• Overview


    The Dona Filipa Hotel is quite simply one of the finest hotels in the Algarve.  The hotel has been welcoming guests since 1968.  The hotel is famous for delivering traditional Portuguese style and charm, with all the comfort, luxury and elegance one would expect from an award winning five-star hotel.  After a great round on the golf course, a relaxing trip to the beach, or even a fun filled day exploring the extensive natural beauty nearby and nature reserves, one will be welcomed back into a luxury room containing everything we need to relax and recharge for the next stage of our holiday.


    Opened in 1974, Quinta do Lago South has hosted the ‘Portuguese Open Championship’ eight times, together with many other important professional and amateur championships. The course is set in a natural setting surrounded by umbrella pines, lakes and wild vegetation, with the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve as the backdrop.  Each hole has generous landing areas off the tees and well-defined routes through the woodland and pine setting.


    The 27-hole Pinheiros Altos Golf Course is situated in the Quinta do Lago nature reserve. The fairways of the 27-holes run through the pine tree forest and over generous and attractive open spaces. Located within the well-known luxury Quinta do Lago Estate, this course has gained a solid reputation for providing great enjoyment, whilst also a stern mental challenge due to the well-placed hazards.  There are three independent loops of nine holes, and they are named the Pinheiros (Pines), Sobreiros (Corks), the Oliveiras (Olives), the Pinheiros (Pines), respectively. They all start and end at the Club House.


    The San Lorenzo golf course is also located in the Quinta do Lago nature reserve and enjoys a reputation for the excellent condition of its fairways and its attractive views around a lake formed by the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. It was for many years ranked as the second-best course to play in Europe.  The outward first five holes are played through the pine tree forest. Water and good hole layouts provide the hazards that play a big part in having to select the right club and hit with care. The eighteenth is a tricky Par-4 mainly involving a lake that is just waiting for the inaccurate shot.


    The 18-hole championship Vale do Lobo Royal golf course, the sister course to the Ocean course, has combined several existing holes from the original Vale do Lobo course and introduced some special interesting new holes. The layout of the course is skilfully planned with a mixture of challenges slowly building up to a fine challenge on the 18th.  The famous Par 3 7th hole from the old days is now the spectacular 16th on the new course. The closing 18th is a tricky hole on which to finish, with its narrow fairway and a deceptive green.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 28th December:

    – Arrive Faro Airport
    – Meet & Greet
    – Transfer to the hotel
    – Check in to the Dona Filipa Hotel, Algarve
    – Evening get together with Barney Puttick
    – Dinner in the hotel

    Sunday 29th December:

    – Breakfast
    – Transfer to the golf club
    – 18 holes San Lorenzo Golf Club
    – Transfer to the hotel

    Monday 30th December:

    – Breakfast
    – Transfer to the golf club
    – 18 holes Quinta do Lago Golf Club– South
    – Transfer to the hotel

    Tuesday 31st December:

    – Breakfast
    – Transfer to the golf club-
    18 holes Pinheiros Altos Golf Club
    – Transfer to the hotel
    – New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

    Wednesday 1st January:

    – Breakfast in the hotel
    – Non-golfing day

    Thursday 2nd January:

    – Breakfast
    – Transfer to the golf club
    – Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal
    – Transfer to the hotel

    Friday 3rd January:

    – Breakfast
    – Transfer to the golf club
    – 18 holes San Lorenzo Golf Club
    – Transfer to the hotel

    Saturday 4th January:

    – Breakfast
    – Check out of the hotel
    – Transfer to Faro Airport
    – Departures

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per golfer:

Price per non golfer:

Single room supplement:
£40.00 per person per night

Golf / Sea-View Premium Room Supplement:
£44.00 per room per night

For this event we can take:
18 clients

Notes on the Prices:

The Tour Cost Includes:

  • Services of your Tour Host, Barney Puttick
  • Airport transfers
  • Golf transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinners x 2
  • Golf x 5 rounds

The Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Drinks or meals unless stated
  • New Years’ Eve Gala Dinner – Option to withdrawPlease note that if you do not wish to attend the New Years’ Eve Gala Dinner, the reduction in cost would be £140.00.  Please however, let us know in good time if the dinner is not required, as we need to advise the hotel at least two months in advance.
  • Superior Rooms vs Classic Rooms
    The tour programme is based on staying in ‘Superior Rooms’.  However, if you would prefer to have a less expensive ‘Classic Room’, the tour cost would reduce by £110.00 per room for the week.