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golf  in majorca

golf majorca

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is a fabulous golfing destination for both quantity and quality.  There are over 20 courses on the island, the majority of which are located within a 10 mile radius of the capital City, Palma.

The top 5 most popular and generally the most highly regarded courses on the island are:

  • Son Gual
  • Son Antem (West)
  • Son Vida
  • Puntiro
  • Alcanada

With the exception of Alcanada, these are all in south /south west of the island.  Alcanada is in the north, so - if you want to stick to a particular corner of the island - we recommend substituting Alcanada with Andratx.  Anyway, we are pleased to provide a summary of all thse courses, plus one or two of our other favourite courses.

As regards accommodation in Majorca, please see all places to stay

However, if you want to keep it easy, we would recommend staying at the recently and extensively refurbished Sheraton Mallorca which has three 18 hole championship courses:  Son Vida, Son Muntaner, Son Quint, plus the 9 hole Son Quint Pitch & Putt.  Green fees to all 3 courses are included in your accommodation rates.  Superior Rooms from £165 per night low season and £245 high season per room, including breakfast and green fees.  Flights and airport transfers available on request.

Courses in the south / south west

Son Gual Golf Club

Opened in 2007, this course is on a rocket ride to golf stardom.  Selected to host the 2009 Mallorca Senior Open at a mere two years young, the auspicious field of Europeans, including Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance, Eamonn Darcy and the eventual winner, Mark James, were unanimous in their opinions that Mallorca has given birth to a real winner. Already sitting comfortably on Golf World Magazine's prestigious listing of Europe's Top 100 Courses and considered a contender for the throne as Spain's top ranked course, there's no doubt that Son Gual has a very bright future ahead. 

Son Gual is a private, family-run members' golf club, set in 156 hectares of beautiful Mediterranean landscape. Guests are welcome, but should adhere to the club's etiquette rules. It's a challenging course, with carefully positioned bunkers, plenty of water hazards and undulating greens. The surrounding countryside consists of vineyards, lakes and well tended flowering fields. The tee areas have an average area of 900 sqm with four separate teeing positions. And whilst the greens may be large, they are filled with deceptive breaks & borrows that require skillful approach shots. The elegant clubhouse has all the amenities that you may require and completes this first class club. 

Son Antem Golf

There are two 18 hole courses at Son Antem Golf Club - the masterpieces of Francisco López Segalés, one of Spain’s leading course designers. Since 1990, he has designed courses in all the major resort areas of Spain. With Son Antem, Segalés has garnered rave reviews from professional golfers and vacationing ones alike.  The East Course is built on an old hunting estate, and is a par 72 layout. It is more suited to beginners and intermediate golfers, with easier holes to start with, and more challenging ones as you reach the end. Fairways are relatively wide, with the approaches to the greens requiring some accuracy to ensure a degree of success on the greens. Five lakes are situated throughout the course. 

The par 72 West Course opened in September 2001, and provides an exciting challenge for golfers of all skill levels. The fairways are tight, and the course is laid out in open countryside, providing a true championship experience. The course features three lakes around which there are five holes. Woodlands surround the course and the gently sloping hills provide a picturesque experience of Mallorca. 

Several key European golf tournaments have been held at Son Antem, including the Audi Quattro Cup and the Mallorca Cup.

Andratx Golf Club

Designed by Gleneagles Scotland and opened in 2000. The 18 hole championship course is well known as one of the most difficult and challenging in Mallorca. Lengthy holes take you through the hills of south west Majorca, from which you can admire fabulous views of the landscape and the sea. The course features 60 bunkers (with finest quality white sand...), seven lakes that are utilised over six holes, and fairly narrow fairways. Hole 6 is notorious, being 609 meters from the championship tee and the longest hole in Spain. It's one that all golfers look forward to playing. The tee shot from hole 8, shortly afterwards, offers a spectacular view of the bay in Camp de Mar and the hills around it. Buggies are included in the green fee. The course is well run and well maintained, and the clubhouse includes a highly rated Italian restaurant. 

Puntiro Golf Park

Opened in 2006 and was designed by the Nicklaus Design Company. The 18 hole course is a par 71 and has been integrated into the local environment to provide an immersive golfing experience - the course has been likened to a links course. Whilst the course is suitable for all abilities, it can be quite challenging in places so low and medium handicaps are likely to fare the best. Wide fairways lead to sheltered greens and there are plenty of bunkers lining the fairway. A number of pot bunkers and water are also scattered around the course. 

Son Vida Golf

Son Vida is Mallorca's oldest course, designed by the noted English architect, F.W. Hawtree, in 1964. The Son Vida golf course ranks among the island's most beautiful courses. The tree-lined fairways offer breathtaking views of the spectacular surroundings and the bay of Palma. An extensive re-styling of the course in 2004 has lengthened the track to almost 6,200 yards of pure parkland delight and a challenging test for all. Mature trees must be carefully navigated from start to finish and the voraciously hungry bunkers that jealously guard the well contoured greens are to be avoided at all costs. But it is the extremely fast and subtle undulating greens that will really impress. This is a layout that rewards the thinking golfer who is accurate. 

A cluster of top quality courses is located just outside of Palma and includes 63 holes of golf between 3 courses - Son Vida Golf, Son Mutaner Golf and Son Quint Golf...

Son Mutaner Golf

This is the flagship course amongst this cluster of 3 courses and is a real beauty, filled with a variety of memorable holes that require the expert use of practically every club in your bag. Stretching to almost 7,000 yards from the back tees, this is a layout for the big-hitters, but unless accompanied by accuracy, long hitting will only bring problems.

 

Son Quint Golf at Son Vida

Rounding out this trio of courses is the extremely challenging, Son Quint Golf at Son Vida, an intriguing design from the great Spanish architect, Ramon Espinosa. Water has been introduced as part of a defense arsenal that can be a little frightening from the back tees, where this sparkler stretches to almost 7,500 yards and presents a very serious examination of golf for even the most accomplished player. Fortunately a selection of four different tee positions brings things down to a more manageable length for mere mortals, but be warned; Son Quint will still be no walk in the park. 

Son Quint also has a 9-hole Son Pitch & Putt course which has been landscaped using the indigenous vegetation to Mallorca, featuring olive, carob and pine trees as well as Leyland cypresses forming a lateral protection to one side of the course. Throughout the 655 meters length of the course, stone walls typical to Mallorca, oleander bushes and lantana flowers complete a challenging, but fun short golf course.

Bendinat

The Bendinat Royal Golf Course is magnificently situated 7 kilometers west of Palma, in an extensive wooded valley and in the heart of the Bendinat Housing Estate. In 1995, under the direction of the architect Hawtree, the golf course was enlarged to accommodate 18 holes and a full grid of buggy paths was put in place. A driving range was added later and several improvements carried out. Its Club House features excellent services and facilities which include views to hole 18 and a full schedule of events. 

North coast

Alcanada

On Mallorca's north coast, Club de Golf Alcanada stands out as an exceptional course. It's situated on the peninsula of Alcudia. The golf course opened in 2003 and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. A par 72 course, it features 58 well placed green side and fairway bunkers. Challenging greens with hidden breaks and difficult but fair tee shots, make this course a must for all experienced golfers. With the clubhouse housed in an authentic Mallorcan mansion that also has an acclaimed restaurant, Alcanada comes highly recommended by all those who play it - a winning combination of challenging golf in beautiful surroundings. 

North east coast

Canyamel

On the northeast coast Canyamel is a stunner. Canyamel golf course is renowned for being one of the most beautiful courses on the island. Jose Cancedo designed this 18 hole golf course (par 73) with the philosophy of doing the least damage to Mallorca by adapting the course to the natural topography of the land. The course caters for all levels of player and the quality of the greens makes playing here a real delight. The first nine holes are over undulating ground and offer wonderful views of the sea. The final nine holes offer more of a challenge despite being more flat, as it includes some water. 

If that doesn't whet your appetite for a golfing holiday to Majorca... what will?

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