World-Class Golf Experiences in Quinta do Lago
Nestled within the beautiful Algarve region, The Magnolia Hotel offers incredible access to Quinta do Lago’s award winning golfing facilities, deemed some of the very best in Europe. The three golf courses are ideal for golfers of all levels, from professionals to beginners wishing to try the sport for the first time. With beginner’s clinics, private coaching and sunshine all year round, this is the ideal destination to perfect one’s golfing skills. Whether searching for a last minute golf break or planning the first golf holiday of 2018, The Magnolia Hotel provides the perfect golf getaway paired with gourmet delights and pure relaxation back at the hotel.
Award-Winning Golf Courses
With Portugal’s recent win as the ‘World’s Best Golf Destination 2017’ in the World Golf Awards and previously named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’, the three courses at Quinta do Lago have been at the forefront of international golf since their creation. Today, the courses are joined by world-class golf facilities such as the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and Southern Europe’s only TaylorMade Performance Centre. These exceptional golfing credentials, including the ‘Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts’ in 2016 and 2017 by Golf Digest, certify Quinta do Lago’s place among the world’s golfing elite.
The North Course was completely redesigned in 2014 by renowned architect Beau Welling, together with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. With a total investment of €9million, the course’s new layout was built to the highest specifications. From the re-builds using innovative technology to the introduction of four sets of tees on each hole, North Course perfectly accommodates players of all levels. Seamlessly on trend with the increase of eco-tourism, the renovation has also allowed for water recycling and solar energy, as well as grassy areas for new ecosystems.
The crown jewel of Quinta do Lago and recent winner of ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2017’ in the World Golf Awards, the South Course is a favourite amongst European tour players. Nestled within umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, this 6,500 metre par 72 offers incredible views over the Ria Formosa National Park. Whilst South Course holds a championship status having hosted the Portuguese Open eight times, the course’s varying difficulty challenges golfers of all levels and abilities.
The newest addition, Laranjal Course opened in 2009 and was voted ‘Best Golf Course’ at the Portuguese 2011 Travel Awards. Boasting spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes, umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees. A challenging course featuring an expertly designed and manicured rolling terrain, the 6,480 metre Laranjal provides a world-class golfing experience and is a true golfing haven.
Alongside the three award-winning courses, Quinta do Lago hosts the world’s first Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Centre in Europe, where guests can either learn to play golf or boost their techniques. From private sessions to golf schools, playing lessons or holiday camps, there is an option to suit golfers of all levels and ages. Especially for beginners, classes are arranged in such a way as to maximise the knowledge acquired, even during a short stay at the Magnolia Hotel. With 3 pro shops available, guests can also attain all the necessary equipment and souvenirs from the comfort of the resort.
The Magnolia Hotel
After a day on the golf course, the exuberant yet relaxing Magnolia Hotel and their ever welcoming staff will be waiting for guests on their return. In line with the clean-eating trend, the hotel’s LIVE kitchen will serve freshly prepared dishes all day, such as nutritional salads, superfoods and seasonal daily options. As a guilty pleasure, golfers can indulge in the kitchen’s delectable The Mag Burger, featuring varying contents.
For those in search of a late night snack, the hotel’s Midnight Toastie Service will be serving Grab & Go Toasties from 22:00 until the early morning. Golfers can kick back on the day’s game with an ice-cold beer or refreshing cocktail at The Magnolia Hotel Bar. Open until 1:00am, The Magnolia Hotel Bar will allow golfers to complete their Quinta do Lago getaway with a beer in hand whilst laying poolside and soaking in some Vitamin D by the hotel’s pool.
The Magnolia Hotel (themagnoliahotelqdl.com; (+351) 289 005 300) offers 3 nights B&B in a standard room with 2 rounds of golf from £321/€364 per person; 5 nights B&B in a standard room with 4 rounds of golf from £598/€678 per person and 7 nights B&B in a standard room with 5 rounds of golf from £778/€881 per person. The Magnolia Hotel is offering a 10% discount on all Golf Packages booked by 20th December 2017.
All packages include special early breakfast, free transfers to the golf courses, access to the North, South and Laranjal course, as well as access to the hotel’s Wellness Area. Snack bags for long days on the course are also available at an additional cost. Special rates for group bookings are also available upon request.
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