Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.
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.
Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.
Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality. Melodic birdsong enriches the experience.
Play calls for a fair degree of accuracy – the contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers guarding fast, undulating greens mean there’s little room for error. A halfway house, The Tea House, offers refreshments and a chance to pause and assess scorecards.
Indeed, a round of golf at Palheiro engages all the senses and rewards those of all abilities with an enjoyable and memorable experience. And remember, Casa Velha hotel guests have privileged access to the course and its facilities.
São um dos Jardins mais bonitos da Iha da Madeira, e hoje fazem parte do Palheiro Estate, o qual inclui um Hotel, um Campo de Golfe, o Palheiro Village e as estufas de orquídeas da Florialis.
A propriedade primeiro pertenceu ao Conde Carvalhal em 1801. Aqui ele construiu uma estância de caça com uma entrada para carruagens com 200 plátanos e árvores exóticas importadas de todo o mundo.
Em 1885 a propriedade foi adquirida por John Burden Blandy. A família continuou o desenvolvimento dos Jardins após 1900 e foi Mildred Blandy quem introduziu muitas plantas, incluindo proteas da África do Sul. Em 1997 a casa do Conde foi reconstruída e convertida num hotel conhecido como a Casa Velha do Palheiro, membro da Relais & Chateau. Os Jardins têm uma localização privilegiada acima do Funchal e são ricos em cor e aroma. Aqui encontrará uma colecção magnífica de camélias começada pelo Conde, árvores centenárias, o Jardim das Rosas, criado por Christina Blandy e uma infinidade de outras flores e trepadeiras.
Este verdadeiro Éden está dividido em várias áreas: O Jardim principal, o Sunken Garden, o Ribeiro do Inferno, o Jardim das Rosas, o Jardim da Senhora e a zona da Casa de Chá, onde se pode ver uma araucária do Brasil e um magnífico metrosideros da Nova Zelândia. Podem-se ainda admirar lagos com nenúfares, uma curiosa família de galinhas esculpidas em buxo e belos canteiros de flores roxas e alaranjadas.
A preservação deste autêntico tesouro natural tem o cunho pessoal de Christina Blandy, coadjuvada por uma equipa mista de dedicados jardineiros.
Saiba mais sobre estes jardins encantados aqui: http://www.palheirogardens.com/pt
A Quinta do Palheiro oferece uma infinidade de oportunidades diferentes para celebrar casamentos e outras ocasiões especiais.
O cenário inesquecível e o serviço discreto vão tornar o seu evento único.
Na Quinta do Palheiro vamos desenhar à sua medida o pacote perfeito para esse evento inesquecível.
Casamentos e ocasiões especiais na Casa Velha.
Celebração de casamentos nos premiados Jardins do Palheiro.
Renovação de votos ou bênçãos na nossa Capela com mais de 200 anos.
Ocasiões importantes, como aniversários ou reuniões de família com base na Casa Velha do Palheiro com serviço e comida requintada.
Despedidas de solteira – dias preguiçosos a mimar-se a si e aos seus amigos no Palheiro Spa em preparação para o grande dia.
Jantares privados no Clubhouse do Palheiro Golf com a surpreendente vista panorâmica do Funchal.
Cocktails a bordo do nosso barco a motor, Balancal, enquanto observa golfinhos.
Holidays mean you will have the chance to get away from a stressful daily life, at Palheiro Village you can be sure all your needs will be met.
The Three Bedroom Villas With Private Pool lodge up to 6 people and have an area of 250 square feet.
Looking for total privacy? Our three bedroom villas with private pool are exactly what will keep kids happy and parents very relaxed! All the comforts of home and without the work.
Choose from either VILLA MARISOL #61, MADEIRA VILLA #39, VILLA BALANCAL #58 and VILLA SANSSOUCI #73.
All three bedroom villas with private pool enjoy Funchal and sea views, surrounded by very peaceful surroundings. Large living and dining areas are perfect for enjoying life under the blue or starry skies.
All of our villas and apartments are fully furnished and equipped. The kitchens have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots, pans & all utencils. The living rooms offer a flat screen television and dvd player. The one and two bedroom apartments are air conditioned, central heating is available in the three bedroom apartments/villas and all bathrooms offer floor heating. Many units offer wood burning fireplaces. All properties are serviced twice a week.
Pool heating for the three bedroom villas is €200 per week or €250 for four bedroom villas (where applicable).
For more information and reservation: http://www.palheirorentals.com/
Palheiro Golf is delighted to announce that Yudik Gold are now sponsoring Palheiro Golf’s bunkers.
Jonathan fletcher President of Palheiro Golf explains ‘Sand shots are notoriously difficult for the average golfer. With our new gold dust in the bunkers we have found that the lighter texture of the particle translates into a simpler shot. During the experimental phase many of our guests were amazed at the difference and how much easier bunker shots were. It is great to be the first resort course in the world making this change from sand to gold dust and we are sure that many top end resorts will follow.’
Palheiro Estate is delighted to announce their continued support of the Madeira Film Festival for 2015.
Jonathan Fletcher director of Palheiro Estate explains; ‘this year for the first time we have created exciting packages, whereby guests at the Casa Velha do Palheiro or Palheiro Village will be able to participate in many of the activities going on during the week. This includes a visit to the magical Laurissilva forest to see a show, tickets to all films, invitations to the opening cocktail at Belmond Reid’s as well as to the Gala dinner.’
Also this year for the first time there will be a Golf day at Palheiro Golf on 28th April for film makers and our guests. This will be a unique opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers and play golf with them.
Madeira Film Festival Package
Take part in the Madeira Film Festival whilst staying in a double garden wing room at the Casa Velha or at one of our luxury one-bedroom sea view apartments in the Palheiro Village:
· One week’s accommodation for two
· A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
· Complementary Wi-Fi in the room or apartment
· One dinner for two in the Casa Velha do Palheiro (table d´hote)
· Tickets to all movies shown during the Madeira Film Festival
· Participation during the following program activities:
– Meet and greet of Film makers and an excursion to the Laurissilva Forest
– Opening Cocktail at Belmond Reid’s Palace
– Gala Dinner at Belmond Reid´s Palace
Prices from €960
For more information and bookings please visit our website: Casa Velha do Palheiro
Visit Madeira Film Festival official website: http://madeirafilmfestival.com/
EN: Madeira Flower Festival
Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.
The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.
For more information: http://bit.ly/1GLnm0k
In Madeira blühen Pflanzenarten aus unzählige Regionen der Welt, da die Insel über die speziellen und geeigneten Klimabedingungen für das Wachstum von Pflanzenarten sowohl aus tropischen als auch aus kälteren Regionen verfügt.
Das Blumenfest ist auch ein Kulturevent. Die mit diesem Event verbundene Tradition wird durch Auftritte von Folkloregruppen und durch die Errichtung der schönen Blumenteppiche hervorgehoben. Es wird gleichzeitig die Blume über die wunderschöne Blumenausstellung geehrt und die Stadt durch Musikkonzerte und verschiedene Veranstaltungen belebt.
Mehr Informationen: http://bit.ly/1GLnqx5
FR: Fête de la Fleur
À Madère, des espèces florales provenant de nombreuses régions du monde poussent, car l’île possède des conditions climatiques spécifiques qui sont propices au fleurissement des fleurs tant des régions tropicales que des régions froides.
La Fête des Fleurs est aussi un évènement culturel. Associée à cet évènement, la tradition est mise en avant, avec des spectacles de groupes folkloriques et la construction de beaux tapis de fleurs. En parallèle, un hommage est rendu à la fleur grâce à la magnifique Exposition de Fleurs et la ville est animée par divers concerts et spectacles.
Informations supplémentaires: http://bit.ly/1FQT4s3
Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong and finishes about now.
The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April. Single and double, a mass of beauty! Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camellia reticulata are showing.
From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
You may notice there has been much pruning work going on in the Camellia Avenue, also along the west side of the main garden and along the drive (remnants of the fire in July 2012).
You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.
The Gardens are open every day between 09.00 – 17.30
Bus from Funchal that stops by the entrance gate, number 36A and 37.
Christina Blandy Feb 2015
Whisk away your special someone for a romantic getaway with our special Valentine’s day package. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in the best double room available with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, personalised massages at Palheiro Spa and free access to Palheiro Gardens.
Saint Valentine´s Package
From 13th to 16th Feb. 2015
80,00 € per person in double room
For more information go to our website: http://bit.ly/1CU8fQ4
Quinta do Lorde Marina will host the offial start of the 2nd stage of the Transquadra regatta towards the port of Le Marin (Martinique), a course with a total of 2,700 nautical miles.
Already on its 8th edition, the Transquadra regatta, one of the most emblematic Transoceanic races on the sailing competition panorama, totalled a participation of 100 boats.
For more information check the official website: http://www.transquadra.com/