Penina Golf Resort – 50 years & going strong.


The Algarve is now synonymous with golf with an array of golfing destinations up and down it’s coast line. It really is a golfers paradise given the amount of quality courses and great places to stay. Golfers of all abilities travel from all across Europe and beyond to play it’s now well renowned courses. This is evident with the eye popping 1.2 million rounds of golf being played in 2015, with that number set to be repeated for 2016 however back in 1965 that certainly wasn’t the case. The Algarve, a prime piece of land was used for winter getaways for European holiday makers thanks to the all year round climate and sandy beaches, with golf being completely non existent, in fact there wasn’t even a golf course to be found. That would soon change…

Penina Golf Club
The dream destination

It wasn’t up until 1966 when Penina Hotel & Golf Resort opened it’s doors, that golf finally found the Algarve. In the early 60’s a group of investors got together and decided they would put their grand idea of golf in the Algarve into practice with no expense being spared. Hiring the best architects, interior designers & hoteliers to design & run the Penina Resort. They dreamed of building a golfing paradise in the Algarve which they achieved with flying colors. However it ended up achieving much more than that with the snowballing effect which took place after it’s opening in 1966, helping shape the Algarve into the golfing destination it is today.

The expense and expertise has paid dividends as the 5 star Penina Golf Resort continues to hold its own among it’s ever growing competitors and remains a hugely popular golfing destination with it’s high service levels, immaculate conditioned courses & great value. Without the shining example of Penina Golf Resort, golf in the Algarve may not have taken off like it has today, with no fewer than 30 courses being built in close proximity shortly after its opening.

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A look out over Mijas Los Lagos golf course, a real favourite for customers when staying in the Costa del Sol #Golf #Golftravel #Golfbreaks
A look at the second shot to the 17th at Lumine Hills Golf Course in Costa Dorada, Spain #Golf #Golftravel
The opening tee shot at Bonmont Golf Course in Costa Dorada, a must play if staying in the region #Golf #Golftravel
A quality 36 holes can be found at the 5 star El Rompido Golf Resort in Huelva, Spain #Golf #Golftravel
We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been voted 'Ireland's Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator' at the @worldgolfawards for the third year in a row.

The World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism and we couldn't be happier to win this award again.

Many thanks to those who voted for us, we will continue to strive to supply the best golfing packages for all our customers.
No sign of rain on the Algarve today at the magnificent @montereiresort. The Jack Nicklaus signature course consistently ranks No.1 in Portugal and amongst the best in Europe by many leading publications, a real treat for golfers #Golf #Golftravel
The approach shot to the 18th at the magnificent Lumine Hills Golf Course in Costa Dorada #Golf #Golfer #Golftravel
#Throwback to our visit to Valderrama this year, this is the approach shot to the par 5 17th, a truly great course hosting the @europeantour this week #Golf #Golftravel
A look down the 10th hole at Bonmont Golf Club in Costa Dorada #Golf #Golftravel
A look at the index one 14th hole at Portugal's brand new course West Cliffs, one of the most spectacular golfing locations anywhere in Europe.
Located less than an hour north of Lisbon - on Portugal's magnificent Silver Coast, enjoy views of the Atlantic on every hole and a top class par 72 seaside links layout #Golf #Golftravel
Chill out poolside at the Anantara Vilamoura Resort after a round of golf on the Arnold Palmer designed Victoria golf course located on site #Golftravel #Golfer #Golf
With Bradley Dredge at the Portugal Masters Pro Am..... the Dom Pedro Victoria Course is playing nicely and the weather isn't too bad either :) should be a great week ahead on the @europeantour