The Championship course has staged the Portuguese Open six times including 1998 and the 10th World Team Championship in 1976. Being set around the hotel the complex offers the out of bed and onto the fairway feel which is well known in USA courses and makes it ideal for hosting large tournaments.
This golf and hotel resort has two additional courses. Soft spiked shoes and handicap certificates are required to play the Champioship course. Shady woodland and the impressive on site facilities have made the complex one of the homes of golf in the Algarve, Continued investment in facilities ensures that despite its maturity Penina golf remains as polished as ever.
As the Algarve only has one main road and Penina sits astride it the complex cannot be missed. Between Portimao and Lagos on the EN125. Take care this is an accident blackspot on the road.
Perhaps the Algarves best known course, it was constructed on land once farmed for rice. Predictably the course is flat and edged in part by canals which contribute to the lush green environment. The complex centers around the hotel, now a Meridian and the estate includes some of the areas finest residential properties.
Started in 1966 with design by Henry Cotton Penina now offers 3 courses. Championship 6343m. par73. Resort 5946m. par 71 and Academy 1851m. par30.
The mature Eucalyptus trees which abound on the estate make these courses of interest when the summer sun may be a bit much for visitors to more open courses. The complex stand astride the EN125 highway close to Portimao.