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Quinta do Lago - golfing heaven on Earth

In 2010, European golf is definitely back on the agenda.

If you were one of the many golfers who decided to forgo your European golf break last year due to the uncertain economic climate and are looking to get back into the sun, treat yourself to a golf break at one of the best golf resorts in the Central Algarve - now with fantastic savings courtesy of

Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential resort of nearly 200 acres, bordered by the dramatic Atlantic Ocean and the stunning Ria Formosa Nature Park. Located just a 15 minute drive from Faro airport and only 20 minutes away from the vibrant town of Vilamoura, it is the perfect setting from an unforgettable golf holiday.

Quinta do Lago

The resort has achieved a reputation for excellence, receiving many awards recognizing the quality of its magnificent golf courses, splendid hotels and exquisite villas that blend into the backdrop of pines forests, lagoons and the ever present scent of nature.

But what makes this place unique is the standard of its "Augusta style" three golf courses which consistently rank in Europe's 25 best course layouts.

Quinta do Lago - the 8th hole on the Laranjal course Quinta do Lago - the 9th hole on the Laranjal course
The Laranjal course at Quinta do Lago - the 8th and 9th holes

The three golf courses are all different in style and design, combining a total of five architects between them:

1. The North Course was initially a 9-hole course, designed by William Mitchell in 1974. The 2nd part of the course was added in 1989 and designed by Joseph Lee and fellow American Rocky Roquemore. The terrain is typical of the area: sandy and strewn with pine trees, heather, gorse and wild flowers.

2. The South Course, also designed by William Mitchell and opened in 1974, has hosted the Portuguese open eight times, the last one won by Padraig Harrington in 2001. The favourite of many tour players, Quinta South is a par 72 with 6,500 metres surrounded by umbrella pines, lakes and wild vegetation with the stunning Ria Formosa in the backdrop.

3. The Laranjal is the newest addition to the bunch, opening in 2008. Designed by Santana Da Silva, it is a beautiful and totally different golf experience. What makes it a really special experience is the excellent service you'll receive from the moment you arrive - as well as a superb golf course. Set amongst five lakes its narrow fairways and well defined greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate this testing route laid out on a rolling and distinctive terrain.

Quinta do Lago - the 4th hoel on the the Laranjal course

If you're tempted by this world-class golf resort the best value option for your golf break is to stay at the fantastic 5* Monte da Quinta Suites, which is located nearby with shuttles available for all three courses. Prices start at £339 for three nights and three rounds of golf. Click here for more information.

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