Regional Government pays €1.6m to golf course.

Region agrees €1.6m compensation for Santa do Serra

Santo da Serra golf courseThe Journal reports that the Madeira Regional Government is to pay €1.6 million for not complying with a contractual obligation to ensure “the necessary water flow” for the normal operation of the Santo da Serra golf course. The figure is the result of an agreement reached between the Regional Government and the owners of the golf course, according to a supplement published today in the Official Gazette of the Region.
According to the supplement, the region has “a contractual obligation to make available to the irrigation network of the enterprise the flow of water necessary to ensure the normal functioning of the golf course,” something that has not happened. At the origin of this problem are works carried out in Lagoa do Santo da Serra, a situation that has caused “a marked degradation of the golf course and large losses of property to the Santo da Serra Golf Club.”
The Lagoon of Santo de Serra is the largest water catchment lagoon in Madeira, which supplies the municipalities of Santa Cruz and Machico


1 thought on “Regional Government pays €1.6m to golf course.”

  1. I had to laugh at this.

    I spent an “enjoyable” 2 weeks in a golf hotel at Santo da Serra in February and it rained almost all the time (except for the time mid-round when there were hailstones on several holes).

    No water shortage then 🙂


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