Without a doubt one of Europe's premier golf holiday destinations, guests will enjoy five-star luxury accommodation at the renowned Dona Filipa resort and the awesome challenge of San Lorenzo Golf Course on Portugal’s beautiful southern coast. A serious contender for best course in Portugal, San Lorenzo is a thrilling 18 holes of golf, as it works past lakes, pines and villas en route to the infamous Ria Formosa lagoon. 

Set in the heart of the Algarve, on the stunning southern coast of Portugal, Dona Filipa Hotel is in an incredible location, only 20 minutes from Faro International Airport. Just a two-minute walk from the golden sands of Vale do Lobo Beach, the hotel itself is fabulous. Sleek and contemporary in design, the hotel offers everything you would expect of a 5-star establishment. The restaurants are a particular highlight, boasting some of the best dishes in the region. 

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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.


Course Information

Par 72
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

Tees

White 6,822 yards SSS 72
Yellow 6,383 yards SSS 72
Blue 5,837 yards SSS 74
Red 5,655 yards 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.

Accommodation at Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course

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
  • In House Restaurant
  • In House Bar
  • Nearby Beaches
  • On-Site Parking
  • Minibar
  • Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Call
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wake-up Call
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6.0
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Accommodation in a suite was excellent

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8.0
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Excellent

Beautiful hotel in excellent location. Very friendly and helpful staff

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8.0
Very Good

We enjoyed our stay and would go back

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8.0
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8.0
Very Good

Just makes do as a golf hotel. Hopeless for golfers grub Fantastic at charging ++,very meanly for room coffee, outdoor pool not heated. Buggies a must but 50 euro a throw. Great local restaurants but transport needed but not far. Breakfast and take away lunch first class.

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10
Excellent

Stayed in upgraded Superior Room with sea & golf course view. Very well setup for golfers with onsite parking & a club locker facility for hotel guests. Well trained, attentive staff provide a great service & overall experience at The Dona Filipa.

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6.0
Good

Rooms are very dated and certainly not 5* The organisation of the courtesy bus to San Lorenzo is poor. They have become complacent, we have been many times but will probably not go back until we hear of better reports. Very disapointed.

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Excellent

The staff couldn't have been more helpful

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Excellent

Excellent hotel every comfort you could wish for and a short walk to the beach. Every need was catered for. Staff very helpful. Our only criticism was the shuttle service from hotel to the golf course which ran far too infrequently and not many spaces, which prompted us to contact your company while we were away.

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10
Excellent

First class hotel. A lot of the rooms have been updated but we were in one of the old rooms which was no problem. The room was very good and spacious and the service was fantastic. Breakfast was a real treat with maximum choice including creamy porridge. Hotel were very good and even treated us to drinks in a cocktail hour. Only issue was asked to provide a fixed sum credit to use which I cannot understand why they simply use a credit card swipe on register like any other hotels. Doing a credit entails more transactions and possibly credit back which takes time and possibly exchange costs. I explained to a manager that this works against them and we used outside facilities rather than get involved. Other than this thoroughly recommend your golf travel and Dona Felipe.

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10
Excellent

Second time stay at Donna Filipa and can't fault the hotel. If any complaint it would be about the cost of drinks, a G&T cost €13, needless to say I went elsewhere to get my drinks.

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8.0
Very Good

The hotel is very nice although not quite 5 star. We stayed in the unrefurbished rooms and are a bit tired but perfectly acceptable. It's just a short walk to the bars and restaurants in Vale do Lobo which are a little quiet at the end of March. Vilamoura is much busier and a 20 euro taxi ride away.

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6.0
Good

Everything was excellent

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8.0
Very Good

Nice large room, and comfortable bed

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8.0
Very Good

Staff very friendly, but food especially breakfast poor. The coffee at breakfast was undrinkable. No gym very unusual for a 5 star hotel

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Excellent

Nice room overlooking the 17th at VDL a bit tired possibly, we weren't in the newly revamped section and some of the staff felt a bit "manana" if you know what I mean. Great spot though, met some interesting folk and had a good time, will go back.

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Excellent

Excellent hotel with helpful and friendly staff throughout

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6.0
Good

The Evening meal at the Hotel in the main restaurant was very poor quality. So much so that all six of us in our group complained to the Hotel management. Consequently we ate out on all the other evenings

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10
Excellent

Hotel excellent as usual star very helpful. Bus drivers were very accommodating.

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10
Excellent

We were extremely please with the beautiful pristine hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and they upgraded us to newly refurbished rooms which were excellent. We would definitely go back.

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Excellent

Lovely hotel.Very comfortable. Superb breakfast choice. Service and staff very pleasant and helpful.

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Excellent

new rooms are very nice -spacious and well equipped

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8.0
Very Good

Great welcome and check in. Staff are friendly, professional and extremely helpful.Premium rooms are a must - super comfortable and well equipped. Very close to beach and selection of bars and restaurants. We would stay again but only on a bed and breakfast basis - plenty of restaurants within walking or short driving distance. Food in hotel restaurants apart from breakfast was disappointing.

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Excellent

Lovely hotel, really nice now it has been refurbished. Our room was traditionally furnished which I really liked rather than the usual rather bland modern decor. Beautiful tiles and Portuguese furniture. The breakfast was outstanding, such a good choice and constant attention from the staff. Best hotel buffet I've had for a long time. Just a shame no one south of Dover can do English bacon!! Joking aside, a lovely hotel, wonder location right on the beach, can't fault it.

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8.0
Very Good

Great breakfast to get the stay started. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Lovely staff, always most helpful with everything.

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Excellent

Brilliant hotel lovely rooms and super breakfast as goodasitgets really

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Excellent

Fantastic hotel great atmosphere superb facilities heated pool top notch

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Excellent

Excellent hotel, staff very efficient and freindly.

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Excellent

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6.0
Good

A good fun hotel in a good position.

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10
Excellent

Spacious double room, with large comfortable bed. Cleaned daily, with towels replaced twice each day if required.

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8.0
Very Good

We were in some of the old rooms which are in need of some modernisation. I think it needs to be made clearer when booking about the difference in the rooms. Some of our party upgraded and were expecting the refurbished rooms and were disappointed when they had the old rooms with a slightly better view. They couldn’t be called ‘superior’. The hotel was as always very relaxing with excellent service in a great location.

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10
Excellent

Elegant and stylish reception. Luxurious room and lovely view of the golf course and sea. Tea making facility was useful too.

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Excellent

Hotel exceptionally well run. Great outdoor pool area and within easy walking distance to a very good classical Algarve beach with hotel beds on the beach too at no charge. Hotel free bus to its golf courses, so just be on your game an organist your transport 1 day in advance.

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6.0
Good

The hot breakfast was always cold and not the best of quality Although the quality of the cold buffet was a lot better. Quality of the staff in the restaurant was good. The drinks were very expensive staff very poorly trained The Irish coffee was the worst we ever had, entertainment to loud the size of room

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Excellent
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Great hotel, great service, great golf course - five star rating all the way. 
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Excellent
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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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
I'd go back...
All are good.

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

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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8.0
Very Good
Great venue, lovely course...
All 18 were excellent holes. Hotel very nice!

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the water."

Stableford Score - 31

Handicap - 10
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
Very good, well kept course...
The Hotel was first class. Great staff.

Handicap - 21
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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

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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
I would definitely return...
San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos are superb courses and well worth playing.

Stableford Score - 39 or more

Handicap - 16
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
I'd go back...
The 6th was fantastic with a drive over the corner.

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid all water."

Handicap - 15
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
I'd go back, though personally prefer Penina...
17 was an excellent hole.

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 14
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
Great course...
Beautiful course and weather - a true test.

Handicap - 16
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
I'd go back...
Keep it straight on 18th.

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

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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10
Excellent
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
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Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
Outstanding venue and hospitality...
Played this golf course many times and its always a pleasure and a challenge.

Stableford Score - 34

Handicap - 12
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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

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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
I will go back...
18th was my favourite hole.

Handicap - 24
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4.0
Average
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
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6.0
Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
I'd go back...
The Hotel was good and the 18th on Vale de Lobo was good.

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 7
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Excellent
I'd go back...
Great stay but a bit noisy when the nightclub comes out in early hours.

Handicap - 25
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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6.0
Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
Great golf and near beach...
Enjoyed all of it.

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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10
Excellent
I will definitely go back...
San Lorenzo was a fair test and a great layout.

Stableford Score - 30

Handicap - 8
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10
Excellent
Good test of golf, very good condition...
The most challenging hole is the 8th par 5.

Handicap - 10
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
Lovely course...
Hotel was being refurbished whilst we were there. Going back again.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

Stableford Score - 31

Handicap - 11
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10
Excellent
I'd go back...
One of the best venues in the Algarve.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 14
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
Excellent combination of golf and a great hotel...
18 was my favourite hole.

Handicap - 8
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10
Excellent
Will always go back, great venue...
All holes are good, especially number 6.

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 9
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10
Excellent
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

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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
Great hotel for a golf break...
5th - 8th, 17th & 18th are fantastic holes. 

Stableford Score - 34

Handicap - 12
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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


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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
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
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8.0
Very Good
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


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10
Excellent
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


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8.0
Very Good
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.
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8.0
Very Good
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
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10
Excellent
Have rebooked again for next year...
The 18th at San Lorenzo is a fantastic hole

Stableford Score
- 35 Points

Handicap - 18
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8.0
Very Good
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
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8.0
Very Good
Fantastic Course...
My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy it."

Handicap - 13
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10
Excellent
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
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10
Excellent
Great Course...
The 18th at San Lorenzo -  "Go For It "

Stableford Score - 33 Points

Handicap - 11
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10
Excellent
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


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10
Excellent
We have been back in 2013, 2014, 2015...
Great Course!

Stableford Score - 30 Points

Handicap - 25
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6.0
Good
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


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10
Excellent
Great Venue...
Good hotel, the course is fun to play and a good test of golf

Stableford Score - 36 Points

Handicap - 30

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10
Excellent
The very best stay...

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

Stableford Score - 35 Points

Handicap - 12

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Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

The course had two many people playing average 5 hours playing for two ball which is very disappointing

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

A nice course but not as good as the Pineiros Altos

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Our 1st day 1st 9 holes were quick but after that we waited a lot on the tees. 2nd day play was very very slow, we discussed it with the ranger and shop and it appears they only leave 5-8 mins between putting players out. We also played Quinta de Lago who space 10 mins between players and play moved well.

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Greens far too slow for May. Easy driving course ,only nine good holes really. Some form of bag carriage essential

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Very nicely presented course as always. Many attractive holes with glorious views. Course is sufficiently challenging for all levels of player & is a fair & interesting test for most. Resort course playing pace may feel slow for club players but it is a pleasant walk so take your time & enjoy it!

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

San Lorenzo is living off the past and they need to improve, the service of food / drinks on the course is very poor. The course looks scruffy. Can't believe we have to pay top dollar for the course and then pay for range balls. Buggies way too expensive (No SatNav !!)

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

A course I will always remember

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Slow rounds 5 hours on course. No Marshall to speed play up. Had some difficult but beautiful holes. Buggies very expensive would have thought at that price they would have had GPS .

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Enjoyed the course although we only played off yellows. Off whites it would be a different issue. Greens were good but some of the fairways looking for some attention with creeping grass. Staff and reception were very good.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Second visit to San Lorenzo maybe because it was early in the season there was still quite a bit of work going on. However, the greens were very good and the setting is just magnificent. My issue is regarding the cost of buggy hire which was €50 per round. This is bordering on scandalous.

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

San Lorenzo is a fabulous course layout with challenging holes around the beach and alongside/over the numerous lakes. The greens were great however a few fairways didn't look their best but were very playable.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Fantastic

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Reasonably quiet when we played in early March. Some of the fairways and greens looking a bit tired.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Practice facilities extremely poor. Locker room tiny, staff not friendly. Fairways had hardly any grass and patches everywhere. Greens were pretty good. San Lorenzo looked very tired compared to when I last played it 10+ years ago

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

As in saying Penina was average, off the yellows this wasn't really hard except for holes 6,7,8 and 18. You are presented in the main with wide fairways and true greens, the staff there were good fun too.

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Good layout but in need of care and attention. Greens ok but fairways poor. Practice facilities very poor. Past it’s best unless there is some investment.

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Not quite in tip top condition. Maybe the time of year

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Really enjoyable. Greens very good for this time of year.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Course was good and the second round was very quick we had no one in front of us. Really enjoyed course but found 18 th hole very challenging

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Course has very interesting layout and not boring.Last two holes were very tough.Real card wreckers. Overall is a very quality course. Clubhouse not as luxurious as some others others in the Algarve.Did not be a match with the course quality.But was adequate.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

A great course. not as manicured as Quinta and Laranjal but a good test with some delightful holes by the nature reserve.

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6.0
Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Clubhouse is tired and needs updating. Practice facilities are limited and not particularly good. It’s a hard course and the greens are very tricky. There is a lot of risk but not much reward unless you are a low handicapper. Would not recommend for anyone like us with handicaps of 22 and 23. The condition of the course was ok though (December 2019). We wouldn’t play again - there are plenty of other courses nearby offering a better experience and value for money.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Always a delight to play San Lorenzo. Some very challenging holes and then a few with wide fairways and easier green approaches. The signature hole on 18th is a nightmare, but enormous fun - a double dog-leg! I always enjoy the holes down by the River Formosa, very tricky with the greens out into the water, but so great to play. Still one of my favourite courses. We had a late lunch afterwards in the clubhouse, the food was excellent and service very good. Nice staff, nothing is too much trouble.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Best golf layout in the Algarve. Some stunning holes overlooking the Ria Formosa nature reserve and the Atlantic. Always a pleasure to play.

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Very good course good test of golf condition good shame didn’t use any insect spray got 35 bites arms legs and head

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

For the time of year brilliant must play again apap

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Superb course, one of our favourites.

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Last played here in 2006 when the condition of the course was first class We found that the condition of the course had deteriorated since then. Fairways covered in creeping thatch making very poor lies in places however we enjoyed playing the course again

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

A good course which i would play again .We had some poor weather at the end of the round which made the last 4 holes not so enjoyable.

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Teed off late morning, and there was a lot of slow traffic ahead of us. Gave us time to admire the views and guess how much each of the villas around the course would cost! A number of great holes - greens and tee boxes not in the best condition - would play it again and hope to get round in less than 5 hours!

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Lovely golf course. Felt the tees were a little poor but this was maybe due to heavy volume of players but overall the course was in good condition. We did have one particularly slow round which was over 5 hours.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Enjoyable rounds. Well maintained course and greens were reasonable. Allowed to play on our own (instead of having to pair up with strangers). Buggies were basic considering they cost 50€! Changing rooms very small but well equipped. Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.

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10
Excellent
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

Great all round golf course. Difficulty average from yellow tees, white tees longer and thus much more testing. Take your choice. Course in excellent condition.

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8.0
Very Good
San Lorenzo Golf Course (Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Course)

The course was in good condition although the round was slow you would expect that on a resort course about 5 hours. Buggies very expensive to hire.

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10
Excellent
Your Golf Travel organised our golf trip perfectly.
Great hotel, great service, great golf course - five star rating all the way. 
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Martin – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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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Anthony – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Ian – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Colin – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Eamon – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back...
All are good.

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

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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Paul Gerard – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
Great venue, lovely course...
All 18 were excellent holes. Hotel very nice!

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the water."

Stableford Score - 31

Handicap - 10
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John – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Michael – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Very good, well kept course...
The Hotel was first class. Great staff.

Handicap - 21
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Jordan – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Patrick – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Clive – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Terry – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Ben – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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

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Alan – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Peter – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I would definitely return...
San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos are superb courses and well worth playing.

Stableford Score - 39 or more

Handicap - 16
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Carol – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Brian – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Margaret – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back...
The 6th was fantastic with a drive over the corner.

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid all water."

Handicap - 15
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Tony – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Stuart – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back, though personally prefer Penina...
17 was an excellent hole.

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 14
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Jim – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Yann – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Deirdre – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Chris – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Lesley – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
Great course...
Beautiful course and weather - a true test.

Handicap - 16
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Russell – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Sue – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Jan – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back...
Keep it straight on 18th.

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

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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Paul – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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David – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Outstanding venue and hospitality...
Played this golf course many times and its always a pleasure and a challenge.

Stableford Score - 34

Handicap - 12
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Tony – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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

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Peter – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Chris – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Nelson – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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William – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Robert – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Michael – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Paul – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I will go back...
18th was my favourite hole.

Handicap - 24
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Barrie – Reviewed
4.0
Average
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
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Michael – Reviewed
6.0
Good
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
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Ivan – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
I'd go back...
The Hotel was good and the 18th on Vale de Lobo was good.

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 7
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Brian – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back...
Great stay but a bit noisy when the nightclub comes out in early hours.

Handicap - 25
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Ann – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Janet – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Ronnie – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Richard – Reviewed
6.0
Good
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
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Jonathan – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Peter – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Colin – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Great golf and near beach...
Enjoyed all of it.

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 16
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Lindsey – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I will definitely go back...
San Lorenzo was a fair test and a great layout.

Stableford Score - 30

Handicap - 8
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Roger – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Good test of golf, very good condition...
The most challenging hole is the 8th par 5.

Handicap - 10
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Dennis – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Roger – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Mark – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Les – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Lou – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Deborah – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Lovely course...
Hotel was being refurbished whilst we were there. Going back again.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

Stableford Score - 31

Handicap - 11
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Chas – Reviewed
10
Excellent
I'd go back...
One of the best venues in the Algarve.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are great."

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 14
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John – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Charles – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Ian – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Mike – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
Excellent combination of golf and a great hotel...
18 was my favourite hole.

Handicap - 8
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Henrik – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Will always go back, great venue...
All holes are good, especially number 6.

Stableford Score - 33

Handicap - 9
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Roger – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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

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Les – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Richard – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
Great hotel for a golf break...
5th - 8th, 17th & 18th are fantastic holes. 

Stableford Score - 34

Handicap - 12
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Paul – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Bill – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Sue – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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


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Stephen – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Howard – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Tony – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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


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Steve – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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


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Alan – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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.
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Roger – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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Martyn – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Have rebooked again for next year...
The 18th at San Lorenzo is a fantastic hole

Stableford Score
- 35 Points

Handicap - 18
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Alan – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
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
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John – Reviewed
8.0
Very Good
Fantastic Course...
My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy it."

Handicap - 13
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Noelle – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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
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Graham – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Great Course...
The 18th at San Lorenzo -  "Go For It "

Stableford Score - 33 Points

Handicap - 11
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John – Reviewed
10
Excellent
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


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Bryan – Reviewed
10
Excellent
We have been back in 2013, 2014, 2015...
Great Course!

Stableford Score - 30 Points

Handicap - 25
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Ian – Reviewed
6.0
Good
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


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Ken – Reviewed
10
Excellent
Great Venue...
Good hotel, the course is fun to play and a good test of golf

Stableford Score - 36 Points

Handicap - 30

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Pat – Reviewed
10
Excellent
The very best stay...

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

Stableford Score - 35 Points

Handicap - 12

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Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How much does a buggy cost to hire?

A - 18 holes - €53.00, 9 holes - €28.00

Q - How much does it cost to hire a trolley?

A - Automatic - €22.00, Manual - €8.00