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Portugal, Algarve, Alvor GRD Rating 8.8

Penina Golf & Resort

Golf breaks at Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal. GRD Rating: 8.8

Resort Summary

Located in the sunny Algarve region of Portugal, Penina Golf & Resort features 27 holes of challenging golf & state of the art golf academy. A very family friendly resort offering a range of activities including access to a private beach.

Located in western Algarve, Portugal, Penina Golf & Resort is set within a magnificent 360 acre estate of never ending natural landscaped fields. Crowned as one of most leisure filled resorts in the Algarve, Penina Golf & Resort offers an array of leisure options for enthusiasts making it the ideal choice for a families or individuals alike. Considered by many one of the best golf courses in Portugal, guests are invited to discover Penina Golf & Resort's timeless masterpiece and embark on the ultimate golfing experience at the 18-hole Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, also known as the Penina Championship Golf Course.

Penina is a classy resort. It has an important history a timeless style and an updated golf course of the very highest standard.

The Penina Golf & Resort is considered the ideal sporting leisure facility, offering its guests a wide selection of sporting activities. The resort offers a selection of great facilities such as an outdoor Olympic size swimming pool and a FIFA-sized football field which has been used by teams such as Chelsea, ATP floodlit tennis courts and a section off area at the breathtaking Alvor Beach. In order to present you with true relaxation moments our hotel offers a variety of wellness facilities. The Beauty Centre offers sauna, different kinds of massage, sublime beauty treatments and in house hairdresser. Fitness facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium and a three-kilometre jogging circuit with 12 exercise stations for individual and family runs.

Penina Golf & Resort has always welcomed children and, having this at heart, was the first resort in the Algarve, to build a specialized facility solely dedicated to children. The Penguin Village Children's Club is available for infants from 6 months to children up to 12 years of age. Supervision from experienced staff is only available for children from 3 to 12 years of age although infants from 6 months to 3 years are welcome to use the facilities when accompanied by parents.

The golf range is exceptional. There is a vast area that has enough space for hundreds of people to practise at once. Golfers can hit from grass tees or, in bad weather, from covered bays. Short game practice chipping and putting greens are scattered around conveniently, all of which are maintained to the very highest of standards. Best of all, the staff at Penina realise that its reputation rests on their clients having a fantastic time. Everyone is unfailingly polite and go out of their way to ensure that everyone has everything they need or want.

Golf Courses

Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course
18 holes
Par 73
Designed by Sir Henry Cotton
Previously The Penina, but known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, the main 18 holes provide the most demanding test of a players skills in the Algarve, if not in Portugal. With the inevitable difficulty that flat landscaping and terrain creates with club selection, the holes are crossed and flanked by a series of streams, ditches and water hazards, demanding precisely executed shots to avoid trouble and achieve par. The course is beautifully maintained, winding past tall stands of eucalyptus and clumps of palm to mainly elevated greens which have subtle slopes and sometimes treacherous speeds.
The Academy Course
9 holes
Par 30
The Academy Course, winding through the fairways of the Championship Course, is an interesting executive nine holes par 30 three par 4s and six par 3s. Originally designed for the casual or intermediate golfer it provides the ideal course for all year round holiday golf. The greens are relatively small and therefore accuracy off the tee and for approach shots is required and it also provides players the opportunity to fine tune their short game.
The Resort Course
9 holes
Par 35
The Resort Course, a more recent nine holes on the north side of the hotel, strategically demanding, can also be considered a challenge for the more experienced players and equally provides gentle training grounds for beginners.

This course features 18 tees and makes full use of Sir Henry Cottons principles with a number of lakes and sand hazards making it an enjoyable course that tests the skills of all abilities


Penina Golf & Resort's range of accommodation features a selection of guest rooms and suites. Classic guest rooms are spread over the 4 floors and offer assorted views of the resort and nearby Monchique countryside. Executive studio rooms are located on the 4th floor and offer privileged panoramic views of the resort pool area and the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course from a private balcony. Family rooms are the ideal setting for the whole family and offer 2 separate bedrooms, both with a private balcony which offer either views of the resort pool area and the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course or the Monchique mountain country side.

Why not upgrade to a suite to make your stay that much more special? Featuring an ample living area with modern sofa seating, the junior suites offer excellence in luxury accommodation. A selection of 2 private balconies proposes the opportunity to indulge in privileged panoramic views of the resort pool area and the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course. The lavish Grand Suites feature a unique walk in entrance, ample living and dining area with modern sofa seating, coffee table, dining area for up to 8 persons and an oversized balcony with breathtaking views of the resort and the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, the grand suites offer you the complete glamour of the Penina experience.

Food and Drink

Penina Golf & Resort offer wide choice of la carte menus serving Portuguese, Italian and international cuisine caters for all tastes and occasions, from the lively atmospheres of the L'Arlecchino, Dunas Beach and Pool Restaurant to the more formal Le Grill or Sagres Restaurant. Bars offer a variety of refreshments, snacks and cocktails. Children's menus, barbecues, theme evenings and formal dinners are also available.

The hotels main restaurant rouses guests appetites with an extravagant buffet breakfast and exquisite themed buffet dinners including an array of regional specialities. Clients may have their meals indoors, in relaxed and casual setting or outdoors in the patio, freshened by the soothing Algarve breeze and sunlight.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Delivering the philosophy, knowledge and techniques, flexible to golfers of all ages and abilities, the Penina Golf Academy offers first rate golf instruction and first-class service to every standard of golfer. Whether you are just beginning to play the game or have been playing for years, PGA Professionals can help you in every aspect of your game. The Penina Golf Academy offers extensive and specifically tailored programs to individual players or groups of children, seniors, families, or simply friends, be it a three or five-day program or simply for a few hours to perfect specific game techniques. Our philosophy and focus of golf instruction is to help you learn and improve your golf offering you more than just a perfect golf swing we offer you the complete vision and understanding of the game of golf!

The resort features a new Driving Range, already considered one of the best in Europe, with a capacity for up to 70 golfers and 12 covered practice bays. In 2008, this exceptional facility reopened to guests and clients presenting a new display addition of target greens, putting green, chipping green and practice bunker.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD1043
Email Resort

Tel: 351 282 420200

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Portimao 8501-952
Po Box 146

Getting there

Located in the heart of the popular tourist destination, the Algarve, Penina is extremely easy to access. Faro airport is little over an hours drive away.
Nearest airport: Faro
Travel options: The easiest manner to reach Penina is to fly to Faro International airport then travel from there.

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Resort facilities

  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays

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