|The Penha Longa Golf Course was host of the 2010 Portugal Open.
Heritage & Nature at Penha Longa
The Penha Longa Golf Course is a fabulous 18 hole coures situated in Sintra, only 30 minutes from Lisbon. The Penha Longa Resort forms part of the Protected Landscape Area of Sintra and Cascais.
Quinta da Penha Longa is a relevant historical site because the first monastery of the Order of St. Jerome was built there in 1355. Over the past 600 years Penha Longa has undergone several changes and many buildings have been constructed there, such as the Palace, the Church, the Fountain of Tears, the Fountain of St. Gonçalo and the Palace of the Marquis of Angeja.
One of the Best European Golf Courses
Ranked in the Top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, the Atlantic Penha Longa Golf Course designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Jr. is escapist golf at its best. The architect designed the Penha Longa golf course to best take account of the steeply sloping terrain and excellent views of the surrounding landscape, across the Sintra mountains to the sea beyond. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes.
Excitement during the game
This means that the first three holes and the final three of Penha Longa Golf Course are laid out in a valley wooded with pines and studded with granite outcrops. The 6th to the 13th holes, meanwhile, have been built on a hill offering extensive views over the region.
Exciting at every turn, this championship test and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills.
Download the course map and score card of Penha Longa Golf Atlantico, Sintra, Portugal.
Points of Interest:
Other golf courses in the Estoril Coast: the 9-hole golf course of Penha Longa Mosteiro, Oitavos, Estoril, Quinta da Beloura and Quinta da Marinha.
How to get there?
Take the A5 direction to Cascais. Take the Sintra exit and follow the signs saying Sintra. You will pass the Cascais Shopping center (on your right), keep straight, after that you will cross 3 round-abouts, keep straight. On the 4th, take the inverse direction, you will find a sign saying Penha Longa. Turn right at the sign and follow untill you reach the main gate on your left hand side.
Penha Longa Golf Course
Penha Longa Atlantic Golf Course
Penha Longa Golf in Sintra, Portugal
In 2009, the Penha Longa Atlantic Golf Course suffered extensive renovations:
Comprehensive drainage work, a full irrigation upgrade, bunker renovation with drainage and new sand added and a over-seeding of fairways and tees has been completed on the Penha Longa Course.
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Opened in: 1992
Par: 72 - 18 holes
Lengths: Championship 6313 m / white 5944 m / yellow 5524 m / red 5092 m / blue 5414 m
Max. handicap: -28 for men and -36 for ladies
Country club with tennis, horse riding - jacuzzi - sauna - spa
Greens: Penncross A4
Fairways: Rye Grass
Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort
Est. Lagoa Azul - Linhó
Tel: +351 219 249 031
- Ritz-Carlton Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, 5 stars deluxe.