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Top-class Mallorca golf breaks 2017

Swing into action on the Balearic island this summer

Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 19th May 2017

The sheer number of high-quality golf courses available in Mallorca will impress even the most experienced golfer. The island welcomes both professionals and amateurs from all over the world year round.

There are many factors that contribute to creating the perfect golfing holiday and it seems Mallorca ticks all of the boxes. Here are just some of the reasons why we believe Mallorca has become one of Europe’s top golfing holiday destinations in recent years.

Unbeatable weather

With around 300 days of sunshine per year, Mallorca’s climate is perfect for golfing throughout the four seasons. However, we would suggest you try to avoid playing between 13:00 and 16:00 in the peak summer months when the sun is at its highest.

Stunning terrain & views

Golf courses in Mallorca are often carefully designed to preserve the island's natural beauty, which means you will be surrounded by olive, fig and palm trees along with ancient walls and landmarks throughout your round of golf. The views are truly exceptional too, whether it’s a mountain backdrop, panoramic views of the sea or valleys and vineyards, you won’t be disappointed.

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Wide range of golf courses

There are over 20 golf courses on the island with widely varying layouts. Not only will you not have to travel far to find a course but there is a range to suit all different levels of ability, from 9-hole pitch and putts and resort-style layouts to first class championship courses like Puntiro Golf Course. Nearly all of them are accessible for tourists visiting the island. These are our top 4 picks:

Alcanada Golf Course
Overlooking Alcúdia bay, Club de Golf Alcanada delivers premium service both on and off the course which has led to it being named as one of the best golf courses in Spain. The golf academy is one of most critically acclaimed on the island, making it a favourite spot for golfers to improve their swing.

Son Gual Golf Course
Recently included in the new Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses Guide, Son Gual is also Rafa Nadal’s favourite course on the island. It's a challenging course, even for the most seasoned golfers, making it one of the most talked about courses in Mallorca.

Son Muntaner Golf Course
Son Muntaner is the most prestigious of the three-course complex at the 63-hole Arabella Golf resort in Son Vida. As one of the more demanding courses on the island, expect slithering lake runs and difficult bunkers to truly test your skills. 

T Country Club & Golf Course
Located in the southwest of Mallorca, this is one of the oldest and most established golf courses on the island. Its enchanting beauty and prime location certainly make it stand out from the crowd. 

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Luxury golf hotels

Mallorca’s reputation as a golfing paradise wouldn’t be complete without its specialist hotels, great for sports enthusiasts looking for a golf-centered holiday. The island boasts a wide selection of hotels with joined courses.

For instance, the 63-hole golf resort Son Arabella consists of three 18-hole courses: Son Muntaner, Son Vida and Son Quint, the latter also accommodates the pitch and putt. Luxury hotels St. Regis MardavallCastillo Hotel Son Vida and Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel are linked to the resort. Their guests are entitled to special green fee rates and other benefits.

Prestigious golf schools & coaching

It’s possible to brush up on your swing at one of the exceptional golf schools. You can also book a session with one-on-one coaching professionals based on the island such as Par 72, who offer luxury golfing experiences hosted by British PGA professional Jamie Knight.

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More inspiration...

The island also has more than enough to keep you entertained away from the fairways and greens. If you fancy a day off from golf or have non-players in your party, then take your pick from the wide range of sporting activities, idyllic beaches, exceptional restaurants, historical attractions and so much more. What more could you want from a golfing trip?

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