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Palheiro Golf

Rua do Balancal n 29, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351291790120
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Ranked #12 of 52 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Great Britiain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I contacted the course by email to book and they were very helpful in arranging three tee times. The course is in the mountains with good views and is quite challenging but well worth playing.

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your golf in Palheiro. More

Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The view over Funchal and the surrounding sea is breathtaking. And the course is very much worth the climb. Be prepared for a challenge if you decide to walk as it is very hilly, especially the first and the 16-17 holes. The design of the course is very interesting, each of the holes bringing a different style. Most often you... More

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thank you for sharing your experience with everyone here on TA. More

zurich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Golfcourse is interesting, in good shape and quite demanding. We were glad to have a cart every time we played.

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Thank you for your posivitve feedback and for sharing your experience on TA More

Barnsley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Having read the earlier reviews, we were looking forward to our lunchtime visit to the golf club restaurant. We took the local number 33 bus from Funchal centre and thankfully the day remained fine and sunny. On arrival in the small village adjacent to the Palheiro estate we failed to check the times of buses for our return. This was... More

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am sorry to hear that not evrything was up to your expectations. Hopefully you will give us a second chance on your next visit to Madeira. More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed at the Casa Velha do Palheiro and played seven rounds of golf at this lovely golf course. The views are spectacular and some of the holes are very tricky. It helps to be fit as the walk up to some of the holes is pretty steep, especially getting to the green on 16 and then on to the... More

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Hello Anneliese, thank you for your positive feedback here on TA. It made our staff very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. More

leighton buzzard
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Excellent course not too busy! Lovely views some holes a big challenge, clubhouse friendly and amazing views over Funchal

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Hello KIm, thank you for having taken the time to tell us you liked it here in Palheiro. Hope to see you again. More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The drive up to this course is well worth the trip even if you do not play the views on arrival are superb. Course is a great lay out the par threes are varied and a real challenge. The whole set up is very pleasing from the staff to the condition of the course which was excellent. The weather had... More

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Dear Richard, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and thank you for sharing your experience here on TA. More

Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Took advantage of golf offer available until 28 Feb 14 (www.casa-velha.com). Lots of extras including airport transfers. Hotel and golf course set high above Funchal with amazing views. This is a country house hotel, nicely furnished, surrounded by gardens, with 10th tee adjacent. It is possible to start your round from the 10th at 9.30 am, subject to booking. Staff... More

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your experience here on TA. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Popped up for a spot of lunch with a friend. Did not play golf but enjoyed an excellent meal. The gardens and views are awesome. Would highly recommend for a special treat.

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We hope that next time you have time for a round of golf. More

Bedford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Lush and interesting with impeccable views. Set in a 'posh' residential estate. A long haul up the mountains from Funchal. Roadsigns coould be better placed!

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review

Dear Rick, thank you very much for having taken the time to share your experience with everybody here on TA. We have taken good note of your suggestions and will try to improve wherever possible. With regards to the price you paid for your green fee this is unfortunately out of our hands, since we cannot control what the hotels... More

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