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 sixth, a par-4 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.
The easiest way to experience the 7-time Portuguese Open host is to stay at the Dona Filipa Hotel.
|Designed by||Joe Lee|
|Opened for play||1988|
|White||6,831 yards||SSS 73|
|Yellow||6,402 yards||SSS 72|
|Red||5,655 yards||SSS 73|
San Lorenzo Golf Course is ranked as one of the best courses in Portugal