Michael Lovett has been appointed as Director of Golf at the acclaimed Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal. He started work in late November with the remit to consolidate Quinta do Lago’s position as the premiere golf facility on the Algarve.
Lovett, 57, a former winner of the West of England Amateur Championship, has spent the last 20 years working in a number of prestigious jobs within the golf business.
He started out as golf manager at Ferndown Golf Club before becoming secretary at Valderrama. After a short time out working first as managing director at Birchgrey and then as a client manager for Sam Torrance and David Ferherty, among others, he returned to Valderrama before moving on to Celtic Manor in Wales and to Mijas in southern Spain.
“I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work as the Director of Golf at Quinta do Lago,” said Lovett. “It is a fabulous resort and sits at the very heart of what is undoubtedly one of the finest golfing areas in the world.”
“I arrive at what is an exciting time in Quinta’s development,” he added. “There has been a great deal of money spent upgrading the existing facilities and, as part of the PGA European Tour Courses Group, I can see no reason why we cannot consolidate Quinta’s reputation as one of the top golf resorts in Europe.”
Quinta do Lago is situated in 2,000 acres of rolling hills and woodland overlooking the tranquil estuary of the Ria Formosa and a short distance from Faro international airport. The resort was opened in the early 1970s and has since played host to eight Portuguese Opens. Quinta do Lago has two fine courses and a wide range of other sporting facilities. The 5-star Quinta do Lago hotel is renowned as one of Portugal’s finest.