Compete on our Championship Course in our 50th Anniversary Year
1966 was a legendary year for sport; England won the World Cup, Muhammad Ali successfully defended his world heavyweight title five times... and the very first 18-hole golf course opened in the Algarve. That’s right, it’s our 50th birthday! It’s been half a century since Sir Henry Cotton opened Penina’s gates to excited hotel guests and eager golfers, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to invite you to join us for a round or two on our world-famous Championship Course.
With its thousands of Pine and Eucalyptus trees, stream and lakes, our scenic course will undoubtedly provide an outstanding golfing experience any day of the year. However we think the ultimate way to mark our milestone will be to take part in Penina Golf Week. Having gained a reputation for being the Algarve’s greatest golf tournament, our exclusive event will see an array of international talent compete during four glorious days on the course...as well as provide a whole host of exciting entertainment off it too!
Our seven day programme will be jam-packed with five-star experiences perfect for both competitors and their loyal entourage. A welcome cocktail on the 8th of May will kick-off proceedings (naturally), followed by a delicious buffet dinner and a chance to mingle with fellow players from around the world. Swap stories, suss out the competition and perhaps even gain a tip or two from an over-zealous rival. However, we advise against too much revelry as the first full day will offer the chance to get to grips with the curves and contours of the 50th year old course... practice makes perfect after-all!
The first half of the Aggregated Individual Stableford Competition will begin at the very precise time of 9.04am on the 10th. Watch out for the creek on the 2nd hole, ease through the large green at the 8th before bracing yourself for the demanding 13th. This challenge has gained so much admiration that its been named one of the top 500 holes in the world and requires an aim slightly to the centre-left to avoid a large lake. After two full-days of flexing golfing muscles, there’ll be the chance to relax and rest up on the 11th for the those who need it, or alternatively take the opportunity to explore our full range of five-star facilities such as swimming pools, a FIFA size football pitch and floodlit tennis courts.
The tournament will resume on the 12th with the nail-biting second half of the Stableford, before continuing with a Two Ball Better Ball the following morning. Once the last bunker’s been conquered and winners decided, it’ll be time to don your finery for what will be an unforgettable evening of celebration. A pre-dinner drink will set the tone, before prizes for the likes of 1st, 2nd and 3rd, best ‘Gross’ result and a daily ‘Nearest the Pin’ are presented. After which competitors and guests alike will be able to let their hair down at a gala dinner; a glamorous finale to an outstanding week of golf in the sun-soaked Algarve.
With limited places and prices starting from just €121 per person per night, there’s no better time to book your place on May’s Golf Week...but only if you think you’re up to the challenge of competing on the world-renowned Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course in its anniversary year. It may only be January, but 2016 already looks set to be the most exciting year yet at Penina.