Penina is located in Alvor, on the western Algarve, 50 minute drive from Faro airport. It is situated in 360 acres of magnificent, lush gardens, and five minutes from the beach. It boasts two fantastic golf courses, the Penina Championship Course and the Penina Resort Course, as well as five tennis courts, a large outdoor swimming pool, sauna and a fully equipped gym. The luxury guestrooms are spacious and stylish, many of them enjoy spectacular views of the hotels grounds.
There are five restaurants that offer Portuguese, Italian and international cuisine, also there are four bars which provide light snacks. This is a fantastic hotel for your golfing break. Ask us about Special 4 Ball OffersClick to See Golf Courses
The Championship course is a Par 73 measuring 6273m, it is idyllically situated in the western Algarve in Alvor, less than an hours’ drive from Faro airport. This course has the reputation as being one of the toughest golf courses in the region. With tight tree lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers, streams, ditches and water hazards this is a great test of golf.
Some of the greens have huge undulations and are often two tiered, so accuracy is vital if you are to have a straightforward putt. The Par 3 13th, often voted as one of the best 500 holes in the world, requires a long carry over water, with out of bounds on either side this is a particularly daunting shot.
The Resort course is a Par 35 nine hole measuring 2987m, however it offers 18 tees, so players can enjoy a full round if required. This is a strategically demanding course with a number of tricky water hazards and bunkers, making it an enjoyable round for all abilities.
The course starts with 3 dogleg par 4s, where driving accuracy is a definite advantage. The only Par 5 is the 5th, which although long and straight, it finishes with an elevated green. This course provides an interesting and satisfying round and has all of the same characteristics of the Championship course, with tree lined fairways that require accuracy above all else.
San Lorenzo is a Par 72 measuring 6238m, it is located in Vale do Lobo, just 25 minutes west of Faro airport. Set amongst the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, this is a beautiful golf course with numerous lakes and freshwater lagoons ready to catch any wayward shots.
Most of the holes meander through thick pine forests, but at parts it opens up to stunning ocean views and glorious mountain backdrops. With well placed bunkers and the sea breeze affecting the holes that are right on the coast this is a challenging but truly memorable golf course.