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.