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Welcome to Porto Santo Golf

With many delightful courses, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, the Porto Santo is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.


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Porto Santo History

João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira discovered the island of Porto Santo in 1418 during the reign of Dom João I of Portugal. According to records the island was at first named ‘Holy Port’ by its discoverers as they found shelter here from a storm that was chasing them. Its first donee was Bartolomeu Perestrelo, appointed by Prince Henry the Navigator, who started with the first settlements. Then cattle breeding and the cultivation of cereals and vines were undertaken successfully, however the sugar cane cultivation did not find favourable conditions.

The discovery of this island was an important first step for other discoveries made later along the west African coast down to the Cape of Good Hope and from there to the East Indies and eventually Japan. Christopher Columbus, who was married in Porto Santo to Donna Filipa (daughter of the first donee Bartolomeu Perestrelo), lived on this island for some time.
Situated in the northern hemisphere on the 32º latitude, its territory of about 42 square kilometres is almost completely covered with calcareous matter, especially on the northern side. It is secured on limestone, which is visible in several places. The island is adorned with peaks, almost all to the north, the highest of which is ‘Pico do Facho’.

Being one of the islands constituting the archipelago of Madeira, Porto Santo is amazingly different from the island of Madeira. Whilst lush green predominates in Madeira, Porto Santo is almost stripped of vegetation and the southern coast is bordered by a 9 km long beach of soft golden sand, which makes it a highly esteemed resort area.

Nowadays many tourists seek out Porto Santo to enjoy relaxing holidays as the island still maintains an air of tranquillity. Due to its isolation some of the good old-fashioned traditions of the first settlers could be kept. The moderate climate felt all year round is also a major attraction.

Tourism has given Porto Santo an economic dynamism, which has been growing year by year. The construction of its excellent airport in 1960, further expanded in 1973, was an important factor to the island's economic and tourism expansion. The existing hotels provide a good accommodation standard and a wide range of outdoor leisure activities such as tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, island tours, etc.

The gastronomy, specialized in local dishes, can be enjoyed in several restaurants, from modern to typical, all of which allowing the visitor to make the dream of a perfect holiday come true.

Porto Santo can easily be reached many times a day by aircraft from the airport in Madeira directly to Porto Santo's airport. Flight time is approximately 15 minutes.
For those who enjoy a more leisurely pace, they can travel by sea on the Porto Santo ferry, which also transports vehicles if you should wish to take your car. Travel time on the ferry is approx. 2 hours.

Porto Santo Island is all about beach, mild climate, golden sands and arid landscapes, right? Wrong! … Now Porto Santo is also about golf! Porto Santo’s first golf course, inaugurated on the 1st of October 2004 by Alberto João Jardim, the President of the Regional Government, and Severiano Ballesteros, the former Spanish world champion golfer, includes two 9-hole circuits and a 9-hole, illuminated pitch and putt course, plus a clubhouse, putting green and driving range.

Severiano Ballesteros was also responsible for the design of the course, which can be played all year round. Another good reason to visit the ‘Golden Island’ at any time of the year!

Porto Santo Locations of Interest
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Porto Santo Course

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Porto Santo Information
291 211 000 - Town Hall
291 222 122 - Fire Brigade
291 757 303 - Police
291 416 656 - Transit Police
291 742 241 - Hospital
291 419 269 - Emergency Treatment
291 422 122 - Ambulance
291 225 658 - Tourist Office
291 966 300 - Airport
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
112 - SOS

Porto Santo Beach
There is a long and lovely interesting sandy beach in Porto Santo that you will find perfect to enjoy your holiday. When you see the sign “Praia” this means in Portuguese “beach”.

Porto Santo Nearby Locations

Porto Santo

Porto Santo Boat View

Porto Santo West

Porto Santo East

Porto Santo Windmill

Porto Santo Beach


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