The Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic transcends mere elite sporting competition; it is an ode to the passion for golf, the rich culture of Madeira Island and the commitment to preserving nature. This year’s tournament, which took place last weekend in conjunction with the traditional Madeira Island Flower Festival, fused sport and culture in a unique way, providing a memorable atmosphere for all involved, whether participants or spectators.

In this edition, we had the honour of supporting the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), an institution dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats. During the awards ceremony, participants contributed to this noble cause by purchasing raffle tickets.

In addition, we had the special presence of influencers Jay Bothroyd and Trey Niven, from the OuttaBoundz Show, thanks to the continued support of the  Madeira Promotion Association. With their passions for sport and global influence, Jay Bothroyd, a former professional footballer, and Trey Niven, a professional golfer, brought another dimension to the event.

Palheiro Golf, located on the paradise island of Madeira, is a treasure among European golf destinations, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a meticulously designed course. Each hole is a masterpiece designed to challenge even the most experienced golfers, providing an unrivalled experience, regardless of skill level.

This year’s IV Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic brought together 92 participants for a day of excellence, skill and healthy competition under the radiant Madeira sun.

Congratulations to this year’s winners! In the men’s category, Roberto Passos (43 points, even though he was ill, he showed an excellent performance) took first place, followed by Carlos Sidónio and Mário Trindade. In the women’s category, Hedwig Munn took first place, followed by Celina Abreu and Gill Rilley. We would also like to highlight Alexandre Henriques in the Gross Overall category and Korbinian Kopfler in the International category.

In addition to the winners, we would like to recognise the extraordinary achievements in the Special Awards: in the Longest Drive: Trey Niven, with an impressive 290 metres, and Celina Abreu, reaching 206 metres. In the Nearest the pin, Tony Asquith, with an accuracy of 55 centimetres, and Gilda Sousa, with a distance of just 1 metre and 54 centimetres.

We would like to thank all the players, sponsors and collaborators who contributed to the success of this event. May the Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic continue to inspire passion for golf and nature conservation for years to come!


Photos, HERE.