Golf in Madeira
Like an eternal Spring, Madeira is a golf destination par excellence all year round. Two different islands boast three magnificent golf courses and accommodation, leisure and well-being offerings which delight any golfer.
The climate is mild throughout the year, the untouched nature offers clean air and unforgettable walks, the cuisine is rich in tradition-steeped flavours. Here, you will not be short of choices for a memorable holiday. And it is just a few hours by plane from Europe.
The tradition of golf on this Island dates back to 1937, when the Englishmen Miles, Leacock and Blandy built the first nine-hole golf course. You can practise on one of two courses, Palheiro Golf and Santo da Serra Golf Club, with 18 and 27 holes respectively, both notable for the beauty of their surrounding landscape.
Porto Santo Golf, located on the Island of the same name, 40km from Madeira, is a 27-hole course, designed by the famous golfer Severiano Ballesteros. With 9km of beach and limpid waters, the island of Porto Santo invites you for a dive after a round.
Porto Santo Golf © Turismo da Madeira
The Madeira Island Open is Included in Madeira’s golf tournament programme, and is part of the PGA European Tour. It is the most important golf tournament held annually in Spring in the region.
Currently, Madeira has all the facilities to welcome golfers of every handicap, including prime quality accommodation, which makes the islands a paradise for the lovers of the sport who will not fail to delight in the challenge of each hole and the surrounding scenery.
Boasting golf courses with qualities acclaimed by golfers who have been choosing to play in Madeira for many years, in 2019, the Madeira archipelago was deemed the Best Emerging Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards.