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“Palheiro Golf and Restaurant”
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.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Visited Funchal with group of 20 golfing friends in 2012 and played Palheiro twice.
Its an excellent layout amongst pines and eucalyptus trees and a good test of golf. The restaurant and clubhouse which have breathtaking views of Funchal arranged a great dinner for the entire group at a very good price.
We were extrememly well looked after by the staff and we all will be back there as soon as possible. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Have been to Palheiro golf club several times for a day of golf. Course excellent, well maintained & eveyone helpful & friendly. Testing but fair, great variety of holes, quite hilly as course is on top of the mountain with superb views. Pro shop very well stocked. I normally book from U.K. and they are flexible with timings. Restaurant has good choices. Always very welcoming. I always book taxi beforehand for both ways and have not had a problem with cost.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

I went out into the hills where i found Palheiro Golf. The best place the enjoy the view over Funchal. Sitting on the terrace with a glass of red wine and a lovely salade i've experienced the true beauty of madeira on this side of the island!! Worth the ride and very advisable!! Beautiful spot!

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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

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jonathanfletch, General Manager at Palheiro Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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

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jonathanfletch, General Manager at Palheiro Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 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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