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Portimao Golf News & Notices

Penina Championship
Penina Golf Week 2019
Mon, 22nd Apr 2019
From the 28th of April until the 3rd of May 2019, the Penina Hotel & Golf resort will be holding their '5th Penina Golf Week'. Entrance and accommodation for five nights from € 665.00 per player sharing a Twin room. This price includes three competition rounds, one practice round, all with a trolley, a welcoming dinner plus a Gala Dinner, plus 50 practice balls each golfing day.
Penina Championship
2019 JJW CUP & PRO/AM
Sun, 17th Mar 2019
From the 23rd to the 27th of October the JJW Hotel and Golf Resorts will be holding their JJW Cup & PRO/AM for 2019. Participant Fee is € 1,020.05 which includes 2 nights accommodation in the Hotel Penina and 3 nights at the Dona Filipa Hotel, a Practice Round on the Championship Course on the first day then followed on the second day by the PRO/AM. On the third day arrival at the Dona Filipa Hotel with a Practice Round, the a competition round on the San Lorenzo Course and a competition round on the final day on the Pinheiros Altos Course. Also included are two lunches and a dinner covering day three and four.
Morgado
Challenge Tour - 57th Open of Portugal 2019
Mon, 25th Feb 2019
Once again the Open of Portugal of the Challenge Tour will be held on the Morgado Course near to Portimao in the Western Algarve from the 19th to the 15th of September, 2019. Last year the title was won by the Australian golfer Dimitrios Papadatos.
Morgado
European Tour - Dustin Johnson
Mon, 25th Feb 2019
Mexico Championship - Mexico City - Mexico - 21st to 24th February, 2019.

American golfer Dustin Johnson added another victory to his European Tour total when he won his seventh in Mexico with a healthy margin of five strokes. In second place was Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and in third position five strokes further back were both Paul Casey and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Dustin Johnson moved to third place in the World Rankings.

Penina Championship
V Penina Golf Tournament 2019
Mon, 18th Feb 2019
The 5 Star Hotel Penina and Golf Resort will be holding its 5th Penina Golf Tournament from the 28th of April to the 3rd of May, 2019. Special rates from € 665.00 are available which includes five nights, a practice round and three competition rounds. This price also included on the final day a special Gala Dinner.
Penina Championship
Portuguese Pro Tour
Mon, 4th Feb 2019
On the 15th and the 16th of February the Portuguese Pro Tour is holding on the Penina course the Penina Classic I and later on the 22nd and 23rd Penina Classic II both of which are part of the Portuguese Pro Tour.
Alamos
Portuguese Pro Tour
Sat, 2nd Feb 2019
On the 6th and 7th of February the Portuguese Pro Tour is holding on the Alamos course the Alamos Classic which is part of the Portuguese Pro Tour.
Morgado
Portuguese Pro Tour
Sat, 2nd Feb 2019
On the 3rd and 4th of February the Portuguese Pro Tour is holding on its course the Morgado Classic I which is part of the Portuguese Pro Tour. On the 10th and 11th they are holding the second part, Morgado Classic II.
Penina Championship
Penina Gala Week Tournament
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
The Hotel Penina Golf Resort is holding their annual Gala Week from the 9th to 16th of February in 2019. Package prices from € 266 include 7 nights with breakfast, three rounds on the Championship Course, welcome cocktail and dinner, an finally the prize giving Gala Dinner. Further details from: penina@jjwhotels.com
Morgado
Golf Trip Oct 2018
Sun, 9th Sep 2018
We are a party of 12 travelling to Portugal in mid October 2018.We are booked to play Morgados and Alamos golf courses. I must say I am concerned at a lot of the reviews on here at the moment particularly regarding the conditions of the greens, can we be reassured by a reply from the courses please.

Thank you.

Andy Bramley
Colin, thanks for making this enquiry. We are also a aprry of 12 playing here in mid October. Good to see things have improved since the recent reviews. Maybe see you on the fairways!
AlgarveGolf.net
I have just called Morgado and Alamos and the courses will be in good condition in mid October. Both courses have undergone maintenance over the summer with Morgado being closed for over a month. The reviews mostly stem from the greens having some left over sand on them due to hollow coring . If we can be of any further assistance, please just let us know and we will be happy to help.
Challenge Tour - Dimitrios Papadatos
Mon, 14th May 2018
Portugal Open - Morgado - Portimao - Algarve - Portugal - 10th to 13th May, 2018.

The previously 'Open de Portugal' has now been reconstituted as the 'Portugal Open' and moved from the European Tour over to the Challenge Tour.

The first of this lesser value competition was won by the Australian golfer Dimitrios Papadatos by two strokes from both local golfer Jose-Filipe Lima and France's Antoine Rozner. Dimitrios Papadatos moved to 230 position in the World Rankings and 207th in the Race to Dubai.

John Stilwell
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
The original owner of the Algarve's renowned Penina Hotel and Golf Course died on the 15th of March. He was the creator of the very first championship golf course in the Algarve which still enjoys fame today. It is because of his foresight and dedication that the Algarve is today the most foremost destination for golfers in Europe.
Morgado
Open de Portugal
Sun, 14th May 2017
As the last day of the “Open de Portugal” Golf Tournament commences this morning Matt Wallace from England led the field being 17 strokes under par. Germany’s Sebastian Heisele lay second with 14 under par. In third place was England’s Sam Walker with 13 under par. Matthieu Pavon from France had 12 strokes under par and Tapio Pulkkanen from Finland had 11 strokes. Following this group were eight other golfers with 10 strokes under par.
Morgado
European Tour - Morgado Course
Mon, 8th May 2017
The European Tour is holding their tournament the 'Open de Portugal' on the Morgado Golf Course. Starting on the 11th of May and terminating on the 14th of May.
Morgado
Algarve Pro Golf Tour - Tiago Cruz
Mon, 20th Feb 2017
Morgado Classic II - Morgado Golf Course - Portimao - February 11th, 2017.

Portuguese golfer Tiago Cruz won the Morgado Classic II by four strokes from Englishman James Adams.

Alamos
Algarve Pro Golf Tour - Franck Daux
Mon, 20th Feb 2017
Alamos Classic - Alamos Golf Course - Portimao - 7th February, 2017.

French player Franck Daux won the Alamos Classic on the Alamos Course by four strokes over Portuguese golfer Ricardo Santos.

Morgado
Algarve Pro Golf Tour- Pedro Figueiredo
Mon, 20th Feb 2017
Morgado Classic - Morgado Golf Course -Portimao - 4th February, 2017.

Pedro Figueiredo from Portugal finished in first place in the Morgado Classic with a one stroke advantage over second placed Tomas Santos Silva.

Morgado
European Tour- Portuguese Open
Sat, 17th Dec 2016
Morgado Golf Course - Portimao - Algarve - 11th to 14th May, 2017.

The European Tour has announced the welcome return of the 'Open de Portugal' after an absence of seven years. The Morgado in the Algarve has been declared the course on which the event will be played from the 11th to the 14th of May. The owners are 'NAU Hotels' and they also own the Alamos and the Salgados, both in the Algarve.

Morgado
Morgado Course - Charity Event
Sun, 20th Nov 2016
The Morgado Course near Portimao under the direction of Jorge Papas held a Charity Event Day to raise much needed funds for the Portimao Voluntary Fire Brigade. The total raised from the competition and an auction came to € 5,800. The tournament's various winners were Gillian Marley, Paulo Pingo and Mario Ferreira,
Penina Championship
7th afpop-Medal Insurance Tournament
Sun, 18th Sep 2016
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 Championship
Penina Charity Event
Sun, 7th Aug 2016
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.
Morgado
Thu, 1st Oct 2015
The Morgado Course near Portimão will be closed for maintenance as from the 1st of December to the 13th.
Penina Championship
Sat, 1st Aug 2015
86 golfers participated in an event on the Penina Championship Course on August 15th which was followed by a gala dinner and raising a total of just under €10,000 for local charities.
Penina Championship
Sat, 1st Aug 2009
The annual Sir Henry Cotton Trophy took place with a good international field of players at its permanent venue, the Penina Championship course that rightly bears the famous maestro's name. This time the 18-hole medal-play tournament was won by Lagos GC member Jose Armando Rodrigues with a 2-under-par net score of 71 after a count-back with Peter Mills (Penina GC) and Antonio Gloria (Carvoeiro GC) who were awarded the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
Morgado
Sat, 1st Aug 2009
In July and apart from the Solverde event, there was a charity tournament at the Morgado Course on the 19th to raise funds for the Portimao volunteer fire brigade at the attractive price of €40 including a barbecue.
Penina Championship
Fri, 1st May 2009
The inaugural John Stilwell's Trophy was a great success and attracted a field of close to a 100 players for the 18-hole individual Stableford tournament played over the Sir Henry Cotton Championship course at the Penina. Former honorary British Consul in the Algarve, Dr. Jose Pearce de Azevedo, was on hand at the prize-giving lunch and gave an interesting speech to honour Mr. John Stilwell for his pioneering spirit in bringing golf to the Algarve in the early 1960s. The Penina Hotel Operations Manager Mathieu de Tonnac and Golf Manager Leonel Rio presented the prizes with first place going to Sr. Gomes Mota who scored 41 points. Mota's 21 points on the back nine against 19 separated him from 2nd placed Giuseppe Ghezzo who also scored a total of 41 points. John Russell was 3rd, only one point further back.
Morgado
Wed, 1st Apr 2009
In March, the four-day Divot Tournament is being played at both the Morgado courses near Portimao from the 23rd to 27th with a rest day on the 25th. The week includes three separate events, an opening 18-hole Texas Scramble, 36-hole individual and 18-hole pairs competitions.
Penina Championship
Wed, 1st Apr 2009
The Penina Golf & Resort is launching a new tournament to honour Mr. John Stilwell who created the Penina Hotel and Sir Henry Cotton who designed the golf course back in the early 60s and in fact was responsible for starting the golf revolution in the Algarve. The prize is called the 'John Stilwell's Trophy', and the inaugural Tournament is being played on the 11th April. Details may be obtained by contacting the Golf Desk at the Penina Hotel.
Alamos
Mon, 1st Dec 2008
The twelve mixed pairs who qualified from all the regional qualifying events in the UK battled for the '2008 Bader Cup' played over the Alamos course and on the Morgado course near Portimao. In the end it was Tony Stamper, who plays off a 10 handicap and his wife Dawn (26) from Keswick Golf Club in the Lake District who eased to victory with a better-ball tally of 46 Stableford points, three clear of fellow playing competitors Adam Winthrop and Lucy Eaton from Skipton in Yorkshire. The Stampers, who won their regional qualifier at Darlington GC, were unaware that this victory earned them entry into next year's final, and were naturally overjoyed at their successful campaign.
Penina Championship
Fri, 1st Aug 2008
The 'Golfe e Comunicacao' series of tournaments played throughout Portugal which is now in its 18th year, is run by Mario Carvalhosa. In 2008 it includes eleven 36-hold individual Stableford events, eight of which in the Algarve plus one each at Montebelo in the north, the Azores archipelago (Furnas and Batalha courses), and finally at the Ballesteros designed layout on Porto Santo Island (near Madeira). The net winners in two handicap divisions of these 11 tournaments qualify to play in a grand final that takes place early next year near Capetown, South Africa. An impressive list of sponsors provide support and prizes, names such as Le Meridien, Black & Decker, Europcar, Johnnie Walker, Lacoste, Luso mineral water, Nevada Bob's Golf shops, Sata Airlines and Solverde Casinos, to mention a few. The latest tournament was staged at the Penina Sir Henry Cotton course where several fantastic scores were returned. Pedro Saldanha taking the scratch to 12 handicap division with an aggregate of 78 points, and Joao Navega won the 12.1 to 18 handicap division with the same tally. Other main prize-winners at the event were: Constantin Schmid (best gross), Fatima Pita (best lady) and Antonio Osorio (best senior).
Penina Championship
Sun, 1st Jun 2008
Sir Henry Cooper and his merry band of celebrities played alongside other contributing amateurs in their annual visit to the Penina Golf & Resort for the 'Sir Henry Cooper Charity Golf Classic' and that of the late Mike Reid. A total of 23 four-player teams took part in practice rounds as well as the main 54-hole tournament over the Palmares, Boavista and Penina courses. Martin Herdman and his 'Sony Walkman' team put up a brave defense of their title with 247 Stableford points, but ended up six behind the 2008 winners 'Agency One' comprising actor Kevin Whately, Max Morgan, Andy Parry and Hugh Bush. Comedian Paul Thornley's' team, 'Return of the Red Eye' came in 2nd with 250 points, followed by the Penina team (249) captained by actor Nick Burns, and a Bill Goff team led by Graham Bradley, the jockey. The best individual celebrity score over the three rounds was carded by football coach, Brian Kidd, with 112 points, two clear of Nick Burns. Actor J.J. Field scored 109 and actor/comedian Simon Farnaby came in 4th place with a round 100.
Penina Championship
Sun, 1st Jun 2008
On the 25th, Julio Marcelo won the 2008 Sir Henry Cotton Trophy with 70 strokes net, but only after a tie-break as he bettered Lawrence Harris's score over the back nine holes. Nuno Faustino came in third with a tally of 72 strokes, and the gross prizes went to Jenny Rhodes (75) and Sebastian Crockall (76).
Penina Championship
Thu, 1st May 2008
Sir Henry Cooper together with his celebrity friends and other participants are back to western Algarve in May for the annual 'Sir Henry Cooper & Mike Reid Charity Golf Classic' which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Mike Reid's name will continue in the tournament name in spite of his sudden death last year. The first round of the main event is played at Palmares on 12th May, then play continues at the Boavista course on the 15th May, and culminates at Penina the following day. Many familiar faces will be playing: Johnny Briggs, John Virgo, Willie Thorne, Brian Kidd, Dave Jessup and Alan Wells together with the 2007 winner, actor Martin Herdman. This well supported event is a real fun occasion and raises funds for various charities.
Penina Championship
Tue, 1st Apr 2008
The Penina Golf & Resort has now re-opened its totally refurbished and expanded driving range and practice facilities, with the addition of five target greens on the 4-hectare area. To improve drainage, the site was built up with a 50-cm. layer of soil and it was entirely re-seeded. Apart from a new irrigation system, the facilities include a new putting-green, chipping-green and practice bunker. Up to 70 players can now practice simultaneously at the Penina range from grassed bays, making it one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Alto Golf
Fri, 1st Feb 2008
Further improvements to the Alto Golf & Country Club are taking place, coinciding with considerable restructuring of the resort. In January, the complex announced that Commandant Jose Barroso Pereira and Dr. Nuno Barroso Pereira had acquired a significant stake in the business. More golf course maintenance equipment, re-fitting of the golf shop and major landscaping improvements to the clubhouse surrounds are some of the projects under way. Mr. Ed Edwards has been appointed as the new Resort Director, having previously held senior management positions in golf resorts in the USA, Egypt, Oman and Ireland and consultancy roles with golf developments worldwide.
Penina Championship
Tue, 1st Jan 2008
Readers could easily be forgiven for thinking that this merry group of golfers were helping the winner of 'Lucky Golfer 2007', Miles Meredith Jones, to celebrate his good fortune. However, this is really a photograph of happy winning golfers on New Year's Eve on the Penina Course, having taken part in the 'Champagne Piper Heidsiek Golf Tournament'. The first place going to a Team consisted of John Philipson and Anoren O'Laughton, whilst, close behind was the Team composed of Antonio Castelo and Francisco Brito.
Penina Championship
Sat, 1st Sep 2007
The 13º 'Canico Prainha Cup' was held on the Penina Championship Course near Portimao. This annual shot-gun event is basically by invitation only and this year the field was composed of 88 golfers. The 'Canico Cup' was won by Marta Lampreia, Portugal's national champion lady player. The 'Prainha Cup' was won by Sean Corte Real.
Alto Golf
Sun, 1st Jul 2007
The 'Ernesto de Sousa Cup' was held on the Alto Golf Course near Alvor and was won by Amíliar Fonseca with Pedro Miguel Sousa in second place.
Penina Championship
Fri, 1st Jun 2007
Sir Henry Cooper and Mike Reid, together with another 22 celebrities playing alongside 3-golfer teams, were back in the Algarve in May for the ninth consecutive year 'Sir Henry Cooper & Mike Reid Charity Golf Classic' and enjoy the friendly competitive atmosphere that this event always creates. Based at the Hotel Penina, the group played at the San Lorenzo, Palmares, Boavista and Penina Championship courses. The winning team with 247 points was headed by Martin Herdman, a multi-talented former Olympic and professional boxer, international rugby league player, musician, singer and shopkeeper, and now also a well-known TV and film actor. His team members were Jason Preston, Mark King and Kevin Fox. Ex-speedway ace, Dave Jessup won the individual celebrity prize with a 3-round tally of 109 points, 12 ahead of both Clive Russell and Mike Reid.
Penina Championship
Fri, 1st Jun 2007
The 'Sir Henry Cotton Trophy' was played at Penina course according to tradition on the last Sunday in May. Eighty golfers took part in this stroke-play event, now in its 18th year, and with the Maestro's Championship Course in fine condition, Nuno Faustino carded 71 net to take the historical trophy. There was a tie for 2nd on 74 net for the runner-up spot which was attributed to Getulio Jorge on a count-back, leaving Leslie Harris with the third place prize. Sebastian Crookall-Nixon won the best gross in the Mens division with a fine score of 76 (3 over par), and Balaia Village golf manager, Maria Jose Pinto, returned 90 gross to win the Ladies prize.
Alamos
Fri, 1st Dec 2006
Lady Joan Bader was back in the Algarve again this November to officiate at the grand final of 'The Bader Cup'. This annual mixed-greensomes Stableford event involves 12 regional finals that are played throughout the UK and has now been staged for some 20 years. This year's grand final took place at the recently opened Alamos course with its cunningly contoured greens and a variety of interesting holes in the beautiful rural setting north of Portimao. On the day it was 8-handicapper Simon Smith and his school teacher wife Jill, members of the Rye Hill Golf Club, who produced the best rounds by carding a total of 43 points to receive the coveted cup from Lady Bader. She being the widow of the famed World War ace pilot Douglas Bader, and President of the Foundation set up in his name shortly after he passed away in 1982. Three points behind the winners were Anthony Thompson and Linda Farrington (Fishwick Hall), followed by Steven Frazer and Elizabeth Morgan (Callander) with 39 pts. The 'Douglas Bader Foundation' is a charitable institution that aids the disabled, and the many golfers have collectively raised over £300,000 during the years for its worthy cause.
Penina Championship
Fri, 1st Sep 2006
The biggest date in golf coming up soon is Penina's 40th anniversary. As most of the golfing cognoscenti know, the Penina Championship course is the Algarve's pioneering golf venue and idealised by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton in the late 1960s. The official date of this anniversary and of the famous Penina Hotel is the 5th of November. This date will be preceded by a 36-hole 4-player team tournament, for the 'Henry Cotton Team Trophy' on 27th and 28th of October.
Alamos
Fri, 1st Sep 2006
On 6th and 7th of November, some local preparatory competitions are being held for the grand final on the 8th to decide the winners of the '2006 Douglas Bader Cup'. This tournament is being held under the auspices of the 'Douglas Bader Foundation' for the 20th successive year. Regional qualifying events were held throughout the UK, and the winning mixed greensome pairs in each of twelve UK regional finals during the summer earned places in the Algarve Grand Final on the Alamos course. Lady Bader OBE, widow of the famous and legendary ace pilot, attended this event last year and it is hoped she will be able to grace the event with her presence once more.
Morgado
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
The 54-hole Portuguese PGA event staged at the Morgado course near Portimao was won convincingly by Antonio Sobrinho sponsered by Vale do Lobo with an aggregate of 14 under par 205, nine strokes clear of Nuno Campino (Paco do Lumiar/Callaway). Sobrinho, second in the national Order of Merit behind Jose Filipe Lima, who presently plays on the European Tour. In the opening round he established a new course record of 64 on the par 73 layout and giving him an unassailable lead. Alfonso Mohedano (Andaluzia PGA), was third, followed by Ricardo Santos (Lusotur Golfes), Sean Hawker (Prosecom) and Christian Wesserlund (Quinta da Ria) tied 4th on 2 under par. The Pro-Am was won by Morgado resident pro, Nelson Cavalheiro, partnered by the course golf director Jorge Papa with a score of 64 after a count-back.
Alamos
Thu, 1st Jun 2006
The Alamos course at Morgado de Reguengo is now in fully playable condition after its completion was seriously hindered firstly by the 2004/5 drought and then some torrential rainfalls last winter. It has several tight fairways, and a number of severely undulating greens that will test the patience of all standards of golfers. One of the first local tournaments to be held on the scenic layout is the 36-hole 'Solverde Algarve Amateur Challenge' is taking place on 1st-2nd June, simultaneously with a local PGA event at the Morgado course on the same complex. On 31st May, the amateurs in this Challenge event played in a one-on-one medal play Pro-Am with members of the Portuguese PGA.
Morgado
Thu, 1st Jun 2006
In mid-May, the Morgado course also hosted the 'Oceanico International Open', a PGA EuroPro tournament with a £75,000 prize fund. Played in beautiful sunny, but somewhat breezy weather - in contrast to the previous wet EuroPro event with gale-force winds on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores archipelago. The title was decided after the 2nd hole of a sudden-death play-off between Adam Frayne (St. Mellion) and Zane Scotland of Woodcote Park, both after finishing on 14-under 205. Aussie Daniel Gaunt almost joined them on that total but scored bogey on the par-4 final hole. After both leaders bogeyed the first play-off hole on the 18th, they returned to the tee but Frayne's 2-putt par was good enough to edge out Scotland who failed to get up and down to keep the contest alive. Local brothers Ricardo and Hugo Santos, graduates of the successful Vilamoura Golf Club junior golf school, came in 9th equal on 8 under par. Ricardo recovered well after a horrendous 9 on the par-5 third to score level par 73 on the opening day, following this with a 67 and 72.
Penina Championship
Thu, 1st Jun 2006
The Penina Championship course staged its annual tournament for the prestigious Sir Henry Cotton Trophy on the final Sunday in May. Local knowledge was obviously the key to winning as club members were well represented in the five leading players. It was the lady captain, Ulla Bischoff, who had her name engraved on the cup by carding a 4-under score of 69. Three strokes behind her were Doug Moody, Pedro Rio and Pim Hirschmann, followed by Peter Hills in 5th place on level-par 73. Prizes for the best ladies and mens gross scores went to Ann Munro (88 strokes) and Steve Juster with a well gained 75.
Penina Championship
Thu, 1st Jun 2006
The 'Sir Henry Cooper and Mike Reid Charity Classic' was a special success for 6-handicapper Sion Tudor-Owen this year. Playing in this Penina based event for the sixth time, the well-known TV and film actor was pleased as punch to win the main 54-hole competition leading his Herald Graphics team to victory with a score of 236 Stableford points. Clive Russell's Regal Bandits were the runner-up team on 233, closely followed by the Sony 3 team headed by Clive Abbot another shot adrift. The event raised a sizable sum for children's charities and was played on Sky Sports TV.
Alto Golf
Thu, 1st Jun 2006
On the 10th of June, the Alto Golf will be holding the annual 'Norman Collisson Trophy Texas Scramble' for teams of eight golfers. This is usually a well-contested tournament where plenty tactics as well as good golf are predominate. The event takes place close to the 15th anniversary of the opening of this course in Alvor.
Penina Championship
Mon, 1st May 2006
From 14th to 19th May, the Penina is hosting the 8th 'Sir Henry Cooper & Mike Reid Charity Golf Classic' with many sports and entertainment celebrities who play alongside teams of three amateur golfers to raise funds for good causes. The famous celebrates coming this year are: Sir Henry Cooper, Mike Reid, Clive Abbot, Michael Greco, Willie Thorne, Tim Healy, Sion Tudor Owen, Gareth Hunt, Dave Jessup, Dennis Waterman, Kenny Lynch, Berni Flint, Johnny Briggs, PH Moriarty, John Dymond, Stan Boardman, Robert Pugh and Allan Wells. Apart from playing twice on the Penina course, the participants will also have competition rounds at Boavista, San Lorenzo and Palmares. On Sunday the 28th, Penina will also be holding their annual 'Sir Henry Cotton Trophy', a traditional tournament on the Algarve golfing calendar.
Morgado
Mon, 1st May 2006
'PGA Europro Tournament' is being played at the Morgado course near Portimao and this a chance to see some of the budding young guns of the European Tours in action, seeking promotion to next year's Challenge Tour or even the main PGA European Tour.
Penina Championship
Sat, 1st Apr 2006
Paul Broadhurst - (England) Algarve Open de Portugal Penina Golf & Resort - Portimao - Portugal - 30th to 2nd April, 2006 Many golfers will have watched Paul Broadhurst's successful defense of his last year's Portuguese Open title on TV. This was the 10th time it was staged at the Sir Henry Cotton Championship course at Penina, and was also the 50th Portuguese Open. It took place in ideal Algarve weather, with the main difficulty being the rough which had been allowed to grow and causing players to place a premium on precision driving and approach shots. In fact, that proved to be the secret of Paul Broadhurst's victory, allied to some inspired putting on the large, immaculate greens. When the long-hitting Argentine, Ricardo Gonzalez snatched a 1-stroke lead after a 3rd round record-equaling 64 to go 13 under par, it seemed that he would follow this up with a win. Especially after Paul Broadhurst, the 18- and 36-hole leader, had stumbled to a double bogey and a bogey birdie finish in his 3rd round. But it was Ricardo Gonzalez who faltered right from the start of the last round with errant driving and failed to find the fairway off the tee on the opening 5 holes which he still covered in level par. Paul Broadhurst picked up 4 birdies over these holes and was only eventually threatened by surges from two other players. The talented Argentine, 24-year-old rookie Andres Romero, who scored 30 for the front nine, and Anthony Wall, who scored 3 birdies in the last 4 holes and carded his 3rd consecutive 67, in spite of having a 10-foot putt on the 17th lip out of the hole. Paul Broadhurst had a few scares with wayward shots over the closing holes, including a tee-shot into the lake on the 185-metre 13th for a double bogey, and a dropped shot on the 17th. In the press interview afterwards Paul Broadhurst admitted he did not know how he stood in the competition until the 18th tee when he learned that he required a birdie on the last hole. He proceeded to achieve this with a chip from the back left of the green and leaving him a virtual tap-in for his 1-stroke victory. As far as local golfers are concerned, only Tiago Cruz who had recently turned Pro, had managed to pass the 36-hole cut and he ended on 2 over par in a tie for 67th place.
Penina Championship
Wed, 1st Mar 2006
The next big upcoming attraction golf-wise is the 'Portuguese Open' that returns to Sir Henry Cotton's Championship course at Penina (March 30 to April 2). The winner of this important competition when last held at the Penina was Miguel Angel Jimenez from Spain and nicknamed 'The Mechanic'. Since he now actively plays most of his golf on the USPGA Tour it is unlikely that he will be back to defend his title. The surprise winner last year of the 'Portuguese Open' which was staged on the Oitavos course near Cascais was Paul Broadhurst. He won his title after several players ruined their last round cards on the few closing holes. We anticipate some big names taking part at the Penina this year as the need for Ryder Cup points becomes more pressing.
Morgado
Thu, 1st Dec 2005
The Final of the 'Bader Cup' took place over the Morgado Course, and was won by the Gareth Francis and his fiancee Emily-Kate Brown from the Benton Hall Golf Club in Essex with a better-ball Stableford score of 51 points. They gained their trip to the Algarve, by winning their regional final at Ely City, and competed against 11 other regional final mixed-couple winners throughout the UK. Lady Joan Bader O.B.E. was present at the prize-giving gala dinner. Around 500 golfers take part in the UK regional finals and the funds raised are donated to the 'Douglas Bader Foundation' established in the name of the famed WWII pilot (and golfer) who lost his legs in a flying accident in 1931. The Foundation helps children and adult amputees and others with physical disabilities.
Penina Championship
Sat, 1st Oct 2005
On 20th September, the PGA European Tour and the Le Meridien Hotel Group announced that the 'Algarve Open de Portugal'is to be held once again at Penina's designed by Sir Henry Cotton and the first Championship course to be built in the Algarve. First held here in 1973 the next year's Open will be the tenth time it will be staged at this venerable course.
Alto Golf
Fri, 1st Jul 2005
The 'Norman Collisson Foundation Cup' organised by Alto Golf is played annually played by teams of 8 golfers in two flights of four, on an aggregate Texas Scramble format based on one-eighth of the total handicap of each flight. The Lagos Golf Society team won the cup with 117.8 strokes net, followed by the Alto 'B' Team (119.4) and the Carvoeiro Team with (122.8).
Alamos
Fri, 1st Apr 2005
Golf continues to expand in the Algarve and three new projects have been started. The most advanced is the Alamos course which should be ready toward the end of this year. It will be located alongside the Morgado do Reguengo course but will not have a playing length as long as the latter.
Penina Championship
Tue, 1st Mar 2005
Le Meridien Penina staged the 10th Henry Cotton Team Trophy on the 26th-27th with 21 four-player teams taking part. Included were teams from clubs with which Sir Henry in his lifetime had close connections, such as Temple, Ashridge and the Penina itself. The team comprising PGA European Tour staff, Ian Barker, James Finnigan, Gary Tait and M. Lichtenhein, cruised to victory with a total of 165 better-ball Stableford points, nine ahead of local team, GMDA, with the Le Meridien team a further point behind in 3rd place. The best individual prize for golf writers playing in the tournament went to Jeremy Elmwood with a score of 72 points.
Penina Championship
Mon, 1st Nov 2004
The 'Golf & Communication' circuit, now in its 14th year, included nine golf tournaments in 2004, four of which in the Algarve. In October, the last on was staged at the Le Meridien Penina championship course. About 100 golfers, mainly from the rest of continental Portugal and took part in the two-day 36-hole aggregate Stableford competition, blessed with the usual warm sunny weather. The best gross prize was won by Eng. Mario M. Pinto, former president of the Portuguese Golf Federation, who amassed 59 points. As for the net results, Antonio Santos, San Lorenzo golf director, won the 1st handicap division with 74 points, with the 2nd division prize going to Jose Vicente (76), both qualifying for the final in Thailand. Maria Trindade won the ladies' prize with 53 points, and Celestiano Henriques was the best senior player.
Alamos
Wed, 1st Sep 2004
The sister course to the Morgado course in the 980-hectare Morgado do Reguengo located north of Portimao has now been seeded. Named the Golfe dos Alamos, the new course is scheduled for opening in about one year. (In case you think the name has anything to do with that famous battle, the Portuguese word 'Alamo' means nothing more than a poplar tree – but it will be a name to remember!). Golfe dos Alamos will also have smaller greens than the Morgado course which will place a premium on accurate approach shots. A new and shorter access road from the Portimao to Monchique road to the Club House and facilities is almost complete.

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