Clube de Golf Santo da Serra, Machico

#3 of 7 in Outdoors in Machico
Golf Course · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
One of the best golf courses in Portugal, Clube de Golf Santo da Serra was distinguished by The Rolex Worlds Top 1000 Golf Courses as the third best golf course in Portugal.

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.

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.

A Peter Mitchell Academy offers technical training with a qualified golf professional and may be booked for individual or group lessons.

In 2012 Santo da Serra was the host of the Madeira Islands Open from the 17th-20th May, the 20th Edition which was a historic date for the club.
For Clube de Golf Santo da Serra and beyond, use our Machico trip planner to get the most from your Machico vacation.
Create an itinerary including Clube de Golf Santo da Serra

Clube de Golf Santo da Serra reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
145 reviews
  • Close to the airport, 27 holes, greener and somewhat flatter than the golf club in Funchal. More players too. Nice viewed from the restaurant.  more »
  • Although we don't golf, we decided to stop in to check out the club house and wow, how could you not love this place? The decor is so inviting and the staff so welcoming we decided to have dinner...  more »
  • Finest Golf Club in Madeira Island. Astonishing views over Machico, Caniçal ( Ponta de São Lourenço) ans Desert Islands. Great golf course. Quiet and beautiful. Surely recommend it.
  • Great hotel for a relaxing break situated up in the hills on the eastern side of the island. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and imaginative with a good choice of dishes available. Visited over Christmas and the atmosphere was perfect. Its billed as a golf hotel but you don't need to play golf! A car would be very useful for getting around - it's in a quiet/rural location. The only negative really was the pool was a couple of degrees too cool for me! Highly recommended.

Plan your trip to Machico

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.