Clube de Golf Santo da Serra, Machico

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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.
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  • The club has 3x9 hole courses set beautifully overlooking the promontory, the ocean and Porto Santo Island. The clubhouse is well appointed as are the locker rooms and transport to and from hotels... 
    The club has 3x9 hole courses set beautifully overlooking the promontory, the ocean and Porto Santo Island. The clubhouse is well appointed as are the locker rooms and transport to and from hotels...  more »
  • Close to the airport, 27 holes, greener and somewhat flatter than the golf club in Funchal. More players too. Nice viewed from the restaurant. 
    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 »
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  • Nice gollf club with beautiful greens. Nice menu card at the hole 19. Real traditional sandwich club
  • Great, nicely designed course with wonderful views of the Atlantic on two of its three nines. The other course is easier lacking the large carries and less big uphill holes. The bunkers are in pretty good shape. Greens on the day we played were slow. Greens on Yellow course were heavily sanded this week. The height of 2,000+ is probably the biggest issue with this course as in winter and spring it’s very windy and cold.

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