Choices galore in magical Mallorca

Trav Alcanada

If you are looking for a sunshine golf destination that has a huge supply of beautiful courses, Mallorca is the place for you.

The largest of the Balearic Islands, situated off the east coast of mainland Spain, it is home to 19 fantastic layouts, all located within an hour’s drive of one another.

Of course, Mallorca’s reputation as a top holiday destination is already well established. The island has a population of over one million but welcomes more than eight times as many visitors each year - and, as word continues to spread through the golf community about the superb courses it is home to, you can expect that figure to increase.

Alcanada (above), which opened in the far north of the island in 2003, is widely regarded as the one of the best courses on the island, not to mention one of the most scenic. With brilliant vistas across the bay of Alcudia, it is named after a nearby island just off the shore, home to a lighthouse that you can see from the majority of holes. The course - owned by the Porsche family - also has many elevated tee shots and tight, tree-lined fairways to negotiate. 

Golf Son Gual Mallorca Hole1

Similarly, Son Gual (above), just a ten-minute drive east of Palma airport, is another course that you cannot afford to miss on a visit to Mallorca. What can you expect? Well, according to former Masters champion Ian Woosnam it has shades of Augusta National about it. If that doesn’t get you licking your lips, we don’t know what will.

Golf Son Servera is the second oldest club on the island, having opened in 1967 just three years after the original nine holes were unveiled at Son Vida. It is a picturesque course, with mountains and the bay of Cala Millor beyond.

Meanwhile, opened in 1986 as a nine-hole layout and extended in 1995, there is plenty of charm about Real Golf de Bendinat. At 6,190 yards, the par-70 course requires strategy, skill and placement rather than brute force and power to reap your rewards. The course is a feast for the eyes, too, sitting in a wooded valley at the foot of a mountain with some breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Trav Son Muntaner

Mairoris is another fun experience, whilst there’s plenty to enjoy about Son Muntaner (above), too, not least the 1,000-year-old olive tree that is found on the 15th hole. Golf de Andratx in the south west of the island is a fantastic layout that is home to the longest hole in Spain. Its sixth hole, the ‘Green Monster’, measures more than 600 yards. Can you complete it without dropping a shot?

The Jack Nicklaus-designed Golf Park Mallorca Puntiro (below) is magnificent, as are the two courses at both Santa Ponsa and Son Antem. The former, in fact, has staged numerous European Tour events since it opened in 1977.

Away from the course, there is much to do to pass the time in Mallorca. The island’s administrative and cultural capital Palma is a fine place to explore, particularly the Old Town, with its narrow, winding streets, peaceful courtyards and beautiful Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Trav Puntiro

If sightseeing isn’t your thing, then there are countless award-winning beaches where you can soak up the sun. Cala Llombards, on the south east coast of the island, is arguably the pick of the bunch.

With regular flights operating out of Scottish airports, it is easy to get to and, best of all, extremely affordable. In fact, when you add it all up, you arrive at one conclusion: as a top golf destination, Mallorca ticks every box.

To find out more, visit mallorcagolfisland.com.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EPIC SPEED vs MAVRIK vs EPIC FLASH - Should you be upgrading your Callaway driver?
Callaway
play button
HAS PING MADE ITS BEST EVER GAME IMPROVEMENT IRON? - G425 vs G410 vs G400
Ping
play button
ARE THESE DRIVERS REALLY BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE? – TaylorMade SIM2 driver review
TaylorMade
play button
IS THIS THE FASTEST DRIVER WE’VE EVER TESTED??? - Callaway Epic Speed, MAX & MAX LS review
Callaway
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Revealed: The most popular golf course on Instagram is ______
Latest PGA Tour winner could soon be forced to LEAVE the game
Rory McIlroy frustrated after his latest near-miss
Affordable Golf going from “strength to strength”
WATCH - PGA Tour pro tries weirdest putting grip we've EVER seen

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Hold your finish for more compression
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s power secrets
Watch
play button
How to improve your balance during the golf swing
Watch
play button
The correct posture and alignment
Watch
See all videos right arrow