San Lourenco Golf is a par 72 course located in Quinta do Lago and is considered one of the best and most beautiful golf courses in Europe. The fact that this is an award-winning course is no coincidence. Bordering with the breathtaking Ria Formosa Natural Park, some of its holes are blessed with what can only be described as exquisite beauty, complemented with salt water lakes. If the first holes present no major surprise or challenges, after the 3rd, closer to the estuary, San Lourenco starts to reveal itself. After the 5th hole, a par-3 and the course's shortest, you're introduced to a dolgleg, stroke 1 sixth hole where your main challenge will be to avoid the dense shrub, so make sure you get your distances just right. As you get to the 7th, life is by no chance made easier but you still get the bonus of the outstanding views from this elevated tee before you have to focus on how to get around that green almost entirely surrounded by water.
On the back nine, the 12th is the most challenging hole on San Lorenzo, featuring a deep chasm along the left of a very narrow fairway. Holes 13th to 16th also face the ocean with the latter proving to be the most demanding par-3, featuring a whole 180 m carry to a shallow green. Seventeenth is, again, extremely beautiful but still falls short of the beauty that awaits you on the last hole. It is a great finale and one that will remain in your memory as it has an excellence that is renowned worlwide. It is, without a doubt, a course for special occasions, that will provide you with unforgetably beautiful moments. Of course such a unique course had to have unique requirements concerning the booking of your green fees and that is only possible if you are a guest at the 5 star Dona Filipa Hotel nearby or by contacting a selected few like Tee Times who will make the required arrangements to book what will be one of the most special games of golf you will ever play in your life.
The course was in very poor condition , especially the greens which were dreadful.
Greens supposed to have been "immaculate" were actually really poor, no care taken with bunkers. Never a 120 euro golf course
All round very disappointing, the course was in poor condition. The greens were slow and bumpy. The buggy paths were terrible, so uneven that everyone was driving to the side of the paths. Overall the course was tired and in need of a big investment to bring it up to the standard you would expect for the green fee charged. At the end of the round the staff did not ask if we had a good round. We had been to Monte Rei for a couple of days before this game and the contrast was striking. Every aspect of San Lorenzo fell miles short of the Monte Rei standards of excellence. I will take some persuading to go back to San Lorenzo.
The golf course is excellent good test a bit tatty in places paths etc but it is the golf course which stands out
Ok but for a long time San Lorenzo has needed a lot of maintenance to bring it up to standard.
Lovely course, but tough for beginners. Clubhouse has burned down so just a simple portacabin for drinks. No food though
Not enough staff present on arrival in pro shop and to arrange buggies
Very nice layout but no strokesaver, so at certain holes we did not know where to drive. Greens were fine but fairways missed a bit of grass so we used preferred lies rule. Pace of play was fine until the last four holes when we were held up by games in front and no marshal control But these are small points as the course is in very nice settings and staff friendly
Maintanance no good
The course is a great design but seemed very tired and unkempt. we played from 10th. The first 5-6 holes had fluffy fairways. The buggy paths in particular were very very bumpy and ill maintained. The 17th (our 8th) onwards however were much better with some beautiful hols and the fairways seemed much better.
course needs investment and has lost a lot of its quality compared to the surrounding courses we have played. Staff were excellent but tees, fairways and bunkers were not to the standard that would justify the green fee in Quinta!
Tees very poor paths horrendous and dangerous greens good fairways 6 out of 10 very long round due to over booking took five hours plus for 2 ball.
*Undulated - Gentle rolling fairways
*Dogleg - Several on the front 9
*Tree Lined - With Pines
*Exposed - On the holes adjacent to the coastline
*Buggy Recommended - If Essential
*Water hazards - On both 9's, clearly seen
*Parkland - Overall, with links feel to middle of the front 9
*Signature Hole - 18th
*Comments - Trully Championship Course w/ Great Scenery . Special ocasions
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