Discover great golf on this lush green Mediterranean Island
The glorious island paradise of Madeira that can be found just off the coast of East Africa, is really growing popular amongst golfers, not only for its abundance of spectacular views and beautiful mountain backdrops but also for its stunning range of courses. The fact the island is now a regular fixture on the European Tour for the Madeira Islands Open should be testament enough that golf is gaining popularity on the island.
Why play golf in Madeira?
- Beautiful, scenic golf courses
- Year round summer climate
- Incredible big game fishing
- The 'Levada' walks are a great way to experience the island
Uncover some hidden gems
Madeira is one of those truly special destinations to visit, the island is legendary for its beauty and the golf courses follow this trend perfectly. The truly breathtaking scenery on offer may actually distract you from playing.
Palheiro Golf Course is one of Madeira’s absolute best, famous for its beautiful design which winds around the Palheiro Estate, offering golfers some truly exceptional views of the town, rolling countryside and the famous bay.
Clube de Golf Santo da Serra is another of Madeira’s top courses, with 3 loops of 9, golfers are treated to a quality course with a brilliantly accessible design, the course is also notable for hosting the Madeira Open for many years.
The perfect base for your stay
Looking for the perfect base for your golf break? Look no further. Madeira has everything you need. We recommend the luxury Vila Gale Santa Cruz 4* or the Dom Pedro Madeira 4*.
Set between the green mountains and deep blue of the Atlantic, Dom Pedro overlooks the beach of Machico Bay. The 218 guestrooms and suites, many of which have great sea views, are well designed and have all the necessary amenities to keep guests happy through their stay.
The hotel’s restaurant, the Baía de Zarco, overlooks the beautiful bay and serves local specialities in a relaxed atmosphere, and the Dom Pedro Madeira Piano Bar offers live entertainment every night. When you’re not on the golf course, the Dom Pedro Madeira Club Hotel also has great facilities for leisure, relaxation and entertainment. There’s an outdoor heated seawater pool surrounded by local vegetation, where guests can get some great views towards the mountainous peninsula of São Lourenço.
Those looking for pure luxury and style, the five-star Casa Velha do Palheiro is the perfect base for your golf trip. Sitting in an unrivalled hillside location high above Funchal, the capital of Madeira Island. Palheiro golf course is located in very close proximity, and gives stunning views over the city, harbour and ocean. It is also less than fifteen minutes by car from the city centre. The estate has become one of Madeira’s leading leisure spots with a strong tradition of hospitality and quality.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.