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Address: Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-024, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 289 390 700
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Activities: Golfing
Description: The North Course, the Quinta do Lago's new number one, has been...
The North Course, the Quinta do Lago's new number one, has been redeveloped with the emphasis firmly on precision and strategy and it's predicted to become one of the new stars of European golf. This popular golf course on Portugal's Algarve formerly known as Ria Formosa is covered by pine trees, heather and wild flowers, and features four magnificent Par 5 holes.
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Course has been redesigned since we last played. Putting surfaces were brilliant and very fast, though occasionally unplayable if out of position.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Course has been redesigned since we last played. Putting surfaces were brilliant and very fast, though occasionally unplayable if out of position.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

SO much hype after the lengthy closed period - but SO much disappointment upon playing it. The course is well kept BUT almost every hole is straight, with wide fairways and little of interest to recommend any of them. This is a course for genuine 'holiday only' golfers who are happy to hack along - it's an expensive green fee... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just returned from our annual fourball to Portugal. We played Quinta North, Quinta South and Laranjal each twice. I could not fault the layout and quality of all three courses but felt the North had come in for some criticism. We found it in immaculate condition with generous fairways (it is a resort course after all) but with big rolling... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Having played the old north course on numerous occasions I found the new layout alright but not an improvement,with the greens almost like glass if you are not in the right spot, a four putt is not uncommon,after watching a seniors pro game scores in the high nineties and one hundred plus, I yust think the greens are a joke.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great new layout the changes have been we'll thought out to make the course a better test of golf for all handicaps

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The course was in fantastic condition but no longer the challenge of the original lay out. Open fairways with little thought required from the tee.

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United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been playing this course for 25 years ... last year they closed it and gave it a major make over. The make over has made the course easier.. maybe that was the plan ... so you could get even more players through... The first dog leg is smoothed out and the annoying trees on the left removed. The second, a... More 

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Mottram St. Andrew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The general format will be similar to those who have played it before, but now the grass is lush and there is more water. Good test of your skills, certainly tested mine. Watch out when you cross the roads and keep your ball out of the long love grass cos you can't retrieve it. Don't expect a cheap round on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was once a shorter but tricky neighbour to the South but an alleged €25 million on and all they've done is tame and spoil it. Yes there is new water & certainly shaped greens but the fairways are now so wide you could land a jet on most of them. Sadly it's all to easy to just reach for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Played following opening on !st Oct, very impressed with many new holes created but still a 'walking' slog and buggy tracks too far from many fairways to justify their expense!

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