ClubstoHire.com Travel Blog - Golf on Mallorca

Mallorca or Majorca – Whichever way you say it

 

After last weeks review of some of the best golf in the Lisbon region, this week’s edition of the ClubstoHire.com  travel blog focuses on Mallorca/Majorca. Whichever way you say it, we can promise you – it is a fantastic part of the world to visit.

 

Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca, in the western Mediterranean. As of 2018, Palma de Mallorca Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year. Clubs to Hire have a shop in the airport serving the traveling golfer since April 2017. Here you can select which set-type you wish to use for the duration of your stay on the island.

Mallorca Cathedral Palma
Mallorca Cathedral Palma

A city steeped in history having influences from the Roman, Byzantine, Muslim and Christian periods. Palma’s architecture offers beauty from throughout the ages, as would be expected of a city that dates back to 124 BC.

Weather in Palma

The weather conditions in Palma are perfect for holiday making. Average temperatures rarely dip below 15°C and rarely peak higher than the mid to high twenties. Some days it can reach the low thirties making golf a little uncomfortable, but perfect for a dip in the sea. Rainfall levels are at their highest (11/12 days per month) from October to January.

Attractions of Palma

Palma’s architecture is a real attraction. The above pictured Mallorca Cathedral is just one on a list of standout buildings that includes the Bellver Castle, the Lonja de Mallorca and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Other attractions include the many museums in the city including Es Baluard, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró and the Museo de Mallorca.

Mallorca is a small island with plenty of beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, parks and gardens. You will never be stuck for anything to do around the island. With beautiful restaurants, cafes and quaint bars scattered around the island, the tourism trade in Mallorca is booming. Prices are reflective of this but if you are not picky and have the patience to search you can find a local treat.

Golf on the Island

When golfing on Mallorca you are spoiled for choice with over 22 golf clubs on the island. Ranging from ordinary to extreme in terms of quality we will take a look at some of the better options on the island.

Club de Golf Alcanada

Club de Golf Alcanada is a high end green-fee course situated 60 km north of Palma on a stretch of land which slopes gently down to the the sea. The peninsula where the course is located is covered with pine, olive and holm oak trees. 17 holes offer a marvelous view of Alcanada island. With its lighthouse in the foreground and the mountains of the Sierra de Levante in the background.

Club de Golf Alcanada - Hole 17
Club de Golf Alcanada – Hole 17

A beautiful but difficult track designed by both generations of the Trent Jones’. With 6499m from the white tees, Alcanada is one of the longest courses on the island. According to the Peugeot Golf Guide, Alcanada is rated one of the best 15 courses in Spain.

Golf Son Gual

A course with a bit of a back story and one of the best golfing facilities across Europe. Laid out across beautiful Mallorcan terrain, just east of the capital Palma, Golf Son Gual is the realisation of one man’s dream. Adam Pamer, a double-glazing magnate and a self-confessed golf nut has been visiting the island since 1974. In 1994 he purchased a holiday home on the island. Frustrated with the poor condition and service he experienced at many of the island’s courses, he set out to build his own dream golf club. He turned to three-time German Amateur Champion, Thomas Himmel, to create it. Himmel has worked wonders and delivered a golfing experience that blends seamlessly into the local landscape.

Golf Son Gual - 16th
Golf Son Gual – 16th

Arabella Golf

Arabella Golf is the largest golf resort in Spain. Home to three 18 hole golf courses and a 9 hole pitch & putt course. The three courses are located within a stones throw of each other 5 minutes to the west of Palma. They were set up to supply the golfer with different kinds of tests. Golf Son Muntaner was inspired by excellence. Golf Son Vida was inspired by tradition, and Golf Son Quint was inspired by pleasure.

Arabella Golf - Son Quint
Arabella Golf – Son Quint

Golf Son Vida, inaugurated in 1964, was the first golf course in Mallorca. It is definitely one of the most beautiful with its old trees and spectacular views over Palma bay. Golf Son Muntaner was designed by German architect Kurt Rossknecht and is surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean landscape. With a high variety of shots from high tees or to elevated greens a view of the surroundings is never far away. Golf Son Quint opened in 2007 and was designed by Ramón Espinosa and Kurt Rossknecht. It is a very trendy and stylish course that offers a wide range play.

Golf Son Vida - Hole 18
Golf Son Vida – Hole 18