San Lorenzo Golf Course is tucked away in the beautiful south-eastern corner of Quinta do Lago. With great views of the Atlantic, it meanders through natural lakes located in the Ria Formosa estuary.
The course, from above, can be seen as a figure-of-eight. The modern clubhouse is located in the centre of this figure, and it hosts a welcoming bar/restaurant as well as changing facilities and a pro shop.
Immediately, the player’s technique is tested as they are met by a long par 5 on the 1st hole. After negotiating holes two through four which are set in a forest of pine trees, the coastal surroundings take centre stage by the 5th hole. The shortest hole on the course is accompanied by stunning beach views.
Just like many other courses in the Algarve, lakes pose a problem for every golfer. This is particularly the case on the par 4 18th hole which requires an accurate shot to avoid the vast body of water.
Considered one of the best golf courses worldwide, San Lorenzo Golf Course provides a stiff test for even the most experienced of golfers.