New flights to elevate Quinta do Lago to new golf heights

04 December 2018

The popularity of Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago resort among European golfers is set to soar to new heights with the launch of five new flight routes to the Algarve this winter.

From now until the end of March, low-cost airline Ryanair will be operating twice-weekly services into Faro airport from five new destinations: Berlin, Cologne, Cork, Marseille and Milan.

And with fares starting from just €5 per flight, golfers will have even more money to enjoy the full range of Quinta do Lago’s world-class golf and lifestyle facilities.

Situated just a 15-minute drive from Faro airport, the luxury lifestyle resort is the perfect choice for a sporting break with its golfing facilities including three 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal – a Paul McGinley Golf Academy and TaylorMade Performance Fitting Center.

Individuals and groups can take advantage of savings of 10 per cent and an array of other benefits when booking a three, five or seven-night stay at the award-winning venue from now until December 12, with three nights’ bed-and-breakfast including two rounds of golf bookable from €342 per person.

Accommodation is provided in Quinta do Lago’s boutique Magnolia Hotel with prices including golf on any of the resort’s three 18-hole championship courses. One hotel dinner is also included while non-golfers can exchange their golf for spa vouchers to be used in the Magnolia’s Wellness Centre.

Five-night bed-and-breakfast packages, which feature three rounds of golf and two hotel dinners, are available to book from €509 per person, while golfers looking for an extended holiday can enjoy a seven-night, five-round stay including three dinners from €797 per person. All prices are based on two people sharing a room.

In addition to its renowned courses and outstanding practice facilities, guests can stay in shape at the state-of-the-art performance centre The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to keep fit.
Complementing the golf facilities is a choice of 10 high-class bars and restaurants that deliver an array of delicious world cuisines, including the much-loved Bovino Steakhouse and Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, a new sports gastro pub which opened last month.

For more information on the latest golf packages available at Quinta do Lago before December 12, please click here.

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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 Well 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 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

Contact:

Pete Simm - Editorial Manager
Quinta do Lago Golf Courses c/o the Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920
Email: petes@theazaleagroup.com
Website: www.quintadolago.com