Built and laid out by the threetime British Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton, the course is as challenging as it is satisfying... and as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Flanked by streams, ditches and water hazards, the course boasts an extensive array of subtle slopes, elevated greens and breathtaking scenery. The course was first opened back in 1966, after Sir Henry Cotton replaced acres of old paddy fields with thousands of trees and shrubs; completely transforming the landscape into rich, lush vegetation – and creating the perfect base with which to carve out something truly original. Today, 50 years on , the course’s towering pines and seasoned, well-kept greens are testament to superb planning, immaculate upkeep and a grand vision to bring golf to the Algarve. Over the last half-century The Sir Henry Cotton Course has blossomed into one of the most loved golf courses in the world… and one you’re guaranteed to love playing again and again.