Golf in Madeira
adeira and Porto Santo offer a unique golf experience where the horizon of the course is at the same time the ocean. Experience Madeira’s breathtaking beauty, renowned history and Robert Trent Jones Senior’s spectacular 27 hole golf course (in Santo da Serra )in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you could imagine. Ranked among the world’s finest courses, Santo da Serra offers a premier golf and country club escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Clube de Golf Santo da Serra offers what is surely one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of The European Tour International Schedule.
nother great course can be found in Funchal, in Palheiro Golf, considered one of Europe's most beautiful golf courses. Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro - a Relais & Châteaux property - the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation. At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira's mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island's capital. Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.