To make sure festivities go with an added swing, fathers are being invited to bring one of their kids along to play 18 holes of golf at the popular family resort on Tuesday March 19 and between March 25 and April 5, but only pay for one round.
The offer is available to juniors up to the age of 17 andextends to all three of Quinta do Lago’s championshiplay-outs – the North and South courses and Laranjal, one of the new emerging stars of Portuguese golf.
Amongst its long list of accolades, the renowned South Course has hosted the Portuguese Open no fewer than eight times and was shortlisted for the Best Course in Portugal at the 2012 Portuguese Travel Awards, following in the footsteps of Laranjal which won the award 12 months earlier.
Rita Jordão, golf and hospitality sales manager at Quinta do Lago, said: “We are very proud of our reputation as a family resort and wanted to do something special to mark this year’s Father’s Day.
“With us, dads have the chance to spend some quality time with their kids and what could be better than doing so on the golf course, with a round of golf absolutely free.”
Quinta do Lago has firmly established itself as one of the most highly regardedgolf and real estate developments in the Algarve since opening in 1972.
Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and sitting amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque RiaFormosaNaturalPark, the resort offers residents and guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperateclimate, a variety of lifestyle pursuits and a strong sense of community.
Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of golf in the Algarve with its three 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities.
A favourite among European Tour professionals, the South Course – which was again included in GolfWorld magazine’s poll of Top 100 Courses in Europe in 2012 – calls for accurate drives and precise shots, but rewards players for their efforts with the stunning backdrop of the RiaFormosaNaturalPark.
The North Course’s terrain is typical of the area, with umbrella pines, heather and wild flowers combining seamlessly with well-positioned bunkers and water hazards, while Laranjal, opened in 2008,has been carved from the grounds of an orange grove and its dramatic landscapeprovides a pure golfing experience.
Quinta do Lago is home to the only PaulMcGinleyAcademy in the world which, with regularinput from Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain, features the latest in state-of-the-art swing analysis technology at its TaylorMade fitting centre and first-class practice facilities.
Away from the fairways, the estate’s extensive leisure facilities guarantee there is plenty to keep everyone occupied, with tennis, cycling, watersports and horse riding just some of the activities available.
Quinta do Lago offers easy access to the Algarve’s famous sandy beaches while the development’s wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, allow visitors and residents the opportunity to savour the very best in traditional Portuguese cooking.
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