• Overview


    The Magnolia hotel, Quinta Do Lago

    The Magnolia Hotel is a unique boutique hotel, surrounded by the Algarve’s sun-kissed coastline and on the doorstep of the Quinta do Lago Resort.  Vibrant and stylish, the Magnolia Hotel boasts 74 elegant and comfortable rooms, a colourful restaurant, heated outdoor pool, gymnasium, a beach volley, tennis and football court.  All rooms have divinely comfortable beds, with crisp 300 thread count cotton sheets, steam showers, a TV with international channels and superfast WiFi connection.

    Quinta da Lago – Laranjal Course

    The Quinta do Lago’s Laranjal course is one of the finest courses in the Algarve and a favourite with clients in recent years.  The course, which was originally an orange grove, is a sanctuary for fine golf.  The narrow fairways and the well-defined greens require concentration and accuracy to navigate what is a testing course laid out on a rolling and distinctive terrain. It is a par 72, 6,480 metres long, with five par 5s, eight par 4s and five par 3s, all set amongst umbrella pines, cork-oaks and orange trees, with a natural water course and five beautiful lakes.

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Ocean Course

    The Ocean Course, composed of the two original 9-hole golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, features gently undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.  Its emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th, and the Par 3 15th which runs alongside the beach.

    Quinta da Lago – North Course

    The North Course was totally redesigned in 2014, by the renowned architect Beau Welling, in conjunction with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications, with an investment of €9million.  All the greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation and drainage systems and buggy paths have been re-built using innovative technology. Four sets of tees have been introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels. Golfers are challenged by a combination of undulating greens, well-positioned bunkers and water hazards. A low-cut Bermuda grass approach has been introduced around greens to create recovery shot options, therefore encouraging all levels of play. Through the introduction of seasonal rough grass and the planting of specimen trees, the aesthetics and environmental impact of the par-72 course has significantly improved.

    Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal Course

    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.

    Quinta do Lago Golf Club – South Course

    The Quinta do Lago South course is the crown jewel of Quinta do Lago. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve. Soon the course gained a prestigious reputation and became a flagship in the European Tour Course. A favourite among European tour players, the 6,500 metre par 72 course is set among umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa National Park.  The South course has hosted the Portuguese Open eight times, including Colin Montgomerie’s win in 1989.  Having won 24 under par, he finished 11 strokes ahead and broke the world record with a round of 63.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 28th December:         

    – Arrive Faro Airport

    – Meet & Greet

    – Transfer to Quinta do Lago

    – Check in to the Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago

    – Evening get together with David Short

    – Dinner in the hotel

    Sunday 29th December:

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Quinta Do Lago Golf Club – Laranjal Course

    Monday 30th December:          

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Ocean Course

    – Dinner in the hotel

    Tuesday 31st December:           

    – Breakfast

    – Non golfing day

    Wednesday 1st January: 

    – Happy New Year!

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Quinta Do Lago Golf Club – North Course

    – Dinner in the hotel

    Thursday 2nd January: 

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Vale do Lobo Golf Club – Royal Course

    Friday 3rd January:      

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Quinta Do Lago Golf Club – South Course

    Saturday 4th January:  

    – Breakfast

    – Check out of the hotel

    – Transfer to Faro Airport

  • 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:

Single room supplement:
£55 per person per night

Price per non-golfer:

Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

  • Services of your Tour Host, David Short- Airport transfers
  • Golf transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 x Dinners
  • 5 x Rounds of Golf

Price Excludes:

  • – International airfare
  • – Drinks or Meals unless illustrated and drinks