Porto Santo: the unspoiled island

Spreading out over the idyllic island of Porto Santo, one of the Madeira Islands, in Portugal, the layout of Porto Santo golf course takes advantage of the native plant species and the various existing lakes. Spectacular views, the breeze of the ocean, contact with untouched nature and great weather throughout the year make of Porto Santo golf course a must play.

Demanding & diverse situations

The Porto Santo golf course is an extensive and demanding course set in a spectacular landscape. It is divided in two distinctive parts: on the South, it comes close to the traditional style of the best American courses, with a number of lakes and the island's long beach as a backdrop. Porto Santo golf calls for a good and accurate long game. The abundance of strategically placed lakes is a good test of any golfer's power of concentration.

On the North, Porto Santo golf course is enhanced by the island's high cliffs and combines the best features of British links courses with spectacular scenery, providing an unrepeatable challenge for golfers. Amongst its most impressive holes are numbers 13, 14 and 15, which run along the cliff top and allow players to enjoy magnificent views over the sea as they contemplate the jagged shoreline.

Do not forget the wind

Definitely these 18 holes of Porto Santo golf course, in Madeira, are a magnificent test, very stable, capable of promoting the player, who has the possibility to use and dominate all clubs, near the greens and the surrounding sides of the course. One of the things the player must have in mind is definitely the wind that predominates in almost all the golf course, especially on the last 9 holes.

Severiano Ballesteros' comments

“Porto Santo golf in Madeira is a wonderful course for its view but difficult due to its path, modern because of measurements and pairs distributions, attractive because of the techniques, wide because of its dimensions and natural. Porto Santo Golf is, without any doubt a course that will attract many visitors, fulfilled with unique characteristics in Europe”.

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Par

72 - 18 holes + 9 holes Pitch & Putt

Length

  • Championship 4956m
  • White 6434m
  • Yellow 5984m
  • Red 5357m

Difficulty Hard

Terrain

flat

Architect

Severiano Ballesteros

Year

2004

Max. Handicap

-36 for both ladies & men
Porto Santo Golf
Sítio das Marinhas
P.O. Box - 174
9400-162 Porto Santo
Madeira, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 33º 2'59'' / W 16º 21'41''
Nearest Airport
Funchal
Golf Course
Hotel
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