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Portugal is a “MUST” for your top golf holiday hours !! It’s a golf destination that you have to consider at least once in your life. There are incredible Golf Courses, super-Vip resorts, Tours & Activities that satisfy your every wish. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean there are also Golf Courses that are absolutely niche. We have already written about the Azores, here we tell you about another “pearl” of the Atlantic: Madeira.

From Lisbon or Porto, it’s about 2 hours of flight. Landing at Funchal airport has always been a lot of fun, especially when there is a nice strong wind !! Aircraft pilots are really super-professionals.


For your top golf holiday hours in Madeira and Porto Santo you have 3 wonderful Golf Courses:

Porto Santo Golfe

Porto Santo Golfe is just a short hop by plane from Madeira, or a two-hour ferry crossing from Funchal.

Porto Santo Golf, designed by champion  Severiano Ballesteros , crosses the island from the dunes to the dramatic basalt cliffs. It offers a perfect combination – natural beauty and a challenging game.

The plan was made so that the field will blend with the landscape, and with great care to minimize the impact to the environment. 
The field has a 18 – hole course, spread over the 6.434 meters, a Par 72. It is characterized by two distinct areas – the  southern route, traditionally American, dotted with lakes and requiring a long and precise game; The  North route  is developed on top of the fantastic cliffs. There is a 9 hole course every pair 3 ‘ pitch-and-putt ‘ (ideal aim to train for a good shot), and a driving range. The  club house  is a success of modern design, but blends harmoniously with the landscape, with its limestone walls, natural wood and modern furniture wicker. Facilities include sauna, jacuzzi and a good golf shop. The bar and restaurant you can enjoy the fantastic view of the island and the ocean. (Text as from the original web)

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Clube de Golf Santo da Serra

Experience Madeira’s breathtaking  beauty, renowned history and Robert Trent Jones Senior’s spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you could imagine. Ranked among the world’s finest courses, Santo da Serra offers a premier golf and country club escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Clube de Golf Santo da Serra offers what is surely one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of The European Tour International Schedule. (Text as from the original web)

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Palheiro Golf

Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation. At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital.

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Top Madeira Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Bask in the sun and sea of Cabo Girão, one of the world’s tallest oceanside cliffs, on this romantic 3-hour luxury catamaran excursion departing from the Funchal Marina. After boarding, find a nice spot on the deck for spotting whales and dolphins, and then strap on your complimentary goggles and mask while you look for sea life beneath the surface

Porto Moniz Lava Pools & Skywalk in Open Roof 4×4 Tour

Uncover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip. Stay from Funchal’s well-trodden paths in a fully-equipped Jeep to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards.

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Top Madeira Day Trips & Excursions

Half-day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

Escape the city, and head for the water on this half-day catamaran trip from Funchal. If you’re lucky, you may spot whales, dolphins, and turtles in their natural environment. The tour is great for adults and children alike, and gives you the flexibility to relax on the boat without a strict itinerary of activities. If you’d like to snorkel, you can pack light, as snorkeling equipment rental is included.

Madeira Northern Wonders Tour from Funchal

Escape the city and discover the mountain landscapes and panoramic views of northern Madeira on an 8-hour tour from Funchal, ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Explore picturesque villages such as Cabanas de São Jorge and Ponta Delgada, both of which overlook the island’s rugged northern coastline, and visit the unique Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, created by an eruption more than 890,000 years ago. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

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Top Madeira Food, Wine & Nightlife

Food and Wine Walking Tour in Funchal

Dip into Madeira’s thriving culinary scene on this wine and food tour in Funchal. Taste your way through Funchal’s restaurants and markets while learning about Madeira’s rich gastronomic history and admiring its distinctive ambiance. To top it off, sample local wines and mingle with friendly locals.

Full-Day Madeira Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

The Madeira Islands are renowned for their Madeira fortified wine and this full-day tasting tour from Funchal is the ideal introduction. Explore the vineyards of Câmara de Lobos, Porto Moniz, and São Vicente; enjoy winery tours, cellar visits, and guided wine tastings; and tuck into a delicious Madeiran lunch at a traditional restaurant.

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Top Madeira Outdoor Activities

Skywalk and Rabacal 25 Fountains Levada Walk 4×4 Tour

Journey to the mystical land of Rabaçal on this full-day walking and Jeep tour, from Funchal. See the beautiful fountains and waterfalls on the “25 Fontes” Levada Walk as well as the the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão. Then, hop in a stylish 4×4 Jeep for some more adventure. Along the way, see local wildlife and learn about this fascinating region from your expert guide.

Madeira Peaks – Mountain Walk

Ascend to Madeira’s highest peak on an 8-hour levada walk to Vereda do Pico Ruivo, from the top of which travelers are rewarded with spectacular panoramas of Madeira. Ideal for visitors with a moderate fitness level, this tour takes you through an ancient heather forest and reveals a plethora of flora and fauna native to the island. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

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