Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course

Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course

    4.6
    Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course is rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 98 verified reviews from YGT customers.

    Without doubt one of Europe's premier golf holiday destinations, guests will enjoy five star luxury at the renowned Dona Filipa resort, and the challenge of San Lorenzo, consistently ranked among Portugal's very best.

    Note: Hotel golf transfers are not suitable for groups of 8+

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    San Lorenzo Course

    San Lorenzo has long been considered by many people to be Portugal's finest course, and is firmly established in the upper echelons of European golf. The course opened in 1988, and was designed by the American architect Joseph Lee.

    The fortunate creator was blessed with an unimaginably beautiful blank canvas as San Lorenzo sits in the Ria Formosa nature reserve, a vast park which is home to terrific plant and wildlife species. There are many different styles of golf at San Lorenzo, as you wind through the terrific pines, lakes, and private villas, while the course also works its way out to the coastline.

    There are countless spectacular holes, like the third, a par-5 towards the ocean which gets the juices flowing, before the course builds up to a magnificent crescendo with the closing stretch; the 17th is a daunting test, while the closing hole is a the classic ‘risk/reward' hole, where the intrepid golfer must strike a good approach shot to reach the spectacular semi-island green.

    San Lorenzo's considerable reputation is not for nothing - this terrific course will not disappoint should you visit during your next golf holiday in the Algarve.

    San Lorenzo is one of the finest golf courses in Portugal, and is attached to Dona Filipa.

    STATS

    Designed by: Joseph Lee

    Opened for play: 1988

    Par: 72

    Awards: IAGTO “Europe Golf Resort of the Year” 2009; Golf World UK’s “27th top course in Europe” 2009.

    TEES

    White: 6822 yards, Par 72, SSS 72

    Yellow: 6383 yards, Par 72, SSS 72

    Blue: 5837 yards, Par 72, SSS 74

    Red: 5655 yards, Par 72, SSS 73

    Signature Hole: There are countless spectacular holes on San Lorenzo. The third, is a par-5 towards the ocean which gets the juices flowing, before the course builds up to a magnificent crescendo with the closing stretch; the 17th is a daunting test, while the closing hole is a the classic ‘risk/reward' hole, where the intrepid golfer must strike a good approach shot to reach the spectacular semi-island green.

    Cost to hire a buggy: 18 holes - €53.00, 9 holes - €28.00

    Cost to hire a trolley: Automatic - €22.00, Manual - €8.00

    Accommodation

    The 5* Dona Filipa hotel is situated on the fringes of the Vale do Lobo estate, on the edge of the golden sandy beach of the Algarve coastline. Dona Filipa has long been regarded as one of the area's best 5* hotels, offering luxury accommodation for many regular visitors to the area for golf and leisure holidays.

    There are 154 guest rooms in total, which are stylishly decorated and appointed elegantly in a traditional Portuguese fashion. The warm earth tones are complemented by the natural light of the charming bedrooms, which are equipped with satellite television, full air-conditioning, safe deposit box and mini-bar.

    With the famous sand of the Algarve shoreline just yards away, this outstanding 5* hotel is a phenomenal destination for a luxury golf holiday in Portugal.

    The Dona Filipa hotel has 3 floodlit tennis courts and a resident instructor, a heated swimming pool, children's splash pool, sports facilities, and dedicated programmes for the kids. The area is also rich in activities - you can try a fantastic range of water sports, while the local waters are a favourite for avid deep sea fishermen.

    In Vilamoura, head to Casa del Forno for Italian food, or the Ostra d'Ouro Grill at the Marina for sublime seafood.

    The Primavera Restaurant serves a great buffet restaurant, then lovely Italian a la carte menus for lunch and dinner.

    The Duarte Grill is a sumptuous fine dining room, whose international cuisine is renowned for its flavour and beauty.

    The San Lorenzo Bar is a great golfer's watering hole, while the Atlantic Club is a refined port and cigar establishment.

    Features

    • Massage
    • Beauty Salon
    • Fishing
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • On-Site Parking
    • In House Bar
    • Nearby Beaches
    • In House Restaurant
    • Minibar
    • Satellite TV
    • Wake-up Call
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Wake-up Call

    Golfer reviews

    They serve the best omelettes we have ever had...

    We had a lovely time in the Algarve and our golf holiday went very smoothly.

    We played five courses over the five days and all the courses were very nice indeed. The consensus is that San Lorenzo is the best of the five but my favourite is the Vale the Lobo Royal. Vale de Lobo Ocean is also a very nice course. Eight people played golf on our tour this year and it was our 16th golf tour in as many years. The weather, as usual, was glorious. We did have a thunderstorm on the Wednesday morning but it made everything on the courses fresher!

    We were given a good welcome at all the courses and the staff were very helpful. Club sandwiches were great! The facilities at all the clubs we visited were very good and all of the golf courses were well maintained.

    We did feel the La Quinta North is suffering a little from age and was not quite as well maintained as the other courses. Having said that, it is still a lovely course to play.

    We stayed at the Dona Filipa Hotel and it was excellent. The breakfast is very good and they serve the best omelettes we have ever had! The facilities are also top notch. We would recommend this resort to anyone going on a golf tour of Portugal.

    I think the Algarve is one of the best golf holiday destinations as it is essentially just a huge golf resort! It seems to be less busy now as well which is nice.

    We will be returning there next year and will certainly be booking with Your Golf Travel again. The value for money you get with YGT golf holiday packages is brilliant. In the meantime we will savour the good memories of our 2011 golf trip to the Algarve.

    The greens are so pure you could've played snooker on them...

    Thanks for organising our golf holiday to Dona Filipa and San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo is basically just a fantastic golf course with 18 great and very different holes. The greens are so pure you could've played snooker on them...they are that smooth and quick!

    The shuttles to and from the course were reliable and the staff were very accommodating so getting to golf was a piece of cake. The hotel offered great quality and the food was excellent with the only downside being the price of drinks, which I guess is to be expected at such a resort.

    The arrangements made by YGT I have to say were first class right from my initial enquiry to the end of the holiday. Everything was done with such efficiency and all our needs taken care of including the airport / hotel transfers which couldn't have gone more smoothly.

    I will definitely use Your Golf Travel again

    San Lorenzo was in good condition as usual...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday to Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort. The Dona Filipa hotel was still as good as we have come to expect and the golf course at San Lorenzo was in good condition as usual (we've played here a few times in the past!). This along with great meals, both in the hotel and out and about at local restaurants made for a great holiday.

    The staff at both the hotel and golf club were as friendly and courteous as usual and lots of familiar faces, it's like a home from home for us!

    Thanks to YGT for our holiday.

    The best course I have played in Portugal so far...

    We had great weather on our golf holiday to the Algarve which got us off to the perfect start. 20 degrees C every day is certainly a welcome change from the norm!

    Firstly, the Dona Filipa was a great hotel. Comfortable, clean and with all the bells and whistles required to keep people comfortable and entertained during their down time. The breakfast each morning was excellent and there is plenty of choice when it comes to meal times. The Primavera Restaurant serves a good buffet and the Dom Duarte Grill is excellent.

    The location of the hotel is also good, with relatively easy access to local towns, restaurants and shops.

    And now to the golf...

    San Lorenzo...what can I say? The best course I have played in Portugal so far, especially the holes towards the middle and end of the front nine. These are truly spectacular and worth the trip to Portugal alone! Excellent greens, course not overloaded with tourists...top class in every department.

    Thanks again to Your Golf Travel for the assistance in organisation. Dealing with the professionals when it comes to golf holidays really makes the process easier and completely stress free.


    The golf was first class...

    We had another great time staying at the supremely comfortable Dona Filipa hotel and playing the stunning, ever challenging and much loved San Lorenzo golf course.

    The whole trip went without a hitch, everything from the hotel to the food to the golf was first class and the professional and efficient service provided by Your Golf Travel made the booking process from start to finish a piece of cake.




    We couldn’t fault in anything about the holiday...

    Thanks for everything Your Golf Travel! We had a fantastic time in Portugal and were really impressed with both the Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo golf course...what a cracker!

    Everything on the trip ran like clockwork and we couldn’t fault in anything about the holiday. Even down to the club sandwiches in the clubhouse...the best we’d ever had!



    One of the very best golf holidays we have had...

    Dona Filipa exceeded all expectations on our most recent Algarve golf holiday, organised so well by Your Golf Travel.

    We knew what to expect from San Lorenzo golf as we had spoken to plenty of friends who have played the course in the past, all of whom have nothing but glowing praise for it.

    We’re happy to say we’re now of the same opinion. The course is amazing, particularly the signature holes out by the water, and it was in tip top condition when we played it. Play was a little slow, but that’s to be expected on a course as popular with holiday makers as this one. Plus...when you’re playing golf with a cold beer in the drinks holder of your buggy and the sun on your back, what’s the rush?!

    The hotel ticked all of the boxes and we were at ease and very well looked after throughout our stay.

    Thanks to all who made this one of the very best golf holidays we have had...so far!

    Luxury at every turn...

    Dona Filipa is a fantastic hotel that offers luxury at every turn. It’s a great place to base yourself while touring the local golf courses, many of which are among the best in Portugal.

    Vale do Lobo boasts two amazing golf courses and is just a stone’s throw away and San Lorenzo, which is attached to the hotel, is simply stunning. The best in Portugal for many who frequent these shores!

    The hotel is also ideally placed to explore the surrounding towns. Vilamoura is not too far away and we had many a fun night out down by the marina. Whether you’re simply looking for an evening meal away from the hotel or a night on the beers, Vilamoura is the place.

    San Lorenzo, Dona Filipa and YGT all highly recommended by this happy customer!



    The very best stay...

    My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy the fabulous scenery."

    Stableford Score - 35 Points

    Handicap - 12

    Great Venue...
    Good hotel, the course is fun to play and a good test of golf

    Stableford Score - 36 Points

    Handicap - 30

    Great course. Hotel needs improving...
    The course is outstanding and varied. The rooms in the hotel are tired and in need of upgrading. Would happily go back but maybe stay elsewhere.

    Handicap - 14


    We have been back in 2013, 2014, 2015...
    Great Course!

    Stableford Score - 30 Points

    Handicap - 25
    My favourite golf course of all time...
    I have been staying at Dona Filipa and playing San Lorenzo since the early years when golf was free if you stayed at the hotel. Sadly those days are long gone but I am regularly drawn back to the area. The course is always in great condition and although not the longest by modern standards the difficulty more than makes up for it. Some very challenging holes and outstanding scenery make this a venue not to miss.

    My Caddy Tip - "Plan to play when the tide is out! You can still play your recovery shot off the beach!"

    Stableford Score - 36 Points

    Handicap - 12


    Great Course...
    The 18th at San Lorenzo -  "Go For It "

    Stableford Score - 33 Points

    Handicap - 11
    Really Good Hotel...
    Really good hotel and challenging course for a high handicapper but very enjoyable.

    My Caddy Tip - "Be accurate rather than long!"

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 18
    Fantastic Course...
    My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy it."

    Handicap - 13
    Would go back, the course is fantastic.
    A very nice drive down to the beach. The Hotel is fine and they looked after us very well. My favorite hole is the 17th.

    Stableford Score - 31 Points

    Handicap - 13
    Have rebooked again for next year...
    The 18th at San Lorenzo is a fantastic hole

    Stableford Score
    - 35 Points

    Handicap - 18
    Great course, good hotel...
    Definitely worth playing it twice as you learn do much from the first round. I was 6 shots better on day 2 even after beer.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep your driver in the bag for most holes, you don't need it."

    Stableford Score - 33 Points

    Handicap - 17
    I had a great time...
    My wife and I had a nice break at Doña Filipa for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Hotel was lovely, although not quite as plush as we expected. The shuttle between the hotel and golf course was a bit hit and miss. Some people ended up getting taxis to the course as bus filled up very quickly. Would definitely go there again.
    I would go back...
    The 18th is a great hole!

    My Caddy Tip - "Use your handicap and don't go for shots where the odds are against you."
     
    Stableford Score - 36 Points

    Handicap - 7


    Difficult day as heavy rain so got drenched and gave up after 9...
    Hole 6, par 4 dog leg left off a high elevation tee has great views over the estuary / bird sanctuary.

    Stableford Score - 28 or Less

    Handicap - 10


    My favorite course in Portugal...
    There are few courses in the world which offer so many holes with outstanding views as well as quality fairways and greens. Each hole has different challenges with water coming into play on many. The 18th is as tough a finishing hole as you will find. The hotel is newly refurbished with good food. The adjacent private beach is pristine and the location is ideal.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep clear of the water."

    Stableford Score - 30 Points

    Handicap - 13
    Played 3 rounds at Amendoeira then 2 at San Lorenzo...
    Hotel was fabulous, had a free a la carte dinner on our last night our golf was average but we can't blame the courses for that.

    Stableford Score - 29 Points

    Handicap - 12
    Best Hotel. Best Golf Course...
    First few holes are good openers to settle you down, from the 6th on you know you are playing in a special place.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't expect to par every hole."

    Stableford Score - 39 or more

    Handicap - 7


    I'd go Back...
    Favorite hole is the 18th. Take plenty of balls and enjoy yourselves. Insect repellent would be good. 

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't try and drive water on the 18th."

    Stableford Score - 28 or Less

    Handicap - 21
    Still the best course in the Algarve...
    The holes along the beach side are fabulous. Not too penal off the tee but plenty of challenge. Great course!

    Stableford Score - 28 or Less

    Handicap - 12
    Great venue, delicious breakfast, fab location near bars, restaurants & beach...
    Great for families/golfers/couples. Have been over 20 times and never disappointed.

    5, 6, 7, 8, 6, 17, 18 all great holes. Work on you're chipping: the Bermuda grass is tricky compared to UK.

    My Caddy Tip - "Choose the right tees for your handicap, take a buggy, enjoy some great views. Buy water at supermarket for 25 cents a big bottle as opposed to €2.50 per small bottle!"

    Stableford Score - 32 Points 

    Handicap - 11
    Great hotel for a golf break...
    5th - 8th, 17th & 18th are fantastic holes. 

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 12
    Great Golf and Hotel...
    Great hotel, good location. Superb golf at San Lorenzo and Quinta.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't try to over power the courses, think your way round."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 7
    I will definitely be going again and again...
    May limit the golf at San Lorenzo and maybe drive to Penina. Pinheiros Altos was disappointing.

    Out of all the holes at San Lorenzo, the 6th & 7th would be my favorite holes.

    My Caddy Tip - "Play for the middle of the greens and club up."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 2

    Will always go back, great venue...
    All holes are good, especially number 6.

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 9
    Excellent combination of golf and a great hotel...
    18 was my favourite hole.

    Handicap - 8
    Great hotel, good course...
    6, 7, 8, 17 & 18 are all great holes with water - commit to the shot and take plenty of club. I was short on my approach shots quite a lot. The hotel is great and even better now it has been refurbished. Staff very friendly.

    My Caddy Tip - "Take plenty club as greens are receptive."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 3
    Going back again...
    Great course, plan to go back next year. Hotel ok, village area outside hotel excellent.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't always hit your longest club."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 20
    Great venue, although pace of play is very slow...
    Excellent venue for golf and accommodation. Hotel looks after clubs and arranges for transfer to buggies before your game. Excellent breakfast with a fantastic chefs omelette. A number of excellent holes with water in play.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep the ball on the fairway."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 14
    I'd go back...
    One of the best venues in the Algarve.

    My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 14
    Lovely course...
    Hotel was being refurbished whilst we were there. Going back again.

    My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

    Stableford Score - 31

    Handicap - 11
    I will go back...
    The hotel was very good and the 6th and 7th holes were just beautiful.

    My Caddy Tip - "Take a sky caddie with you."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 13
    Everyone should play this course...
    Fabulous golf course, the best in my opinion in the Algarve. The hotel is fine, I believe they are upgrading, so should be even better.

    My Caddy Tip - "Be careful where you drive - there is water in some interesting places!"

    Stableford Score - 39 or more

    Handicap - 26
    This is a great course, I would definitely go back...
    The holes by the estuary are great, you need to play the course a couple of times to get the feel for it.

    Stableford Score - 31

    Handicap - 8
    Great course
    Super course. On the 3rd round, I birdied 4 holes in a row, something which I have never done before... Alas I still paid the money out.

    My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy the course."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 9
    Excellent course in good condition for the time...
    The most interesting holes are around the lake, because of the views.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep it on the short stuff!"

    Stableford Score - 31

    Handicap - 8
    Good test of golf, very good condition...
    The most challenging hole is the 8th par 5.

    Handicap - 10
    I will definitely go back...
    San Lorenzo was a fair test and a great layout.

    Stableford Score - 30

    Handicap - 8
    Great golf and near beach...
    Enjoyed all of it.

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 16
    I am a regular visitor...
    Hotel great with fabulous breakfast, just enjoy a great course.

    My Caddy Tip - "Have a good warm up so that you enjoy this great course."

    Handicap - 2
    I'd go back...
    Great course, especially the stretch by the water. Hit it straight and you'll score well. Great greens. Hotel was great, restaurant superb, especially breakfasts.

    My Caddy Tip - "Be accurate off tee and you can score well."

    Stableford Score - 30

    Handicap - 6
    San Lorenzo was waterlogged and not well maintained...
    San Lorenzo is a great course but one that is now getting dated and because it is played predominantly as a "resort course" there are a lot of people playing the course who are not golfers so it is slow to get around.

    Stableford Score - 37

    Handicap - 2
    One of my favourite holiday destinations...
    Beautifully located hotel near an excellent beach, top class golf course, and good restaurants close by equals a great holiday. 

    My Caddy Tip - "If you go for the green on the 18th hit left."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 9
    San Lorenzo is a must for any golfer...
    Hotel dated but still ok. Ideally placed for playing San Lorenzo or the Vale de Lobo courses and right next to Montys for a great night out. San Lorenzo is a fantastic course offering a great challenge for golfers of all abilities. Several holes require length off the tee, however some of the longer holes have narrow fairway targets or doglegs which means it's not necessarily a driver off the tee at the par 5's. Water comes into play on a number of holes and 18 in particular has you driving down the left of a small lake to leave yourself a wedge across more water to the green. Well worth a visit for the hole alone.

    My Caddy Tip - "Accuracy off the tee is a better strategy than distance."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 12
    Hotel was excellent, course was in good condition...
    Golf break was good value for money - took friends who stayed and played for the first time and look forward to returning.

    Handicap - 26
    I'd go back...
    Great stay but a bit noisy when the nightclub comes out in early hours.

    Handicap - 25
    I'd go back...
    The Hotel was good and the 18th on Vale de Lobo was good.

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 7
    Great golf course and hotel...
    All the holes boarding the nature reserve were fantastic.

    My Caddy Tip - "Generally hit more right than left."

    Stableford Score - 37

    Handicap - 16
    San Lorenzo is a fantastic course, but Dona Filipa is not a five star hotel, food ok, bar pricey...
    You have to be a confident golfer to play San Lorenzo near your handicap allowance, holes near the sea can be demanding due to wind strength and accuracy will be rewarded more than distance. Enjoy it, it's quite unique!

    Stableford Score - 38

    Handicap - 10
    A fair resort course, with only one or two tricked up holes squeezed in to fit...
    I think holes four, five and ten where fair tests.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't use a driver on hole five."

    Stableford Score - 37

    Handicap - 9
    I will go back...
    18th was my favourite hole.

    Handicap - 24
    I'd go back, great location but hotel needs a refurb, great course...
    A beautiful and well kept course, definitely the best in the Algarve. Quaint clubhouse, and the hotel was nice and clean but in my opinion is starting to look a bit dated. All the staff were really helpful and friendly.

    My Caddy Tip - "Just keep the ball in play off the Tee! You don't need to use a driver on a lot of the holes."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 11
    I will return...
    Loved the holes close to the water. Hotel adequate when we visited. The rooms were a good size but generally rather tired. We were however, told that a renovation programme was being started.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep your head down!"

    Stableford Score - 32

    Handicap - 12
    Weather and golf made for a great break...
    San Lorenzo was in good condition, with fast greens and playing relatively easy as long as my drives were straight! The Dona Filipa was fine but we did not have one of the refurbished rooms which was disappointing. The staff were very attentive but it was a long walk from the bedroom to the breakfast restaurant and swimming pool.

    My Caddy Tip - "Lay up on 18 in two and enjoy the wedge to the green over the water."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 10
    I'd go back...
    We find all the holes very challenging. However, we all love San Lorenzo and the Dona Filipa Hotel and although we are all in our seventies we hope to make a trip next autumn.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't be too ambitious and play to your ability."

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 20
    My favourite course...
    A course I never tire of playing. Second nine is more difficult to score on. Sixth to nine great holes. Always in great condition.

    My Caddy Tip - "Play the 6th as a par five."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 20
    Great venue...
    18th hole was fantastic. Take plenty of golf balls.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't under club on your approach shots into the greens."

    Stableford Score - 35

    Handicap - 12
    I am going back in February 2016...
    All the holes were brilliant. Hotel very good.

    My Caddy Tip - "Keep as straight as you are able to as it is easy to find the water."

    Stableford Score - 32

    Handicap - 18

    My most favourite venue...
    A stunning picturesque course with many challenging holes, especially the par 5 8th, the par 4 18th, and the par 4 6th. All need thoughtful club selection and positioning of shots.

    My Caddy Tip - "Beware of the 8th, after a good drive care needs to be taken on the next shot."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 16
    Outstanding venue and hospitality...
    Played this golf course many times and its always a pleasure and a challenge.

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 12
    I'd go back...
    1st is a dog-leg left, play for the middle of the fairway. The hotel was/is first class.

    My Caddy Tip - "Greens are tricky."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 14
    Great golf courses. Hotel is a bit on the big side, but very good...
    I thought the Montgomery course was superb, especially when they were playing the Turkish open on it.

    Stableford Score - 37

    Handicap - 5
    A perfect golf venue...
    We really enjoyed all of the Pestana courses. The villa we had was lovely and we were made welcome at all the venues. Perfect for a Portuguese golf holiday.

    Stableford Score - 35

    Handicap - 18
    I'd go back...
    Keep it straight on 18th.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't use a driver."

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 16
    Loved it...
    Hotel is good but not really 5 stars.

    My Caddy Tip - "Play to your handicap and don't be too optimistic."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 25
    Have played many times and always keen to go back...
    All holes need thought and careful strategy to play them well - great experience.

    My Caddy Tip - "Consider course management and your ability."

    Stableford Score - 30

    Handicap - 16
    Great course...
    Beautiful course and weather - a true test.

    Handicap - 16
    Dona Filipa is fantastic as ever. The clubhouse at San Lorenzo needs a makeover & lets hotel down...
    San Lorenzo is my favourite course of all. Unfortunately I was not paired with anyone on two of the occasions during the week which was disappointing. 

    Handicap - 21
    Like to go back
    Favourites were 5, 6, 7, 8. Hotels good but needed a do up.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't buy balls off the course prowlers."

    Stableford Score - 35

    Handicap - 7
    Tough course, but love it...
    The course is the star here - I think the hotel rooms could do with an upgrade. But I would rather that way round.

    My Caddy Tip - "Plot your way round - there are several very tough holes."

    Stableford Score - 32

    Handicap - 7
    This is my 6th visit...
    Now that I can play San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos in the package it is more interesting. I can then add a twilight in Val de Lobo and have three courses in the seven days. The hotel is always welcoming. The staff are not changing often so they remember the guests and greet you as old friends.

    My Caddy Tip - "Take plenty of balls!"

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 30
    I'd go back, though personally prefer Penina...
    17 was an excellent hole.

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 14
    The rough was soft and deep enough to lose a ball just feet off the fairway...
    The hotel was double booked.

    My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy the golf."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 5
    I'd go back...
    The 6th was fantastic with a drive over the corner.

    My Caddy Tip - "Avoid all water."

    Handicap - 15
    Go every year...
    Good course and great hotel with lots of very good restaurants nearby, do not need a car.

    My Caddy Tip - "Play 18 as a par 5."

    Stableford Score - 32

    Handicap - 15
    Will be going back, great golf and Don Filipa is an excellent hotel...
    Best holes were 6th, 7th and 18th on San Lorenzo.

    My Caddy Tip - "Excellent greens and well protected by bunkers."

    Stableford Score - 29

    Handicap - 20
    I would definitely return...
    San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos are superb courses and well worth playing.

    Stableford Score - 39 or more

    Handicap - 16
    I have visited at least 10 times...
    Course as always is a joy, would be my choice for a last ever round. Hotel good but bedrooms a little tired, but will not stop us returning.

    My Caddy Tip - "Take an extra club on 2."

    Stableford Score - 38

    Handicap - 9
    Nice course...
    Hotel was very nice, good course to play 2 or 3 times during a visit.

    My Caddy Tip - "Just play normally, with a little care."

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 28

    Great place for all courses in area...
    Hotel has been recently upgraded (did need it). San Lorenzo is a great course all year round with dramatic closing holes.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't go in the water."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 8
    I have rebooked for 8 people in July 2016...
    Altos and any in Val Do Lobo area is my type of golf.

    My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy the experience."

    Stableford Score - 34

    Handicap - 12
    Great course...
    Best holes were round the beach. 6 & 7 and 16 & 17 were great with plenty of wildlife to see.

    My Caddy Tip - "Get your lines right on 6 & 7 - card wreckers."

    Stableford Score - 36

    Handicap - 5
    We would go back anytime....
    San Lorenzo was great. Varied course, some hills-drops, generous fairways. Val de Lobo is a must play. Royal had a fantastic 16th over the beach-ravine par 3. Off season local shops not open. Need a car or taxi for decent restaurants. Hotel renovation offer for foods at SL Club was great.

    My Caddy Tip - "On SL hit right to get the run needed. Greens were slow but true. Hang back on 5th or run off onto the beach mud!"

    Stableford Score - 30

    Handicap - 18
    Very good, well kept course...
    The Hotel was first class. Great staff.

    Handicap - 21
    I have been there before and had no hesitation in returning...
    All the holes around the water were fantastic. Bring your A game. The hotel was finishing its refurbishment but still quality.

    My Caddy Tip - "Course management is important."

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 6
    Great venue, lovely course...
    All 18 were excellent holes. Hotel very nice!

    My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the water."

    Stableford Score - 31

    Handicap - 10
    I'd go back...
    All are good.

    My Caddy Tip - "Driver in the bag only."

    Stableford Score - 28 or less

    Handicap - 16
    Great venue in every way...
    All of the holes are good. Aim for right side of fairway on most holes. Play early as you get an easy run. The hotel is excellent - good room service, mattresses and pillows which lots of hotels do not have. Bus runs to golf course every 40 minutes.

    My Caddy Tip - "If you are not a single figure handicapper play of the yellow tees or shorter."

    Stableford Score - 35

    Handicap - 7
    Great venue for golf...
    The 4th hole is my favourite. Drive from a high tee position, not too far or you're in the sea. Dare you cut the corner and risk losing your ball? Don't slice your second shot or you're in the sea.

    My Caddy Tip - "Play away from the water with your drives on 17 and 18."

    Stableford Score - 32

    Handicap - 20
    Great course and classy hotel...
    San Lorenzo is a top quality layout. A driver isn't required until the 8th, with accuracy from the tee being of greater importance. Holes 6, 7, 10, 13 and 18 are my favourites. The 10th is the best driving hole and 18 is a really good finishing hole.

    My Caddy Tip - "Don't miss the pin on the par 3 second to the right."

    Stableford Score - 31

    Handicap - 4
    Great resort...
    There are few weak holes on this course and you'll love the quality of the maintenance. Believe in the yardages and just remember that they are measured in metres! (Plus 10%) The Hotel is very comfortable and still reflects the glory days of when it was built, so be kind to it!

    Stableford Score - 33

    Handicap - 7
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