Madeira

Santo da Serra Golf Course

Santo da Serra MadeiraSanto da Serra Clube de Golf, Madeira, Portugal

Developed from a course designed in 1937 this championship course provides an ambient setting in which to enjoy a demanding round of golf and is home to the the Madeira Islands Open. There are three 9 hole circuits to challenge the golfer and due to the high location  the views for the players are panoramic but we warned that the variable wind could play havoc with the final total on the scorecard.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 27 ( 3×9 holes)

Founded: 1991

Par: 108 (3×36)

Length: 3.014 meterts (max)

Designer: Robert Trent Jones

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House   – Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Green · Pro Shop · Gym & Sauna · Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearest Town:  Funchal

Nearby Golf Courses: Porto Santo – Palheiro

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Funchal

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Santo da Serra golf course  website 

 

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Porto Santo Golf Course

Porto SantosPorto Santo Golf Club and Course, Maderia, Portugal

A must visit course at any time of year for a true golf getaway. This course is set on the nearby island of Porto Santo offers spectacular views and is laid through an exotic landscape. The course comprises of two circuits of 9 holes and this together with its Pitch and Put for training and evening play makes it a desirable location for a relaxing golf holiday.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1993

Length: 6.086m

Par: 72

Designer: Severiano Ballesteros

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House  – Driving Range – Putting Green – Chipping Green – Pro Shop – Restaurant & Bar – Buggy & Trolly Hire – Horse Riding – Tennis Courts

Handicap Requirements: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:   The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearby Golf Courses: Palheiro – Santo da Serra 

Distance From Airport: 20 minute flight from Funchal airport to Porto Santo Airport or 3 hour ferry crossing

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Porto Santo golf course  website 

 

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Palheiro Golf Course

palheiro madeiraPalheiro Golf Estate, Madeira,  Portugal

High above sea level this beautiful course is close to the airport and offers views of the vast Ocean and Madeira’s mountainous skyline. This course with steep inclines has been carved through the land between lush pine forests and sub tropical vegetation. The architect has provided an exciting layout for a challenging round of golf and the resort offers offers a splendid golf experience.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1993

Par: 72

Length:  6.086 meters

Designer: Cabell Robinson

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House   – Golf Academy – Driving Range – Putting Green – Chipping Green – Pro Shop – Restaurant & Bar – Buggy & Trolly Hire – Practice Nets

Handicap Requirements: No requirement

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearest Town:  Funchal

Nearby Golf Courses: Porto SantoSanto da Serra 

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Funchal

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Palheiro golf course  website 

 

 

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