Madeira has premiered at the World Golf Awards, the annual awards that promote golf tourism excellence by winning the Best Emerging Golf Destination 2019 award.
At the gala held in Abu Dhabi, the archipelago was imposed on the other six nominated destinations: Paris, Missouri, Sicily, Porto, Tasmania and Zandíbar.
The archipelago boasts three courses designed by important personalities from the world of golf – Severiano Ballesteros, Cabell B. Robinson and Robert Trent Jones Sr. – two of them being located on the island of Madeira and the third in Porto Santo.
The Santo da Serra club, founded in 1937 and redesigned by Trent Jones Sr. in 1991, is a 27-hole complex located a short distance from Funchal and less than 15 minutes from Madeira International Airport.
Palheiro Golf is located next to the gardens of Quinta do Palheiro. The course has a total of 18 holes and 6 kilometers in length, and was designed by Cabell Robinson in 1993.
And within walking distance of these two (20 minutes by plane or two and a half hours by ferry) is the Porto Santo Golf Course. Designed by the well-known golfer Severiano Ballesteros, this space opened its doors in 2004. In total, it has 18 holes that are distributed in an area of 6 and a half kilometers from the San Pedro chapel to the Marinhas area.
The best way to enjoy the Best Revelation Destination 2019 is to acquire the Madeira Golf Passport, available in hotels and in these clubs, since it allows access to the three courses in a total of five rounds through the two routes of each of they.