Penina Golf Resort

Five Star Algarve Golf Resorts

Alvor, Algarve

Penina stands out among the golf resorts of the Algarve as a truly epic destination, being one of the best resorts in not just Portugal, but all of Europe. The place is a rare meeting of unparalleled 5-star accommodation and world-class championship golf. Although there are wonderful 9-hole Resort & Academy courses on-site, the headline course at Penina is the Championship Course. Hosted to the Portuguese Open 9 times, it holds a place as one of the most historic golf courses in Portugal and is commonly ranked among the country’s top tracks.

Set in the Western Algarve, Penina benefits from year-round sunshine, a real golfers paradise that is easily accessible by flying into Faro Airport and making the 40-minute drive to the resort. The Penina Resort is the definition of all-encompassing, as well as the three golf courses there are a host of on-site activities on offer, including; tennis, cycling, archery, and watersports in the summer.

Of course, you will want to relax and indulge on your perfect golf holiday, the resort boasts five restaurants and two bars, offering a stunning array of cuisines and cocktails for you to sample. When it comes to resort golf breaks in Portugal, Penina is as good as it gets.

3 Nights,
3 Rounds Package

From 298€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer

5 Nights,
5 Rounds Package

From 485€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer

7 Nights,
7 Rounds Package

From 678€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer


Located in a magnificent 360 acre estate, Penina Golf & Resort reflects its culture through a natural fusion of English architecture, Portuguese hospitality and high standards of service.

The 188 rooms and suites, recently totally renovated with flat Screen TV, high speed internet access, automatic mini bar, electronic safe, coffee and tea facilities offering to the costumers comfort, wellness and a stunning view over the mountains, gardens and golf courses.

Penina’s excellent tennis academy has 6 tennis courts where you can take part in lessons and clinics with the resident professionals, while the FIFA certified football pitch has attracted teams of the caliber of Chelsea. Activities include circuit training, mountain biking and archery, while during the summer months the Beach Club is the place to try water sports such as wind-surfing, water-skiing and sailing.

Back at the resort you will find a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, games room and a well-equipped gym, as well as a dedicated kids club called the Penguin Village for family groups.

In addition to the health and beauty centre spa, it is clear that Penina has a lot more to offer than just golf!

Five restaurants and two Bars invite the guests to taste the International or Mediterranean cuisine and light cocktails. Try fine Italian in L’Arlecchino, or traditional Portuguese classics in the lovely Sagres dining room, while the Grill Restaurant is a more formal option, á la carte.

The Spikes Bar and Henry Cotton’s are both great golfer’s watering holes, while the Monchique Cocktail Bar is a bit more refined, serving freshly mixed drinks in elegant surroundings.

Note: The Penguin Village Kids Club is only open from Easter until end of October.

Golf Courses at Penina Golf Resort

Championship Course

Opened in 1966 and designed by Sir Henry Cotton, Penina’s Championship Course was the first golf course built in the Algarve. The Championship course has been host to the Portuguese Open eleven times, and is also a regular stop for the European Seniors Tour.

Originally built on rice paddies, the 6,869 yard course is by and large quite flat but is set amongst mature trees and shrubs, with each of the fairways lined with impressive woodland. As a result of the mature setting of the golf course, accurate shot making is required to score well on the par-73 Championship course.

Course Information

Designed bySir Henry Cotton
Opened for play1966
Previously hostedPortuguese Open (10 occasions)


White6,860 yardsSSS 73
Yellow6,373 yardsSSS 73
Blue5,918 yardsSSS 71
Red5,621 yardsSSS 73

Signature Hole: Hole 7, Par 4, 310 metres (339 yards), SI 16

The 7th is a hole which combines risk with reward, with many golfers opting to play short of the water which cuts across the fairway, this will bring a longer iron into a small undulating green. Those wanting to hit a driver can find themselves with a much shorter club in but run the risk of finding water.

Resort Course

The nine hole par-35 Resort course sits close to the Championship Course and provides golfers the ideal opportunity to hone their skills. The course takes advantage of a lake to provide an interesting and satisfying round and has all of the same characteristics of the Championship course, with tree lined fairways that require accuracy above all else.

Course Information

Designed bySir Henry Cotton
Opened for play1972


White3,627 yards
Yellow2,875 yards

Academy Course

In addition to the Championship and Resort golf courses, the Penina Resort also offers the Academy Course. Previously named the North Course, this 9-hole par-30 “Executive” course features 18 tees and makes full use of a number of lakes and sand hazards making it an enjoyable course that tests the skills of all abilities.

The Championship’s short 13th hole is ranked in the world’s top 500 holes, with water guarding the front of the green.

Course Information

Designed bySir Henry Cotton
Opened for play1977
Length2,204 yards

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