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Palheiro unveils golf academy plans

11.00am 6th June 2022 - Course Development

Palheiro Golf in Madeira has committed to a seven-figure investment to enhance its golf, hotel and leisure facilities over the next 12 months.

At the centre of resort’s investment plans is to open a golf academy in 2023. The new practice facility will feature 28 bays and a fitting centre, as an all-weather space fitted with the latest ball-tracking technology.

Enhancing the golfing experience will be the resort’s redesigned clubhouse, with acclaimed local architects Intemporaneo having been appointed to give the building a contemporary new look. As well as modernising the interior, the veranda will also receive an upgrade, while a newly installed webcam will mean its panoramic views over Funchal Bay can be enjoyed from anywhere in the world.

Palheiro is also making a number of improvements to its renowned Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, including carrying out an upgrade of the main house rooms and bathrooms.

New head chef Gonçalo Bita Bota has been brought in to create an exciting range of new menus throughout the resort’s three dining areas, while the chapel in the world-famous Palheiro Gardens is being painted and renovated ahead of the summer wedding and christening season.

Jonathan Fletcher, president of Palheiro Nature Estate, said: “Palheiro Nature Estate is a resort that is synonymous with quality and is renowned for the experience that we provide, both in Madeira and beyond. We are extremely proud of the reputation that we have built, and this latest program of investment will allow us to continue to move forward and evolve so that we maintain our position at the forefront of golf and hospitality on the islands.”

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