Quinta do Lago will reward improving golfers

Keen golfers wanting to improve their game now have even more incentive to lower their handicap with the lure of winning an incredible getaway to Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s premier golf and lifestyle destinations.

The luxurious Algarve resort has teamed up with Clubs to Hire to reward any player who reduces their handicap by 10 per cent during the season with free entry into a draw to win the amazing trip scheduled for November 18 and 19, 2018.

This unique event, called the ‘Race to Quinta do Lago’, has 24 places up for grabs and the lucky finalists, who will be supplied with top-of-the-range clubs from Faro Airport courtesy of Clubs to Hire, get to enjoy a one-night stay at the newly-refurbished boutique-style Magnolia Hotel.

And the finalists will get the chance to put their improved handicap to the test by playing Quinta do Lago’s highly acclaimed Laranjal, a stunning 72-par layout that was named Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards.

Also included in the prize is a lavish gala dinner and presentation night, breakfast the following morning, unlimited practice balls on the state-of-the-art driving range, and free buggies with personalised name badge.

Sean Moriarty, chief executive of Quinta do Lago, said: “This is a very exciting partnership for all parties, in particular for golfers. We all strive to reduce our handicap, regardless of the standard of golf we play, so this tie-up is aimed at rewarding those who manage to do that.

“The finalists will get the chance to stay at our newly acquired Magnolia Hotel, a chic but laid-back boutique-style hotel, which has just been totally refurbished, and to enjoy a dinner in the restaurant after playing Laranjal, which really is a fabulous golf course.

“So, my advice to all golfers is to get out there, play lots of golf and we look forward to seeing you here at Quinta do Lago in November.”

Club to Hire’s chief executive Tony Judge added: “Clubs to Hire and Quinta do Lago meets golfers of all standard during the golfing year and we thought this was the perfect event to engage with our customers and give something back.”

The competition is open to all golfers who hold an official and regulated golfing union or similar golf handicap. Golfers wishing to register for this exciting deal must log into https://clubstohire.com/race-quinta-lago/ and follow the link before submitting their details in the boxes that appear on-screen.

Irish Golfer magazine has also joined forces with Quinta do Lago and Clubs to Hire as the publication is the official media partner of the venture. Between them, the trio reach more than one million golfers a year. 

Quinta do Lago boasts three highly acclaimed courses altogether – all of which remain in the top 15 of the Best Golf Courses of Portugal 2018 in the Top 100 Courses.

The South Course climbed one place to number eight in the rankings, and with only four Portuguese layouts improving their position, it highlighted the South Course’s ever-growing popularity. Both Quinta do Lago’s North Course and Laranjal maintained their high standing by remaining in 12th and 15th in the coveted rankings.

Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, the luxury resort is in the process of investing a seven-figure sum to its already impressive list of facilities – the most high-profile of which is THE CAMPUS, a state-of-the-art sporting facility that will provide the perfect training base for both beginners and world-class athletes in all fields.

That is in addition to the 10 highly acclaimed restaurants, such as Bovino, one of the best-loved dining experiences in the Algarve, complementing the sophisticated setting of Casa Velha and the hugely popular Shack, one of the coolest spots around, situated on the lake’s shoreline.