Quinta do Lago takes tuition online with new golf academy

09 June 2020

Improving your golf swing at Quinta do Lago has never been easier or more flexible after the top Portuguese resort launched a new online coaching platform at its world-famous golf academy.

Golfers of all ages and abilities can take advantage of tailored one-to-one tuition from the award-winning Algarve venue’s team of top professional coaches, with an array of online sessions available to book.

Monthly programmes, live private sessions and expert swing analysis are among the options on offer at the online academy, with Quinta do Lago’s coaches on hand to offer instant feedback to golfers all over the world so they can keep on top of their game from the comfort of their own home.

Jose Ferreira, director of golf coaching at Quinta do Lago, said: “The beauty of the new online coaching service is that it allows players to train, whenever they want and wherever they are in the world.

“Online coaching is perfect for those people who are not able to visit us in person. The sessions are tailored to each player’s personal goals and equipment and no two sessions are the same while, to help a golfer’s long-term development, we will design a training plan that will support them on an on-going basis.”

Created initially to help Quinta do Lago’s residents and members practice during the Covid-19 lockdown, golfers can choose from a range of online coaching programmes to help improve all aspects of their game with the new service.

With the ‘Monthly Programme’, players will receive weekly video analysis on their swings, expert advice, specific drills and training for improvement, as well as two, 30-minute, one-to-one sessions for live and interactive coaching via video calls.

A 45-minute interactive one-to-one coaching session with a golf professional tailored specifically for a player’s individual needs and development is on offer with the academy’s ‘Live Private Session’, while ‘Golf Swing Analysis’ video tuition is available for people seeking expert analysis, advice and tips on how to quickly improve their technique.

The launch of the new online golf coaching service is the latest illustration of Quinta do Lago’s commitment to delivering world-class golf and practice facilities that has made it Europe’s premier luxury golf and lifestyle resort.

The resort features three 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal – and extensive practice facilities, while it is investing a further €7m in a golf course improvement programme this summer.

Guests can enjoy an array of sports at the state-of-the-art performance centre The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to train and live well.

Complementing the golf is a choice of 12 first-class bars and restaurants that deliver a range of delicious local and international cuisines, with accommodation on offer at Quinta do Lago’s recently-acquired boutique hotel, The Magnolia Hotel.

For more details about Quinta do Lago’s new online golf academy and to book, email academy@quintadolago.com or go to www.quintadolago.com/en/golf/online-golf-tuition/


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


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