The Algarve has been a magnet to many discerning golfers for almost three decades. Portugal's southernmost province is justly famous for its spectacular scenery along a fabulous coastline. The main golf season is from late autumn to late spring. Winters are mild and golfers from cold climates can enjoy warm, sunny days and keep their swings smooth at a time when their home courses are unplayable. It was the legendary Henry Cotton who put the Algarve on the golf globe. In the mid-sixties at Penina, he designed the first proper grass course. It was the first of three he designed in the Algarve, a place he loved and made his home for almost 30 years.