One of golf’s in-form players this season, Ricardo Gouveia is on target to make a welcome return to the European Tour in 2022, and golfers are being offered the exclusive chance to discover the secrets of the Portuguese star at Quinta do Lago this summer and autumn.

Gouveia, the highest-ranked Portuguese player of all time and winner of last month’s Italian Challenge on the European Challenge Tour, has joined forces with Europe’s premier golf, sports and family resort for the second year running to offer amateurs a round of golf that they will never forget with Quinta do Lago’s ‘Golf Pro Experience’.

The former world number 77 has enjoyed an impressive upturn in form in 2021, rising 700 places in the rankings to be ranked just outside the world’s top-300 players, and his victory in Italy moved him up to third in the 2021 Challenge Tour standings.

Gouveia has a long-standing association with Quinta do Lago dating back to his childhood days growing up in the Algarve, and there are few people that know the prestigious venue’s three championship golf courses better than him.

Bookable for two or three players, the ‘Golf Pro Experience’ includes 18 holes with a buggy on any of the resort’s three courses. Subject to availability throughout 2020, prices start from €299 per person for two players and €266 per person for a three-player experience.

Quinta do Lago’s close relationship with Gouveia is a further example of the award-winning resort’s elite standing in the golf industry, with its reputation set to be boosted further this autumn with the reopening of the venue’s famous South Course following a €7m golf improvement programme.

Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and just a 15-minute drive from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of Europe’s elite golf, sports and family destinations for nearly five decades and features a combination of world-class golf and lifestyle facilities.

As well as three 18-hole championship golf courses and outstanding practice facilities, guests can enjoy an array of sports at the state-of-the-art performance centre The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to train and live well.

Complementing the facilities is a choice of 13 first-class bars and restaurants that deliver a range of delicious world cuisines, including the acclaimed Bovino Steakhouse and UMAMI – the resort’s first Asian restaurant which opened last month – and accommodation at the boutique The Magnolia Hotel.

For more details and to book a ‘Golf Pro Experience’ at Quinta do Lago, please phone +351 289 390 700 or email (please note that the packages are subject to availability)


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