The grand-daddy of all the courses in the Algarve and a permanent symbol to its founder, the legendary Sir Henry Cotton. It has many times been the home of the annual Portuguese Open which is now referred to as the Algarve Open. 5* Le Meridien Penina Golf Resort in Alvor (just 15 minutes drive from Lagos) is the only resort in Portugal to have three golf courses: Penina 18 hole course, and two 9 hole – The Academy Course and the Resort Course. As the first resort golf course to be built in Portugal, Penina (or the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course as it is also known from the late designer and three times British Open champion) is undoubtedly world famous and has hosted the Portuguese Opens and other prestigious golf tournaments. Penina provides the most demanding test of a player’s skills and offers
Length 6.273m Par 73
This course is located in the most western part of the Algarve. It is a fascinating course in a beautiful location with attractive views of the countryside on the horizon by the sea. The fairways roll up and down through hills demanding accurate shots and good placing. The Par-3 15th of 159 meters is a golfer’s dream. Parque da Floresta Golf & Leisure Resort boasts an imaginatively designed, 18 hole par 71 golf course, which spans the hills and valleys that surround the resort. It has a number of spectacular holes that run along valleys, past eucalyptus covered ravines, flanked by olive, palm and pine trees. With no two holes remotely similar, the variety and appeal is endless. The resort has its own golf academy, health and beauty spa, gymnasium and full range of sports and leisure activities, bars and restaurants.
Length 5.673m Par 72
Parque Da Floresta
This is the newest course in Algarve golf, providing an undulating 18-hole par 72 course that blends into the local landscape. The various attractive aspects that the course offers the golfer are a clever blend of open countryside with vineyards and views to the Monchique Mountains. The close proximity Lagos offers an excellent and convenient location.
5,861m Par 72
Some say that this is the jewel in the crown of the Algarve and unique. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, next to Lagos with magnificent views over the bay. Palmares hosted in 2003, two PGA Euro pro-tour tournaments. Since 2002, the qualifying School of European Seniors Tour, have been playing in Palmares. Some say that this is the jewel in the crown of the Algarve and unique. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, next to Lagos with magnificent views over the bay. Palmares hosted in 2003, two PGA Euro pro-tour tournaments. Since 2002, the qualifying School of European Seniors Tour, have been playing in Palmares.
5,961m, Par 71, 18 holes
by Howard Swan, one of Britain’s most prominent contemporary course designers. The 18 hole championship course offers exceptional playing conditions across two distinctive parts, the Resort Section and the Country Section. As well as challenging and varied holes, players at Boavista can enjoy breathtaking ocean views and spectacular scenery.
Length 5,751m Par 18