The Algarve boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and over thirty golf courses to test even the most ardent player.
Our Four Seasons Fairways Club Competition is held regularly at one of the Quinta do Lago courses, South and North (closed from 18/11/13 to 30/09/14) where eight Portuguese Opens have been played and now include Pinheiros Altos, host to various qualifying sessions for the Senior European Tour. These courses meander through the spectacular 2000 acre Estate and afford delightful views of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, providing a solid test of golf for players of all levels of ability.
The North Course is the newest addition to Quinta do Lago’s five-star golf facilities, the totally revamped course has been one of the most talked about golf projects in 2014 and is set to be one of the new stars of European golf and the new number one course at Quinta do Lago.
Redesigned by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, the new layout has been built to the highest specifications with a €9.6m investment. The North Course has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy.
Among the changes introduced on the 6,776-yard course which has been closed since last December, all greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and cart paths have been rebuilt using the latest state-of-the-art technology. Four sets of tees have been introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels and golfers will be challenged by a combination of undulating greens, well-positioned bunkers and water hazards.
A low-cut Bermuda grass approach has been introduced around greens to create a myriad of recovery shot options for increased satisfaction on all levels of play. The aesthetics of the par-72 course have also significantly improved through the introduction of a cool season rough grass and the select planting of native grasses and specimen trees to help the environment. The renovation has also allowed Quinta do Lago to further reduce the impact on the environment by using recycled water and solar energy to maintain the course. The reduction of grassed areas will lessen the impact on the environment and the new design will include the creation of some new animal and plant habitats.
McGinley said: “I’ve been coming to Quinta do Lago with my family for many years now and it keeps getting better and better. The new design will test golfers in many different ways and I believe this is a great addition to Europe’s leading destination.”
The jewel in the Quinta do Lago crown, the South Course has played host to the Portuguese Open no less than eight times. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who raised the bar by introducing American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve, it soon gained a reputation as one of the foremost courses in Europe and remains to this day one of the flagship European Tour Courses.
The favourite course of many European tour players, it is a 6,500 metre par 72 set amongst umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Ria Formosa National Park.
The course hosted the Portuguese Open in 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2001, the most memorable, perhaps, being in 1989 when Colin Montgomerie won the title with an incredible 24 under par. He finished 11 strokes ahead and broke the course record with a round of 63.
Its championship status does not deter the amateur golfer. Indeed, while the 8th, 15th, and 18th are testing holes for low handicap players, the course provides interest and challenge to golfers of all levels and abilities.
Accurate tee shots are essential in order to reach many of the greens in regulation and the course is made more challenging by a good variety of doglegs and strategically located hazards. The front nine holes, which wind their way through parkland, favour a draw, while the back nine, which loop around the lake, favour a fade from the tee.
Voted Best Golf Course at the Portuguese 2011 Travel Awards, Laranjal opened in 2009 as the newest course in Quinta do Lago.
Originally an orange grove, this beautiful par 72 championship course is situated in the Ludo valley, just 2km east of the resort. Boasting some spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes and its abundance of umbrella pines, cork and orange trees.
At 6,480 meters in length, the course is challenging and it demands the highest levels of concentration and accuracy. Its distinctive rolling terrain has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world class golfing experience.
Comprising five par 5s, eight par 4s and five par 3s, the course is sown with Bermuda grass on the fairways and Penn A4 on the greens, guaranteeing excellent putting surfaces throughout the year.
The spacious two or three bedroom luxury villas and villa-apartments blend the finest traditions of Portuguese architecture with beautiful landscaped gardens. They are all furnished and equipped to the highest standards. Each unit has its own individual swimming pool or outdoor Jacuzzi situated on a private terrace with BBQ.
Three Bedroom Apartment With Pool
3 bedroom apartment with three bathrooms and a terrace with private pool.
Spacious three bedroom apartments, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, twin bedroom and separate shower room. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge & dining area. Large terrace with private pool and BBQ, offering the ideal setting to enjoy outdoor life by the pool with family & friends. Style F approx. 183m2, style H approx. 190m2
Three Bedroom Villa with Pool
Charming two story villa with master bedroom with en-suite bathroom & twin bedroom with en-suite shower room on the 1st floor and twin bedroom and separate shower room on ground floor. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge & dining area. Garden with private pool and BBQ, with view varying from golf course to resort's gardens...
Two Bedroom Villa + Studio and Pool
Delightlful two storey villa with three bathrooms, garden with private pool. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge & dining area. Garden with private pool and BBQ, with view varying from golf course to resort gardens.
Two Bedroom Apartment With Jacuzzi
2 bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, terrace with jacuzzi.
Spacious two bedroom apartments, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom & separate shower room. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge & dining area. Terrace with jacuzzi and BBQ with views over the resort...
Two Bedroom Apartment With Pool
2 bedroom apartment, 3 bathrooms, terrace with pool.
Beautiful two bedroom apartment, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom & separate shower room. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area. Terrace with pool and BBQ with views over the resort...
Two Bedroom Villa With Pool
2 bedroom villa, 2 bathrooms, garden with pool.
Beautiful two storey, two bedrooms villa. First floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, ground floor twin bedrrom & separate shower room. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge & dining area. Garden with pool and BBQ with views varying from golf course to the resort's gardens...
The well-appointed clubhouse includes the outdoor and indoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, a well-equipped gym, tennis, games and snooker room, golf shop, business center, hairdresser with beauty & wellness center, mini-market, and for school holidays the Children Fun Club offer organized activities for children between 4 and 12 years old. The bar and restaurant offer a weekly program including entertainment with live music.
Privacy and tranquillity are complemented by a wide range of leisure facilities including tennis, horse riding, health clubs, water-sports, fishing and beautiful golden beaches. But for golfers Quinta do Lago is a haven. The Quinta estate is one of the largest golf resorts in Europe and has hosted the Portuguese Open many times.
Being part of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a lot of consideration has been given to the protection of environment in order to preserve the delicate ecological balance and the natural beauty of the surroundings. Properties are available only in limited numbers.
For visitors who appreciate fish, seafood and a full range of international cuisine, Quinta do Lago and surrounding area boast a number of renowned restaurants from those holding Michelin stars to traditional local fare.
Visit Bouganvilia Plaza and Quinta Shopping situated at the entrance to Quinta do Lago. Here you will find designer boutiques, restaurants, bars, banks and a supermarket as well as souvenirs.
It is sometimes difficult to find the time and will to exercise during the holiday season. At Fairways we have made it more interesting so everyone can find something to suit.
Fully equipped gym, Dynamic Fitness Classes, Personal Training and Tennis Training.
During the warmer summer days, you can swim in our sunny outdoor pool with its terraced surrounds. Fairways also has an outdoor children’s pool for our younger members and guests. Our indoor heated swimming pool is ideal for winter days
There are two tennis courts on site, booking in advance is recommended. Tennis lessons, racket skills, fitness and court movement skills, and group workshops are available from professional tennis coaches.
Take time to unwind, relax and spoil yourself with Fairways Clubhouse facilities – it’s your choice
Amélia and her team offer professional treatments using Guinot, Mary Cohr, Sebastian and Goldwell products and the salon is unisex.
Flôr da Quinta Restaurant
The resort's clubhouse includes a restaurant and bars opened every day of the week, providing for all tastes and occasions. The view over the swimming pool and the stunning setting creates a superb atmosphere in both areas.
The restaurant “Flôr da Quinta” provides a range of international cuisine, but also some Portuguese dishes. You can dine inside or reserve a table on the terrace for any of your meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our spacious lounge bar makes an ideal venue for sun-downers, day time snacks or after dinner coffee and conversation.
Themed evenings with live entertainment can be enjoyed by all ages and the bar always has something to entice at happy hour. During the warmer months the poolside bar offers a full service for all our guests - making the most of the region's wonderful climate.
If you’d prefer to entertain at your villa we can provide all the fresh ingredients for your own barbecue or enjoy our take-away service.
Dining at your Villa
Four Seasons Fairways
Quinta do Lago
Welcome to Four Seasons Fairways at Quinta do Lago.
You’ll find us nestled in the heart of the Algarve’s most prestigious development, just a short transfer from Faro International Airport.
We provide the ultimate luxury leisure experience. Our unique blend of stunning villa accommodation, safe & tranquil surroundings, first class Clubhouse facilities and a genuine ‘home from home’ style of hospitality sets Fairways apart from the rest.