Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)

Penha Longa Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó,

Sintra, Lisboa Region 2714-511

  • Office

    +351 219 249 011
  • Pro shop

    +351 219 249 031
  • Fax

    +351 219 249 024
  • Golf pro

    António Dantas

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6290
5512
5076
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.2
70.2
72.6

At the same location:

9-hole Monastery (Mosteiro) course (2588 metres). Max hcp: 36.

Location

Latitude:

38.763035

Longitude:

-9.397816

How to get there:

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)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1992

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.

List of courses: Around Lisbon
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)
  • Photo of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort (Atlantic course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on the Atlantico course in high season (March thru May, and Sept thru' mid-Nov): weekdays €97; weekends €130.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

80th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Penha Longa Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort5-star

    Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linho - 2714-511 Sintra

    +351 219 24 90 11

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Penha Longa

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Beloura

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Estoril; Oitavos; Quinta da Marinha; Belas; Lisbon Sports Club.

  • Pestana Golf Resort (Beloura)

    Rua das Sesmarias No.3, Quinta da Beloura, Estrada de Albarraque, Sintra.

    +351 219 106 350

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Beloura

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Penha Longa

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Belas; Lisbon Sports Club; Estoril; Quinta da Marinha; Oitavos.

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

The Dutch Open 2021 at Bernardus

Bump Your Hips to Start the Downswing