The Portuguese island of Madeira is to get two new Nick Faldo designed golf courses and a resort property development by the name of Azulara. The two new golf courses would bring the total number of courses on the island to four. The first being a challenging 18-hole signature championship course and the second it to be an 18-hole park course spanning 5,878 metres.
The new resort development, Azulara is to comprise of a mix of sea facing hillside apartments and villas within 30 minute from all four golf courses.
The Azulara concierges will be able to arrange tee times at all of Madeira’s golf courses.
Bernard Hornung, Azulara Sales Manager, says, “Madeira is the perfect European golf destination with an enviable year round average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.”
“Low rainfall on the courses makes for enjoyable playing conditions, while ‘levada’ irrigation channels carry rain from the island’s interior, maintaining the greens and fairways in optimum condition for play.”
“Acute water shortages in many popular golf destinations highlight the benefits of locations like Madeira, where the natural micro-climate ensures a continual and abundant water supply.”
Madeira has attracted Europe”s elite for more than 200 years and offers a range of other leisure activities including some of the best game fishing in the world, miles of levada walks and sailing.
Around one million people visited Madeira in 2007, but an increase in the number of airlines flying to Funchal means tourism numbers are on the rise.
Properties Available in Azulara
One-bedroom Apartments at Azulara start from €281,500 (UK£246,950).
Three-bedroom Townhouse Villas start from €589,000 (UK£516,705).
Azulara offers up to 85% LTV, interest only for the first five years, with rates from 0.6% over Euribor with no brokerage fees or life insurance required.