Penina Golf Course - Championship

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What we say

The Algarve hasn't looked back since the late, great Sir Henry Cotton created Penina Golf Course - Portugal's first resort golf course. Penina literally set the Algarve ball rolling in 1966 and is a true class act..and you need to be pretty classy to get the better of it. Precious few have managed to achieve that feat - the many lakes make sure of that! There are also a bettery of strategically-placed bunkers and around 4,000 trees.

Soft spikes required

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One of the best golf course in Portugal, the exclusive and challenging 18 hole Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course is completed by two other 9 holes golf courses the Resort course and Academy course. Visited by the most famous golf players worldwide, it has hosted the prestigious Algarve Portuguese Open 10 times. This is definitely golfers' paradise.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs -
  • TG Rating Not yet rated
  • Players Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Address
    PO Box 146, Penina, Portimao , ,
  • Tel +351 282 420 200
  • Website

Course Information

Course 73 par
Course Style -
Green Fees €80 - Low Season, €120 - High Season
Course Length 6,860 yards (6,273 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty -
Course Membership Other

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course has: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course has: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 Brilliant!

    By Scratchman

    Look no further - the Championship course really is a true Championship layout - one of the very few in southern Europe!

  • 5 out of 5 Amazing

    By andy799

    Stayed and played there this summer. Was great hotel and the course was in awesome condition. The course requires accuary and is a real test. Exceptional must play!

  • 4.5 out of 5 HSSGC Open 2008 Day 3

    By Powdrell

    Played it last year & was equally as impressed if not more this year! After playing the more expensive & inferior Quinta da Lago & Vale de Lobo Royal, coming to Penina was a delight. Par 3 SI of 7,9,11 & 14 meant none of your pitch & putt stuff. Par 5's that require three good shots to get there and a welcome better than anywhere visited thus far on the Algarve. Yes, a forty five minute drive from Albufeira but well well worth it! A gem that must not be missed!

  • 4.5 out of 5 the best on the Algarve

    By pocka

    having played at lot of courses on the algarve you cant find any better its got somthing for golfers of all abilities

  • 4.5 out of 5 HSSGC Golf Open 2007 Day 2

    By Powdrell

    Lengthy drive for base camp in Albufira but worth the wait! Golf course a absolute delight to play and one our society will be re-visiting without fail!

  • 4 out of 5 Great Challenge

    By Martyn Walker

    If you can afford it, well worth a visit, some tough long par 4's, always in good nick, I will be back when I've saved up some money.

  • 5 out of 5 Brill-You got to be a pro like me to play there

    By Anonymous

    Great course no faults, bit pricey, but wotta experience and a challenge

  • 4 out of 5 Bloody hard!

    By Anonymous

    Great course but bloody hard. Not for high handicappers

  • 4 out of 5 Be Prepared

    By Anonymous

    Wonderful features that require good course management. Be sure to understand the distances stated in metres rather than yards. Fairways are soft sand based and can give the impression you're tearing up the course. Challenging but a must play course for the Algarve.

  • 4 out of 5 Great Experience

    By Anonymous

    The course is a real challenge, especially on the longer par 4's. If your long game is not working, play the acadamy course instead. However, if you are OK off the tees, go ahead and have a great round.

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