Palheiro, the Cabell Robinson designed, 18 hole par 72 golf course, which opened in 1993 and was imaginatively redesigned in 2003, has made Golf World’s 2009 list of Europe’s top 100 golf courses.
The recently released Golf World list was meticulously compiled by a panel of expert Tour pros to provide the definitive guide to the best courses in Europe.
In compiling this chart, Golf World spoke to golfing experts, architects, golf writers and bloggers, golf tourists and players from each of the countries in the European Tour. Each person was asked to rank their top European courses by design, condition, history and reputation.
Jonathan Fletcher, director of Palheiro Estate, comments: “We are, of course, delighted that Palheiro has been recognised as one of Europe’s Top 100 Golf Courses. We’ve been working hard to develop our offering and clearly that work is being recognised, which is great encouragement for the entire team.”
The Palheiro course, 500 meters above sea level, winds around the renowned Palheiro estate, with breathtaking views; fast, undulating greens; well placed bunkers and tight fairways. The stylish clubhouse, offers dramatic, panoramic views across Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
Palheiro provides the perfect base for exploring the delights of Madeira. Visitors have the choice of staying in the estate’s graceful 5-star country house hotel, Casa Velha do Palheiro, or enjoying a more independent stay in one of the Palheiro Village villas or apartments which overlook Funchal.
Both long and short stays are possible. Fully furnished villas are available to rent, providing the perfect family holiday for all ages. Property is also available on either a freehold or fractional basis.
For more information, please contact Palheiro Village on + 351 291 794 015 or visit: www.palheiroestate.com