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Villas in Palheiro Golf Resort, Funchal

Set on a beautiful hillside location, with stunning views of the city of Funchal and its harbour, Palheiro is a fantastic golf and spa resort on the island of Madeira.

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  • 15 minsfrom Funchal

Set on a beautiful hillside location, with stunning views of the city of Funchal and its harbour, Palheiro is a fantastic golf and spa resort on the island of Madeira. Lush green gardens surround the villas and apartments, and for those wishing to be close to the vibrant city of Funchal, Palheiro offers the perfect base to enjoy the charming streets and exotic gardens only minutes away. Within the Palheiro Resort you can enjoy the championship golf course, unwind at the Palheiro Spa, or why not take a relaxed stroll in the famous “Quinta do Palheiro” gardens. Palheiro is the perfect holiday resort for everyone!


Palheiro Golf winds around the Palheiro Estate and is famous for its pine forests, centennial trees, flowering shrubs and lush vegetation. The stunning 18 hole challenge has breathtaking views, fast undulating greens, well placed bunkers and tight fairways that reward accurate play. There is also a 6 hole academy course which was created in 2003 and a clubhouse. The stylish Palheiro Golf clubhouse, further complemented by a superb restaurant managed by the award winning Relais and Châteaux hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, is perched 500 meters above sea level and offers amazing views of Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

Palheiro Golf

Palheiro Golf at Palheiro Golf Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 7pm in the summer months and until 6pm in the winter months.


  • Open to non-residents


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Cabell Robinson
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 6700
  • Male handicap: 28
  • Female handicap: 36
  • Dress code No jeans, no t-shirts. Shirts must have collars. Proper golf shoes are required although trainers for beginners are fine.


Tennis at Palheiro Golf Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 7:30am - 9pm.

The all-weather tennis court at the Casa Velha hotel is flood-lit and provides the opportunity to play late into the day, the perfect way to build up your fitness as well as having plenty of fun! Rackets and balls are also available for hire at the Hotel Reception.


  • Racket hire
  • Astro turf courts: 1
  • Equipment hire


  • Open to non-residents


Charges may be applicable

Court hire is approximately €7.50 per hour during the day and €15 per hour in the evening for a floodlit court.

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at Palheiro Golf Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 8pm

There is a great range of equipment available at the Fitness Room, which is payable locally:
Technogym Excite Treadmill
Technogym Excite Bicycle
Concept 2 Rower (Polar Bands for this equipment are available upon request at Spa Reception)
Handheld Weights
Stretching Mats
Wellness Balls
IPod Shuffles are available from Spa Reception
Personal 30minute training sessions with our Physiotherapists can be arranged upon request


  • Fitness studio
  • Mini gym
  • Unmanned gym
  • Personal trainers available
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room


  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents


Charges may be applicable

The approximate cost is €30 per person for use of all of the facilities

Other Activities

Other Activities at Palheiro Golf Resort

Why not enjoy a walk around the "Quinta do Palheiro" Gardens - famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there, but for the beauty of their hillside setting. The gardens form a rich collection of plants from so many different parts of the world, gathered together over a period of 180 years or so. These private gardens are open to the public weekdays and attract over 40.000 visitors per year.


  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Badminton
  • Childrens playground


Spa at Palheiro Golf Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10am - 7pm

Palheiro Spa is set amongst one of Europe's most beautiful gardens, creating an immediate sense of well-being and beauty as you arrive. There is a great, comprehensive massage menu from around the globe, specifically designed and includes; golfers massages, botanical face and body treatments and "immediate results" non-invasive facial treatments. There is a dedicated team of Physiotherapists, Masseuses, Beauty Therapists and Esthetical Therapists available and we highly recommend you book in advance as soon as you arrive and there will be special rates for guests staying at the Palheiro Golf Resort.


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room


  • Facial

    Express reviver facial, Plantomer mask, Excutox freeze dried anti-wrinkle treatment, Myoxy cavaiar and pearl, Skinfit facial for him

  • Massage

    Sweedish massage (1 hr), Personalised body massage (30 mins to 1 hr), Abhyanga full body ayurvedic massage (90 mins), Foot reflexology (30 mins), Balinese massage (1 hr), Golfers massage (30 mins), Lomi-Lomi massage (1 hr)

  • Pedicure

    Luxury pedicure (1 hr), Salon pedicure (30 mins)

  • Manicure

    Luxury manicure (45 mins), Salon manicure (30 mins)

  • Body wraps

    Detox Thalasso wrap, Green coffee body wrap, Tropical wraps, Desert heat, Aromati moor mud wrap, Moroccan Cocoon with Rassoul, Back wrap with aromatic moor

  • Other treatments

    Aroma salt glow (30 mins), Tropical salt mousse glow (30 mins), Depilation


  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents


Pool at Palheiro Golf Resort

At the Palheiro Village Forum you will find an 18 metre swimming pool and sun deck with panoramic views over the Bay of Funchal. Open all year round, this is the ultimate venue to come and relax, whilst soaking up the sunshine and the fabulous views.

  • Pool 1

    Opening Hours

    All year round, 7 days a week, from 9am - 9pm in the summer and 9am - 7pm in the winter.


    • Heated
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sunloungers


    Free of charge

Restaurants and Bars

The Palheiro Golf Restaurant is situated in the Palheiro Golf Clubhouse. The restaurant is the ideal place for a pre or post golf snack or an a` la carte three course lunch or early dinner. The beautiful outdoor terrace offers some of the most breathtaking views in Madeira, overlooking the bay of Funchal and is a great spot to see the fantastic Madeira sunsets. The clubhouse restaurant is welcome to everyone and is a well-known stop-off point for a drink or meal regardless of whether you are a golfer.

Casa Velha, Mediterranean

Casa Velha is the hotel’s award-winning gourmet restaurant – one of the finest on the island. Traditional Portuguese food is artistically reinterpreted, and a Mediterranean flavour spiced with hints of the oriental characterise the culinary choice that is prepared with flair and imagination.

The average costs of a main meal is €30 per meal.

Opening hours are 7:30am - 10:30am and 7pm - midnight.

Palheiro Clubhouse, International

The Clubhouse offers a range of sandwiches, pasta, meat and fish dishes.

The average cost of a main course is approximately €15 per meal.

The opening times are 8:30am - 7:30pm daily.


Beach at Palheiro Golf Resort

The black sandy beach of Prainha is only 4km away.


  • Sandy beach
  • Public beach - off-site
  • Distance from beach: 4km

Internet Access

Complimentary WIFI is available in the Sala Forum daily between 9am - 9pm


Free of charge.

Last Day

Last day facilities include luggage storage and showers.

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