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Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course

The first 18-hole course to be built in the Algarve, the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course has played home to the Portuguese Open on ten occasions... and is regarded by many as the finest course in the Algarve and beyond.

Built and laid out by the three time British Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton, the course is as challenging as it is satisfying... and as unforgiving as it is beautiful.

Flanked by streams, water hazards and precarious ditches, the course boasts an array of subtle slopes and raised greens... well known for catching out even the most careful of golfers.

The Par 73 course, is playable the whole year round and is currently taking bookings for this and next season.

Call +351 282 420 200 or email penina-golf@jjwhotels.com to learn more... or view our latest golf offers here.

Exterior View of Penina Hotel and Golf Resort
Exterior View of Penina Hotel and Golf Resort

Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course: Walkthrough

Known as one of the most challenging – and satisfying – courses in the whole of Portugal, this marquee course is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Flanked by streams, ditches and water hazards, the course is maintained to the highest standard… and boasts an extensive array of subtle slopes, elevated greens and breathtaking scenery.

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Greenery on the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort
Greenery on the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort

Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course: History

Designed and completed in 1966 by the great Sir Henry Cotton, the course stands as a shining example to golfing architecture and one man's passion for the great game of golf. Whether the former championship golfer had any inkling of the mark he was laying down when he first began implementing his vision upon the Algarve paddy fields from which his course sprung, we don't know... what we do know is the staggering extent of the legacy that he created.

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Water on the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort
Water on the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort

Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course: Rules & Specifications

The rules followed on the Sir Henry Thomas Cotton Championship Course are those of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews... and there are a variety of different tee positions to reflect your ability. However, whatever your level, this is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable courses you will ever play.

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Sunset at the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort
Sunset at the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort

Resort Course

A great combination course that provides 9 holes of solid, but gentle, practice for beginners… as well as 18 holes of challenging golf for the more seasoned player. With 18 well thought out holes, this course follows the principles laid down by the father of Portuguese golf, Sir Henry Cotton: the perfect course for golfers of every level and ability.

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Hole 5 on the Academy Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort
Hole 5 on the Academy Course at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort

Academy Course

Weaving its way through the fairways of the Championship Course, this executive 9-hole course has been specifically designed for the intermediate golfer. Great for all-round holiday golf and a very enjoyable round. With reasonable short greens, accuracy off the tee, along with approach shots, provide all players a chance to practice their short game with aplomb.

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Po Box 146, Penina, Portimao, 8501-952, Portugal, Tel: +351 282 420 200 , Fax: +351 282 420 300 , penina@jjwhotels.com