Penina Championship Course
Situated in the heart of the Algarve, Portimao, the Penina Championship Golf Course is considered the most brilliant project of Sir Henry Cotton, triple champion of the British Open.
Back in 1966, the Cotton was one of the first to recognize the Algarve’s huge potential as a golfing destination.
Following his instincts, Sir Henry's vision was "natural", he was fascinated by the great all-year round climate coupled with the sheer beauty of the Algarve, in Portugal. With the Penina Golf course, Sir Cotton conceived a layout, which would - after the introduction of thousands of trees and bushes - become transformed.
The unprecedented boom which followed that pioneering step resulted today in the existence of over 40 golf courses in the Algarve, Portugal.
The Penina Golf Course is a fairly flat parkland type course flanked by streams, water hazards and precarious ditches. The course boasts an array of subtle slopes with wide and raised greens, well known for catching out even the most careful of golfers. That makes Penina a real championship golf course.