Quinta do Lago September breaks are golfers' new flexible friend

01 September 2020

Quinta do Lago is putting the smile back on the faces of UK golfers following the easing of travel quarantine restrictions, with accommodation savings of 20 per cent on offer at the luxury Portuguese resort’s boutique Magnolia Hotel until the end of September.

Players can take advantage of a wide range of benefits when booking a bed-and-breakfast package at the hotel over the coming weeks with the top Algarve resort’s ‘Flexi-booking’ option, with discounted golf and free meals all available.

Bringing a taste of Palm Springs to the Algarve, The Magnolia Hotel offers guests the chance to combine world-class golf with an array of luxury lifestyle facilities that have made Quinta do Lago a favourite with golfers around the world for the last five decades.

Available until September 30, guests can enjoy a fifth off their accommodation when staying for two nights or more, with one free dinner in the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant included for every three nights stayed.

In addition, kids stay and eat for free when families book one of the hotel’s cottages while golfers can enjoy 18 holes on Quinta do Lago’s acclaimed North and Laranjal courses including buggy for €99 per person per round until September 8 – with transfers to the beach, golf courses or resort’s multi-sports centre The Campus all included.

All bookings – which are based on two people sharing a twin room – can be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival with no penalty, while the ‘Flexi-booking’ option also offers guests the chance to change their booking dates without any charge.

Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago, said: "Following the news that the UK government has formed an air bridge with Portugal, we have received a 300 per cent increase in bookings overnight.

“Bookings were made within hours of the announcement and have continued through to today - our phones have not stopped ringing and we are receiving endless emails from very happy clients.

“Our guests cannot wait to escape the UK after months of uncertainty and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back to Quinta do Lago to make the most of the remaining summer season."

Located just 15 minutes away from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago is regarded as Europe’s premier golf and lifestyle resort, and was one of the first to be awarded Clean & Safe approval by the Portugal Tourist Board after the Covid-19 lockdown.

The award-winning venue boasts a combination of world-class golf and lifestyle facilities and has invested a further €7m in a golf course improvement programme this summer, including a major overhaul of its famous South Course and the reopening of its main golf clubhouse following a modern and sophisticated makeover.

As well as three renowned 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.

Complementing the facilities is a choice of 12 first-class bars and restaurants that deliver a range of delicious world cuisines, including the acclaimed Bovino Steakhouse and recently-opened Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, and accommodation at the boutique The Magnolia Hotel.

For more information on the new ‘Flexi-booking’ stay-and-play breaks and to book, go to www.themagnoliahotelqdl.com/special-offers/stay-play


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About Quinta do Lago
Since its inception in 1972, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of international golf, hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international tournaments. Home to three world-class golf courses, the resort also boasts a wealth of cutting-edge practice facilities.

  • Quinta do Lago North Course – Opening in October 2014, the totally revamped North Course has been redeveloped by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and is set to become one of the new stars of European golf. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications with a €9.6m investment programme and has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy. While many modern-day developments tend to focus on length, Welling and McGinley have been keen to design a golfing experience where accuracy and course management are the key factors, and a course that is playable and fun for golfers of all abilities.
  • Quinta do Lago South Course – A favourite among European Tour professionals, the South Course calls for accurate drives and precise shots, but rewards players for their efforts with the stunning backdrop of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Regularly included in Golf World magazine’s ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe’, the par-72 layout has received widespread praise for its strategically-placed hazards and varying difficulty across the 18 holes. Having hosted the Portuguese Open on no fewer than eight occasions, the South Course is regarded as one of Portugal’s premier golfing venues.
  • Laranjal – Designed by Jorge Santana da Silva in the grounds of an orange grove, the par-72 course was named as Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards, and poses serious tests for players of all abilities. Opened in 2008, Laranjal offers a pure golfing experience right next to the Quinta do Lago estate and features fairways sown with Bermuda grass, providing a challenging playing environment in a picture-perfect setting.
  • Paul McGinley Academy – Quinta do Lago is home to the only Paul McGinley Academy in the world, founded in October 2011 by Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain. With a strong involvement from McGinley himself, who is a regular visitor to the resort, the academy aims to cultivate and improve golfers’ play by providing them with the tools and techniques used on the professional Tours. The academy focuses especially on younger players, working in collaboration with local schools and is the perfect way to follow in the footsteps of the pros.
  • TaylorMade Performance Center – Quinta do Lago’s TaylorMade Performance Centre is the only facility of its kind in Portugal and is located on the resort’s expansive driving range. Opened in May 2013, the centre is operated by trained TaylorMade technicians, offering golfers a custom-fitting experience testing hundreds of club and iron options, ensuring the best combination for every player’s swing. It also has a fully equipped Tour standard workshop and utilises FlightScope X2 radar technology to measure the entire flight of the ball from impact to landing whilst displaying its 3D trajectory in real time.

Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago offers residents and guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate, a variety of lifestyle pursuits and a strong sense of community.

For more information on Quinta do Lago and its facilities, call + 351 289 390 700 or visit www.quintadolago.com


Luis Filipe - Guest Services & Relations Director
Quinta do Lago Golf Courses
Email: lfilipe@quintadolago.com
Website: www.quintadolago.com