This week’s blog is a guide to a couple of the best properties and their golf courses that we have on offer for groups. Besides great value, these properties offer excellent golf either on-site or within the local area, lovely facilities and the atmosphere that you would want from a resort that you were staying at for your next group golf escape.
Islantilla Golf Resort is a brilliant four-star hotel which boasts an excellent location just next to the fantastic 27-hole Islantilla golf course and only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. There are plenty of things to do at the resort besides playing golf including two paddle tennis courts and a spa to relax in. As there are four restaurants within the resort, you will never be short of somewhere excellent to eat and drink as there is something that will appeal to everyone. There is the varied buffet restaurant, an Andalusian grill bar which is open during high season by the pool. You can also enjoy the Italian restaurant and the Beach Club where you can sit and enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks on the lounge-terrace overlooking the sea. This is an excellent hotel with stylish rooms, a pleasant atmosphere, excellent facilities and great golf as well as its brilliant beach club where you can find a pool, watersports and a beach bar.
Islantilla is a great 27-hole complex just an hours’ drive from Faro Airport and is regarded as one of Southern Spain’s finest courses. All three of the nine loops meander through pinewoods and many of the holes boast stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beauty of having three different 9-hole layouts is that you can choose to play the two loops that take your fancy or the ones that are most suited to your golfing ability. Each and every one of the 27-holes at Islantilla is kept in perfect condition all year round and you are sure to have a superb golfing experience here. With three different loops of 9-hole which are all excellent, a brilliant resort to enjoy and beautiful weather on the Costa de la Luz for many months of the year, it is no surprise that we highly recommend Islantilla Golf Resort for your next group golf break.
The four-star Magnolia Hotel boasts a fantastic location situated in the surroundings of the prime golf destination of Quinta do Lago which means that it is close to some of the finest golf courses, most beautiful beaches and great shops in the Algarve. Each of the 74 stylish and well-appointed guest rooms is equipped with air-conditioning, modern amenities and private balconies. The hotel’s poolside restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner where you will be served a variety of different local dishes as well as international favourites. At the bar, you can enjoy cocktails and other beverages either at the indoor bar or poolside. Whilst you are not enjoying a round on one of the excellent Quinta do Lago golf courses, you can spend time relaxing by the heated outdoor pool, workout in the gym or on the tennis court or relax in the hotel’s sauna and steam room.
The highly acclaimed Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are just a short drive from the hotel which makes this an ideal option for a great stay-and-play golf break to the Algarve. Quinta do Lago Laranjal was originally an orange grove but today it is a stunning 18-hole championship golf course where you can enjoy a challenging round of golf with its undulating fairways, large lakes and well-defined greens. This is a superb golf course where accuracy is key if you are hoping for a good scorecard.
Quinta do Lago North has undergone extensive redevelopments alongside Paul McGinley and it has been developed into a superb course with some very impressive holes. In particular, the finishing holes offer you the chance to take some great risks and maybe get rewarded if you play well!
Last, but not least, is Quinta do Lago South which is one of the most requested courses on the Algarve and is perfect if you are a long but accurate hitter. With stunning surroundings, many water hazards and weaving fairways in and out of the pine trees, this is a challenge but an excellent round of golf for those of all abilities. With these three excellent golf courses as well as the other facilities and excellent accommodation options within the resort, we hope that you consider this excellent resort for your next group golf escape to the Algarve.
We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog, and that when you are thinking about where you and your group should be jetting off to for your next golf holiday, then look no further than one of these great resorts and if you book with us now, we are offering an exclusive J Lindeberg golf polo shirt to any bookings made to the Algarve…