Penina Golf Resort, Portimao

One of Europe’s most famous golf resorts and with a loyal following, the Penina is a most elegant and welcoming hotel. Guests return year after year to Penina; it is easily the highest-ranking hotel among our clientele for repeat visits. With unbeatable service, fantastic leisure facilities and a world-renowned golf course on-site, it comes as no surprise that the Penina was voted “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” and “Portugal’s Leading Resort” in the 2012 World Travel Awards.

I have run a variety of different trips to Penina, it has fantastic practice facilities, 1 x 18 Hole Championship Course and 2 x 9 hole courses perfect for all levels of golfers.. The seaside resort and village of Alvor with it’s lovely beach, excellent selection of restaurants and shops is just 10 minutes’ drive away, while the interesting towns of Lagos and Portimao are just twenty minutes from the resort.

Opening in 1966, Penina is the spiritual home of golf in the Algarve. The Sir Henry Cotton designed Championship course was the first 18 hole course to open in the Algarve has been a regular venue for the European PGA Tour’s Portuguese Open; a true testament to its impeccable quality. Conveniently for guests at this hotel, the first tee is just a few yards from the hotel, and the course is an excellent test of golf with tree lined lush green fairways, water hazards, bunkers, big greens and large teeing areas. The Penina Resort course, with it’s 9 greens and 18 tees is not as long as the Championship golf course, however it still poses as a good challenge to the best of golfers and complements the Championship course. The Academy Course works great for beginners and junior golfs new to the game.

A wide selection of rooms and suites are available at this luxury 5-star hotel. Residents can opt for Mountain View Rooms or for a small upgrade to Pool View Rooms that enjoy splendid views of the Championship course from your very own private balcony.

This is what we do

Welcome Drinks Party

You will commence your golfing experience with Lucinda with a special goody bag and drinks party to meet the other ladies and discuss the exciting golfing itinerary that awaits you.

Morning Golf Training Clinics

Lucinda will give you a great warm up routine, followed by special clinics focussing on all areas of the short-game throughout the trip as well as working individually on your swings.

On Course Fun

After a short break following morning training you will play 18 holes of golf focusing on your new skills and having fun with inspirational games Lucinda devises. She accompanies you out on the course with her famous iPad and provides fantastic action shots and videos of your playing to enhance your learning and understanding.

After Golf Activities

Lucinda ensures you have time after golf to have a  well earned drink after the action packed day of training and playing.  She also ensures you have time to visit the beach/pool/spa and organises superb dining destinations to give you a true taste and experience of the wonderful local restaurants.

We can take you anywhere

We’ve listed a few ideas here on the site of places we’ve taken our clients on trips to.
However, if you have a specific idea of your dream golf destination we can organise that for you.
Get in touch and let us know!


Margaret T (Penina, Portugal 2014)  – Roehampton

Thanks so much for all the fun and the intensive golf, Lucinda. It was a glorious trip, I learned so much and had a wonderful time with a great group of golfing ladies. Happy golfing to all!

Jan M, (Penina, Portugal 2016) – Royal Mid Surrey

Dear Lucinda,  Thank you so much for giving us all such a fun time at Penina.  I think we all really very much enjoyed ourselves and so much of that can be put down to your splendid organisation and generosity.  You were great to be with!  I loved meeting all the other girls and it was particular fun for me to spend some time with Vivienne.