The iconic South Course at Quinta do Lago scooped two major awards at the World Golf Awards.
After being named Portugal’s top course at the 2021 World Golf Awards, the resort landed the same accolade at this year’s event, along with the crown of Europe’s Best to make it a double celebration.
The newly renovated South Course claimed last year’s top spot in the country following a €7million upgrade – and success at the 2022 World Golf Awards is a fitting final flourish as the resort’s 50th anniversary celebrations drew to a close. The accolades will come as no surprise to those familiar with the iconic par-72 design, which has hosted the Portuguese Open on eight occasions. The course is also a regular venue for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship.
The renovation of the South Course, which emphasised the resort’s commitment to sustainability, encompassed every fairway, bunker, tee and green across all 18 holes. Improved irrigation and a switch to new species of grass have significantly bolstered water efficiency across the layout, drastically cutting back waste in a key area. However, the resort’s two other 18-hole championship golf courses – the North Course and Laranjal – have not been overlooked in the quest for golf’s greener future. Amplified biodiversity, reduced plastic usage and homegrown produce are among the key concepts implemented throughout all of the resort’s courses, culinary options and accommodation.
Quinta do Lago’s reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf and travel has only been reinforced by the latest award, which proves that its green approach can offer the same standard of world-class golf and travel guests have come to expect. Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago, said: “We’re honoured to be recognised at the World Golf Awards once again. We took a lot of pride in making the South Course even better and to win this award for the second year in a row reflects our desire to keep moving forward. The resort is never satisfied standing still, so there’s more to come in 2023.”
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