Golf courses in Mallorca
Mallorca, along with Costa del Sol and the Algarve in Portugal, is one of the most popular golf destinations in the Mediterranean. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is also a wide range of golf courses and golf clubs on the island.
“Golf is like a love affair: if you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; but if you take it seriously, it breaks your heart.”
Here is a map of Mallorca with the golf courses
Golf facilities and courses for green fee players in Mallorca
Most golf courses are located in the southwest and south of Mallorca, around the capital Palma. The north and northeast also have several golf courses to choose from, and the southeast has only one, but very popular golf course (Vall d’Or).
Almost all of these golf courses are public, but there are also some private and highly exclusive golf courses. In general, all these courses are open and playable all year round.
Golfers season in Mallorca
The good thing about Mallorca is that the tourist high season does not coincide with the golf season. So you can enjoy your favorite sport in a much more relaxed way, without the whole summer tourists trouble at 40 degrees (felt in the shade)…. The best months to play golf in Mallorca are April, May, June, September and October (spring and autumn). However, you can also play well from November to March, as the winter is rather mild in Mallorca.
Reserving tee time on the golf courses
In the summer and winter time it will be no problem to play without a reservation, but in the high golf season in spring/autumn you should already do this. Of course, it also depends a lot on the golf course, weather on that day, time, etc..
What kind of golf courses and golf clubs are there in Mallorca?
Of the 24 golf courses that exist on the island, 20 are 18-hole facilities and the remaining 4 are 9-hole facilities. At most of them you can play with greenfee as a guest, others like the two from Santa Ponsa (2 & 3) are limited for shareholders and their guests.
But don’t worry, you will definitely find the right place to tee off, whether you are a pro or a beginner!
The history of golf courses in Mallorca
The very first golf course in Mallorca was inaugurated in Son Vida over 50 years ago (the Son Vida Golf). First laid out as a 9-hole course, this golf course was a true classic….
Conditions to play
Most golf clubs and courses require a minimum handicap of 36, however this is rarely checked at registration. It can be said that many golf courses are not so strict with the handicap, because Mallorca is a tourist island, and many of these tourists also want to play golf (even if these people do not have the right handicap…).
“Golf is not the game of great shots. It is the game of the most accurate failures. The one who makes the smallest mistakes wins.”