Previously known as the Ria Formosa Course, Quinta do Lago North is another 18 hole track that doubles up as a beauty spot. The course is famed for its closing stretch of holes which offer stunning vistas of the lakes which form the heart of this course, with the par 4 10th hole even bordering on an exotic garden. Majestic pines, elevated plateaus and tranquil lakes combine to make the course both beautiful and challenging.
As for the actual golf the course has four great par 5 holes requiring power and accuracy to navigate. Your success at the par 3 holes will be influenced by the wind as much as your ball striking ability. Of the par 3s Hole 14 is the stand out. The par 4s are all doglegs except for holes 10 and 13. Precision driving is vital to set up the chance of a low score and as mentioned before the lakes on holes 13 and 18 have claimed many unhappy victims.
At just shy of 6,700-yards in length, the Quinta do Lago North Course tests your ability to drive the ball, as well as your finesse around the greens in jaw dropping surroundings.