Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Clube de Golfe do Santo da Serra is reason enough for any golfer to visit Madeira. The delightfully scenic course is located high above sea level in a mountainous terrain with great views of the Atlantic. In 1991, Robert Trent Jones constructed this course deemed worthy of the Madeira Islands Open for 10 years. It is suitable for all golfers, even if a cart is recommended for most. After tearing yourself away from the views, you will see how the legendary RTJ used the rich flora to create lush rough and bunkers that help avoid penalizing situations. Surprisingly, he designed only one water hazard. The limited-space course is slightly longer than 6,000 metres off the back, with well-proportioned fairways and greens. Jones was good at filling large areas according to the desires of property developers, but also worked well with limited amounts of land as in the case of Valderrama.