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'Quinta Do Lago is 'flourishing'

A favourite golf getaway destination around Europe, the Portuguese resort of Quinta do Lago has recently undertaken significant work to modernise its golf facilities following a big increase in golfers visiting in 2015.

The resort saw a 30% increase in golf bookings during the third quarter last year compared to 2014 and more than €50m is being invested in upgrading its sports, leisure and lifestyle facilities as part of a six-year programme.

Those changes include a multi-million Euro redesign of its North Course by American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with 2014 European Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley.

Nuno Goncalves, general manager at Quinta do Lago, said: “2015 was a very successful year for the resort and the rising number of golfers fully vindicates the decision to undertake a substantial investment in our golf facilities.

“The increase in golfers and improvement work on the courses - in particular, the North Course - has helped transform Quinta do Lago into the most vibrant luxury lifestyle experience anywhere in Europe.”

The resort is already used as a winter training base by a number of national associations, including England Golf, and boasts the only state-of-the-art TaylorMade Performance Centre in southern Europe.

Away from the golf course, Quinta do Lago also offers the chance to enjoy tennis, cycling and watersports amongst a full range of other activities.

For more information on the changes, packages for 2016 and the resort as a whole, visit

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