Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course
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.
Designed by: Joseph Lee
Opened for play: 1988
Awards: IAGTO “Europe Golf Resort of the Year” 2009; Golf World UK’s “27th top course in Europe” 2009.
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
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.
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- In House Restaurant
- In House Bar
- Nearby Beaches
- On-Site Parking
- Satellite TV
- Wake-up Call
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Wake-up Call
Stableford Score - 36 Points
Handicap - 30
My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy the fabulous scenery."
Stableford Score - 35 Points
Handicap - 12
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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
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.