Rare and many faceted beauty matched by impeccable upkeep
make this course a true ‘pearl’ of Portuguese golf. Its eighteen widely
ranging holes run past pine trees, lakes and beaches beside the Atlantic
Text provided by the Portuguese
Designed by the American Joseph Lee, San Lorenzo was voted Continental
Europe's second best golf course by the Golf World magazine. The course's
impeccable upkeep and its rare beauty make this an attractive challenge
for any player.
Situated in the Quinta do Lago development and forming part of the Ria
Formosa Natural Park, a round on this course begins with an enticing but
almost unachievable Par 5, before continuing to the three following holes
along rolling, pine tree fringed fairways. It is from hole number 5 however,
that the most extraordinary part begins, offering wonderful views over
the Atlantic Ocean. At hole number 8 the course turns back inland and faces
the largest of its two lakes. For the next four holes the course again
turns seawards and ends with a Par 4 hole which green is surrounded by
the waters of the second lake. A remarkable end to a remarkable course.
The course also has an excellent practice area.