European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will officially open his latest golf course design project in October at the redeveloped North Course of Portugal’s Quinta do Lago resort. McGinley has redesigned the layout in close collaboration with renowned American architect Beau Welling. The course redevelopment is part of a €29m investment programme that has been undertaken by Quinta do Lago since 2009, with a further €21m planned to be spent on improving its facilities in the next three years.
A frequent visitor to Quinta do Lago for more than 20 years, the North Course is the latest major project that McGinley has been involved in at Quinta do Lago after opening his Paul McGinley Golf Academy in 2011 and launching a new TaylorMade Fitting Centre last year.
McGinley said, “This has been a very exciting project to be involved in and Beau and I are very proud of what we have created. I’ve been coming to Quinta do Lago with my family for many years now and it keeps getting better and better. The new design will test golfers in many different ways and I believe this is a great addition to Europe’s leading destination.”