Played Palheiro a couple of times when visiting Madeira a few years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the course which sits next to the Botanic Gardens. The first time I played it I could only manage a few holes as the course was shrouded in low cloud. But when I returned the following day it was bathed in warm sunshine such are the vaiaries of the Madeiran weather. Well worth playing if in the area. For me it has similarities to the West course at La Manga.
Date: December 18, 2007