Golfing in Madeira

Renowned for its beauty and spectacular scenery, the tropical island of Madeira has become increasingly celebrated for its qualities as a golf destination, offering visitors immaculate courses that take full advantage of the year-round summer climate, making it an attractive prospect for anyone in search of an unforgettable experience!

Golf Courses:


Palheiro Golf Club: One of Europe’s most beautiful golf courses

Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital.

Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.

Clube de Golf Santo da Serra: Home of the Madeira Islands Open

Experience Madeira’s breathtaking  beauty, renowned history and Robert Trent Jones Senior’s spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you could imagine.
Ranked among the world’s finest courses, Santo da Serra offers a premier golf and country club escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Clube de Golf Santo da Serra offers what is surely one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of The European Tour International Schedule.

Porto Santo Golfe

Porto Santo’s golf course will offer you unique sporting challenges and superb views.
Surrounded by serene landscapes and the turquoise of the sea, the Porto Santo Golf Course boasts perfect year-round golfing conditions.
Designed by the Spanish champion Severiano Ballesteros, it offers a 18 hole circuit with a 6 par 3, 6 par 4 and a 6 par 5 circuits. Stretching from the vicinity of the São Pedro chapel to the Marinhas area, it offers players breathtaking views over the South and North coasts of the island. This facility also includes a 9 hole Pitch and Put course that allows players to indulge in a 1.5 hour circuit. This is considered by many players an important sport for visitors who want to initiate in this sport during their holidays.