Awards & Accolades


"Palheiro offers shades of Augusta National with its landscaping and stunning flora". (Toby Keel - Golf World)

"One of the most beautiful places in the world in which to play golf". (Malcolm Campbell - Golf Monthly)

"It must be the nearest concept to a golfer's paradise." (Simon Ames - Going for Golf)

"Set on rising ground high above Funchal Bay, Palheiro is one of the world's loveliest golf courses." (From '6 of the best' Malcolm Campbell - Golf Monthly)

"The clubhouse, of traditional local stone with a red tile roof, has a balcony view seemingly suspended over the town of Funchal - truly one of the world's great 19th holes." (Golf World)

"From the first tee shot to the very last putt, the course is a visual feast." (David Ayres - Today's Golfer)

"A sporting theatre worthy enough to share the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings." (The Square Meal)

"Palheiro looks down over the harbour from a vantage point that really does leave you feeling on top of the world." (Weekend - The Daily Telegraph)

"One could play the Palheiro course twice a day for a week without risking boredom." (Travel - The Daily Telegraph)

"Everyone regardless of his or her abilities will be able to enjoy the serenity and beauty of playing on what must be two of the most scenic and best smelling golf courses in the world." (Kevin Pilley - On Course)

"Absolutely stupendous views of the harbour." (Vic Robbie - Golf Travel)