Mallorca is a Spanish Island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest of a group of islands called the Balearics.
Golf Guide Mallorca
One of the largest Balearic Islands, Mallorca has more than 20 golf courses and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a favourite destination for British and Northern European golf holidaymakers.
Golfers flying into Mallorca land at Palma De Mallorca International Airport which is 8km from the capital city Palma and a short drive from popular tourist resorts like Magaluf and Palma Nova.
The capital Palma is a beautiful and historic city with a breathtaking Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral. The locals call it La Seu and the 121m long church is built on the site of a pre-existing Arab Mosque.
This golf guide to Mallorca covers the island’s golf courses. Most of them are concentrated in the South of Mallorca, overlooking the Bay of Palma and further west near the Port of Andratx and the resort town of Santa Ponsa.
Other courses are further inland from Palma close to the Airport, including Golf Son Gual – Mallorca’s #1 golf course. This golf course is rumoured to have cost German software tycoon Adam Pamer more than EURO 30m to build and has fast become the most desired green fee on the island.
Golf Courses in South Mallorca
To read any of Global Golfer’s reviews of Mallorca’s golf courses simply click on the name of the course.
- Golf Andratx
- Golf Santa Ponsa
- Golf Poniente
- Golf Real de Bendinat
- Arabella Golf Resort Mallorca Son Vida, Son Muntaner, Son Quint
- Golf Son Gual
- Golf Park de Puntiro
- Golf Maoiris
- Marriott Son Antem East
- Marriott Son Antem West
- Vall D’Or Golf
- Golf Son Termens
The North of Mallorca and the island’s central hinterland are far quieter than the heavily developed Southern coastline with its resorts, marinas, nightlife and year-round tourism.
The terrain becomes more mountainous the further North & West you travel – up into the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range and flattens again when you reach the Northern Coast with its beautiful rural charm, fincas (Spanish country cottages and villas), windmills and old towns like Pollenca.
The similarly sounding Puerto Pollensa – a seaside tourism resort with the renowned ‘pine walk’ – is also well worth a visit, as is the secluded and beautiful beach on the Formentor Peninsula.
There are a smaller number of golf courses but some of the most interesting and attractive lie in the North.
Golf Courses in Northern Mallorca
Warm and sunny year round with an average temperature of 21 degrees, rising above 30 degrees in summer months. Autumn is cool and breezy and a good time to play golf.
Palma Cathedral, Portals Nous Marina – home of the wealthy stylish jet-set, eating in one of the many off-the-beaten path Tapas restaurants in Palma – click here for The Guardian’s Top-10 eats in Palma.
Canarian Potatoes – thick skinned heavily salted – served with spicy green tomato salsa.
Ensaimadas – a typical Mallorquin breakfast and the island’s equivalent of a croissant
Pintxos – traditional French bread pinned to slices of jamon Serrano, roasted peppers, prawns and pate.
Tennis Players Rafa Nadal and Carlos Moya and two-time Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Maura
Michael Douglas, Boris Becker and Claudia Schiffer – all own villas on the Island.