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Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course

N125 | Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portimao 8501-952, Portugal
+351 282 420 200
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The Penina Golf Course

Everything a Golfer wants is here. A championship golf course designed by the late Hebert Cotton... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Alvor, Portugal
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Details need attention

As hotel guests we played every day for a week, it's just so convenient having breakfast on the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
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This 18-hole, par 73 challenge is the grandfather of golf courses in the Algarve, and serves as a living memory to its innovative designer, Sir Henry Cotton.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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N125 | Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portimao 8501-952, Portugal
+351 282 420 200
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Everything a Golfer wants is here. A championship golf course designed by the late Hebert Cotton, to challenge every aspect of your game. And a traditional Hotel with all the amenities. Golf lessons, Putting Green, carts to rent, restaurant, and snacks, large pool. Book ahead...More

Thank Trudy888
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

As hotel guests we played every day for a week, it's just so convenient having breakfast on the patio, a quick warm up and walking straight into the 1st tee. July is low season, the weather is hot, so the course needs lots of watering...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Not for golfers - more like a below average course tacked onto a hotel. Poor greens, rough fairways, 100 Euro meant to be in season but course not ready. No service. Never to return. Tired course may have been good in its day but now...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A wonderful hotel and golf resort. Courses are in a wonderful condition, pools are plentiful and the temperature was so very nice and hot. If you decide to take on the golf course, probably best to get a buggie. I walked around on both occasions...More

Thank PML49
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We played golf here and were disappointed with both the golf course and the pre-round coffees and service. W had super service elsewhere but here we got lukewarm tasteless coffee and the waiter forgot the hot milk - by the time he brought it, the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I am a member here so may be bias. No trip to the Algarve should be made to play golf without a visit. Eleven times host of the Portuguese Open it is a typical English parkland course. An early tee time is best to avoid...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The course is a very good challenge from low-high handicappers. The majority of holes have an element of water on them from small narrow hazard running along or across the fairway to ponds in front of a number of greens. The course is heavily watered...More

Thank decay007
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Whilst it is a reasonably easy walking course it is a test of golfing skills due to the number of ditches and dog legs etc. The Pro Shop staff are friendly and efficient. The club house food is quite pricey. For those with a smaller...More

Thank Chris200000
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Designed by the famous Henry Cotton, this is one of the oldest and best regarded courses. The Hotel is also a classic old world Building encompassing a formal dining room, a bar and terrace, where lunch is served. All the classic dishes on offer, certainly...More

Thank Trudy888
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We arrived to play the historic golf course on Friday to be met by two clearly disgruntled employees. No welcome or general interest was made as to where we had travelled from and when we were playing. On asking for the hire clubs booked in...More

Thank Graemcll
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Gerard W
16 March 2015|
Response from G R | Property representative |
Dear Gerard W, Our Greenkeeper and his team are constantly working to keep our Golf Courses in good condition and provide great golfing experiences to our guests. We hope that you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you... More