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“Average golf course but great clubhouse”
Review of Palheiro Golf

Palheiro Golf
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
South Cave, United Kingdom
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“Average golf course but great clubhouse”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Course layout quite good but not in great condition in January,
Clubhouse very good with very reasonable prices for food and drink. The view over Funchal from the terrace was fantastic

Visited January 2013
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jonathanfletch, General Manager at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Stephen,
Thanks for your feedback after your visit. Unfortunately the course condition was badly effected by a fire and a drought last year. The course is now in much better condition and we would look forward to welcoming you back again.
The view is always sensational!
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Lunch at the golf club”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The balcony has superb views of Funchal. The lunch was good and reasonably priced. Staff were friendly. Taxis will charge 10 euros to come from Funchal to take you back so plan your transport in advance

Visited January 2013
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jonathanfletch, General Manager at Palheiro Golf, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Graham,
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our facilities and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good course but not in the top bracket -yet”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I enjoyed Palheiro but felt it was a bit weak in places.
The club house is very good ,with the best views on the course and the staff there and on the course were fine..
There are quite a few blind shots and the condition in places was dry underfoot particularly the last 4 or 5 holes
Think the cost of buggies at 45 euro's is high and the cart paths not great
Having said all that it is on a very difficult terrain and generally is kept in fine shape.
Would like to have another crack at it next year

Visited January 2013
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Thank Graham T
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leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Golf”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Good course, great veiw, and staff helpful. The service is good and the cost fair given the location, there is also a reasonable club house restaurant

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice playing and looking course”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Spectacular views from a nice course. The green fees were reasonable for such a high class course. Played this course after Santo Da Serra and must say I preferred this course even though it was slightly more expensive, but I would still definitely play both courses as they are both quality. Some challenging holes and the greens even more so, but was still a highly enjoyable round, especially the 10/11th hole par 3 where you hit over a ravine. The clubhouse has good facilities, and the staff were friendly. We booked through our hotel and the course picked and dropped us off which was very helpful.

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