• "One of the most beautiful places in the world in which to play golf"

    Malcolm Campbell - Golf Monthly
  • "From the first tee shot to the very last putt, the course is a visual feast."

    (David Ayres - Today's Golfer)
  • "Set on rising ground high above Funchal Bay, Palheiro is one of the world's loveliest golf courses."

    (From '6 of the best' Malcolm Campbell - Golf Monthly)
  • "Palheiro looks down over the harbour from a vantage point that really does leave you feeling on top of the world"

    (Weekend - The Daily Telegraph)

One of Europe’s most beautiful golf courses.


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.

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    Palheiro Estate Nature Trails

    Hiking, Running, Cycling & Bird Watching within the 130 hectare Palheiro Estate.

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