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Your Perfect Golf Escape in Madeira

Home to stunning landscapes, must-play golf courses, and luxury golf hotels, it would be fair to say that Madeira would make an excellent destination for your next golf package to Portugal

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Look through our range of the best golf holiday packages in Madeira below that will be sure to satisfy even the most demanding of golfers. If you have any specific questions about the golf holidays you can go on, please do get in touch.
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Madeira Golf Holidays

We offer superb Madeira golf packages, click here to find out more.

Why choose Madeira for your next golf holiday?

  • 2 fantastic golf courses.
  • Direct flights from the UK.
  • Warm year-round climate.
  • Cultural towns and villages.
  • High standard accommodation.

What makes Madeira a popular golfing destination?

Madeira, a rocky outcrop in the Atlantic off the West African Coast, is steadily making a name for itself as an up-and-coming golf tour destination in Europe among golfers looking for something different. Golf arrived in Madeira approximately 60 years ago, and there are now 45 holes of spectacular golf on offer to golfers in search of some well-deserved winter sun. 

With a warm climate year-round, Madeira golf holidays are enjoyable any time of year! Madeira is an ideal location for a golf holiday in Portugal. For an unforgettable golf escape to Portugal, Madeira makes a perfect choice. With a range of golf hotels to choose from and popular golf courses, the choice is an obvious one!

With so much to see and do, as well as being an exceptional stay year-round, what are you waiting for? Visit our Winter Sun page for information on some of our great winter sun golf holiday packages!

Golf in Madeira

Madeira has a total of 2 golf courses, with room still to grow. Among this selection, there are certain favourites shown in our client feedback.

Santo da Serra

Santo da Serra, designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones, is a must-play course on your next golf trip to Madeira. All 27 holes career over mountain slopes and ravines, this really is a spectacular course. The annual PGA Tour’s Madeira Open has been played at Santo da Serra for more than 10 years, and the comments of the pros bear testament to this wonderful course.


Palheiro is located just a 10-minute drive from Funchal and was designed by the leading golf architect Cabell Robinson, a must-play course on your next golf break to Madeira. Here golfers must utilise their skillset to negotiate strategically placed bunkers, raised greens, and natural undulations. This popular golf course offers an invigorating challenge to golfers, despite being relatively short in length.

Top Madeira Holidays based on client feedback

  1. Vidamar Madeira
  2. Casa Velha do Palheiro
  3. Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Vidamar Madeira

Another luxury golf hotel in Portugal includes the Vidamar Resort Maderia, situated in an idyllic location on the beach front offering direct access. This modern resort is located in the popular region of Lido, and conveniently for guests here, there is an array of fantastic shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. Golfers staying here can enjoy a round on the Santo da Serra golf course. The capital, Funchal, can be explored for hours on end with its ancient streets lined with medieval architecture and quaint shops. Madeira golf resorts are like no other, if you are looking for a modern resort close to golf courses, then this is the place for you.

Casa Velha do Palheiro

An example of a popular luxury golf resort in Madeira includes the Casa Velha do Palheiro. This 5-star luxury golf resort lies next to the famous Palheiro Gardens and boasts unbeatable spa facilities to ensure the most relaxing golf holiday to Portugal to date! Conveniently for golfers in Madeira, the Casa Velha Palheiro hotel offers direct access to the fantastic Palheiro Golf Course for some spectacular onsite golf rounds. 

Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Vila Gale Santa Cruz is ideally located in the center of charming Santa Cruz, a developed fishing village with an excellent selection of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. A 15-minute drive will take you to the center of Funchal, and the golf courses of Palheiro & Santa da Serra are both within a 30-minute drive.

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Golf Hotels in Madeira

There are a wide range of fantastic golf hotels at Madeira. Pick your favourite accommodation from the options below, or click on View More to see our full range of golf resorts in Madeira.

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Palheiro Golf Course

Palheiro Golf, Rua do Balancal, Sao Goncalo, Portugal

Santo da Serra Golf Course

Santo da Serra Golf Club, Santo António da Serra, Machico, Portugal

Casa Velha do Palheiro Hotel

Casa Velha Do Palheiro, Rua da Estalagem, Funchal, Portugal

Vidamar Resorts Madeira

VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira, Estrada Monumental, Funchal, Portugal

Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Hotel Vila Galé Santa Cruz, Rua De São Fernando, Santa Cruz, Portugal

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Where is the best golf in Madeira?

Santo da Serra is absolutely spectacular, with 27 holes that breeze over mountain slopes and ravines. The annual PGA Tour’s Madeira Open has been played at Santo da Serra for more than 10 years, and the comments of the pros bear testament to this wonderful course. When it comes to golf breaks Madeira, Santo da Serra is the one to beat.

How many golf courses are in Madeira?

Madeira has a total of 2 golf courses, with room still to grow. Click here to view these locations on the map.

When is Madeira's golf season?

May/June and September/October are the busiest months of the year when it comes to golf getaways. However, across Madeira, the weather remains mild even during their winter season so these trips can be enjoyed all year round.

How much does a Madeira golf holiday cost?

Our entry-level 5-night, 3-round packages start from £619 and can range up to our luxury 5* resort experiences.

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