Located off the west coast of Spain lies the beautiful island of Majorca which is home to a number of stunning golf courses with an excellent range of accommodation and restaurants to match. As expected of an island that sees almost 300 days of sun a year, the two main tourist hotspots are on either coast: Palma and Cala Millor.
Despite not having the pedigree of courses that its neighbour Spain has, Majorca is still a golfing paradise with courses that flow down its breathtaking coastline offering up spectacular views of the Mediterranean. With so many of these glorious golf courses being just a chip and a putt away from each other there aren’t many better places in Europe to play than this beautiful island paradise.
Ranked inside Europe’s top 100 golf courses, Golf Son Gual is one of the newest courses on the island is regarded by many as the best. The layout is your classic par 72 championship set up and features cleverly placed water hazards and bunkers throughout. Golfer’s must be accurate off the tee if they intend to score well round here as a trip to the hazards is definitely going to cost you a shot or two. Providing stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline throughout the course, it is almost impossible to have a bad round at Golf Son Gual (regardless of how you play).
|Location:||West of Palma, Majorca|
|Designed by:||Thomas Himmel|
Designed by the Nicklaus Group and under the scope of one of the game’s greatest players, Park Puntiro is a fantastic blend of incredible golf course design with the island’s natural landscape. The course has echoes of the 2010 Ryder Cup course a Celtic Manor with a large lake being the focal point for 3 or 4 holes to play around. Measuring in at just 6,591 yards from the tips and featuring its fair share of trees, the course poses a different challenge to the enormous modern day resort courses we have become accustomed to.
|Designed by:||Nicklaus Design|
Originally designed by F.W. Hawtree who was responsible for the Open Championship venue Royal Birkdale, Son Vida Golf is seen as the island’s most traditional golf course having opened in 1950. In 2001, the course was revamped in order to bring it into the modern era and since then has gone from strength to strength. Son Vida Golf is one of the most aesthetically pleasing courses on the island with players weaving through the indigenous trees before emerging out onto the coastline.
|Designed by:||F.W. Hawtree|
Located adjacent to the airport there aren’t many places to play after hopping off the plane. Despite only opening in 2007, Golf Maioris has already established itself as one of the regions finer golf setups which is renowned for its impeccable condition. The course itself winds its way through a number of the landscapes local trees to create a fantastic setting to play in for any golfer. Accuracy is by far the order of the day with the course featuring two spectacular island greens which are as challenging as they are pretty.
|Location:||South East of Palma, Majorca|
|Designed by:||Dieter Cabus|
With mountain views to your left and Mediterranean sea to your right (depending on which way you’re facing) it is hard to think of a more magical setting to play golf in. A product of Majorca’s recent emergence as one of Europe’s leading golf destinations, this new course is bound to be one of the best in years to come. The perfectly manicured fairways glide over the natural undulations of the terrain to create an fascinating test of course management for even the most skilled players.
|Designed by:||Rodney Barr|
Given a stunning plot of land to work with, the expectation was certainly there for Robert Trent Jones Jnr to produce another world class golf course and he certainly did not disappoint. Located in the North-east of the island, golfers are treated to unrivalled views of Majorca’s stunning coastline which is sure to make any round of golf worthwhile. For those looking to play an excellent round of golf in an even better setting then look no further than Club de Golf Alcanada.
|Location:||Bay of Alcudia, Majorca|
|Designed by:||Robert Trent Jones Jnr.|
Son Muntaner Golf course is located in the heart of Palma making it a great place to play during the day. From the tips the course measures in at 7,000 yards and with undulating fairways it is made to play a lot longer providing a stern challenge for even the lower handicapped golfer. However, the course also features a variety of tee boxes which makes it accessible for players of all abilities and as a result is a great place to play on your next group golf tour.
|Designed by:||Kurt Rossknecht|
Winding its way through the stunning countryside and hills of the island, a round at Son Quint is a truly magical experience. Renowned as one of the more gentle challenges in the area, the course is one of the most desired courses to play as it presents a fair challenge for all golfers. As with most of Majorca’s golf courses, it too offers up spectacular views of the surroundings and there aren’t many better viewpoints than the 8th or 17th.
|Location:||Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca|
|Designed by:||Ramón Espinosa & Kurt Rossknecht|
Pula Golf Course is arguably the island’s most renowned course playing host to the European Tour’s annual Mallorca Classic. Jose Maria Olazabal’s tinkering with the course in 2004 had a snowball effect as the course went from strength to strength before it was rewarded with an Tour event. The course is by no means the longest but in true links fashion, it should not be underestimated as when the wind is up controlling golf ball is no easy task (as the pros will testify).
|Designed by:||José María Olazábal|
The West Course at Son Antem poses a different challenge to its sister East Course. The course is a lot narrower with tree lined fairways and array of water hazards waiting to punish any errant tee shot. The course relies on subtle undulations and clever doglegs in order to stop the most skilled golfers getting on top of it. With perfectly manicured fairways and pristine greens which are bathed in 300 days of year round sun, it is hard to look past Son Antem as a stop on your next golf tour.
|Designed by:||Francisco Lopez Segales|