The Palheiro Golf Course, only 10 min. drive from the town of Funchal, in Madeira, is set at nearly 500 m. above sea level, offering beautiful views over Funchal Bay. Due to the steepness of the land on Madeira Island, there is very little space available in which to construct golf courses. Palheiro golf course 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, has made full use of the hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys, which has been supplemented by ornamental lakes. Players of Palheiro golf course will benefit from the numerous tees on each hole, and generous fairway widths. For the best combination of holes, Palheiro golf course is designed as a continuous 18, like St Andrew's, Sotogrande and other famous golf courses.

Palheiro, in Madeira, is a technical golf course due to its fairways contouring and bunker positions. This will demand accurate tee shot placement to set up the best approach to the fast, undulating greens.

Remarkable clubhouse

The Palheiro Golf clubhouse, perched 500 meters above sea level, boasts a panoramic terrace which commands unlimited views of the Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

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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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