Golf is a sport that attracts many visitors to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Here they find the ideal surroundings to practice this sport, the desired balance between concentration and relaxation.
The skills and ambition to conduct a golf ball is a mental and physical challenge. For Golf lovers, the greatest attractions of this destination, are the natural landscapes, the climate and the hospitality of Madeira.
Besides they can face a new challenge while enjoying a holiday.
There are two golf courses at Madeira and one at Porto Santo.
Palheiro Golf offers incredible views of Funchal, about 500 meters above sea level. Located next to Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, its countryside, just like the hotel, is grand. The 18-hole course is surrounded by pine trees and centenary romantic gardens, scented with exotic flowers, camellias and magnolias. Tranquillity is sweetly interrupted by the chirping of the birds in the trees.
Improve your technique on the driving range or the putting green of the Palheiro Golf Academy. Take a break at “The Tea House” and indulge yourself with their homemade cakes. On the terrace of the Club-House, enjoy the views of the sea, with the deserted islands on the horizon. Relax and remember that memorable “hole in one”.
It is one of the most spectacular golf courses in Europe. It is located east of Funchal, in Santo da Serra, a few minutes away from the Airport and offers superb views of the sea. It has 27 holes and four lakes. The “signature holes” are holes 3 and 4 of the Machico course – memorable. The “Club-House” is the ideal meeting point for a glass of Madeira wine by the end of the day. The training ground offers putting greens, chipping greens, bunker greens and also a covered driving range.
Feel the pleasure of practising golf in close contact with Madeira’s nature.
Porto Santo Island
Porto Santo Island is only a short journey away from Madeira Island. The boat trip takes approximately 2h 30 minutes, and the plane ride is about 20 minutes. This paradisiac island has an 18-hole course, spread over some 6,000 meters, designed by the legendary Spanish golfer; Severiano Ballesteros.
The course is set in a beautiful landscape of dunes, traversing some lakes and cliffs. It also offers a pitch-and-putt course and a driving range.
Be sure to visit its stunning “Club-House” decorated with natural wood and offering fantastic views of the ocean.
This island gathers all the conditions for a relaxing and restorative retreat. You will not be able to resist its addictive soft, golden sand beach.
Feel the peace, renew the energies and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of these islands.
Book your tee time now and go golfing in Madeira!