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Great layout but average condition

Great layout but course was very soft and balls plugging. Greens were slow and course only in... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
aidano302
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County Dublin, Ireland
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should do better

Played Penha Longa, Oitavos, Quinta Da Marinha, and Praia D'el Rey. All excellent challenges... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
jacob p
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, this 18-hole course features gently rolling hills, stately groves of oaks and pines and magnificent views of the Sintra Mountains.
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Great layout but course was very soft and balls plugging. Greens were slow and course only in average condition. Tee boxes rough and fairways not thst well kept. Course is hilly and lots of undulations. We walked but could probably have done with a buggy....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I played this course a few years previously and was really excited about playing it again. I was sadly disappointed. The course layout has not changed and is still one of the best I have played however the condition of the course has gone downhill...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Dear swr1 Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us.I will share your comments about the conditions of the golf course to ensure everything perfect for our players. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we hope to have the opportunity...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Played Penha Longa, Oitavos, Quinta Da Marinha, and Praia D'el Rey. All excellent challenges. However, maybe it was the season, or transition time, but bthe general attention to detail and manicuring of the courses was lacking. Traps in disrepair, and the fairways compromised. Water was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is our 5th year returning for our annual golf break. In the past our stays have been first class but having read recent reviews we were concerned that perhaps standards were slipping. Far from it ! From Gonçalo and his golf team to Juan...More

5  Thank Frank G
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The weather was fantastic. The course was not as well maintained as it could have been. But, the course layout was magnificent and in my opinion, one of the best we played on our trip. Just not in good order. Greens slow, fairways patchy. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike M
penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear Mike M On behalf of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Penha Longa Resort, thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent experience at our golf course. We appreciate your comments regarding the conditions of the course and will share them with the team in...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

The layout was nice as you might expect. There are some massive elevation changes which makes clubbing very interesting, especially with a good blast of wind. It is very short though, with all the par 5's easily reached in 2 off the whites. Perhaps a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank captain_cavemanuk
penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Dear captain_cavemanuk, Please accept our apologies for what seams to be a very unpleasant experience in our golf course. We will investigate internally and act accordingly. Thank you for sharing your concerns and I hope you may visit us again in the future and receive...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This course is very beautiful and my hubbie has fond memories of it. Today it disappointed. Greens are in poor condition. Fairways need grooming. Our buggy got very tired by the 15th hole which seemed to sum up the general lack of TLC. Such a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JMBFDublin
penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear JMBFDublin, We are sorry to hear your experience in our Golf Course wasn’t up to your expectations. The course is a living beeing and sometimes specific works done on the grass cause unexpected reactions that require additional attention. This was the case identified on...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We have just stayed for a week at the wonderful adjacent hotel and I played 5 x 9 holes across the superb Atlantic course and the rather good 9 hole Monastery course. Of course the recent exceptionally hot weather may have left its mark but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We had really looked forward to playing this course after all the accolades in print. It was an OK golf course in relatively poor condition other than greens that were in good shape. Staff were OK, nothing special or warm about them. In our opinion...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Dear JLWK2015 Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your experience was not what you expected. Togheter with the entire team we will analyze your comments and work on appropriate solutions. We hope to have the honour of your vist again in the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We got here after 5 beautiful golf days in the Algarve. As they were fully booked on the 18 hole we got on the small course. Price was 70 € per person for 9 holes in really miserable state and with shabby electric trolley. Lookes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank laura_maria88
penhal0nga, General Manager at Penha Longa Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Dear Laura_Maria88 Due to the unusual whether conditions we are experiencing this year in the region, this naturally affected our golf course and its general apearence. This situation deserved our best attention and the greenkeping team quickly worked in an action plan. We are sorry...More

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