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With its 23 golf courses Mallorca is a true Eldorado for golfers and one of the most popular destinations in Europe. A golfing holiday in Mallorca will offer something for everyone and both beginners and professionals can choose from the large number of golf courses in all regions of the island. So why not come to Mallorca just to play golf?
Golf paradise Mallorca
The island entices with nineteen 18-hole and four 9-hole golf courses, as well as various training and short courses and hotel-owned golf courses. Well-kept greens, modern sports facilities and good accessibility, not least due to the excellent flight connections distinguish golfing in Mallorca.
Golf professionals have known for a long time about the perfect playing conditions in Mallorca and are welcomed guests who come to prepare themselves and train for upcoming tournaments. Apart from the middle of summer not a month goes by on the island when there are less than half a dozen tournaments.
Ever more amateur golfers are also learning to appreciate the fact that, thanks to the mild island climate, enjoyable golfing is possible all year round.
Each golf course has something special to offer but what is common to them all is that they are wonderfully incorporated into the surrounding landscape, very often have fantastic sea views and are perfectly managed offering every conceivable service for leisure-time fun or training. Those who want to learn to play golf can take lessons, and usually in the language of their choice – for example in English or German. Professional training is possible in experienced golf schools where very good golf trainers and PGA-pros take courses or give individual lessons in improving the handicap or swing using the latest training methods. This can, of course, be done together with the partner, the family or a group of friends.
The island has adapted itself to the demanding clientele with excellent golf hotels and accommodation and the golf hotels and resorts are often located directly on the greens and offer special golf arrangements and golf packages for all seasons. They score in terms of their unique spa and wellness facilities with massages specially designed for golfers who can let themselves be pampered after a strenuous game.
Amongst the most beautiful golf hotels are the Castillo Hotel Son Vida and the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel on Son Vida Golf near Palma, Mallorca's oldest golf course dating from 1964 and a true classic for golf purists. Equally popular amongst golfers and rich in tradition are the Son Caliu Spa Oasis and the Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort at the royal Real Golf Bendinat in the southwest of the island.
Costs for the green fee
The green fee prices vary depending on the course and the season, and the price range in winter is between € 60 and € 130, but there are special offers at all times.
Mallorcan golf courses are planned and designed with environmental awareness and most have sites for typical Mallorcan plants and trees so that the well-designed courses often have densely-wooded oases and green islands in the midst of the fairways to which birds are attracted and where plant life can flourish. Added to that, it is the law in Mallorca that all golf courses are irrigated only with recycled water.
Especially beautiful golf courses
The golf player in Mallorca is literally spoiled for choice and here we would like to present some of the most remarkable golf courses and their special features.
Alcanada Golf in the far north of the island is well known all over Mallorca. It was designed by American star architects Robert Trent Jones senior and junior and is owned by passionate golf player Hans Peter Porsche, a direct descendant of Ferdinand Porsche. Only recently the exclusive course, with its spectacular views over the bay of Alcudia and over a small island with lighthouse, was honoured by the association "World of Leading Golf" in the category "Best service". Time and again it is praised as the most scenic course on the island.
In the southwest of the island, Golf de Andratx with its wonderful sea views is one of the most popular courses, but also one of the most challenging. Legendary is hole 6, well known as the "Green Monster", which with its incredible length of 609 metres is probably the longest men's fairway in Europe. This golf course, which is actually located in Camp de Mar, is also popular with celebrities.
Mallorca golfers also appreciate the courses in the northeast, Capdepera golf club for example. The very well laid out course is situated in an enchanting hilly location with six artificial lakes. It combines long and short distances with balanced degrees of difficulty, a combination which gives both beginners and professionals a sense of achievement. Hole 15 has been presented several times with the award for "the most beautiful hole in Mallorca".
Real pros like to play on the Golf de Poniente, a difficult course ideal for very good players. It has not only a large tree population and various artificial lakes, but also an animal oddity- some 50 wild chickens currently live on the 160 hectare finca and no one knows how they got there. They seem, however, to have always been there and do not bother anyone.
The following golf course is, for many golfers, still an insider tip - Golf de Son Termens at Bunyola in the centre of the island and at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains presents not only spectacular views and mountain ambience, but also wild goats.
No matter which golf course you decide upon, we wish all golfers who come to Mallorca a great game!