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San Lorenzo Golf Course near Penina Golf Resort

San Lorenzo Golf Course was designed by US golf course architects Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore... and has been consistently voted one of the best in Europe for over 25 years.

The course is located within the protected Ria Formosa nature reserve and estuary, and in addition to the traditional Algarve pinewoods, San Lorenzo boasts fairways that run alongside saltwater marshes, freshwater lagoons and the stunning Atlantic ocean. Many of the holes give way to breathtaking views of ocean vistas and distant mountain backdrops.

All 18 holes feel in complete harmony with the nature reserve, with the course and surrounding area playing home to over 70 species of bird, including herons, white storks, coots, black winged stilts and the rare purple gallinule.

A favoured haunt of golfing professionals, seasoned amateurs and enthusiastic beginners, San Lorenzo Golf Course guarantees great golf and even greater memories.

If you would like to book a round at San Lorenzo Golf Course... please contact our golf office on +351 282 420200 or email penina@jjwhotels.com

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

History of Golf in the Algarve

Since the 1960s the Algarve has become a hugely successful holiday destination for both golfers and families. However, most people are unaware of the rich history that surrounds this beautiful coastal destination. From its fascinating Geographical structure, to the golden age of exploration… through to the Algarve’s current standing as one of the finest holiday destinations in the world.

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Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Regarded as one of the most exclusive golf courses in the Algarve, the 27 Championship hole Pinheiros Altos Golf Course, offers great golf to both beginners and seasoned experts. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort can secure you preferential rates and tee times for this exclusive club… and if you’re looking to experience other courses in the Algarve, we highly recommend it.

Pinheiros Altos
Fishing in the Algarve
Fishing in the Algarve

Local Activities near Penina Hotel

The Algarve offers many fun, family friendly activities located only minutes from or within Penina’s five-star resort. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy a round on the world-class Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course and try out a range of water sports on the area’s stunning beaches. While those hoping to experience local culture and cuisine can sample delicious traditional dishes, explore historic sites and admire views over the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.

Local Activities
Algarve Coastline
Algarve Coastline

Portimão: The Best Golfing Destination in the Algarve

Portimão is a charming Portuguese town in the Algarve. Known today as the centre for golf breaks, Portimão and its many courses are enjoyed year-round. Here are five reasons Portimão is the best place for a golfing holiday in the Algarve.

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'Ria de Alvor' © Joao Alves | CC License
'Ria de Alvor' © Joao Alves | CC License

Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve

Located just 4km from Penina Resort, Ria de Alvor's stunning lagoon and 1,454 hectares of protected wetlands provide a scenic home to many species of wildlife. Miles of wooden boardwalks allow easy exploration of the area, while an array of family-friendly water activities are on offer in the local fishing village.

Ria de Alvor
Algarve Beach
Algarve Beach

Praia de Alvor

Boasting soft, white sand, crystal clear sea and a wealth of exciting leisure activities, Praia de Alvor is a key beach destination for locals and visitors alike. Located a short 10 minute drive from Penina, this sun-soaked stretch is also home to the five-star resort’s Dunas Restaurant, which serves up a delicious taste of Algarvian cuisine including an array of freshly caught fish.

Praia de Alvor

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