Penha Longa

Penha Longa

Penha Longa

Penha Longa | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The Penha Longa Resort is one of the best in Continental Europe, thanks to a stunning golf course, luxurious accommodation and a state of the art spa and wellness centre. Located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park just 20 miles from Lisbon, the location couldn't be better for a golf break.

Robert Trent Jones Jr. was the man to design both courses here, with 27 stunning holes of golf available to both guests and visitors. The 18-hole Atlantic Course is the championship course, and is a three-time host of the Open de Portugal on the DP World Tour

The resort’s second course, the fun Monastery 9-hole track, provides a perfect accompaniment to the Atlantic. Also on site is the Penha Longa Golf Academy, headed up by former professional golfer Antonio Dantas.

The hotel is part of the Ritz Carlton family and is suitably stylish. Elegant rooms with sleek furnishings and natural tones take in views of the Natural Park from their private balconies.
Seven restaurants include LAB by Sergi Arola and Midori, a gourmet Japanese restaurant, both with Michelin stars.
The serious and stylish Spa and Welllness Centre complete the line-up at this classy resort.

Visit Penha Longa’s website here.

Penha Longa Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

27 Stunning Golf Holes

The Penha Longa Resort is the home to 27 incredible golfing holes, split into a championship 18-hole course and a shorter 9-hole course. Both tracks were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., with the renowned American golf course architect using the natural beauty of the region to create two courses that flow freely between natural hazards. 

The 18-hole championship course - the Atlantic Course - was opened in 1992. There are incredible views of the ocean and the coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril to be enjoyed during a round. 

The course achieved its championship status just two years after its inception, when it hosted the Open de Portugal. It has hosted the DP World Tour event on three occasions, with Philip Price, Adam Hunter and Thomas Bjorn tasting success.

The Monastery Course, launched in 1995, is the perfect complement to its sister course. Known as Holes 19-27 at the resort, there are some gems. 22 and 26 are both stunning little par-3s. The former has great views of the Monastery and Penha Longa Rock, while the 26th runs down the side of Lagos Verde. Don’t hit it right!

Penha Longa Academy

Penha Longa Resort’s Golf Academy offers facilities for golfers of all abilities. The driving range has more than 30 bays, including several on grass, three putting greens and a chipping area.

Head Professional Antonio Dantas, who has been with the Penha Longa Resort for almost three decades, is on hand to provide tuition and lessons, both privately and among groups. The Academy provides golfing clinics for beginners of the game, getting them started with the basics.

The Penha Longa Junior School offers a fun and healthy activity for children ranging from 5 to 17 years of age. Whether they are beginners who are learning the fundamentals, or slightly more experienced and trying to improve their games, qualified instructors are there to help.

Penha Longa Resort

The Penha Longa Resort is a haven of comfort and tranquillity consisting of 204 luxury rooms and suites. Even entry-level standard rooms are spacious and luxurious. Each room has its own private balcony with an incredible view of either the forest or nature reserve, with a luxurious marble bathroom, LED TV and Nespresso coffee machine. 

There are eight different types of suites, all of which have separate bedrooms and living areas. For young families staying in the suites,  Penha Longa  has created an ‘In-Room Camping’ package. Tent, pillows, teddy bear, activity book and crayons are all provided to allow young children to have an experience they’ll never forget.

Along with the rooms and suites, Penha Longa has a range of luxury apartments which sleep up to eight people, plus two cribs, to allow families and larger groups to stay together. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and spacious living rooms, along with amazing views of the course and the natural park, make the apartments a wonderful home from home.

Penha Longa Spa & Wellness

The Penha Longa Spa & Wellness offers a relaxing escape from the stress of daily life. With extensive facilities and personalised treatments, guests will feel rejuvenated and de-stressed in no time.

The Spa is surrounded by the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais and includes the usual spa facilities; saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and swimming pools, with spaces for massages and treatments.

The Spa has several  packages for couples which include a night’s stay and a game of golf on the Atlantic Course. During the stay, couples will be treated together, and have free reign of the spa’s facilities.

FAQs about Penha Longa

Where is Penha Longa located? 
Penha Longa is located on the western side of Portugal, in the region of Cascais. It is situated just north of the Autodromo Fernanda Pires da Silva, also known as the Estoril Circuit, where MotoGP and Formula 1 have both raced in the past. Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, is located just 20 miles to the east of Penha Longa.

What is the nearest airport to Penha Longa? 
Lisbon Airport is the nearest major airport, which provides daily flights to the majority of European countries. Penha Longa is situated just a half an hour’s drive from the airport, providing excellent transport links.

What golf facilities does Penha Longa offer? 
Along with its 27 holes of stunning golf, the Penha Longa Resort also offers a golf academy with a driving range, three putting greens and a chipping area. 

Does Penha Longa offer golf lessons? 
The Penha Longa does offer lessons from their golf academy. Head Professional Antonio Dantas, who played in the Open de Portugal on six occasions, leads a team of qualified professionals who can offer tuition, lessons and clinics to help you improve your game. 

What are the green fees at Penha Longa? 
To play the Atlantic Course at Penha Longa will cost in the region of €240 on the weekdays at its most expensive times of year. On the weekend through those same periods of the year, it will set you back more than €300. Those prices come down incrementally for the winter months and through the height of the summer. 

The Monastery Course represents great value as a 9-hole course, costing a maximum of €52 throughout the year, depending on the season.

Is Penha Longa suitable for families? 
The Penha Longa Resort is the home to the Penha Longa Kid’s Club. From painting to kids’ films, camping and cooking classes to pyjama parties, kids will be entertained during their time at the Penha Longa Kid’s Club.

The resort has different categories within their Kids’ Club for different ages, ranging from baby care to teenagers, and they also include a family and children package as well.

Penha Longa Resort has created an “In-Room Camping” package to ensure that children have a fun and memorable holiday. The package is specifically designed for kids aged between 4 and 8, with the package providing everything that is needed for a camping experience, all from the comfort of the guest’s room. A tent, pillows, activity book and crayons, and a Penha Long teddy bear are all included in the package.

What accommodation is on offer at Penha Longa? 
The Penha Longa resort has three main types of accommodation on offer for its guests. There are both rooms and suites available in the main hotel building, with the resort also being the home to several luxury apartments for a more private stay at Penha Longa.

What other resorts and courses are nearby? 
Two other resorts that feature on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list - Oitavos Dunes and Quinta da Marinha - are within half an hour of Penha Longa. Clube de Golf do Estoril and Quinta da Beloura are also within the same distance, in the opposite direction.

Visit Penha Longa’s website here.