III Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic

Flower Festival - Festa da Flor 2023

Tournament Date 29/04/2023

Palheiro Golf, one of Madeira's most luxurious golf destinations, is delighted to announce the next Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic. The event is scheduled to take place on 28 and 29 April 2023 and is expected to attract golf enthusiasts from around the world.

The Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic is a two-day golf tournament that promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for all participants. The event is open to golfers of all levels, with several men's and women's categories. Participants will have the opportunity to play on the Palheiro Golf course, renowned for its stunning views and challenging layout.

In addition to the golf tournament, participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Palheiro Gardens, a lush botanical garden located next to the golf course. The garden houses a vast collection of exotic plants and flowers, making it a perfect place for nature lovers. This event is the perfect ally to the famous Flower Festival of Madeira and for this very reason is part of the Regional Directorate of Tourism's calendar of events.


The Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic is not only about golf and nature, it's also an opportunity to enjoy the best delicacies of Madeira's gastronomy. The event will feature a Sunset Party on the panoramic terrace of the Vista Balancal Restaurant where participants can enjoy some of the local delicacies prepared by Chef Gonçalo Bota and Chef Teresa Freitas. Rum Diplomático will be on hand to prepare some of their legendary cocktails, as well as Coral and Atlantis wine to celebrate a unique sunset.

"We are thrilled to host the Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic and welcome golf enthusiasts from around the world," said Paul Saunders, Executive Director of Palheiro Golf. "The event promises to be a fantastic experience, combining golf, nature and culinary delights. We look forward to seeing everyone on the course!"

Arnaud Serie - trick shot expert and global golf influencer.

This event, this year, will also be attended by the famous French golfer, trick shots expert and influencer - Arnaud Serie: who is one of the World's top digital influencers in the Golf industry.

Arnaud Serie, also known as @arnaudseriegolf, has combined his passion for the sport, challenge and brilliance to help develop the game through a series of engaging digital projects designed to attract the next generation of golfers and promote brands, golf courses, resorts and hotels.

Recognised as one of the biggest digital influencers and trick artist in the golf industry by magazines such as Golf Digest and Forbes France.

Living the motto "Doing things differently" which can be witnessed, in his publications, on social media, where he plays golf in his flat, in supermarkets, on rooftops or in hotel rooms.

This international event already has bookings from hotel guests, tourism and local residents from major markets such as Germany, UK, as well as emerging golf markets for Madeira such as Canada, America, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Slovenia, Finland, Brazil, Sweden, Spain, Luxembourg, South Africa and Estonia.

Solidarity - World Cetacean Alliance

Part of the registration fees will be donated to the World Cetecean Alliance, an organization whose mission is to protect cetaceans and their habitats through global collaboration.


|  28 April


19:00 Sunset welcome cocktail at Palheiro Golf

|  29th April

9:30 Golf Competition

Light snack during competition

3pm – 5pm Prize Giving Cocktail at Palheiro Gardens Check the Programme for the Flower Festival, by clicking here.

|  30 April

16:30 Flower Festival Parade in Funchal

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Stay at Palheiro Village

with our special stay & play package

Package includes:

  • Complimentary WI-FI internet
  • Free access to heated outdoor pool
  • Free car parking
  • 3 Green Fees at Palheiro Golf or Santo da Serra Golf (5 nights stay)
  • 5 Green Fees at Palheiro Golf or Santo da Serra Golf (7 nights stay)
  • Free club storage at Palheiro Golf
  • 10% discount at restaurants: Vista Balancal, Casa Velha do Palheiro and Tea House
  • 10% discount at the Palheiro Gardens (only entrance)
  • 10% discount at the Palheiro Spa (only entrance & gym)

Stay at the Historic Casa Velha Country House Hotel

Casa Velha do Palheiro is a Relais & Châteaux country house hotel, set within the award-winning Palheiro Gardens in the foothills of Funchal, combining over 200 years of history, beauty and elegance.

Stay in a Villa or Apartment at the Palheiro Village

With a wide choice of Luxury Villas and Apartments we are able to offer you a home away from home on Madeira Island at very reasonable prices with excellent conditions. Additionaly, our guests are entitled to a great selection of facilities and services at discounted prices.

Enjoy unlimited golf at the Palheiro Golf Course

Play unlimited golf at the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, designed by Cabell Robinson where every hole has a sea view.

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.

Special access to all Palheiro Nature Estate Facilities

Enjoy special access and our best rates throughout the estate, from dining and afternoon tea, to spa treatments, golf, gardens, sightseeing and hiking trips.

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