Henry Cotton Penina Championship Course - Algarve
The Championship Course Penina is a delight to play. This course was designed by the late Sir Henry Cotton, and is in fact his masterpiece for which he wishes to be remembered. Located at the 5 star Penina Hotel, the course is playable by all standards of players.
Almost every hole is lined with trees and is a very lush green and aside from the odd palm tree, you would think that you were in the UK playing a British Country Golf Course. Penina was actually one of the first in the Algarve, created in 1966. Since then it has had a famous history, playing host to the Portuguese Open no less than 10 times, five of those have been since 1998.
The course is on the ground that was in fact originally rice growing fields. The conversion was brought around with the help of just under half a million shrubs and trees, which results in a flat but challenging course. The course has a good mix of long and short holes with numerous streams and lakes flowing through the grounds ready to snap up the underhit and overhit shots.
Probably the most renowned hole is the par three 13th which has been awarded a position within the top 500 holes anywhere in the world!
All in all the Penina Championship Course is a 5 star round located within the grounds of a 5 star hotel.
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