What to Know About Quinta Do Lago North Golf Course

The Quinta do Lago North is a charming golf course that has been redeveloped and revamped to make it more challenging and inviting to golfers of all levels. It’s interesting to note that since its creation the Quinta do Lago course has undergone many changes.

When Andre Jordan first commissioned the Quinta do Lago in the early 70’s, scores of golf enthusiasts flocked to play at the South Course. Later, the third set of 9-holes was separated from the original 27 to design the North Course, which was formerly called the Ria Formosa Course.

In the year 2003, Rocky Roquemore, an American architect, was brought in to design a new set of holes to complete the North Course, which now has 18-holes with a par of 72.

Redeveloped Quinta do Lago North Course

Even before renovation of the North Course started in December 2013, it was attracting large number of visitors. The redevelopment of the course was one of the hot topics among golf enthusiasts in 2014. Since its reopening in October 2014 the course has seen an increased inflow of guests.

Beau Welling, well-known American architect and Paul McGinley, Captain of European Ryder Cup collaborated to revamp and modernize the North Course. Their hard work resulted in the creation of a course that demands, from the golfers, accuracy and solid golf strategy.

The Quinta do Lago has many interesting holes, but the most appealing one is the par-4, 361 meters 12th. Golfers have to hit around a 3 acre lake and play a tough approach shot to get to the green.

Modern state-of-the-art technology and latest design trends have been used to restructure the whole drainage and irrigation system, cart pathways, sand bunkers, tees, and greens. At each hole on the course, 4 new sets of tees have been added to allow golfers of various skill and experience levels to enjoy the course.

Beginners and amateurs will have an unforgettable time at the course. But, that doesn’t mean the North Course would be a cakewalk for experienced players. The water hazards, strategically positioned bunkers, and large greens have been carefully placed to challenge even the best players in the world.

The designers took a series of measures to make the revamped course more suitable for golfers of all skill levels. To accommodate everyone the approaches to the greens were made bigger and covered by low-cut Bermuda grass.

To make the course environmental friendly and improve its visual appeal a new cool season rough grass has been laid, and local trees and grass varieties have been added. To conserve resources, recycled water and solar panels to produce electricity is being used in the club.

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