Penina Championship Golf Course
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Penina Golf Course , previously known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, the main 18 holes provides the most demanding test of a player's skills in the Algarve , if not in Portugal . With the inevitable difficulty that a 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.
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Technical Details
Parkland: Totally
Flat: Some gentle slopes on green approaches
Dogleg: On both 9's
Tree Lined: Heavily with Umbrella Pines
Water hazards: On both 9's, check on course planner required
Buggy Recommended: If Essential
Signature Hole: 5th
Comments: Premier Championship course in West Algarve
Details
Holes: 18 / Par: 73
Whites Lenght: 6273 m / 6860 yd
Yellows Lenght: 5827 m / 6373 yd
Reds Lenght: 5140 m / 5621 yd
Greens: Creeping Bent Cobra
Fairways: Lolium Perene|Poa Pratensis|Creeping Bent
Tees: Lolium Perene|Poa Pratensis|Creeping Bent
Handicap: Gents < 28  |  Ladies < 36
Information
Founded: 1966
Architect: Henry Cotton
Proprietor: Sociedade Turística da Penina, SA
Director: Leonel Rio
Professional: Bart Van der Wind, José Lourenço, José Marcelino
Green Keeper: Luís Domingos
Main events on this course:
· Portuguese Open, Seniors PGA Match Play,
Facilities
Reception: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Pro Shop: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Driving Range: Yes
Putting Green: Yes
Locker Rooms: Yes
Club House: With Restaurant and Snack bar
Buggies: Without GPS
Trolleys: Manual and Electric
Golf Clubs: Standard Set|Taylor Made Set
Golf Lessons: Resident professionals
Academy: Yes
Juniors: Up to 17 years old

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