The Palheiro Golf Course, only 10 min. drive from the town of Funchal, in Madeira, is set at nearly 500 m. above sea level, offering beautiful views over Funchal Bay. Due to the steepness of the land on Madeira Island, there is very little space available in which to construct golf courses. Palheiro golf course has achieved the impossible and has been carved between thick exotic vegetation and a pine forest. This combination has resulted in one of Portugal's most beautiful courses.
Pleasant to play
Cabell B. Robinson, the architect of Palheiro golf course has made full use of the hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys, which has been supplemented by ornamental lakes. Players of Palheiro golf course will benefit from the numerous tees on each hole, and generous fairway widths. For the best combination of holes, Palheiro golf course is designed as a continuous 18, like St Andrew's, Sotogrande and other famous golf courses.
Palheiro, in Madeira, is a technical golf course due to its fairways contouring and bunker positions. This will demand accurate tee shot placement to set up the best approach to the fast undulating greens.
The Palheiro Golf clubhouse, perched 500 meters above sea level, boasts a panoramic terrace which commands unlimited views of the Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
Download the scorecard & map of Palheiro golf course, Madeira Islands.
Points of Interest:
Closest golf courses to Palheiro: the two other courses of Madeira Islands, Santo da Serra and Porto Santo.
Check the Palheiro Gardens.
Palheiro Golf Course in Madeira Islands
Palheiro Golf Course is situated in Funchal
Palheiro Golf Course, in Madeira, Portugal
Architect: Cabell Robinson
Par: 72 - 18 holes
Opened in: 1993
Length: 6086 m.
6 hole Academy Course for all levels
Tees: Tifton 419
Rua do Balancal, nº29
Tel: +351 291 790 120
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