Was in Santo da Serra who played the first game of golf. Since 1933 you play golf on the grounds of the Hotel Pousada da Serra . It started as 9 hole par 3 , but in 1935 was built the golf course Favellas Santo da Serra , whose nine holes were opened on 25 February 1937.
The modern Golf Club Santo da Serra was created March 11, 1967 and from then on a larger field and better built .
The exploration of new golf course occurred in 1988 and September 30, 1991 opened the new field that consists of three 9-hole courses called Machico , Desert Field and saws , the latter of which was opened on 10 October 1998 . The course is based on the design of an 27-hole course of the famous architect Robert Trent Jones Senior . The Madeira Open , a proof of the PGA European Tour , was organized here for the first time in January 1993 .
The Golf Club of Santo da Serra is one of the most beautiful places in nature and offers magnificent views of the coastline and the mountains . Today it is considered one of the best courses in Europe in March and annually hosts the Madeira Open , which attracts stars from around the world .
The Club de Golf Santo da Serra is a sports club whose mission is based on the development of golf practice among all social classes and special training of children . We have great pride in our player Nuno Henriques competing in Challenge Tour , and will hopefully be the first of many athletes trained here at the club who will succeed in international golf .
Overlooking the bay of Machico , where the first Portuguese sailors landed , lies the Club de Golf Santo da Serra .
Its original course , built in 1937 , was redesigned in 1991 by famed golf architect Robert Trent Jones . This created a completely new and spectacular field with 27 holes , combined with one of the most beautiful spots created by nature .
Here golf and nature live in perfect harmony with the environment and sport . Competition and pleasure gratify the passion of those who play at Santo da Serra .
The holes 2 , 3 and 4 Field Machico remain unforgettable in the memory of those who have played there .
Fields and Desert Machico are commonly used by the Madeira Island Open , while Field Saws slightly plain , maintains the same level of play .
With four optional tees on each hole , the player encounters various levels of play that may either lead to a simple relaxing game as a greater challenge.
This is why the Santo da Serra is annually host the Madeira Open , integrated tournament on the PGA European Tour .
Golf stars , many players in the Ryder ‘s Cup , are witnesses to the excellent quality of the ” fairways ” and ” greens ” . ” Semi – roughs ” and ” roughs ” are proof of the meticulous care given to field conditions .
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A true botanical garden, ornamented with four beautiful lakes surrounded by trees that shade from the brilliant Atlantic .
Madeira Island Golf
The Club de Golf Santo da Serra offers players several facilities .
The new and sumptuously decorated Clubhouse , beyond the hall, restaurant and bar, also has a terrace where you can watch the usual training and warming up in a splendid workout area with two ” putting greens ” , ” chipping -green ” , ” bunker -practice facillities ” and ” driving range ” .
The ” pro -shop ” offers all kinds of ” merchandise ” brand of golf as well as the rental of equipment for the club provides jogo.O ” buggies ” , ” trolley ” as service ” buggybar ” .
The Club de Golf Santo da Serra is located 20 minutes from the center of Funchal and 5 minutes from the airport and the city of Machico .
To get there , coming from Funchal , it follows the highway towards the airport and just before you get there follow the indications for the Santo da Serra .