Penina Champoinship Golf Course was previously known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course. The main 18 holes provide the most demanding test of a players skill in the Algarve, if not in Portugal. The inevitable difficulty that a flat landscape and terrain creates with club selection, the holes are crossed and flanked by a series of streams, ditches and water hazards, demanding precisely executed shots to avoid trouble and achieve par.|The course is beautifully maintained, winding past tall stands of eucalyptus and clumps of palm to mainly elevated greens which have subtle slopes and sometimes treacherous speeds.
The course was not at its best. It needs a bit of TLC. We realise the climate has not helped.
Course was in very poor condition overall. Greens were ok but fairways were a disgrace with no grass cover on large areas of every fairway. Clearly there has been no investment at all in this once great course for the last number of years. Having played and enjoyed this course for many years in the past it saddens me to see it neglected so badly. Will not be booking it again unless it improves greatly and gets back to where it once was.
The course has a nice layout but unfortunately it wasn’t in the best of condition. When you pay too prices you expect courses to be in good confition.4
Nice people...course in very poor condition
It was nice to play. The greens were good but the fairways very dry and dusty in places. Later in the round I got stuck behind some slow players who wouldn't let me through.
Course is looking tired . Tee boxes need maintained. Lots of bare patches on fairway and rough. Course layout is good, variety of hole shapes. Pity about condition
Stephen Richard Copley
Nice to be back at Penina after a few years. Good experience in pro shop, caddy master and in after bar area. Course condition - the greens were ok and running well. The tee boxes and the fairways though were in very por condition and many times you were hitting of bare and uneven area , particularly the tees. A shame really as it’s reputation is being lowered as I had been made aware that this may be the case and sadly was
the course was very scrappy and not as well maintained as it should be for the price
A course which needs some serious money spending on it. Teed and fairways and surrounding area poor. Greens excellent. Such a shame for what was an iconic course.
Potentially a lovely course, but fairways in very poor condition, presumably because of dry weather but also sand in bunkers very poor quality
A historic course but looking very tired and needs lots of TLC
*Flat - Some gentle slopes on green approaches
*Dogleg - On both 9's
*Tree Lined - Heavily with Umbrella Pines
*Buggy Recommended - If Essential
*Water hazards - On both 9's, check on course planner required
*Parkland - Totally
*Signature Hole - 5th
*Comments - Premier Championship course in West Algarve
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