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Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course

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Championship Golf Course.

Got a good deal (unusual for Penina) of €50 for a twilight round. Got there 30 minutes before my... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
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As hotel guests we played every day for a week, it's just so convenient having breakfast on the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
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This 18-hole, par 73 challenge is the grandfather of golf courses in the Algarve, and serves as a living memory to its innovative designer, Sir Henry Cotton.
N125 | Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portimao 8501-952, Portugal
+351 282 420 200
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Just played the championship course. I’ve got to say that this is the first time I’ve been underwhelmed by the course.....or more particularly the greens. Inconsistent pace from one green to another and quite a few were very bobbly. Also disappointed by areas of the...More

1  Thank robnh61
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This used to be one of our favourite golf courses on our trip to Portugal, but we will now give it a miss unless we hear that conditions have improved. This is a great designed course but last week it was very sad looking. Ditches,...More

Thank handbagsbrockham
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Played here with a friend in November 2017. The course is in reasonable condition, with good soft greens. Overall a pleasant experience.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dal503
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Played the championship course today. The only positive was the weather was perfect. Unfortunately the course is in a very poor state. The greens are shocking. The course is shabby and in need of some serious investment. We won't be rushing back again, especially when...More

1  Thank Roland B
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Got a good deal (unusual for Penina) of €50 for a twilight round. Got there 30 minutes before my 14.40 tee off time and was told I could start as soon as I wanted... good result. I was playing on my own but my 86...More

Thank Bob200153
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Everything a Golfer wants is here. A championship golf course designed by the late Hebert Cotton, to challenge every aspect of your game. And a traditional Hotel with all the amenities. Golf lessons, Putting Green, carts to rent, restaurant, and snacks, large pool. Book ahead...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

As hotel guests we played every day for a week, it's just so convenient having breakfast on the patio, a quick warm up and walking straight into the 1st tee. July is low season, the weather is hot, so the course needs lots of watering...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Not for golfers - more like a below average course tacked onto a hotel. Poor greens, rough fairways, 100 Euro meant to be in season but course not ready. No service. Never to return. Tired course may have been good in its day but now...More

1  Thank richardhW1705BK
Reviewed February 9, 2017

A wonderful hotel and golf resort. Courses are in a wonderful condition, pools are plentiful and the temperature was so very nice and hot. If you decide to take on the golf course, probably best to get a buggie. I walked around on both occasions...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank PML49
Reviewed November 10, 2016

We played golf here and were disappointed with both the golf course and the pre-round coffees and service. W had super service elsewhere but here we got lukewarm tasteless coffee and the waiter forgot the hot milk - by the time he brought it, the...More

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Dear Gerard W, Our Greenkeeper and his team are constantly working to keep our Golf Courses in good condition and provide great golfing experiences to our guests. We hope that you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you... More