Quinta do Lago Laranjal Golf Course, Portugal

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Quinta do Lago Laranjal Golf Coursel is the third golf course of Quinta do Lago Golf Resort an exclusive golf and residential estate nestling in nearly 2,000 acres of picturesque countryside and pine forests, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Algarve, Portugal. Set amidst an Orangery originally an orange grove, the course it is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in golf and personalized service. Designed by the Portuguese golf architect Jorge Santana da Silva this well defined course boasts the same high standards set by Quinta do Lago North and South, its narrow fairways and well defined greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate this testing route laid out on a rolling and distinctive terrain.

“It will be a surprise for a lot of people… it provokes a series of emotions from the first hole to the last. It is about the game and the strategy as well as the aesthetics. Nobody will be indifferent to it”, Arch. Jorge Santana da Silva.

Laranjal is 18 hole golf course, par 72 and 6,480 meters length, with five par 5s, eight par 4s, five par 3s set amongst umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees with a natural water course and 5 beautiful lakes. Penn A4 was selected for the greens to help guarantee good putting surfaces all year round and the Fairways are sown with Bermuda.

The front nine holes of Laranjal cover 3285 meters and represent a fine introduction to what awaits in the back nine, dotted with lakes and other interesting obstacles, including the so-called “spectator’s mount” between the 8th and the 9th hole. The par-3 11th is something special: how many players will try out the “beach bunker”? Tee shots off the 12th, 13th and 14th also require great accuracy.

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