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.
We had a fantastic day at Penina.
Everything was ok.
Service was fine. First visit here for 4 years and was very disappointed with the condition of the tee boxes and fairways. Hope they can restore it to its past glories as it’s a great layout.
Service and access to the course excellent. So few playing sailed around. Having grown up around Penina and now making regular visits, its hard to take how run down the whole resort is. Pavements with holes, weeds, exposed cables in lakes, pitch marked greens, varied grasses on greens, worn out tees and threadbare fairways. Place in my heart but.....get the place back to 5 stars. Currently about 3 .
We thought that the condition of the course was slightly under par and a littlke scruffy compared to when we've played previously.
Course not best but booking experience great
Pleasant as always, but gently faded in its beauty. Like all the courses around here, it exhibits a bit of “Long Covid”, by which I mean evidence of maintenance cutbacks and lack of investment. Still my favourite in these parts though. With a year or two of revenue bounce after Covid, hopefully Penina and others can be refreshed.
The course was not in great condition but was ok
Very disappointed with course condition. Fairways very bare, tee boxes very bad and uneven, bunkers had very little sand so was like hitting concrete. It maybe classed as a championship course but i would not rate it due to how poorly it is maintained. I give it 3 stars as the greens were in good shape.
Always enjoy Penina, but quieter so good to get around at a decent pace. Greens excellent, fairways have been better but it has been dry
Niels Henning Kristiansen
Very bad fair ways and the the le course are not god looking to much dirth around
*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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