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.
Dominik L. Zuhorn 2018-12-23
Ein wunderschöner Golfplatz, insbesondere die ersten neun Löcher, von denen einige am Atlantik entlang liegen. Die Fairways sind nicht in einem super Zustand - kein Wunder nach diesem auch in Portugal extrem trockenem Sommer. Das Personal ist nett und zuvorkommend - empfehlenswert.
Mr Matt Grant2018-10-12
Great course with fantastic holes down by the sea, some tough holes but worth the experience
Fantastic golf course.
David Askew 2019-02-17
Had not played here for about 10 years and enjoyed our 2 rounds there . Staff in clubhouse were brilliant . The course compared with others we have played over the winter was in ok condition . The fairways around the lake 8th 17th and 18th were in particularly very very poor condition
Great course as always. Fairways can be dry but greens bunkers and everywhere else I found my self were in perfect condition.
The condition of fairways and aprons are disappointing. The former soft fairways have lost most of their flexibility. The greens are in a Good condition!
Rainer Albath 2018-11-11
Very nice course always. Bunkers need refresh
Great weather! Good golf course. A little disappointed with the greens, a lot of spike marks and unrepaired pitch marks. Golf buggy at 50 euros is far too expensive.
Great course with helpful staff and a great bacon butty
Mr Bill holmes2018-10-14
Very good challenge, but not as well kept or presented as Quinta. Slow!! This is not an easy course for high handicap golfers.
We played San Lorenzo last week, we were a two ball as our partners dropped out at the last minute. As always at San Lorenzo the round took 5 hours, waiting on every shot, sometimes 3 groups on one hole. The rangers on this course are ineffective - just drive about watching but not seemingly doing much to speed up play. Course not in bad condition, greens looked a bit scruffy but actually played quite well. Its always expensive and over priced but given the course was packed i guess they justify the price. Many years ago you use to be able to play golf to be allowed on all of the Quinta courses - now you just need to turn up with the cash.
Lovely course great condition,thoroughly enjoyed it.Butty bar could have come around more often
The course was in good condition apart from the tees which were very scrubby
Philip Halpenny 2018-05-18
Course in better condition than rumoured though greens rather slow. Glad to have visited again after a few years absence.
staff v friendly but course in v poor condition, especially the greens
Dr. Klaus Grossmann2018-05-11
Spectacular views course, friendly staff, greens average, but green fees overpriced, restaurant/bar slow .
Harald Leidel 2018-05-07
Great course with beautiful views ... but obviously too expensive
The Greens were half sanded and the course doesn’t worth the price It’s not the same quality as Laranjal Quinta do Lago or Vale do Lobo
I have been looking forward to playing San Lorenzo for a number of years as it is one of the few courses in the area I have not played. However I did leave a little disappointed, whilst the course layout was excellent, the conditioning and set up was a little tired and shabby compared to other courses in the Q d L area. Also the customer service at the pro shop/clubhouse was poor compared to other facilities.
Mrs Mary Hackett2018-05-04
The 6 players were very disappointed with this course the greens were sanded the course looked shabby no ice with buggy no water no tees no worth the price that was paid and would recommend to our friends in Ireland
Stunning setting & a pleasure to play
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2018-04-30
excellent course good test of golf
Outstanding course other than one or two average holes. Poor range facilities
Stunning course in great condition
Check in good, course very nice, however compared to Monte Rai it was poor. Nothing included in the cost..., no strokesaver, no logo pencil, no free fruit, tees or pitch mark repairers and no personal service. For the cost I expected better.
A super course that we play every year. It was a pleasure to play it again this year. It's time the locker rooms were upgrade though.
Staff was friendly and efficient. The course was in sos and so condition. Greens were slow and generally worse than one expects in Algarve and in San Lorenzo.
Like always the nicest course at algarve . Bunkers are made new nicely . For the fairways they have to look for the Quality!
A very nice setting and a wonderful golfing experience. Very friendly service. best regards, marc
Course was not in as good condition as we remember it in the past. Green fees are expensive so was expecting course to be in better shape but maybe as it was due to a lot of rounds being played at this time of year.
Course looked a little tatty, staff very friendly in club house ... buggies were in poor condition No on course drink/food service which was very poor considering the warm weather
Neil Turner 2017-09-18
Fantastic setting - great golf course. Buggies were expensive.
Excellent, well looked after, will return in due course
Best course out here
My favourite course. Expensive but worth it. Much quieter than the other courses and absolutely gorgeous golf course.
Excellent course, could do with seeing the drinks buggy more often though.
Always a pleasure to play this course
San Lorenzo is our favourite course and the staff are very helpful.
Excellent course. The price for buggy hire is rather expensive relative to other courses.
Course and greens in good shape
Rainer Albath 2016-11-28
still the nicest course..... but fairways and bunkers in no good condition.... they should not slepp with the fame they have..... a lot of maintenance is necessary!
Very enjoyable round of golf. The course was in good condition
Fantastic golf course, great layout with stunning views. Worth the extra euros.
Beaitiful plants and nice view on the sea
What can I say . This course was excellent with ALL holes offering a challenge. Staff were great and helped out with a problem we had. Cannot wait to return.
Trevor Hatton 2016-09-27
Some stunning golf holes and overall my favourite. Clearly gets alot of play as some of the greens and tee boxes were starting to look a littel tired.
Lovely golf course but tired
Very good course. No complaints
The course was in poor condition unfortunately. It is a great layout but the whole place looks very 'tired' and is getting by on its history/reputation. The welcome in the pro shop was not particularly friendly. The buggy master and his team were very friendly and helpful though.
Beautiful golf course and great facilities. Buggy price extortionate compared to Villamoura. 45 euro no tees no water no ice. 20 euro in villamoura tees and ice provided
Only booked San Lorenzo through teetimes.pt as our hotel was able to book the other courses that we wanted to play. To an extent, San Lorenzo is trading on its past glory. Staff ok but a tad disinterested at check in. No discount at all for junior players! Course ok, but some holes felt crowded by residential development and we played better courses (eg Faldo, Monte Rei). However, San Lorenzo's unique position with several holes alongside the sea means people will still come to play.
Dawn Smith 2016-06-23
Played this course twice during our break and both times had to wait over an hour to get a buggy. Think it would be better if when booking golf we could book a buggy
very quiet on the course when we got there (around 9 a.m. teetime), which was great as we got around quite quickly. Beautiful course in excellent condition, but very expensive to play (which is probably why it was so quiet).
Condition of the course was ok but I am not sure it justifies the cost of the green fee. Staff were helpful and arranged for us to start play earlier than scheduled.
Still best course in Algarve
Excellent friendly staff - always willing to help. Would definitely recommend.
San Lorenzo is always our favourite course. Lived up to its reputation again this year.
Teetimes much to tight ( 8 minutes )
amr el cherif2016-03-21
golf course with great scenery and layout - needs investment to improve facilities, buggy, GPS , buggy path etc..
Rene Olthof 2016-03-17
Nice and difficult but you feel welcome
San Lorenzo Golf is a beautiful course, which we like most.
Nice golf course, some good holes, pace of play was a bit slow. I wouldn't rush to go back there.
Very good site staff. We let a lot of two balls through, it was not to everybody's liking.
Very good, a very nice course
A bit disappointed. Not as scenic as i thought and in relatively poor condition.
we love this course - but it was not in a good condition
We plaid on saturday 31st october. Before the heavy rain. But the course was wet already and exhaustive to walk, puling the trolley! A design and conditions a little bit over rated.
Adrian Thorogood 2015-11-02
Slow but still a great course. Overall, the Algarve courses are getting overplayed and the quality of the golf experience is suffering as a consequence. They cannot keep charging the amounts they do and not maintain the courses. Something has to be done about the amount of traffic they get, as the tee boxes in particular are just not coping with the amount of usage. Greens also have so many pitch marks that they are not running true anymore. I don't know if there is a general 'Algarve Golf Course Club' that Tee Times can feed this back to, but I would have thought action needs to be taken soon. We don't play Royal and Ocean courses anymore as they are always too slow to play.
Excellent course. Rained heavily before both rounds but course drained quickly so play was possible. Staff welcoming and friendly
Chez Carlos Golf Society2011-12-15
Magnificent rolling fairways and views stretching over the Ria Formosa estuary to Faro Island and the ocean beyond elevates San Lorenzo Golf Course by many as the best in the Algarve. Built in 1988 it has built a formidable reputation and was once ranked No2 in Europe just behind Valderrama - it presently resides at No24 just in front of Onyria Palmares at No26. San Lorenzo is simply is a must play course. Played mid December and was in great condition - winter golf doesn't get any finer than this and great value too.