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“Beautiful day on the golf course” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palheiro Golf

Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal n 29, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351291790120
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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.
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“Beautiful day on the golf course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A mixture of a challenging course and a beautiful setting offered us a great way to spend a day playing golf on holiday. Although we have been to Madeira several times before we had not been to the Palheiro Estate before. Everyone was so helpful arranging hotel transfers, and greeted us well on arrival.
The trade off for the spectacular views is the fact that the course does have a lot of hilly terrain, so i would suggest a buggy, but fantastic non the less.
After we had a meal in the comfortable club house, which was very good value, and the views form the balcony were stunning.
We will definitely get back to the club on our next visit to the island.

Visited August 2013

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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Alan,
it was a pleasure for us to arrange your golf day here at Palheiro and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it.
Sunny regards from Madeira from all of us
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“A golf paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 bit expensive but well worth the cost! The greens are a bit rough but this is normal in such a hot climate as Madeira. Go try it you will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review, August 24, 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.
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“Poor Geens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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 after they had just been spiked and sanded. wouldn't play there again.

Visited July 2013
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MO9020FNC, Director of Sales at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review, August 2, 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, necessary maintenance work does occasionally interfere with play. We therefore would like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. I sincerely hope that you do give us another chance the next time you visit Madeira and would happily arrange a game with one of our members for you, on a day when there are no works on the course.
Regards,
Michael Otto
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“One of the best views in Madeira”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 which is very good and well priced. A walk around the golf course to the gardens, half-way house cafe and a glimpse at Casa Velha is an added bonus. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 the academy course for those who cannot manage the full golf course, and/or who are just starting off. Don't be fooled - this academy is harder than at first glance.

(More information on the golf course can be viewed on my review at the Palherio Village page)

Visited March 2013
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