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Penha Longa Atlantic Course

Penha Longa golf course

The Penha Longa course enjoys championship characteristics, an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra mountain range. In 1994 and 1995 it was the location for the Portuguese Open Championships.

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Penha Longa Atlantic Course - map
The Atlantico da Penha Longa is a fabulous eighteen hole course situated in Sintra, only 20 minutes from Lisboa. It forms part of the Protected Landscape Area of Sintra and Cascais.

Robert Trent Jones II, the architect of the course, designed it to best take account of the steeply sloping terrain and excellent views of the surrounding landscape, across the mountains to the sea beyond. This means that the first three holes and the final three 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.

Its championship characteristics, as well as its excellent level of maintenance, contributed to its being selected to host the Portuguese Open Championship in 1994 and 1995. It was unanimously voted by golf professionals as one of the best courses on the European Circuit.

Penha Longa inaugurated a new nine hole course in 1995.

This course is featured in an article on the site of written by their staffwriter, Carla Harvey, which is reproduced below:

"Penha Longa Golf Club is a delight to the eye: undulating, as richly green as emeralds and surrounded by cool, cool water. The course is justifiably considered an oasis - a river on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Additional inherent attributes include Penha Longa’s location within the confines of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Robert Trent Jones Jr. has designed only two courses in Portugal: they are the Atlantic and Monastery courses at Penha Longa. The 18-hole Atlantic has hosted numerous tournaments, among which the Portuguese Open figures twice. It is rated No. 32 in continental Europe by Golf World. The nine-hole Monastery course complements it perfectly. Head Receptionist Helder Ferreira calls Penha Longa, “A just course. You can make safe choices or take risks, but nothing is hidden here.” Overly ambitious players may get into trouble, but as a poet said, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.”The course begins with four Par 4 holes, allowing you to ease into your game. Pine trees and eucalyptus trees on a half dozen holes (1,2,3 and16,17,18) make accuracy a must. Number 6, Penha Longa’s signature hole, is a beautiful hole with a Roman aqueduct as part of its attractions. It is listed among the best 500 in the world. Not to forget your game while admiring the layout: spacious bunkers are in abundance and a large lake waits serenely to the left of the green. Hole 16 is the most demanding of skills and is recognised as a great hole by even those it has thwarted: the tee is elevated, the fairway slopes uphill towards the green; and hazards lay to both left and right.Facilities include two putting greens, driving range and a neat pitch set up. All of these are well out of the public eye and ideal for some concentrated warm up."

Robert Trent Jones II
Number of Holes
6,290 m.
Caesar Park, Penha Longa, Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linho, 2710 Sintra
(+ 351)  21 924 90 11
(+ 351)  21 924 90 24
2 Driving Ranges - 2 Putting Greens - Chipping and bunker practice area - Golf Shop
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Follow the EN 9 in the direction of Estoril-Sintra and take the road to the left to Largoa Azul
The course is on your left
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