Widely considered Sir Henry Cotton’s masterpiece this is a classic English style parkland Course. Almost completely flat save for some slightly elevated greens, the 18 holes wind their way through Eucalyptus tree lined fairways and a network of streams, ditches and small ponds.
The relatively small sloping greens present the same stiff challenge as the rest of the course, and it is easy to see why this course has hosted the Portuguese Open on many occasions.
Our stand out holes are the long par 4 2nd hole, the dog leg 5th where you need to negotiate the out of bounds creeping in, a number of sand traps and finally the water hazard standing guard in front of the green. On the back 9 you have the lovely Par 3 13th holes where the water plays tricks with you whether you are a European Tour Pro or a high handicapper.
One of Portugal’s very best “back gardens” and well worth visiting and playing.
"All the courses were enjoyable.Penina was quite easy, "
- Ms. L. Halstead -