Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra Est. 1937

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Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra: the original course here (known as Golf Club Madeira), was created in 1937, and then substantially redesigned into today's excellent 27-hole layout by the legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Snr.

Located inland and in a woodland area, the course is perched at an elevation of 500 metres above sea level. The views offered from the layout's higher elevations are truly stunning. The Machico-nine and Desertas-nine are the two loops that regularly hosted the Madeira Island Open, while the slightly shorter and easier-going Serras-nine, also provides an enjoyable test. The demanding championship layout includes several challenging holes, like the long par-3 4th on the Machico-nine, played over a deep ravine. The par-4 2nd on Machico is another unforgettable hole.

SOME HISTORY: With the settlement in Madeira of British families over the centuries, it was perhaps only a matter of time before they introduced the game they couldn't be without ... golf. In 1937 Clube de Golfe Santo da Serra was born (as Golf Club Madeira), when the Miles brothers designed a nine-hole course. In 1991, at the behest of many local golfers, a major expansion project was launched, and legendary designer Robert Trent Jones Snr was brought in to create the current layout.

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Making Contact

Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra
Santo António da Serra,
Machico, Madeira 9200-152
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Office   +351 291 550 100
Pro Shop   +351 291 550 100

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Golf Pro
João Pedro Sousa
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Wooded hills.
Designer: The original course, dating from 1937, was substantially redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr in 1991.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6241 5753 4710
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.4 69.9 72.1
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Machico-Desertas combination. The Serras-nine, at 2,920 m from the back tees, is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

22 km NE of Funchal / 7 km W of Machico.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: €110. Credit cards accepted. Reduced 9-hole and junior rates. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Santo da Serra, on all but a handful of occasions, has played host to the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Santo da Serra). The tournament, perhaps more than any other, has propelled many players to their first-ever European Tour victory ... not least, Santiago Luna, Niclas Fasth, Bradley Dredge and Peter Uihlein.

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Latitude: (32.721687)
Longitude: (-16.804050)
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