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San Lorenzo Golf Course

Name of course
San Lorenzo

Type of course
Parkland

Location
Within the Quinta do Lago Resort. At roundabout six exit left, follow this road for about 300 metres and the course is on your right.

Number of holes
18

Par
72

Length
White: 6238m
Yellow: 5837m
Red: 5140m

Course Rating
White: 72.2
Yellow: 70.5
Red: 72.2

Slope Rating
White: 128
Yellow: 124
Red: 121

What year was the course opened?
1988

Who was the designer?
Joseph Lee

What type of golf club is it?
JJW Resort/Hotel owned

Handicap certificates are required
Men: 28
Ladies: 36

The course is primarily for the exclusive use of Dona Filipa Hotel guests, and is a 10 minute courtesy bus ride from the hotel.

Teeing-off times
Tee times are at 8 minute intervals. Booking is through the hotel reception.

Dress code
Golf course and clubhouse dress code is standard throughout the Algarve: smart casual appropriate golf course attire. Footwear: Soft spikes. Ankle socks are permitted.

Golfing facilities
Equipment hire, buggies & trolleys,

Pro Shop, golf lessons, driving range and short game practice area, clubhouse.

Why do you love it?
The course location is magnificent, and the playing experience is an absolute pleasure. The main talking point back at the nineteenth hole, apart from the memorable course, is the stunning properties that overlook the course.

What could be improved?
The car park and buggy park are a little untidy for such a beautiful golf experience, but don't let this unduly bother you as you are about to play one of the Algarve's golfing gems.

Best hole
For the longer hitter, the 18th is a fabulous challenge as you will be tempted to carry the lagoon which runs up the left side of the hole. The play-safe option is to the right; however the further right you go the longer the second shot is, so the 'tiger' option becomes all the more tempting. A well-struck drive up the left side will leave you with a relatively straightforward pitch and a birdie opportunity.

Signature hole
My favourite hole is the 6th, as the view over the Ria Formosa and to the sea is wonderful. The elevated tee tells you the story - the hole is a tricky dogleg left, so you need to play a sensible drive for position, giving you the best chance of playing to the green where club selection is difficult, because of the water and the sea breeze. Good luck!   

Level of challenge
The level of challenge is moderate to high, especially if the sea breezes are freshening, giving the holes which border the water the feeling of a links course. There are a lot of good holes on this course, and if you are given the opportunity to play it then don't miss it!

The course has received numerous awards, including a ranking of 13th in Europe, the world's top 100 courses and 2009 Europe Golf Resort of the Year from the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

When to go
High season is March-May and September-November.  

Food options?
The clubhouse offers a typical golfers' menu. The hotel also has various F&B options, including a restaurant, grill and club lounge.

Non-golfing facilities
Hotel facilities include tennis courts, heated outdoor swimming pool, massage and beauty treatments, and a beach club at Vale do Lobo Beach.

Cost
Cost is reflected by hotel rates/packages. See the website for more details.

Opening times
High Season: 7am-7pm

The course is open all year round.

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