Mallorca is a Spanish Island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest of a group of islands called the Balearics. This Mallorca golf guide provides an overview of the island’s golf courses, tourism attractions and local culture.
Sunshine Tour – Mallorca
Mallorca enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a favourite destination for British and Northern European golf holidaymakers.
Mallorca’s peak golf season is early Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October-November), when temperatures are pleasantly warm.
The high Summer season sees less traffic on the courses as it can be too hot at the peak of the day and the island’s many sun-kissed beaches prove more attractive to holidaymakers.
If you visit in the Autumn, be prepared to accept that the courses may still be recovering from the hot summer months and may not be as lush, green or manicured as you’d wish.
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.
Perfect Palma, Mallorca
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.
Most of Mallorca’s golf courses are concentrated in the South, 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 businessman Adam Pamer more than EURO 30m to build and has fast become the most desired green fee on the island.
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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.
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.