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Penina Championship Architect : Sir Henry Cotton - Distance : 6860 yds
Number of holes : 18 - Par : 73
Portugal - Algarve

Penina Championship Golf holidays Penina Championship Golf Course
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7 nights B&B in a twin/double room mountain view
1 free dinner + Food & Beverage credit of 60€ per person

4 rounds of golf included per person on Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course
3 rounds of golf on Resort Golf Course or Academy Golf Course
1 free dinner at Sagres Restaurant or Club Sir Henry Cotton Club or L’Arlecchino Restaurant (excluding drinks).

£559 per person

Offer valid for booking before the 28th February

Subject to availability.
Terms and conditions apply.

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From 27/09/2019
To 31/10/2019

7 nights BB + unlimited golf


Overview Penina Championship

The Penina course created by Henry Cotton, is now a monument to his memory. Penina was the first course to be built in the Algarve and it was inaugurated by the President of the Republic in 1966.

The area used to be a rice-field and it is now surrounded by tall, wide-trunked, trees. Cotton used the drainage ditches of the rice-field to define fairways in some places, and hazards in others. He enlarged them at strategic places modifying their banks by raising them and concealing the water hazards from the less cautious golfers.

In front of the hotel, a  nine hole course called Resort course (ex - Monchique) was created later on, to satisfy the needs of more and more clients and to allow for maintenance on the main course. A small layout with very short holes for beginners, the Academia course, was also built, among the fairways of the Championship course.

The extensive driving-range is very well managed and there is also a huge putting-green with an area of about 1000 square metres, making Penina a superior quality practice centre. The par of the Penina course is 73 (35+38) with the second nine both beginning and finishing with two consecutive par 5's, which is not usual.

To close the first nine there is another hole over 400 metres long with a dogleg to the left and also a long double tiered green, well defended by three bunkers. The l3th hole, a 208-metre par 3 lies alongside a lake, with a bunker defending the right of the green, and is one of Penina's challenging holes.

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  • Practice range
  • Putting green
  • Pitching green
  • Club house
  • Proshop
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Customer reviews
Much improved in recent years, the tees and greens are back to their best. For the time of year they are hard to beat.

Despite some rumours to the contrary,for the time of year the course is in excellent shape with fast, receptive greens, well bunkered fairways and very well maintained. a credit to the staff.


Penina Championship
EN 125 - Penina
8501-952 Portimão

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