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Archive for February, 2013




Funchal, Madeira, February 8, 2013 – The grand prize winner of the Palheiro Estate 2012 Photo Competition is… Mr. Anders Blakstvedt of Norway! Congratulations! His fantastic entry of the sunset reflected in a large pool in one of our luxury villas was a clear favourite.

Mr. Blakstvedt stated that winning the competition was a very nice surprise and said about his photograph:

“A colourful mix of quietness and luxury – and a reflection of our stay in Palheiro Village”

Mr. Blakstvedt used a Canon EOS 650D and EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens to take this photo. The settings were: f/5.6, S 1/60 & ISO 125.

It was a difficult decision for this year’s jury, comprised of:

·        Jonathan Fletcher – Director of Palheiro Estate

·        Chris Szabo – Web design and social media marketing guru –

·        Toby Majewski – Graphic / web designer and photography enthusiast

This year’s entries were of a high standard with some very creative compositions taking full advantage of the huge array of opportunities within the Estate.

“It was great to see so many photos of the Estate which we know so well, captured from such different and unique perspectives. It goes to show how a good camera, a keen eye and a bit of quality time spent in a beautiful place can produce some stunning images” – commented Toby.

We would like to congratulate Mr. Blakstvedt and look forward to welcoming him back to Palheiro Village to enjoy his prize.

Also very much deserving of an honourable mention are the runners-up – Jens Dembski  & Artur Gorcz (photographs below) whose submissions caused quite a discussion as to who should take the prize.

We’d also like to thank the everyone who submitted their photos in this year’s competition. It’s been our biggest one so far, and the quality of photography was great. We hope next year’s competition will be even better.

Please note that we will soon be launching the 2013 Photo Competition! So, plan your trip, keep your camera at the ready and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

About Palheiro Estate

Palheiro Estate on Madeira Island enjoys a beautiful hillside location with stunning views of the ocean and the city of Funchal. Since it was acquired by the Blandy family in 1885, successive generations have managed the transition from traditional farming to leisure based activities.

This strong tradition of hospitality and quality continues in all areas today, from golf and the hotel to the gardens and flower business; from real estate to property management and even the sports motor cruiser. The names of Blandy and Palheiro are synonymous with quality on Madeira Island and beyond.

For further information, contact: Toby Majewski at 291 003 690

Palheiro Golf, Madeira Island celebrates 20 years.

In 2013 Palheiro Golf in Madeira Island will be celebrating its 20th year.

For this special year Palheiro Golf has put together a fun program for both visitors and members.

The program starts in April 2013 and comprises of:

Tournaments, Memorabilia, Special Packages and promotions.

Unique tournaments including playing the original layout as well as the Madeira Wine Tournament which has the support of the main Wine Producers on the Island.

As part of the promotions and Palheiro’s ‘grow the game’ philosophy, they will be offering ‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’ as well as other unique prizes including a prize for the 20,000 player during the year.

With the help of collaborators over the last 20 years Palheiro golf has put together a collection of memorabilia.  Here you will find some fun photos including some of our more famous visitors including Prince Edward, Ronaldo and Sir Bobby Robson.

There will also be stay and play packages at our luxury hotel or at our stunning self-catering villas and apartments with views over the bay of Funchal.

For further general information please check the dedicated section of the website

For further press information please contact:

Jonathan Fletcher
Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456

O Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira, celebra 20 anos.

Em 2013 o Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira celebra o seu 20º aniversário.

Neste ano especial o Palheiro Golf preparou um programa divertido tanto para visitas como para sócios.

O programa começa em Abril de 2013 e inclui:

Torneios, Recordações, Pacotes Especiais e promoções.

Torneios únicos, incluindo uma disputa no traçado original do campo, bem como o Torneio Madeira Wine com o apoio dos principais produtores de vinho da Região.

Incluídos nas promoções, e em linha com a sua filosofia “nutrir o golfe”, serão oferecidas vinte pacotes de sócio a vinte jovens que completem 20 anos no mesmo ano (‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’) bem como outros prémios inéditos, incluindo um para o jogador que fizer a 20.000ª volta durante este ano (20,000 player during the year).

Com a ajuda dos seus colaboradores dos últimos 20 anos, o Palheiro Golf juntou uma colecção de recordações (memorabilia). Veja as fotos engraçadas que temos, incluindo algumas das nossas visitas mais ilustres, tais como o Principe Edward, Cristiano Ronaldo e Sir Bobby Robson.

Temos também pacotes de alojamento com greenfees stay and play packages na nossa estalagem de luxo ou nas moradias e apartamentos do nosso aldeamento com vistas maravilhosas sobre a a baía do Funchal.

Para mais informações generalizadas, é favor visitar a secção específica do nosso website

Para informações de imprensa é favor contactar:

Jonathan Fletcher
Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456