In the mid sixties a retired Open Championship winner, one Sir Henry Cotton, laid down his Championship Course at the fabulous Penina Golf Resort and, almost 50 years later, the course has clearly stood the test of time and is still immensely popular among locals and visiting golfers alike.

Situated in a picturesque, tree-lined estate between the coastal towns of Portimao and Lagos, Penina is one of the most loved courses in the region. Let’s have a look at the original (and still one of the best) golf courses in the Algarve…




The resident golf geek at Your Golf Travel. Have been lucky enough to have travelled far and wide playing golf and if I’m not writing about it at work, you will probably find me hacking it around my local course. Owner of 2 holes in one and some of the most crooked drives you have ever seen!

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