This glorious island, found just off the coast of Africa, is really growing in popularity thanks in no small part to the spectacular views on show at the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open. With some cracking courses and a number of great hotels to choose from, ranging from great value Dom Pedro Baia to the luxurious Casa Velha do Palheiro why not try something a little different and take a golf break in Madeira?
Played against a stunning mountain backdrop, the golf courses at Santo de Serra and Palheiro offer a great challenge and amazing scenery. As does the Seve Ballesteros-designed Porto Santo on the neighbouring island of the same name. Stay at Casa Velha do Palheiro in the main city of Funchal or the Vila Gale Santa Cruz further along the coast – both are great bases from which to enjoy the very best of a Madeira golf holiday.