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(European Tour Event)
Clube de Golf de Santo da Serra
Santo António da Serra
9200-152 Machico
Tel: + 351 291 550 100
Fax: + 351 291 550 105

Location: 6 miles West of Machico, 20 miles NE of Funchal

Nearest Airport: Funchal 20 mins

Entries Close: Thursday 25th April
            Clube de Golf de Santo da Serra
Santo António da Serra
9200-152 Machico
Tel: + 351 291 550 100
Fax: + 351 291 550 105
Contact: Ricardo Abreu


Type of grass - Penncross / Poa
Height of cut - 3.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9'6"
Any specific comments - sloping greens which can be difficult to read

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

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Penneagle / Poa / Kikuyu
Height of cut - 9mm

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

Weather in advance - mixed, fog and rain leading up to the event
Forecast for tournament - cloudy and cool, while 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 wind
Undulating / flat - very hilly course
Tree lined / exposed - most of the trees are quite a long way from the fairways
Many / few water hazards - there are quite a few water hazards but not too close to play
Changes to the course - since 2008 a few wooded areas have been cleared

Other features
- The tournament returned last year to Santo da Serra after three years at the neighbouring island of Porto Santo
- This will be the 21st 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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