Madeira Island Open BPI
(European Tour Event)
Porto Santo Golfe
Sitio das Marinhas
PO Box – 174
9400-164 Porto Santo
Madeira, Portugal
Tel: + 351 291 983 778
Fax: + 351 291 983 508

Location: Sitio Das Marinhas, Porto Santo

Nearest Airport: Porto Santo (10 minutes from Porto Santo Golfe)

Entries Close: Thursday 3rd May

      Ricardo Abreu
Porto Santo Golf
Sitio das Marinhas
PO Box - 174
9400-162 Porto Santo
Madeira, Portugal
Tel: + 351 291 983 778
Fax: + 351 291 983 508



Type of grass - Penncross / Poa
Height of cut - 3.25mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9'6"
Any specific comments - sloping greens which can be difficult to read

Type of grass - Penneagle / Poa / Rye grass
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - generous fairways, 25-35m

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Penneagle / Poa
Height of cut - 10mm

Type of grass - Rye grass / Poa
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough 64mm

Weather in advance - very dry weather
Forecast for tournament - very dry, however, the annual issue of passing low cloud and mist over the course due to its altitude often causes visibility problems and delays during tournament play

Opened - 1991
Course designer - Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Special features - the course descends 300m from top to bottom
General playability - can be tricky judging the distance because of the altitude and the wind
Undulating / flat - very hilly course at 700m
Tree lined / exposed - most of the trees are quite a long way fro the fairways
Many / few water hazards - there are quite a few hazards but not that close to play
Changes to the course - since 2008 a few wooded areas have been cleared

Other features
- The tournament is returning to Santo de Serra after three years at the neighbouring Portop Santo
- This will be the 20th anniversary of the tournament
- Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean

Card Of Course

Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14398364 104395361
24441403 115572523
35521476 124315288
43202185 134462422
54412377 144358327
64364333 153187171
75538492 165556508
83168154 173166152
94385352 184386353
Out3634293136 In3633973105

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