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San Lorenzo Golf Course is one of the oldest in the area and has legendary status for golf in the Algarve. It makes stunning use of the beautiful Ria Formosa estuary on which it sits and provides one of the most memorable golf challenges in the world game. No wonder San Lorenzo golf is first on the list for many when it comes to golf holidays in Portugal.

One of the most famous golf courses in the Algarve, available exclusively to guests of Dona Filipa San Lorenzo Hotel, the Formosa Park Apartment Hotel, and of course to those who are lucky enough to be private members.

Located in Quinta do Lago and just a 10 minute courtesy bus ride from the hotels, San Lorenzo Golf Course has become the showpiece of the Algarve, with its superbly manicured fairways maintained by the green keeper’s policy of preparing it as if for a new tournament each and every day.

Natural Beauty, Pristine Presentation

San Lorenzo Golf Course designed by American Joseph Lee, opened in 1988 and remains etched in the memory of all who play it. The course is a combination of natural beauty, pristine presentation and hole after hole of challenging golf. Having received countless awards, the San Lorenzo Golf Course is considered one of the best golf courses, not only in Europe, but ranked worldwide.

Bordering the Ria Formosa Estuary

While much of the San Lorenzo Golf Course meanders through typical pine woods, it also opens to magnificent ocean vistas and distant mountain backdrops. A good part of the San Lorenzo Golf Course is virtually an extension of the nature reserve of the Ria Formosa Estuary with fairways that run alongside saltwater marshes and freshwater lagoons.

This protected environment is the habitat of over 70 bird species, including herons, hoopoes, white storks, coots, black-winged stilts and the rare purple gallinule.

What our customers say

Course in great condition.

Rated 5 out of 5
6th October 2018

Course in great condition.

Liz Murphy
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)
Very good0%

Tell us about your experience

Par: 72
Max Length (Men): 6247m
Max Length (Ladies): 5171m
Slope (Men): 136
Slope (Ladies): 128
Year Opened: 1988
Designer: Joseph Lee
Manager: n/a
Pro: n/a
Golf Director: n/a


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Dona Filipa San Lorenzo Stay & Play Offers available

9 & 18 holes, golf & buggy and JJW Golf multi-round* offers available throughout summer 2021 – prices from only £62 per round!

*multi round offers include San Lorenzo, Penina and Pinheiros Altos golf courses



San Lorenzo Golf Course

  • 1 of the Algarve’s classic courses
  • Usually exclusive for hotel guests…
  • …however The Golf Travel People can…
  • …offer you green fees here!
  • A “must-play” course

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