Porto Santo Golfe

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Porto Santo Golfe
Porto Santo Hole 14.JPG
The 'risk and reward' par 4 14th hole.
Club information
Location Portugal Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal.
Established 1 October 2004
Operated by Mario Silva
Total holes 27
Tournaments hosted Madeira Islands Open
North & South Course
Designed by Seve Ballesteros
Par 72 (71 for Madeira Islands Open
Length 7,041 yards
Course record 64 - Richard Bland & Callum McCauley
Pitch & Putt
Par 27

Porto Santo Golfe is a 27-hole golf club on scenic Porto Santo Island, in Madeira, Portugal. It opened in 2004, and was designed by the Spanish 5-time major winner, Seve Ballesteros.

Description[edit]

The 7,041 yard, par 72 layout features spectacular views, particularly on the back nine, as holes 13, 14 and 15 run alongside the rugged coastline. The signature hole is the par 3 13th, which measures 200 yards and requires a shot over a gorge to reach the cliff-top green.

In addition to the full length course, there is a nine-hole pitch and putt. There are also tennis facilities and an equestrian centre at the club.

Madeira Islands Open

Porto Santo Golfe hosts the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. Changes made to the course for the tournament included a new back tee for the 14th, and the shortening of the par 5 3rd, so that it plays as a par 4. The course therefore plays as a 6,983 yard par 71 as opposed to the standard par 72 layout.

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