The San Lorenzo Golf Course was inaugurated in 1988 and is part of the exclusive Quinta do Lago Resort, near to the town of Almancil in the Algarve. The course is administered by the Hotel Dona Filipa and is basically reserved for its own hotel guests but we are privileged to book outside golfers to play this great and attractive course. The San Lorenzo Course has been ranked in the past as being the second best course in Europe. The course holes are laid out in a figure of eight and are decorated generously with salt water lakes. Water will be the major hazard that plays a big part in players having to select with care their clubs and hit with accuracy.
The outward first five holes are through the pine tree forest but it is at the fourth hole that the character of the course becomes evident. The fifth hole Par-3 of only 129 metres is a dogleg, the sixth Par-4 hole present a dense shrub to carry, and on the seventh hole a green almost surrounded by water. The back nine are more challenging still. The twelve Par-4 hole with a narrow fairway, the sixteenth Par-3 with some 180 metres to carry to a small green, and the eighteenth is a tricky Par-4 involving a lake that is waiting for the wayward ball. The San Lorenzo Golf Course will make an excellent part of any Golf Holiday Package.