Palheiro Golf Course has a unique open plan design, which is both spacious and welcoming and has one of the best views on the island, the Funchal harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Perched 500 meters above Funchal, Madeira’s capital, in the 200-year-old country estate and parkland of the Quinta do Palheiro, the course and Clubhouse's panoramic terrace enjoy stunning views over the Bay and the city of Funchal, and the Desertas Islands.
In 2003 the course was renovated, two holes were replaced, and a 6 hole academy course was created. This stunning 18 hole challenge has made part of the Golf World’s 2009 list of Europe’s top 100 golf courses; surely that the characteristics that contributed to this honorable mention were its breathtaking views, the excellent Bermuda fairways, fast undulating greens, well placed bunkers and tight fairways that reward accurate play. Palheiro Golf Course is a worthy challenge for all handicap levels.