Palheiro Casa Velha and Palheiro Golf Course in Madeira – the perfect destination for Golf Holidays

The Casa Velha do Palheiro Madeira celebrates this year 20 years of hospitality operation with a series of special offers and events under this theme.

It is a five-star hotel, Member of Relais Chateaux located in subtropical & Palheiro gardens and part of the Homestead Palheiro Estate, a comprehensive tourist society that includes an award-winning 18-hole golf course and a resort with luxury apartments and villas. Just perfect for a golf holiday in Madeira.

The celebrations start in April with a competition within the Palheiro Estate, intended for local professional photographers, who will compete with each other, to achieve the best images of different areas of this estate with 213 years.

Recurring loyal guests who have visited 10-20 times will benefit from discounts of 30 to 70%.

On July 16 the Casa Velha do Palheiro 2017 will hold a golf tournament for international and local players, at Palheiro Golf Course, which was highlighted recently in Golf World’s TOP 100 European Resorts.

Other attractions include 20% discount on all the celebrations in the dining room of the Casa Velha do Palheiro.

“We have an extraordinary story in the Palheiro Estate, dating back to 1804 and we hope that, in this special year, we can share with you our wonderful hospitality during your golf holidays in Madeira and, together, create new memories …” suggests the Director of Casa Velha do Palheiro, Celeste Monteiro Ringertz. ” With your landscape and stunning views of the sea and the mountains, Madeira Island is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year. “

Tee Times Golf Agency In addition to their “Taylor Made Package”, proposes a great golf holiday in Madeira with a stay of 3 nights with 2 rounds of golf or 7 nights with 5 rounds of golf on the Palheiro Golf Course and Santo da Serra Golf Course, through here.

Azores Ladies Open 2017 | 21st to 23rd April | Terceira Island Golf Club

The 7th Edition of the Azores Ladies Open, which was yesterday presented at BTL, has two great news: a new date and the increase in prize money, returning again to Terceira Island Golf Club, and to its famous Terceira Golf Course, where the tournament took place also in 2013 and 2015.

After being born in 2011, on the island of São Miguel, in Batalha Golf Course, with 25000 euros in prize money, the Azores Ladies Open distributes in 2017 35000 euros in prize-money, an increase of 5000 € from 2016.

Although the Ladies European Tour Access Series (ROSHAN) presente tournaments with  40000 and  even 50000 euros, the ability of the Azores Ladies Open to follow the general rise in prize money consolidates their position in the second division of the European Ladies professional golf association .

Azores tourism and the golf courses, such as Terceira Golf Course, can show the whole world that follows these tournaments by the media that it is possible to play golf in the Azores in April, at a time of year when this practice is prohibited in many countries still subject to harsh winters».

British Diana Barnard, Director of the LETAS tournaments, pointed out:

«The Ladies European Tour Access Series, which will now celebrates his eighth year, is pleased to return to the stunning  Terceira Island Golf Club, for the seventh edition of the Azores Ladies Open.

«The Terceira Golf Course is both overwhelming and a fabulous test to golf. The players and I would like to thank the Club for receiving us again on this spectacular stage.

«My sincere thanks to the Regional Secretariat of energy, environment and tourism of the Azores, SATA/Azores Airlines and all other sponsors for your continued support to LET Access Series and women’s golf in Europe.

«This tournament contributes to the development of the careers of young professional golfers and we checked earlier that participants reached later, a huge hit on the Ladies European Tour and even to represent their countries at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.»

Portugal only have three golf tournaments counting for world rankings of professionals and to the Olympic rankings. The Azores Ladies Open is the only women’s tournament with this status. The others are masculine: the Open of Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort, from 11 to 14 may, and the Portugal Masters, from 21 to 24 September. The change of date causes the Azores Ladies Open to be the first major golf event of the year in our country.

In sporting terms, the Azores Ladies Open has brought to Portugal a few players that end up later by shine in main circuits of Europe and the United States, and last year there were several Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro who had competed in previous editions of the race of the Azores.

The Sixth Edition, in 2016, was also important for the professional national champion, Susana Ribeiro, achieve the highest placement ever in a tournament, for a Portuguese professional  10th place shared with three other women, with a total 221, 5 strokes above Par after rounds of 79, 70 and 72.

«Is my best tournament ever in LETAS , one where I obtained the best rating, with the best result. Of course it’s great to break records and make history», said Susana Ribeiro, whose presence is scheduled again this year in the Azores at Terceira Golf Course.

Coming in 2017 at Dona Filipa Hοtel

Dona Filipa Hotel San Lorenzo Golf Course

Dona Filipa Hotel

Dear Tee Times Golfers there are upcoming works at Dona Filipa Hοtel. Both restaurants, pool area, along with the Atlantic and Ocean suites completely revitalised and refreshed.

Visiοn for the Future

The Primavera Restaurant’s new look will reflect the connection with the sea, the informal atmosphere and the outstanding view… As well as paying homage to our famοus themed buffets, new al a carte menu, and the relaxed, all day dining experience it offers, both inside and out at Dona Filipa Hotel.

Dom Duarte’s revamp will showcase the skill and artistry of the head chef, the bright colours and sophisticated techniques of his dishes… Also an extensive wine cellar that Dona Filipa Hotel as to offer.

Whilst the refurbishment of the pool area will highlight the beauty of our impressive centrepiece and offer an inviting hub of elegance and relaxation for all the guests.

Refurbishment and Renovation Updates at Dona Filipa Hotel:

Please see the full schedule of refurbishments below, but first we’d like to put your mind at ease that during this period that Dona Filipa is working hard to ensure you still get the very best five-star service and dining available anywhere in the Algarve.

That’s why, during the renovation:

Dom Duarte Restaurant will serve as the breakfast room, as well as offering lunches and evening dining… The newly renovated Duques bar will also be serving serve lunch, dinner and light snacks throughout the day.

In addition,  Portico Restaurant at the Pinheiros Altos Course, and the restaurant at our San Lorenzo Club House will be available for lunch and light meals – with free transfers offered to both by Dona Filipa Hotel.

During the renovation of Dom Duarte, all evening dining will be offered at our newly refurbished Primavera Restaurant.

2nd January to 15th March 2017

Renovation of the Atlantic Suites, Ocean Suites and five rooms

Renovation of Primavera Restaurant

Renovation of the pool deck

Renovation of the pool bar (NB. Will not take place at the same time as the pool deck work)

15th March to 30th April

Renovation of Dom Duarte Restaurant

Dona Filipa Hotel is working to give you the best service in the Algarve, also as the Tee Times team.