The Atlantico was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and is a hilly course, offering tremendous views of local coastal towns, such as Estoril and Cascais. Around half of the holes wind their way through trees, with some tight and undulating fairways adding to the test. There is also a selection of more open holes and this where the water tends to come into play, in addition to well-bunkered greens. Due to the nature of the course, which winds its way uphill at times, the wind can play a part, which adds to the challenge of playing the Atlantico course.
The clubhouse is a great place to relax after a round of golf, it’s modern and comfortable, and the resort offers a full range of facilities. The Algarve receives much of the attention regarding golf holidays in Portugal but Penha Longa Golf Resort is comfortably one of the best places in the country to play golf.
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Situated a mere 40 minutes’ drive from Lisbon, is Penha Longa Golf Resort. The first thing to note is the ease in which it’s possible to reach such as great golfing venue, which seems to be a million miles away from the Portuguese capital’s bustle. Although Penha Longa Golf Resort is the ultimate in modern golf, the venue actually dates back to 1355 and is on a former monastery site.
The overall layout of Atlantico is excellent, and the course’s condition is good, just be prepared for some lightning-quick greens, as it can get a little dry at times during the summer months. That being said, it’s wise to take a jacket when playing at Penha Longa Golf Resort, as it can be the chilly first thing and in the evening, even during summer.
The 9-hole Mosteiro course takes in the estate’s historical parts and compliments the Atlantico course in style. It’s not at the same level as the Atlantico, but there are some great holes, and it’s certainly worth playing when staying at the resort. This course features in our ultimate guide to the best 9 holes of golf in Portugal.