Madeira

Golf in Madeira

Lapped by the waters of the Gulf Stream with warm comfortable summers and mild winters the portuguese island of Madeira in the Atlantic ocean is an enchanting destination for a game of golf all year round.  With its volcanic history, and sub-tropical flora and fauna being in abundance, golf holidays in Madeira are for those who like splendid scenery and dramatic landscapes.  As a holiday destination, the island of Madeira and its sister island Porto Santo, is popular with walkers and those who enjoy an active lifestyle who are attracted to the island by the superb golf courses and watersports on offer. Following the portuguese golfing tradition the island boasts three golf courses all set in beautiful surroundings that make the most of Madeira’s stunning scenery. The Santo da Serra is particularly breathtaking with its elevated position it offers a challenging route with magnificent panoramic scenery.

When it comes to accommodation holiday makers can choose from some of the best hotels in the world, including the famous Reid’s Palace, which has been one of the island’s classic landmarks for over a century. Being only four hours away from the UK by plane, Portugal’s island of Madeira is a popular holiday destination.

Golf Courses in Madeira

AzoresGolf in the Azores

The collection of islands known as the Azores is a lush and breathtaking environment perfect for an unforgettable round of golf.  In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America, the Azores enjoys a warm climate making it a suitable destination for golf lovers and their families all year around.

The volcanic formation of the islands has endowed them with spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Huge craters, glistening blue lakes, rugged cliffs and lush rolling valleys and hot springs all combine to form a truly diverse scenery found nowhere else in the world. The climate ensures an abundance of tropical plants and flowers strewn across the landscapes, and the deep greens of the the lush grasslands are in stark contrast to the dark volcanic skyscape.

Holidays on the islands are relaxing and resorts make the most of the landscape and sea, with golf and other recreational sports dominating the tourist areas. Golf enthusiasts have access to three courses dotted across the beautiful islands. The Batalha golf course on the island of São Miguel is a perfect example of golf on the island with its fairways constructed through fascinating woodland and views of the ocean.

Flights to the Azores are available via Lisbon or direct from Gatwick. Flights from London take around four hours and boat connections between the islands are frequent and car hire is cheap and easy.

 Golf Courses in Azores

  • Batalha
  • Furnas
  • Terceira

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