Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó,
Sintra, Lisboa Region 2714-511
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).
9-hole Monastery (Mosteiro) course (2588 metres). Max hcp: 36.
23 km W of Lisbon
Take the A5 east from Lisbon. Leave motorway at exit 10 and follow N9, direction Sintra/Autodrome. Turn left 1.6 kms after the Autodrome main entrance (ignore sign to Ribeira P. Longa), then follow signs to Penha Longa.
Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course): Up in the Sintra hills, in the grounds of a former monastery, lies one of continental Europe’s finest golf courses. Penha Longa's hilly, dramatic and fabulously challenging Atlantic course, burst onto the Portuguese golfing scene in the early 1990s. It has been a must play course ever since.
Parts of the Penha Longa layout will feel quite open (and exposed to prevailing winds), while other stretches are more sheltered and tree-lined. The size and speed of Penha Longa's greens are matched by the depth and quantity of the bunkering around them. Alongside the course are some constructions dating back centuries, not least the remains of a former Roman aqueduct that memorably straddles two of the front-nine holes. Thankfully newer course-side constructions (in the form of houses and villas) are still quite limited.
This wonderfully varied and challenging out-and-back layout contains several dramatic elevation changes that will thoroughly test your club selection and course management. On the front-nine, the higher elevations offer panoramic vistas onto the distant Atlantic Ocean. The bends and chicanes of the Sintra autodrome come into view beyond the course on the back nine.
From the short par-4 1st right through to the testing par-5 18th, every hole is memorable and wonderfully designed. In combination, they ensure Penha Longa's place amongst Portugal's most highly rated and best known golf courses.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Penha Longa has hosted many top level tournaments including the Portuguese Open. For more details see: Top Golf Tournaments at Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort.
The clubhouse is part of a former monastery dating back many centuries.
80th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).
Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linho - 2714-511 Sintra
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Penha Longa, a member of the Ritz-Carlton luxury group of hotels, traces its origins back to the 14th century, and includes within its grounds a former monastery. A frequent retreat of Portuguese royal and foreign dignitaries, this graceful palazzo-style estate is set amongst the spectacular rolling hills, lush gardens, and clear lakes of the southern Sintra mountains.
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