The Quinta do Lago resort, just 15 minutes from Faro airport in the Algarve, has a proud history for its dedication to developing young golfers – having hosted both the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship and the Paul McGinley Junior Cup for the last five years.
The resort’s junior programs are for boys and girls in two age sections – from three to five and six to 15 – are designed to be engaging and exciting, ensuring youngsters enjoy playing golf while also improving their skills.
The camps, which take place at the Paul McGinley Academy, run Monday to Friday from June 25 to August 31, with the games-based teaching using the innovative SNAG learning equipment for Tiny Tees – for three to five-year-olds – from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. costing just €75/$88 USD per week or €20/$23 USD per day.
For players who have yet to discover golf, there is a ‘Rookies’ course for youngsters aged six to 15 that teaches the basics, costing €200/$234 USD per week for one child or €185/$216 USD each if there is more than one sibling, while one day is just €50/$59 USD.
The program for the more experienced youngsters, ‘Stars’ – where youngsters aged six to 15 can hone their skills – is the same price as the ‘Rookies’ school, and both run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A welcome pack, drink and a snack are also included in the price.
All players taking part in both the ‘Stars’ and ‘Rookies’ programs will each receive a passport that will allow them to chart their progress during the week with putting, chipping, pitching and long game all covered, while there is also a mini golf session one morning.
Golf lies at the heart of Quinta do Lago, with three 18-hole Championship courses – the North, South and Laranjal – while also being home to Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Center in southern Europe.