Lisbon, Portugal: As Pacific Links International (PLI) continues to grow its global portfolio, it has confirmed Penha Longa Resort, one of the most luxurious venues in Portugal and three-time host of the Portuguese Open, as part of its reciprocal golf course network.
Members of clubs within this network gain access at discounted rates to golfing facilities across PLI’s comprehensive portfolio, consisting of more than 430 clubs in 44 countries, including the likes of 2018 Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National in France, and Riviera Maya Golf Club in Cancun, Mexico.
“Penha Longa Resort is one of the premium golf facilities in Portugal. The 27-hole course, world-class practice facilities and award-winning dining options are just a few of the benefits on offer whilst golfers are visiting the Lisbon region,” said Rudy Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Links International, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“We are delighted to welcome the club as one of our newest European partners and look forward to hearing the feedback from our network golfers,” he added.
With a wide range of golf resorts and golf courses, Portugal is one of the most popular countries in the world for a golf holiday. Although many golfers instantly turn to the Algarve region, Portugal boasts many hidden gems near its capital city of Lisbon, of which Penha Longa is one.
Ranked in the Top-30 courses in Continental Europe, the 27-hole, Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed course at Penha Longa Resort is escapist golf at its best. It offers three different circuits: Atlantic Championship, Atlantic North and Atlantic South, providing completely different experiences.
The Atlantic Championship course is the standout design, taking advantage of the steeply sloping terrain and excellent views of the surrounding landscape. Six of the holes are situated in the valley, whilst the other holes have been built on a hill offering stunning views of the Sintra Hills.
Aside from the golf offering, Penha Longa Resort features a Ritz Carlton hotel, eight innovative dining options including two Michelin Star restaurants, a Thai-inspired spa and many more on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Rita Simões, Director of Travel Industry Sales, Penha Longa Resort, said: “The new relationship with Pacific Links International is a fantastic move for Penha Longa Resort.
“Whilst we offer a superb 27-hole golf course, our facilities extend far beyond golf. We’re looking forward to enhancing our international appeal and providing our members with a number of value-added incentives to play top quality golf whilst visiting other countries.”