Escape to the beautiful Madeira Island for a golf holiday package like no other. Immerse yourself in the traditional and charming atmosphere of this Atlantic Pearl with a stay at the enchanting Casa Velha do Palheiro, a Relais & Châteaux country house hotel, nestled within the award-winning Palheiro Gardens at the foothills of Funchal.
Experience the perfect combination of history, beauty, and elegance with a stay at this lovingly restored 18th-century hunting lodge. Located in the heart of the 120-hectare Palheiro Nature Estate, the hotel offers its guests exclusive access to a par 72 championship golf course, a fully serviced spa with indoor and outdoor pools, over 20 kilometers of nature trails, birdwatching, restaurants, bars, and even a tea house.
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Madeira International airport and close to the town center, Casa Velha do Palheiro provides a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and actively unwind in a serene environment where the only sound you’re likely to hear is the melodious chirping of birds.
This package includes an all-encompassing Madeira Island experience with 2 excursions, a traditional dinner with folklore, and free buggy for the Palheiro golf course. With 5 green fees also included, this golf holiday package is perfect for avid golfers looking to combine their love for the sport with the chance to discover and explore the stunning beauty of Madeira Island.
Your chosen airport
You’ll embark on your golf adventure in Madeira, from your chosen airport to Madeira Island.
After your arrival, you will be chauffeured to the stunning Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel, where you can relax in your luxurious accommodations before heading to the Palheiro Golf Course at noon for an unforgettable golfing experience. As night falls, indulge in a traditional Madeira dinner featuring the iconic ‘Espetada’ dish, while a local folklore group entertains you with traditional dances. You will even have the chance to join in and learn some of the steps, making this an authentic and immersive Madeira Island experience.
Wake up to a lovely breakfast before heading to the driving range to warm up for your upcoming golf session. Get ready for an exceptional 18-hole golfing experience at the magnificent par 72 championship golf course.
As you play your way through the course, you will be awestruck by the pristine environment that perfectly combines natural beauty and man-made craftsmanship. A truly unforgettable experience for any avid golfer, this day promises to be a perfect blend of leisure, sport, and stunning scenery.
Spend the day exploring the magnificent Palheiro Gardens, located in the hills east of Funchal. Madeira’s reputation as the “Garden Isle” is evident in the gardens’ variety of plants, including Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, and a Camellia collection. The gardens are situated 500 meters above sea level and offer a stunning backdrop of tropical foliage and historic trees, some of which were planted by the original owner, the Conde de Carvalhal. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the historic foundation of these gardens and their ongoing transformation into a paradise of flora and fauna.
Another day of relaxation awaits you at Casa Velha do Palheiro. Take advantage of the hotel’s full spa services and facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, before hitting the links for another round of golf at the Palheiro Golf Course. Located nearly 500 meters above sea level, the course offers unparalleled views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, after a short drive from the hotel, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Funchal with a guided tour of the city. The tour starts at the João Gonçalves Zarco statue, located at Zarco Avenue, opposite the Cathedral. Led by a passionate and qualified local guide, this relaxing tour is suitable for visitors of all ages, with plenty of opportunities to sit and take in the sights.
Experience the perfect harmony between culture, history, and cuisine as you sample traditional sweet and sour flavors and dishes unique to Madeira. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and explore its colorful streets and vibrant markets. This tour is the perfect way to get a taste of Funchal’s lively culture and immerse yourself in the local way of life.
Today we’ll drive you to your boat to embark to the Desertas Natural Reserve. The reserve is home to a rare colony of sea lions and serves as an important nesting site for rare birds. We will anchor at the peaceful Doca Bay, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, go diving, or simply relax on the pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters, and then enjoy lunch.
After, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Desertas with a guided land tour (to be confirmed). This tour will take you through the rugged landscapes of the reserve, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and sky. You’ll be in the hands of an experienced guide who will provide insights into the flora, fauna and history of this beautiful and unique ecosystem.
Today we’ll chauffeur you to one of the world’s finest courses, the spectacular 27-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior at Clube de Golf Santo da Serra.
Ranked among the best courses in the world, this stunning course offers breathtaking views and a tranquil escape from the city. As you tee off, take in the stunning panoramic vistas that span across the European Tour International Schedule.
The final day of your Madeira trip begins with another exciting round of golf at the hotel’s stunning golf course. This course was designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, and it takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, offering a challenging yet picturesque experience that golfers of all skill levels will enjoy.
After your round of golf, it’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful island and begin your journey home. You will fly back to your chosen airport, taking with you unforgettable memories of Madeira’s natural beauty, rich culture, and world-class golf courses.