Quinta do Lago, one of the most prestigious sport and lifestyle destinations, has unveiled a stunning array of autumn golf stay-and-play packages allowing visitors to play some of the finest courses in Europe, while staying in the revamped Magnolia hotel.
With sun all-year round, Quinta do Lago in the Algarve is the perfect destination for golfers during any season. As well as boasting three 18-hole championship layouts, the idyllic resort is also home to a host of other leisure facilities and restaurant, as well being ideally situated just 15 minutes from Faro airport.
A three-night golf bed-and-breakfast break, including one dinner at The Magnolia hotel and two rounds of golf starts from just £105 (€118) per person per night based on two sharing. For non-golfers a €75 spa voucher is also available. A five-night package with two dinners and three rounds is priced from £100 (€113) per person per night with a €175 spa voucher for non-golfers, while a seven-night trip with three dinners, five rounds of golf starts from just £98 (€110) per person per night, as well as a €250 spa voucher for non-golfers.
The 1950s-inspired Magnolia Hotel is an intimate but chic boutique retreat that underwent a major upgrade in the spring, making it one of the most sought-after accommodation options in the region thanks to its vibrant, yet intimate, atmosphere.
Following the huge upgrade, the 74-bedroom hotel offers guests modern and stylish rooms with private balconies, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Wellness Centre providing a range of treatments, a lively poolside bar and a revamped kitchen serving a delicious array of local foods. Quinta do Lago is famed for its outstanding golf courses and practice facilities, including the TaylorMade Performance Centre – the only one in southern Europe – and the Paul McGinley Academy.
The South Course, host of the Portuguese Open on eight occasions, is considered by many to be the jewel in the Quinta do Lago crown and rose an impressive 35 places in the coveted Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe website to 43rd spot – the second biggest climber in the standings. The North Course – redesigned in the autumn of 2014 by renowned American designer Beau Welling and former victorious European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley at a cost of €9.6 million – moved up three places to 92nd in the rankings.
And the scenic par-72 Laranjal, which meanders through orange groves and boasts a natural feel, won Portugal’s Best Golf Course of 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards.
Quinta do Lago is nestled in the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and is home to some of the finest restaurants in the Algarve, such as the award-winning Bovino Steakhouse and Casa do Lago, which sits on the lakeshore and serves the finest fish and other delicious Mediterranean dishes. In addition, Quinta do Lago has just completed the exciting new Campus – a world-class sports hub that is designed for all visitors, whether they are professional athletes in need of a state-of-the-art training facility, or sports enthusiasts wanting to keep fit.
Set in the secluded grounds of Quinta do Lago, the 45,000 sq foot multi-million-pound The Campus boasts a fully-equipped multisport training, performance, recovery, rehabilitation, aquatic and hydrotherapy centre, as well as top-of-the-range acrylic and synthetic clay and padel courts, while the high-tech Desso Hybrid Grassmaster pitch has already attracted some of the biggest professional football clubs in the world this year as part of their training camps.