Tour test at Pula Golf

Pula golf in Mallorca’s North East hit the world golf stage when it first hosted the European Tour’s 2004 Turespana Mallorca Classic.

Situated in the island’s north easterly Levante, near Son Servera and the bay of Cala Millor, Pula is a young course that has achieved great recognition in a short time.

Built in 1995, this 18-hole par 70 has since been redesigned with the help of Jose Maria Olazabal who changed 12 holes in 2004 and 2005.

The punishing 17th hole at European Tour venue Pula Golf

The Pula complex has everything to meet the golfer’s needs, including a two-tier driving range, short game area and a delightful clubhouse come hotel renovated from an antique finca (farmhouse) dating back to 1581.

It serves as an intimate ten-bedroom hotel and clubhouse, close to Pula’s gastronomic centerpiece, the S’Era de Pula restaurant, which during the Mallorcan Classic doubles as VIP and player hospitality area overlooking the final green.

The course is tough and demanding, but fun to play for players of all ability.

The range of teeing areas offers choice as to how hard you wish the course to play.

The 157-metre par-three second is an early treat, and played over a canyon, to a green which the Americans would say has an “elephant burial ground,” raised and humped in the middle. It’s tough to two-putt but fun to try.

If you can fade the ball you’ll do well at Pula, holes 3, 6 and 7 all dogleg left to right quite sharply, and if you’re safe from the tee, there are birdie chances.

The impressive 17th hole is now one of the most feared on the entire course, a long par-four played downhill with a vast lake to the left and a well bunkered green equals great potential for dramatic moments.

Web: www.pulagolf.com

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