Santo da Serra Golf

10 November 2020

Santo da Serra Golf Club looks over the bay of Machico, where the Portuguese navigators first landed on Madeira Island.

Santo da Serra Golf Club looks over the bay of Machico, where the Portuguese navigators first landed on Madeira Island.
Its original course, built in 1937, was redesigned in 1991 by the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. who created a completely new and spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes.
The 3rd and 4th holes of the Machico Course are the signature holes of the course, unforgettable to any golfer who plays them.
The Machico and Desertas course are the Championship course where the Madeira island Open is played, part of the PGA European Tour. The Serras course is a delightful alternative with lakes, mountain views and a flatter terrain.
There are four optional tees on each hole, a player can choose different game levels - enjoying a simple relaxing game or testing yourself against the course as the pro´s do.
Golf stars, including many Ryder Cup players, have attested to the excellent quality of the fairways and greens. The semi-roughs and roughs show meticulous care and attention to the courses conditions.
The course is a true botanical garden, ornamented with four beautiful lakes and scenic views.
Santo da Serra Golf offers a complete range of facilities to its players and guests, including a comfortable clubhouse with panoramic restaurant, lounge, bar and terrace with stunning sea views. "Una Clubhouse muy bonita" was how Seve Ballesteros described it in 2001 when he took part in Madeira Island Open.
The training grounds are fully equipped with a magnificent practice area, that has two putting-greens, a chipping green, bunker green and a driving range with three different tee positions, one of them covered. The pro-shop offers the latest golf clothes and club merchandise, and if you need rental clubs they are available onsite as well as trolleys and buggies.
The Golf Academy offers technical training with a qualified golf professional and may be booked for individual or group lessons.
Located five minutes away from the modern motorway that connects Funchal to the airport, the capital city is just 15 minutes away.
Santo da Serra is ranked as the 12th Best Golf Course amongst the 75 existing in Portugal.

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