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“Great Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santo da Serra Golf

Santo da Serra Golf
Casais Proximos | Santo Antonio da Serra, Machico, Madeira 9200-152 , Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Machico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Over-looking the bay of Machico lies the Santo da Serra Golf Club. Its original course, built in 1937, was redesigned in 1991 by the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones who created a spectacular 27 hole golf course in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature may offer. The MACHICO and the DESERTAS courses are the ones usually played on the Madeira Island Open, while the SERRAS course, though slightly plain, maintains the same game level.
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“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Beautiful Breakfast Buffet and very sophisticated dinners...
the only regret was there really is not a big lunch option...and not much in the neighborhood if you have a day of hanging around and lounging... otherwise the service was fantastic, great staff and beautifully presented and prepared cuisine.

Visited December 2012
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“Reasonably priced for high calibre course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Challenging course, spectacular scenery, the greens were a bit patchy due to the recent weather (drought then rain) but would definitely recommend playing this course, if only for the views. We booked through our hotel and the course pick you up. For this standard of course the green fees are quite reasonable. We had a buggy for 2 separate rounds but there were many people walking the course, which must have been great exercise for them!! The club house has a high standard of facilities and was very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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“A Regular Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This has to be one of the (the?) most spectacularly scenic courses you can play for anything like 'sensible' money. It wasn't in perfect condition in December (after a long drought in the summer and very heavy rains in Oct/Nov) but who cares!!! Its a great place to play, the staff are wonderful and I'd always recommend visting.

Visited December 2012
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“Fantastic views and a very warm welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

If you are a golfer and on holiday in Maderia you must play Santo Da Serra. Very reasonable rates through your hotel or directly with the club and the most fantastic views! I have played here since 2006, probably 10 to 15 times in 5 holidays.
I walk the course for exercise but understand why others might use a buggy!
Try it off the whites for fun and see if you can make it over some of the ravines.
A special mention to all the staff who are always pleasant and only to willing to help, unfortunately my golf swing was needing a bit more than one lesson.Dara the pro did his best but 31 years of swinging the wrong way can't be fixed in half an hour.
The course is dry and parched as one would expect when there hasn't been any rain but only making the fairways links like. The greens are very well watered and the bunkers have all been recently re sanded.
Once again take your camera and enjoy, remember you are on holiday!

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“Great course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Wonderful golf course, fantastic views. A good test.

Visited May 2012
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