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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

PO Box 146, Penina,

Portimao, Algarve 8501-952

  • Office

    +351 282 420 200
  • Pro shop

    +351 282 415 415
  • Fax

    +351 282 420 300
  • Golf pro

    Leonel Rio (Director of Golf); José Marcelino & José Lourenço (Golf Pros).
  • Academy

    Penina Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Sir Henry Cotton
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6273
5827
5140
Par
73
73
73
SSS or slope
73.7
71.5
73.2

At the same location:

9-hole par-35 Resort course (2987 metres); 9-hole par-30 Academy course (1851 metres).

Location

Latitude:

37.161300

Longitude:

-8.580424

How to get there:

5 km W of Portimao

From the A22 motorway (Faro - Portimao) take exit 4 (Alvor). After 1.4 km at roundabout follow direction Golfe & Hotel. After o.7 km turn left after BP petrol station into Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort.

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1966

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is home to one of the most celebrated golf courses on the Algarve, and former long-time home of its designer and three-time Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton. Complementing the Championship course at Penina, you can also hone your game on the 9-hole Resort and Academy courses.

With some notable exceptions at the opening and closing holes, the terrain on the Championship course is relatively flat. The generally tree-lined fairways weave their way through an elegant parkland environment, where Cotton transformed a previously open landscape. 360,000 trees were planted, all of them now fully mature. Spicing-up many of the excellently crafted holes, you will need to avoid several water ditches and small lakes. Lay-up or go-for-it is a frequent choice to be made.

The overall layout has a distinctly English parkland feel, with enough space to allow shoulder-opening opportunities for big-hitters, not least at the short par-4s. The back-nine loop weighs-in with a par of 38, opening with two tough par-5s, and an easier par-5 duo to close-out your round.

The 9-hole Resort course begins with the same parkland character of its grander sibling. This course also incorporates two small lakes and some more open areas that utilise an area of sand dunes on the property. The round concludes with a hole that ascends to the clubhouse and transitions you back to a more parkland setting.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct/Nov and mid-Feb thru' May) on the Championship course: €128.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Penina's championship course (now known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship course) was the first resort golf course to be built in Portugal. It is unquestionably where golf started in this southwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Three times British Open champion, Sir Henry Cotton was encouraged to visit and lay out a course over a former rice field. On an unpromising wet, treeless site, he grasped the opportunity with relish, and later made Penina his home. | Penina has hosted many top-level tournaments (See our Tournaments section > by Venue > Penina). | Penina is a member of the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary System.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 53rd best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.

Where2Stay

  • Penina Hotel & Golf Resort4-star

    PO Box 146, Penina, 8502 Portimao, Algarve.

    +351 282 420 200

    Visit website
    Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is considered one of the top destinations on the Algarve and is home to a wide array of sporting and leisure facilities. The resort offers a celebrated championship golf course, two 9-hole courses, olympic size swimming pool and FIFA-sized football pitch (used by the likes of Chelsea for winter training). The hotel also has a Penguin Village for children, tennis courts, beach club and an impressive selection of restaurants and bars.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Penina

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Palmares; Morgado

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Oceânico O'Connor Jnr; Oceânico Faldo.

  • Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel

    Priaia dos Tres Irmaos, 8501-904 Alvor, Algarve

    +351 282 400 900

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Palmares; Penina; Morgado

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vale da Pinta; Gramacho

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