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Penina Championship Golf Course

Penina Championship Golf Course

The Penina Championship Golf Course is a classic in the Algarve.
The course was designed by the renowned Sir Henry Cotton, winner of the British Open in 1934, 1937 and 1948 and, in fact, has a touch of genius, a masterpiece that Cotton wants to be remembered for.
Located next to the luxury Hotel Penina, the course consists of the 9 Resort holes and the 9 Academy holes, freeing the Championship from the highest handicaps and bringing a pleasant fluency to rounds played here. The course features typically-British parkland characteristics, with thousands of eucalyptus and countless palm trees. The Penina Championship Golf Course opened in 1966 and was the first 18-hole golf course in the Algarve.

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Nº of Holes





Men 28
Ladies 36

It became part of Portuguese golfing history by staging nine Portuguese Opens, five of them after 1998.
The main challenge during construction was the conversion of paddy fields into one of Europe’s most famous golf courses. A beautiful boundary was created around the 18-hole Penina Championship Golf Course by planting over half a million trees, bushes and huge variety of species of flowers.
The combination of medium-length and long holes, whose fairways and greens are protected by countless lakes and strategically-placed bunkers, make the Penina Championship Golf Course a versatile yet demanding course.

The most famous hole on the course is the long 13th hole, a par-3 with a huge lake on the right side, that extends all the way to the green. The 13th hole has been classed as one of the 500 best golf holes in the world and it is here in Portimão.

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