About Golf in Mallorca
Golf is given special attention in Mallorca, thanks to its warm and sunny climate and few rainy days. Enthusiasts and visitors have 11 official standard golf courses at their disposal to practise this sport, but there are actually 20 courses to choose from, all of which welcome tourists and other non-members.
The courses are placed in some of Mallorca's most beautiful locations, generally with sea views. Most of the courses are 18 hole, and range from the gently welcoming to fiendishly difficult. But if you feel you need a bit of coaching before you hit the greens alone then Par72 offers luxury golf experiences in Mallorca hosted by British PGA Professional Jamie Knight. If you want to perfect your swing on any of the twenty golf courses then Jamie is your man. You'll also get insider information on the best way to experience golf in Mallorca without the need to open a guidebook.
One of Mallorca's oldest and most respected courses is T Poniente Golf Club, near Sant Ponsa. It has a relaxed atmosphere and is ideal for those staying in Santa Ponsa, Palmanova and Magaluf. Just 12km away from the city of Palma its wide fairways and large greens make a great challenge to any level golfer. The 18 holes, par 72 measures 6430 meters and runs through a beautiful rolling hills. Designed by John Harris and opened in 1978, the majestic pines, seven lakes, numerous bunkers all combine to make this one of the most enjoyable rounds you will ever play.
Perhaps the most challenging golf course is the one at Pula, which is used on the European Tour. It was re-designed by Jose Maria Olazabal and is situated in the north east of Mallorca. Andratx Golf Club was designed by Gleneagles Scotland is known for its tricky and lengthy holes. Son Servera Golf Club at the other end of Mallorca is also rather challenging, with narrow fairways and plenty of bunkers. Closer to Palma is Son Termens Golf Club, which features small greens and hilly fairways.
Alcanda Golf Club in the north of Mallorca close to Alcudia is also quite a challenging course and has wonderful views over the Bay and the Tramuntana mountains. On the east coast is Canyamel Golf Club whoses course was specifically designed to blend into the natural surroundings. Vall d'Or Golf Club, near Cala d'Or has fantastic views out to sea and a real mix of holes to keep you entertained.
Another Championship course is Puntiro Golf Park which was designed by Jack Nicklaus' company. It benefits from being close to Palma.
Also in Santa Ponsa is a large, three course golf complex - Santa Ponsa Golf Club. Only one of these courses is open to the public but it is Mallorca's most popular golf course. The courses form part of a large complex of villas, apartments and hotels, and there is a well respected Country Club too.
Another complex of three golf courses is at Son Vida Arabella Golf, to the north of Palma. If you stay at the hotel, you can access Son Muntaner, Son Quint and Son Vida, with green fees included in your stay. A good course for a mixed group is Capdepera Golf Course, which features relatively flat fairways and spacious greens.
To the east of Palma are the two golf courses of Son Antem. Designed by Francisco Lopez Segales, the east course is good for the intermediate golfer, whilst the west course provides a more challenging experience.
Maioris Golf Club is in the remote southern part of Mallorca which means it can be quieter than the other golf courses. It has a number of unusual features such as island greens which make for an interesting round of golf.
Son Gual Golf Club is a challenging Championship course with an elegant clubhouse amid beautiful surroundings (see our video at the top of this page). Pollenca Golf Club is only 9 holes but its location is pretty spectacular, with great views down towards Pollenca Bay and the mountains. For a more exclusive round of golf, stay at the Rotana Hotel which has its own 9-hole private golf course.
Some of the larger golf courses have grand 5 star hotels attached to them, where you can take advantage of reduced green fees and ease of access. Most of these hotels also have extensive spa facilities. Have a look at the Golf Hotels on offer in Mallorca.
Many golf competitions are held in Mallorca, such as the Spanish Professional Championship, The Balearic Islands Trophy, the Challenge H.R.H. Count of Barcelona among many others.
Have a look at our Golf Courses page for more information and details for each course.