Mallorca is a beautiful island with a varied landscape with everything from high mountains to beautiful beaches. This is also reflected in the design of the golf courses on the island. There are more than 20 golf courses in Mallorca and they all offer something special. Mallorca’s mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 21 degrees offers fantastic rounds of golf even in winter when it is cold and snow-covered in most of northern Europe.
Although most golf courses are concentrated around the Palma area, there are nice courses on the northeastern part of the island such as Alcanada Golf, Capdepera Golf and Pula Golf. Some of the courses are of an international standard and have been designed by world-class players. Many also offer their own golf academy. Mallorcaresidencia has selected our 6 favorite golf courses in Mallorca not to miss.
Alcanada Golf is located on the north coast of Mallorca and the golf course impresses with its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and Alcudia Bay from 14 of the 18 holes. Robert Trent Jones is behind the design of the course that opened in 2003. This is a well-maintained golf course with large tees, perfectly cut fairways and greens in excellent condition. Thanks to the good maintenance and the beautiful views, all kinds of players can enjoy the golf course regardless of level.
There is also a golf school if you are interested in learning to play golf on this wonderful golf course. You can end your round of golf at the restaurant with a range of both Spanish and international dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.
18 holes, Par 72, 6499 meters
Son Gual is a golf course that blends perfectly into the Mallorcan landscape and in 2009 hosted the Senior European Tour. It is a course created for competition and is perhaps the most challenging golf course in Mallorca, even for players with low disabilities. It is a private 18-hole course located inland just 15 minutes from central Palma. Son Gual is always in perfect condition and it is not for nothing that the course is high on the list of the 100 best golf courses in Spain. Fairways are long, wide and curvy and with large greens that are well defended by bunkers. The round of golf can end in the restaurant in the clubhouse which looks out over the beautiful landscape and serves Mediterranean food depending on the high quality season.
18 holes, Par 72, 6629 yards
T-Golf & Country Club Poniente
T-Golf, formerly Poniente, was opened in 1978 with a design by the well-known John Harris and was then the masterpiece of the golf course at the time. After an almost complete renovation of the last 9 courses, the course reopened in 2018. The result is a very playable design with wide fairways, many lakes and bunkers and well-kept greens. Playing the course with the Tramuntana Mountains in the background and especially the view from holes 8 and 11 impresses most players.
18 holes, Par 72, 6450 meters
Golf Son Vida (Arabella Golf)
Golf Son Vida is the oldest and most traditional golf course in Mallorca. It opened in 1964 and has hosted the European Tour twice. It is located in the exclusive residential area of Son Vida and between two luxury hotels: Sheraton Arabella Golf Hotel and Castillo Hotel Son Vida. It is a classic golf course that suits everyone regardless of level but requires concentration. It offers a first part of the course that is narrow and surrounded by dense vegetation and a second part that is more relaxed and with less vegetation. The view over the Bay of Palma is amazing! The golf courses of Golf Son Muntaner and Golf Son Quint are located nearby.
18 holes, Par 71, 5529 meters
Pula Golf is beautifully situated in the eastern part of Mallorca between Son Servera and Cala Millor. In addition to a varied competition course, Pula Golf offers a complete experience of Mallorca with a hotel that is carefully designed in a Mediterranean style, a restaurant that offers local and seasonal food and a wonderful pool area.
The golf course was founded in 1995 and then completely redesigned by José María Olazábal between 2004 and 2006 into a demanding and long golf course. If you play the course after the tee that matches your level, you can consider it as medium difficulty. The course has many water obstacles, medium to large greens and with several level differences. Pula Golf has hosted many competition events where golf legends like Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia and Rafa Nadal have played.
18 holes, Par 72, 6246 meters
Golf Santa Ponsa 1
Golf Santa Ponsa 1 is located in the southwest of Mallorca near the exclusive residential area of Santa Ponsa. It is an 18-hole course that was inaugurated in 1977 and has hosted the European Tour six times where players such as Severiano Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal have played. The golf course offers a combination of long holes with others that are more achievable. The greens are medium to large and with relatively comfortable putts. There are several water obstacles and is a course that all players can enjoy regardless of level. The Swedish Princess Birgitta is an honorary member and ambassador of the club and each year a tournament is held in her name.
18 holes, Par 72, 6543 yards
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