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Course: Penina Championship GolfLocation: PortimaoCourse Designer: Sir Henry CottonEstablished: 1966Par: 72 – four par 3´s, nine par 4´s, five par 5´sSignature Hole: 5La Penina Championship course is classed as the grandfather of courses in the Algarve and a permanent living memory to its architect and active promoter, Sir Henry Cotton. Originally paddy fields for rice the fields have now been converted into a flat challenging course and especially for the stronger player. Something short of half a million shrubs and trees were planted in the conversion. As the fairways are flat Henry Cotton introduced strategically placed water hazards to catch the unwary long hitter and the fairways are tree lined and tight to encourage straight shots at all time. This is a great challenge and the scenery at the course is like nowhere else.