Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s leading golf and leisure destinations, has lined up a fun-packed summer for kids with a series of thrilling junior camps for all those budding Rory McIlroys and Charley Hulls.
The resort, which is situated just 15 minutes from Faro airport in the sun-kissed Algarve, has a proud history for its dedication to developing young golfers – having hosted both the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship and the Paul McGinley Junior Cup for the last five years.
Quinta do Lago’s junior programmes, which are tailor-made for boys and girls in two age sections – from three to five and six to 15 – are designed to be engaging and exciting, ensuring youngsters enjoy playing golf while also improving their skills.
The camps, which take place at the Paul McGinley Academy, run Monday to Friday from June 25 to August 31, with the games-based teaching using the innovative SNAG learning equipment for Tiny Tees – for three to five-year-olds – from 9:30am to 10am costing just €75 per week or €20 per day.
For players who have yet to discover golf, there is a ‘Rookies’ course for youngsters aged six to 15 that teaches the basics, costing €200 per week for one child or €185 each if there is more than one sibling, while one day is just €50.
The programme for the more experienced youngsters, ‘Stars’ – where youngsters aged six to 15 can hone their skills – is the same price as the ‘Rookies’ school, and both run from 10am to 12:30pm. A welcome pack, drink and a snack are also included in the price.
All players taking part in both the ‘Stars’ and ‘Rookies’ programmes will each receive a passport that will allow them to chart their progress during the week with putting, chipping, pitching and long game all covered, while there is also a mini golf session one morning.
Golf lies at the heart of Quinta do Lago, with three highly acclaimed 18-hole Championship courses – the North, South and Laranjal – while also being home to Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Center in southern Europe.
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