Majorca or Mallorca, whatever way you prefer to spell it, and whatever way you wish to pronounce it, is the largest of Balearic Islands, and along with its sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, lies in the Mediterranean sea off the southeast coast of mainland Spain. Mallorca boasts over 2,400 restaurants and bars, this means that eating out can be very good value at any budget, however that does not always mean loosing out on quality. Mallorca is also fast becoming a popular golf destination and a golf break Mallorca is an attractive alternative to golfing holidays in mainland Spain.
Beautiful weather, amazing beach resorts and a reputation for food, drink and fun nights. But if you’re considering a golf holiday to Mallorca, then you’re also going to want some quality golf experiences.
Thankfully, the island is positively bursting with amazing courses that will challenge, entertain and leave you wanting to come back for more. Here’s a selection of some of Mallorca’s best golf courses.
The oldest and probably best-known course in Mallorca, Son Vida originally opened in the 1950s, although it’s gone through a few transformations since then to ensure it remains a course of true quality.
Some of the newer courses may be longer, but the old course offers plenty of challenges thanks to smart design and craftily placed hazards. It’s a championship course, but set-up for golfers of all abilities.
Add to this some quite stunning views across Palma’s shimmering bay, top-class facilities and a course that’s always in pristine condition. One of the best holiday golf courses in Spain and a treat for all who play.
The T Golf & Country Club at Poniente has been a favourite golf destination for visitors to Mallorca for some time.
And with very good reason.
From the moment you arrive at the clubhouse, you feel as though you’re in for a golfing treat. It may be just a short drive from the bustling energy of Palma, but Poniente is a haven of tranquillity and rural beauty. Set across gently rolling hillsides, the fairways cut a path through picturesque pines.
Everything feels refined and delightfully maintained, from immaculate greens to the lakes that gently ripple in the sun (while offering a watery risk to your Titleists). But it’s not just a scenic day out that makes the course such an appeal. There’s plenty to admire in a layout that offers enough to make it a fun challenge for any handicap.
If you’re going to add Son Vida to your golfing itinerary then it makes complete sense to pay a visit to its neighbour, Son Muntaner.
Opened in 2000, the course may not have the history of its illustrious neighbour, but it has quickly developed a reputation as a quality, challenging course in its own right.
Typically for a golf course in Mallorca, it’s always in tip-top condition, offering a few nice flourishes in its design, from hourglass greens to stony dykes. And, at more than 6,400m it’s a course of considerable length for the club golfer, yet a range of tees ensures a fair challenge for low, medium and higher handicaps.
A challenge, a treat and a great day’s golf for all.
The Thomas Himmel designed course is one of Mallorca’s newer golf destinations but has quickly garnered a reputation as a course visitors really need to play.
It’s a bit of a beast at 6,600m in length, offering a championship style golfing experience and some truly jaw-dropping holes across the par-72 track. And, in the long, dramatic par-5 18th, with a knee-trembling approach and plenty of water to hold your interest, it boasts one of the great holes in the region.
A stunningly crafted course that blends the natural surroundings with well-thought course architecture. Add this course to your golf holiday and you will be in for a genuine thrill and golfing treat.
Given its proximity to the holiday towns of Santa Ponsa and Palma Nova, and as a past destination for the European Tour, this has long been one of the more popular golfing destinations in Mallorca.
There are two courses in the resort, but it’s Santa Ponsa 1 that we especially love for its championship challenge and imaginative layout. There’s plenty of risk and reward to be had, yet still retains appeal for low and high handicappers alike, thanks to its quality conditions and a general sense of golfing fun to be had. Long holes like the whopping par-5 10th are tempered by wide fairways and the greens run smoothly to reward good putting.
Add to its convenient location near the holiday resorts and this is an ideal mix of fun and quality golf for any group tour to Mallorca.
The third and newest course on the Arabella complex that comprises Son Vida and Son Muntaner, Son Quint is another course ideally set up for the holiday golfer.
Offering stunning views across Palma, Son Quint’s popularity comes from its appealing mix of length (more than 6,400m), beautifully kept conditions and a forgiving layout that gives all golfers the chance to score well.
It’s resort golf, close to the heart of Palma and an ideal venue for those looking to ensure all golfers in the party can enjoy a day on a well-maintained course, in a relaxed environment and an entertaining retelling of tales at the bar afterwards.
Great golf on holiday island
Mallorca is one of the great island destinations in Europe thanks to its fabulous resorts, incredible coastline, stunning scenery and amazing climate. When you add in a collection of exceptional golf courses, geared to welcome visitors, then you really can’t go wrong.
It’s the reason that thousands of golfers visit the island each year, making Mallorca one of the more popular golfing hotspots within the Mediterranean region.
Perfect for couples, groups or societies making their annual jaunt, there’s a unique feel to golf holidays to Mallorca. To find out more and to book your next trip, get in touch with our team today.
Mallorca has a good combination of “Holiday atmosphere” and working life, it is modern and vibrant, though still holds on to the Spanish culture and ambiance, as a golfing holiday destination it could be considered a “reliable” and solid choice.
Mallorca has something to suit most types of holidaymakers, from those who enjoy the bustle of a busy resort, to quite rural settings and countryside. See the Golf Courses and Accommodation we can offer in this very popular Spanish Holiday destination.
Golf holidays in Mallorca have become very popular over the past years due to easy access to the low-cost airlines that fly there on a regular basis. Even though Mallorca is just a small island in the Mediterranean sea it still varies in vegetation from one side to the other. Golf courses to the West include Santa Ponsa and Poniente and golf courses in the east include Canyamel and Capdepera. As the island is easy to get around, this way on your golf holiday in Mallorca you will notice that each golf course has a completely different feel to it, giving you a variety to practice your golfing skills
Since the onset of mass tourism in the 1960s, Majorca has, without a doubt, been one of the most popular holiday destinations for all nationalities, offering a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes. As a generalisation, the resorts on the islands south coast are the more lively and perhaps more suited for groups of young single golfers, or those seeking an active nightlife, also close to the majority of the island’s golf courses. Alternatively, relax out of town in one of the splendid Luxury Golf Resorts.
If Mallorca is not to your taste then Direct Golf Holidays also offer golfing holidays in Tenerife and many more top golfing destinations in Mainland Spain, as well as some select destination in other parts of Europe. Remember too that we are fully licensed and insured golf holiday package providers and we use only reputable service providers and hotels in all our golf holiday destinations. Maybe that’s why we are fast becoming Europe’s favourite golfing holiday travel agency and have led the way in Spain for many years.
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