Be the Ball – Golf in Mallorca

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

Say goodbye to sodden greens, grey dreary British weather, and maintain your handicap in Mallorca.


For sun-starved Northern Europeans, Mallorca has 21 golf courses open to visiting players, and the majority are still open in the winter months.


Majorca has a mild winter with a low rainfall rate and an average winter temperature of around 18 degrees; a paradise for golfers. Winter is also a great opportunity to get to know the island from a different perspective, perhaps an even more authentic experience of Majorcan life than in the busy summer. The courses are quiet, you can play at your own pace and it’s a great time to get some private lessons in. Majorca offers golfers of all levels a unique opportunity to enjoy the sport year-round. Crammed with first class facilities at attractive prices in beautiful surroundings, Majorca is at the top of the list for out of season golfing.


Golf in Pollensa:

In 1986 the Pollença golf course which was designed by José Gancedo was inaugurated with the aim of bringing the sport to Pollença, complementing the tourist offering of the area and to promote golf among the community.


Pollenca golf course is located in the estate of "Ca'n Porquer." From the Pollença Golf Course, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Sierra de Tramuntana, the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia, and the nature reserve of S'Albufereta on the horizon. Its also right next to the famous and beautiful Son Brull Spa Hotel, where you can enjoy afternoon tea, drinks and a massage at the spa afterwards with friends and family.


Characterized by two of Mallorca's longest holes, Golf Pollença is of medium difficulty with undulating fairways, protected by trees and other obstacles, ideal for players of any handicap.



12 of the Best Courses in Majorca

A list of the 12 best courses in Majorca as suggested by Premium Europe. There is something for everyone and most courses are in easy distance of Villa Esquina. Don’t miss out, get in touch with us to book a Mallorcan winter golf break staying at the brilliantly located Villa Esquina.


1. Son Vida

Opened in 1964 this was the first golf course on Mallorca. Located in the luxurious residential area of Son Vida, just inland of Palma. Meandering through the villas and residences it challenges with narrow fairways and its hilly landscaping. Check out the outstanding view from the 6th hole to the Cathedral of Palma.

Specification:

Built 1964 // Designed by Hawtree

Type: 18 Holes // Par 71

Location: Son Vida Golf Club

Green Fees: €94-€120 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Son Vida


2. SON MUNTANER

This beautiful second course of Arabella Golf is also located in Son Vida and was inaugurated in 2000. It is much wider though quite challenging for all levels of golfers. Its hole 15, a par 5, is a 517m long uphill hole, probably the toughest on the course.

Specification:

Built 2000 // Designed by K. Rossknecht

Type: 18 Holes // Par 72

Location: Son Muntaner Golf Club

Green Fees: €117-€150 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Son Muntaner


3. REAL BENDINAT GOLF MALLORCA

This course west of Palma is a pure joy for the good golfer, thanks to its magnificent sea views and situation against the backdrop of Bendinat Castle. It has wide and open fairways and is relatively short in distance, though several dog-legs present a challenge. The finishing hole with 454m to the pin, calls for a long drive.

Specification:

Built 1986 // Designed by Hawtree

Type: 18 Holes // Par 70

Location: Real Bendina Golf Club

Green Fees: €91-€97 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Real Bendinat Golf


4. GOLF DE PONIENTE

With majestic mountain views of the Tramuntana, this course is fun to play for all handicaps. Several lakes influence play and bunkers are well-placed, making it tough but fair. The par-3 hole number 12 stands out with its 210 yard length.

Specification: Built 1978 // Designed by John Harris

Type: 18 Holes // Par 72

Location: T Golf & Country Club

Green Fees: from €59 (*9 holes)

Visit Website - Golf de Poniente


5. GOLF SANTA PONSA I

Golf Santa Ponsa consists of a total of three courses, although only Santa Ponsa I is a public course. Beautifully set and relatively flat it is the perfect leisure course, although there’s a challenge for long hitters: it boasts probably the longest hole on the island, number 10, at 590 yards long.

Specification:

Built 1977 // Designed by Pepe Gancedo

Type: 18 Holes // Par 72

Location: Santa Ponsa Golf Club

Green Fees: €93- €99 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Golf Santa Ponsa


6. GOLF DE ANDRATX

This course opened in 2000 and is one of the top courses on Mallorca. Not only is it one of the most difficult ones, but it also boasts breathtaking views. Relatively hilly, it requires high accuracy. Raised tees and plenty of lakes contribute to the challenge. Tip: it gets busy, so reserve your tee-time well ahead of time.

Specification:

Built 2000 // Designed by David Kidd

Type: 18 Holes // Par 72

Location: Camp de Mar - Golf De Andratx

Green Fees: €80- €110 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Golf de Andratx


7. SON TERMENS GOLF

A reasonably short course and not too difficult it is designed to be a pleasure to play for the visitor. Undulating fairways meander over what was originally a hunting estate, and the course is rich in fauna and flora. The scenic Tramuntana adds to the charm of the area.

Specification:

Built 1998 // Designed by Harris Group

Type: 18 Holes // Par 70

Location: Son Termens Golf Club North of Palma

Green Fees: €84-€95 (high-low season)

Visit Website - Son Termens Golf


8. SON ANTEM GOLF

Both courses 7 and 8 belong to the nearby Marriott Son Antem, and will remind you of an American-type course as they are fairly open and mostly with water hazards. While Son Antem East is characterised by wide fairways and flat greens, easy to play for beginners and intermediates, Son Antem West is more demanding with undulating greens and much narrower fairways.

Specification:

Built: 1994 East + 2001 West

Designed: Francisco Lopez Segales

Type: 18 holes // Par 72

Location: Son Antem, east of Palma

Green Fees: €68-€99 (East-West course, low-high season)

Visit Website - Son Antem Golf Club


9. GOLF POLLENSA

This 9-hole course is perfect when staying at Villa Esquina, in the northern part of the island. Joyful to play, with magnificent views of the Tramuntana mountain range and the Bay of Pollensa. You can enjoy 18-hole course too.

Specification :

Built: 1986, renovated 2000

Type: 9 holes

Location: Northwest, close to Pollensa

Green Fees: €40-€45 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Golf Pollensa


10. CLUB DE GOLF ALCANADA

Named after a little island just off the coast, this course offers a great variety of holes, making it interesting for all skill levels. Challenging greens, hidden breaks along with a generally hilly setting require accuracy in woods and irons. It is beautiful to play, running consistently by the sea and framed by pines & olives.

Specification:

Built: 2003 // Designed Robert Trent Jones Jr

Type: 18 holes // Par 72

Location: Club De Golf Alcanada Northwest

Green Fees: €105-€150 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Club de Golf Alcanada


11. GOLF PARK MALLORCA PUNTIRÓ

Designed to follow the original landscape pine and olive trees are a common sight around the course. Lakes come into play on four of the holes, and although fairways are wide, accuracy is required throughout the round.

Specification Built: 2006 // Designed Nicklaus Design

Type: 18 holes // Par 71

Location: Marratxi

Green Fees: €79-€99 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Golf Park Mallorca Puntiró


12. GOLF SON GUAL

Situated on gently rolling landscape, this course is only a short distance north of Palma and is reminiscent of a true links course. Olive trees and the estate’s own vineyard frame the course that is attractive to all level of players. Water hazards along with a good number of bunkers, as well as large greens with subtle breaks are its main characteristics.

Specification:

Built: 2007 // Designer: Thomas Himmel

Type: 18 holes

Location: North of Palma

Green Fees: €85-€135 (low-high season)

Visit Website - Golf Son Gual


Don’t miss out, get in touch with us to book a Mallorcan winter golf break staying at the brilliantly located Villa Esquina.

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