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Situated in the heart of the Algarve, in the the Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, the championship course is considered the most brilliant project of Sir Henry Cotton, triple champion of the British Open who became a golf architect.

This was also the first golf course to be built in the Algarve, back in 1966. The experienced Cotton was one of the firsts to recognise the Algarve's huge potential as a golfing destination. The quality and the success of his work encouraged the subsequent construction of many other courses that now exist in the region.

The hotel and golf club are unique when it comes to outstanding views, a calm and tranquil setting, and shows nature at its best. The golf club is a member of the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary System.

The Penina Championship Course has several bunkers, almost four hundred thousand trees, plenty of water with wide greens and a vast tee area, making this a real championship course.

The sequence of the holes is very original, for the last nine holes both begin and end with two Par 5. Therefore, the first half of the course is Par 35, while Par for the other nine holes is 38. A new lake has been created to protect hole 5's green and more water has been added around green 13, transforming it into a small island. These are some of the details included in the transformation of the original design, as well as the deepening of the bunkers and the rebuilding of tees according to modern techniques. 40 thousand tons of sand were used to build up the new fairways and 200 kilometres of electric wires were needed to install the new computerised irrigation system.
Two nine hole courses (now re-named the Resort Course and Academy Course) are the ideal complement to the Championship course.

Nearest Accommodation: Hotel Meridien Penina I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Morgado do Reguengo, Alto Golf, Palmares


Course Data
Architect:
Sir Henry Cotton
Opened: 1966
Holes: 18 (Championship Course)
Par: 73
Length: 6.273 meters
Pro's: Robert Liddle, José Lourenço Marcelino
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate.
Max. Men=28, Ladies=32
Dress Code: Soft spikes required
Facilities: Hotel, Driving Range, 3 Putting Greens, Pitching Area, Trolleys, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Restaurants, Bars.
 

Score Card:

Hole

T

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

406

405

388

367

4

6

2

401

385

364

325

4

1

3

288

286

265

226

4

12

4

366

347

326

278

4

5

5

431

408

402

373

5

10

6

191

169

155

128

3

18

7

312

307

268

240

4

14

8

185

183

156

150

3

17

9

388

380

357

296

4

3

out

2970

2855

2681

2382

35

Hole

T

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

493

487

471

423

5

7

11

492

478

443

409

5

9

12

389

355

331

325

4

2

13

197

178

161

152

3

13

14

389

356

333

281

4

4

15

305

298

271

259

4

15

16

226

197

153

147

3

16

17

445

437

420

390

5

8

18

437

431

407

366

5

11

in

3373

3217

2990

2752

39

T

C

M

L

Par

Total

6343

6072

5671

5134

73







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