San Lorenco

San Lorenco Golf Course details
Course SÃO LOURENÇO  Architect Joseph Lee Course Details Number of Holes 18 / Length 6,238 / Par 72 Facilities Driving Range Putting green Chipping and bunker practice area Bar / Restaurant Club house Golf shop Directions Leaving Faro on the EN125 for Albufeira and take the sign for Almancil then follow the signs into Quinta do Lago from where there are signs to the San Lorenzo course Handicap required Men: 28 / Women: 36 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 Ocean.Text provided by the Portuguese Tourist Office

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.

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