Golf in Madeira

Enjoy a complete holiday practicing golf in Madeira.

Golf Santo da Serra, Madeira
Golf Santo da Serra, Madeira 
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Golfing tradition in Madeira dates to 1937, period during which the English families Miles, Blandy and Leacock built the first golf course with nine holes in the island.

Presently, the region has more than 72 holes, distributed among three golf fields, two in Madeira Island, one with 18 holes and another with 27; and another one in Porto Santo Island, also with 27 holes, and nine of those are integrated in the pitch and putt circuit.

Palheiro Golf, Porto Santo
Palheiro Golf, Porto Santo 
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Porto Santo Golfe
Porto Santo Golfe 
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The three golf courses of the archipelago have excellent conditions and its surrounding beauty is renowned.

Madeira has all the facilities to host different handicap players, offering an exquisite great quality hotel offering. These conditions have allowed the archipelago to be considered as an Elysium for golf lovers.

The Madeira Island Open Golf, celebrated here, is a tournament integrated in the European PGA.

Golf courses in Madeira:

Santo da Serra Golf Club:

This golf club is considered one of the most stunning in Europe because of its wonderful views of the mountains over the sea.

It offers 27 holes, 72 pars and 6039 metres. The field is characterized by having generous fairways, greens and different Tees positions which favours all kind of abilities.


Santo António da Serra, Manicho, Madeira.

Palheiro Golf

Designed by Cabel Robinson, this field is located in the exotic gardens of Quinta do Palheiro, 500 metres far from the Funchal Bay.

It has 18 holes, 72 pars and 6015 metres, offering facilities such as pro-shop, putting green and driving range.


Rua do Balancal, 29, Funchal.

Golf courses in Porto Santo:

Porto Santo Golf

This magnificent golf course was projected by the worldwide ex-champion Severiano Ballesteros.

It was opened in 2004 and it has 18 holes of 72 pars, and a quick circuit of nine holes of 3 pars, called Pitch and Putt, which is possible to go all over it in an hour.


Sitio das Marinhas, Apartado 174, Porto Santo.

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