PALHEIRO GOLF COURSE TIPS
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Portugal Golf - Madeira - Palheiro Course Tips
Palheiro Golf Tips in Madeira - Portugal
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Tips - Philip Talbot the
Director of Golf points the way to a
All descriptions are relative to the
Gold tees and yardages are in metres.
Hole 1. 342 A hole that plays a
little longer than anticipated due to
the incline of the fairway and raised
green. A long hitter should think about
a 3 wood off the tee aimed directly at
the fairway bunkers. Club up for your
Hole 2. 316 A shortish par 4
which will present a good chance for a
par if you find the fairway from the
tee. The short iron approach should
favour the left side of the green.
Hole 3. 179 The first of five
excellent par 3 holes at Palheiro.
Concentrate on the shot and not the
elevated view down into the capital City
Funchal. If you find the green a
fiendish putt awaits you.
Hole 4. 305 A blind tee shot that
must favour the right hand side of the
fairway. The green is well guarded by
bunkers and set below the level of the
player. The famous Casa Velha Hotel sits
just beyond the green.
Hole 5. 141 Another favourite. A
downhill tee shot entices the player to
hit a good one. A narrow green which can
be fast and breaking.
Hole 6. 520 After taking
refreshment at the Tea House you will be
ready to attack this long par 5. Only
reachable by the very long hitter who
can cut the dog leg off the tee. If not
play the hole as a good 3 shotter.
Hole 7. 190 An attractive longer
par 3 that plays alongside the famous
Florialis flower factory. Wind is always
a factor here and can play anything from
an 8 iron to a 4 or 5.
Hole 8. 344 A medium length par 4
but again with the second shot played
uphill take plenty of club with the
approach. A steep bank at the back of
the green will work to your advantage.
Hole 9. 365 A super right to left
dog leg that requires a gentle draw from
the tee. If you can do it a medium to
short iron approach could set up a
Hole 10. 468 The back nine starts
in earnest straight away with this
simple looking par 5. But beware you
slicers; anything right off the tee
trees will block your line to the green.
A long, narrow green is a fine feature
on this hole.
Hole 11. 159 Another good middle
iron, downhill par 3. The key here is
club selection. Anything long will
virtually guarantee a bogey or even
worse. Study the wind direction from the
tee and remember the hole is played
Hole 12. 529 A monster par 5 that
is realistically out of reach for
anyone. Played uphill all the way just
keep going until you get to the green.
Then the fun starts on this highly
undulating piece of ground.
Hole 13. 129 Probably the most
scenic and photographed hole at Palheiro.
But its also a good one. Attack the
left hand pin position at your peril.
Short, the lateral hazard awaits. Get it
right and you will leave the green with
a beaming smile.
Hole 14. 406 A fine dog leg left
to right this time. The medium to long
iron approach must be struck true with
height to stop on the green. Favour the
right side for your approach shot. A
sympathetic bank may help your ball find
Hole 15. 478 After fading your
tee shot at hole 14 you really could do
with your draw here. Do not attempt to
cut the corner off the tee the giant
pines will gather the ball. The feature
here is the lone tree that sits directly
in front of the green. Beware!
Hole 16. 325 Another short but
deceptive par 4. Play a lofted wood or
long iron from the tee. Distance is not
required but accuracy. From there club
up as the green sits well above you. The
green is often very fast from back to
Hole 17. 403 A potential card
wrecker. The toughest par 4 on the
course. Length and accuracy is required
here as the hole is often played into
the wind. Good luck!
Hole 18. 487 After the rigours of
the previous hole the last at Palheiro
is a classic sporty par 5 that can
often give up a birdie. The tee shot
requires a gentle fade and once you
climb the hill and the green comes into
view you will soon forget our bad shots
as you look out over the Atlantic Ocean!
What a way to finish.
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