Penina Championship Golf Course

Price: 18%* Discount, Penina Championship Tee Times & Green Fees from €55
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Portimao Golf
Course: 18 holes, Par 73
Facilities: Driving Range, Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Tennis, Restaurant & Bar
Buggies: €47 per buggy
Clubs: €30 per set
Architect: Sir Henry Cotton (1966)

Penina Championship Description

The Penina Championship Golf Course is the grandfather of all courses in the Algarve and a permanent living memory to its architect and active promoter, Sir Henry Cotton. It was originally paddy fields for rice growing that has been converted into a flat challenging course and especially for the stronger player. Something short of half a million shrubs and trees were planted in the conversion. As the fairways are flat Henry Cotton introduced strategically placed water hazards to catch the unwary long hitter.

Penina Championship Statistics

  • 24 golfers have posted Penina Championship Reviews
  • Average course experience 6.6 / 10
  • 5 golfers rated Penina Championship
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  • 9 golfers rated Penina Championship
  • 3 golfers rated Penina Championship
  • 2 golfers rated Penina Championship
  • 24% of visiting golfers play Penina Championship more than once
  • Penina Championship is the busiest in September and quietest in December
  • 32% of Penina Championship golfers play Palmares, Lagos
  • 25% of Penina Championship golfers play Morgado, Portimao
  • 25% of Penina Championship golfers play Boavista, Lagos
  • 20% of Penina Championship golfers play Gramacho, Carvoeiro
  • 14% of Penina Championship golfers play Alamos, Portimao
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Penina Championship Forecast

Temp (c/f): 25°/77° 25°/77°
Rain (mm):
Wind (m/s): 1.68 1
Sun (%): 100% 100%

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(*) Discount based on Penina Championship's 18 hole green fee rack rate.

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Don't Waste Your Money
on Thu, 2nd Aug 2018
richard from United States
Where do I start? I played Penina about 20 years ago and remember it being a great course. Not anymore. The greens had been hollow tined and sanded, but the course didn't think this was important enough to provide a discount or even let us know in advance. They put us out on the 10th unnecessarily. Courses are designed to be played 1 through 18. We were a 4-ball and as part of the terms and conditions the course reserves the right to make your group, if smaller, up to a 4-ball. Why then did they put multiple 2-balls behind us (all residents), therby putting us under constant pressure? During the round we let 4 groups through but this never relieved the pressure and we had to stop doing this as there was a never-ending stream behind us champing at the bit. Ther is no way that they were allowing 8 minutes between tee times. The course itself is looking rough around the edges and they are obviously not carrying out enough mainenance. This was in evidence when one of my group thinned a ball into the face of a bunker only for the bunker to gobble it up. The lip of the bunker had, what can only be described as the bristles of a baleen whale (look it up) hanging down from it. In 30 years of playing golf I have never seen this happen before on any course, anywhere. The only way to retrive the ball was to rake under the bristles with an upturned club until it fell out. Find that one in the rules! Finally, the staff are completely apathetic and customer care is not high on their agenda.
Old dull course
on Mon, 23rd Jul 2018
Bjorn Egertz from Sweden
After 9 holes the course feels dull. Fairways not good with kind of rough gras.
on Thu, 19th Jul 2018
Stephen from United Kingdom
Great historic course - just a shame greens were on maintenance week. also buggies were not included but we believed they were.
on Thu, 12th Jul 2018
Miikka from Belgium
Our first time on Penina Championship course. Greens were with a lot of sand and under aeration, thus putting was not that much fun. Course itself is technical with perfectly placed water hazards and numerous bunkers. Old eucalyptus trees give a nice smell to the air. Although flat and without fantastic manoramas, it is very interesting for golf itself!

News & Notices

7th afpop-Medal Insurance Tournament
The Penina Championship course was the scene of the 7th afpop-Medal Insurance tournament with over sixty golfers. The winners were Jack Archibald and Liz Turner. The date is now fixed for the 8th tournament which will be 13th of September, 2017.
Penina Charity Event
The Penina is holding a 'Charity Event' on the 13th of August in aid of two local charities. The competition is open to a maximum of 120 entrants. The maximum handicap for the tournament is 28 for men and 36 for women. The cost per golfer is € 60.00 to include the tournament, cocktails and dinner. After dinner there will be live music to dance to end the evening. Dinner and cocktails for non-players will be € 30.00.

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