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Palheiro Golf

Rua do Balancal n 29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-414, Portugal
+351 291 790 120
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A golf paradise

A real challenge for all golf lovers. The scenery is beautiful and the views of the island are... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2013
Alison G
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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
Poor Geens

Booked a round at a cost of 77 euros, but was not able to go round with anyone who was a member, so... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2013
tech201154
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leicestershire
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Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital. Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Rua do Balancal n 29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-414, Portugal
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+351 291 790 120

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

A real challenge for all golf lovers. The scenery is beautiful and the views of the island are fantastic. Make sure you play early in your holiday as you can get a offer of free hire of clubs the next time you play, it's a...More

1  Thank Alison G
MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2013

Dear Alison, thank you for posting your comments on TA and for letting us know that your enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 August 2013

Booked a round at a cost of 77 euros, but was not able to go round with anyone who was a member, so it's a lot harder when you don't know the course. It's a very steep course, and the greens were not very good...More

2  Thank tech201154
MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Dear Tech, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable experience on the day you visited us. As we are open to business all year round and cannot close the course on certain days,...More

Reviewed 29 July 2013

Palheiro is for golfers a challenge in terms of the actual course itself but that is the price you pay for the views and the experience. The club restaurant is the perfect place to sit and enjoy both the harbour delights and the cuisine itself...More

Thank dfuszard
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Very beautiful golf course in a picturesque location! The staff are very friendly and there is lessons available with the tutors, who help you improve your game from putting to driving. Be warned though - its very hilly and shouldn't be underestimated! I highly recommended...More

1  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Lovely setting, the flowers were beautiful! We didn't actually stay at Palheiro Village to play golf, but it would have been ideal if we had.

Thank EveGalloway
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Played this course 4 times . Hilly terrain and many blind shots . Some bare patches on fairways and greens average but some stunning holes and great views.With some money spent on course could be better. Excellent clubhouse with good food

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Through the Pestana this was €77 per round if not it is €110 per round. The course to be looked very unkept this time and not as nice looking The food there is great as well is the service but i came away thinking the...More

1  Thank swampy73
Reviewed 15 May 2013

My wife and I played Palheiro Golf Course six times during our two week holiday in Funchal During April 2013. What a wonderful set up. We experienced a variety of weather conditions but even the one day of quite poor weather failed to dampen our...More

1  Thank PeteEmery
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Most enjoyable days golf. The General Manager and all his staff went out of there way to make us feel welcome on this stunning golf course high above Funchal. A real test of golf which we all enjoyed. The hotels , local property and the...More

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Thank ianshandon
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Staff are friendly and helpful. The course is beautiful and very challenging on some holes, no 11 and 14 especially. Cakes at the halfway house are probably the best in Madeira. We began playing golf at Palhierho 10 years ago, with a lesson from the...More

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