on their toes. Putters will relish the opportunity to tackle these greens and test their skills.

Be sure to take note of the 11th green, one of the hardest to read of any golf course in the Algarve. There have been plenty of 3 putts and above here, so take your time and review your routine. Getting it close is considered high praise indeed.

Quinta do Lago South Course Signature Holes

The South Course is home to two truly unforgettable holes. The par four 3rd, with its pond-protected green, and the par four 9th, which dips down from the tee before veering left and up to the green, are signature holes that demand the best from golfers of all abilities.


In conclusion, the South Course at Quinta do Lago is a gem in the heart of the Algarve, offering an exceptional golfing experience for players of all abilities. From its scenic location, surrounded by umbrella pines, lakes, and wildflowers, to its beautifully maintained greens and fairways, the course is a testament to its heritage as one of the top 100 courses in Europe. Whether playing from the championship tees or one of the two alternative teeing options, golfers are guaranteed a memorable round.

When to Get the Best Deals

If you’re planning a golf trip to the Quinta, do Lago South Course; now is the perfect time to take advantage of the best deals on offer.

From 18th June 2023 to 31st August 2023, golfers can enjoy a round of golf at North, Laranjal or South Course for just €132, including a complementary buggy for two people. 

For those looking for a longer golf holiday, the Quinta Package Q5 is an excellent option, with five rounds of golf spread across Quinta do Lago’s South, Laranjal and North Golf Courses. Prices for this package start from €419,

See Quinta do Lago’s offer page for more information.

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Where is Quinta do Lago South Course?

Nestled in the heart of Almancil, one of the most affluent areas of the Algarve is the stunning Quinta do Lago South Course.

Located within the luxurious Quinta do Lago resort, this course is surrounded by the picturesque towns of Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo.

Golfers will be spoilt for choice with the nearby courses, including:

Beyond golf, there are plenty of things to do in the area, such as relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches, exploring the nearby Ria Formosa Natural Park, and indulging in some world-class cuisine at the resort’s many restaurants.

Nearest Hotels

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Quinta do Lago is one of the most exclusive areas in the Algarve, frequented by the rich and famous of Portugal. As you’d expect, plenty of luxurious hotels are nearby for anyone wanting to stay close to The South Course. There are also some excellent budget options too, offering clean, modern rooms at a more affordable price.

Our top recommendation is the Four Seasons Country Club, due to its proximity to The South Course.

For further options, take a look at our guide to the best hotels near Quinta do Lago South Course or see our handpicked suggestions below.

Nearby Golf Courses

Quinta do Lago South Course is surrounded by some of the most prestigious golf courses in the region. Some of the nearby courses include:

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