A magnificent course

The Palheiro Golf Course, only a 10-min drive from the town of Funchal, Madeira, offers beautiful views over Funchal Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the steepness of the land on Madeira Island, there is very little space available in which to construct golf courses. Palheiro 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, made full use of the hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges, deep valleys and ornamental lakes. Players of Palheiro Golf Course will benefit from the numerous tees on each hole and the generous fairway widths.

Similar to St. Andrews and Sotogrande, Palheiro has been designed as a continuous course. Accurate tee shots are required here, and bunkers make it difficult to reach the fast and undulating greens.

Remarkable clubhouse

The Palheiro Golf clubhouse, perched 500 meters above sea level, boasts a panoramic terrace which offers incredible views. 

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72 - 18 holes

Length 6086 m

Difficulty Hard




Cabell Robinson


Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº29
9060-414 Funchal
Madeira, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 32º 39'11'' / W 16º 52'19''
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