American architect William Mitchell designed the original 27 holes at Quinta do Lago in 1974 and his third loop of nine now forms part of the North course (the first two loops form the South course). Joe Lee added a fourth loop in the early 1990s and to complete a full house. The North Course was totally redesigned in 2014, by renowned architect Beau Welling, in conjunction with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.
The North is one of the Algarve’s most charming courses and it is reminiscent to and almost as pretty as a Melbourne Sandbelt course. Many holes are framed with stately umbrella pines and some greens nestle in truly magnificent sites. One of the most visually appealing holes in the spectacular 361-metre par four 12th which features a 3-acre lake. This hole doglegs its way around the lake in an alarming fashion leaving a treacherous approach shot to a large undulating green.
- Year of Opening - 1974
- Designer - W. Mitchell & R. Roquemore
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6732 Yards