Madeira: Golf Courses
Discounted green fees, guaranteed tee times and attractive golf packages on the golf courses Santo da Serra, Palheiro and Porto Santo in Madeira
Golf destination Madeira
Madeira with its capital Funchal is the name giving main island of the Madeira archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal and Africa. The smaller island Porto Santo was discovered in 1418 by Portuguese captains under service to Prince Henry the Navigator - the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Portuguese Discovery. The island of volcanic origin with mountains surrounded by deep blue sea is a popular all-year tourist resort for many years. Only recently it has evolved also to a fascinating golf holiday destination with mild, almost Mediterranean climate. Its unspoilt natural environment offers fresh air, unforgettable walks and breath-taking scenery.
The golf courses of Madeira
The golf courses in the Madeira archipelago, an autonomous region of Portugal, have different characteristics offering three very different experiences that will certainly please golfers of every level. The oldest golf course in Madeira is Santo da Serra Golf Club, nine holes built in 1937 and in 1991 renovated by Robert Trent Jones Senior to become a twenty-seven holes golf course. Santo da Serra is actually the venue to the annual Madeira Open. The second golf course on the Madeira island is Palheiro Golf Club, situated some 10 km east of Funchal with magnificent views overlooking the town and bay, set within the stunning 200 years old Palheiro Estate. Porto Santo ’s brand-new golf course stretches all the way across the small island from dune-rolling beach to dramatic basalt cliffs. It offers that ideal combination - natural beauty and a challenging game.
Getting to Madeira
The airports of Madeira and Porto Santo are only 4 hours flight away from many European destinations. From Faro airport you need to change plane in Lisbon