"It was a great honor to play on the Madeira Island Open, the course is fantastic, the Clubhouse very beautiful, the food even better." Severiano Ballesteros (2001)
The Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra (27 holes) is ranked in the top 100 courses in Europe and has hosted Madeira’s most prestigious tournaments, including the Madeira Island Open, which has been part of the European Tour for the past 16 years, since 1993.
The course was built in 1937. Robert Trent Jones Sr. redesigned the course in 1991, creating a true masterpiece on a par with his other fabulous creations, which include Valderrama and Spyglass Hill of Pebble Beach.
Santo da Serra Golf course has been described by golf journalists as one of the most scenic on the European Tour.
Santo de Serra winds through a botanical garden and up the slopes of the mountains to 1,000ft above sea level, so it’s best enjoyed on a clear day when the views across Machico Bay are simply breathtaking.
Facilities at Santo da Serra include a golf academy, driving range and chipping and putting green.