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Penina Academy Weeks

March 6th - 13th (1 place left)
March 13th - 20th (4 places left)

Penina Resort - Western Algarve

Penina is rightly known as the home of golf on the Algarve as it was here that Henry Cotton designed the first golf course on Portugal's sunny Algarve back in the 1960s.  The luxury hotel came a little later, then a further 18-hole 'Resort Course' (and a 9-hole par-3 course), ultimately culminating in the finest golf resort on the Algarve with a reassuringly traditional feel.


The week will be a combination of group coaching, individual lessons and golf, with an afternoon off to visit the beaches of Portimão or the lovely old town of Lagos (or relax in the spa!).


Airport transfer and hotel check in.
Group meeting to discuss the content of the week and to get to know the resort layout and facilities, followed by dinner in the hotel.


A good short game is the fastest way to efficient scoring and handicap reductions, and the accent in the four group coaching sessions will be on the scoring clubs. Each session will include explanation, demonstration and practice when Lee will help you personally with your technique.

The other two sessions will be personal 35-minute lessons where Lee will attend to any areas of your game which give you particular problems, whether it be long or short game shots.





Group coaching - Preparation & practice + Chipping & Pitching

18 holes


Personal tuition

9 or 18 holes


Group coaching - Bunker play



Group coaching - Putting + Green reading

18 holes


Personal tuition*

9 or 18 holes


Group coaching - Sloping lies + re-cap requests

18 holes

*Personal tuition is tailored to you and will cover:

• Identification of strengths and weaknesses.
• Check on set-up fundamentals.
• Swing analysis, with video footage as required.
• Required changes and drills prescribed.


Whilst the tuition is a key element of the week, so too is the golf.  18 holes are planned for three of the four group coaching days, and there will also be time for 9 or 18 holes before or after your individual lessons, according to your chosen lesson time.
It is important that you enjoy your week, so none of the schedule is compulsory.  Therefore, if you would prefer to give golf a miss one day, or only play 9 holes instead of 18, you can!

Prices (Half-Board)

The academy week comprises:

Seven nights All-Inclusive in Double or Twin rooms at the Penina Hotel*****

Buffet breakfasts and dinners

Six mornings of coaching

Five rounds of golf

Free use of the practice facilities

Airport transfers*

And even a few prizes!


£ 1,250.00 per person
Single Supplement + £ 290.00
Pool view room + £ 50.00 per person

*Small supplement if you prefer a hire-car

How to Book

To reserve your places all that is required is a £75.00 deposit per person.

Simply contact Golf Par Excellence on : +44/0 1737 21 18 18 or

Or Lee Johnson on: +44/0 7740 07 20 00 or e-mail:


As an ATOL-bonded Tour Operator (with over twenty years' experience), Golf Par Excellence can book your flights for you: full payment for airfares will be required along with your deposit, please.
Alternatively, if you prefer to book your own flights, just let us know your arrival and departure times.

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2017 February Academy - Costa Brava


Student Comments

“What a wonderful week and exceptional group of people."
Jon K. - Surrey

"I never knew golf could be so much fun.  Lee is a wonderful Pro (and very nice guy), so patient and knowledgeable."
Adrian P. - Glasgow

"Genuinely never hit it better, quite amazing. Thank You.”
James C. - Rusper GC

“My chipping & putting have improved 100% after my lesson, thank you so much”
Edna G. - Coombe Hill GC

“Loved your chipping lesson … so simple yet so effective.”
Iain M. - Largs GC

“Lee is a very supportive coach whose experience and positivity is an asset to any golfer.”
Liza N. - LPGA Pro


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